LAWorld's 16th Annual Conference – Rio de Janeiro 2012


Brazil is South America's most influential country, an economic giant and it has one of the world's fastest growing economies, so it was the perfect destination for LAWorld’s 16th and largest Annual Conference.

Held in Rio de Janeiro in May 2012 and hosted by LAWorld’s Brazilian member firm, Doria Jacobina Rosado e Gondinho Advogados based in Rio de Janeiro and San Paolo, more than 45 delegates attended the 3 day event.

Chris Dixon (LAWorld’s Chair) welcomed delegates to the 2012 Conference. In particular, he welcomed representatives from seven new member firms present who have joined us during the past year (Brussels, Bogota, Budapest, Helsinki, New York, Prague and Texas).  He thanked our hosts for their considerable and invaluable support in organising our global event in their impressive city.

LAWorld annual conferences combine formal business and legal conference sessions with social and cultural events which encourage business networking and getting to know each other opportunities.

A selection of photographic memories of this and other LAWorld events will shortly be available for viewing on the new Gallery Section of the website which is currently being developed.

Showing the way to the LAWorld Rio Conference 2012

Showing the way to the LAWorld Rio Conference 2012

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Conference Room

Conference Room

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Oliver Gnehm

Andy Lustigman

Andy Lustigman

Roxana Kahale and Francisco Zubillaga

Roxana Kahale and Francisco Zubillaga

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Stefania, Valérie, J. Michel and Guy

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Valérie, Michael, Oliver and J.Michel

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Reception at Sugarloaf

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Oliver, Giorgio and Stefania

Arturo Fermandois

Arturo Fermandois

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James, Victor, Ernesto, Rodrigo, Juan and Isabelle

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Daniela, Victor, Helena and Isabelle

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Guy and Stefania

Stefania Caltabiano and Yoav Salomon

Stefania Caltabiano and Yoav Salomon

LAWorld conference delegates 2012

LAWorld conference delegates 2012

LAWorld conference delegates

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MJ, Erika, Yoav, Neels, Victo and Jacqui

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Laura, Andy, Matti and Matthijs

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Laura, Chris, Katie and Colin

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Marina, Victor, Helena and Val

The Amazon Team

The Amazon Team

Up the Amazon

Up the Amazon

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Piranha fishing

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LAWorld team in front of statue

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Sunrise on the Rio Negro

Sunrise on the Rio Negro

The Lagoon

The Lagoon

Sugar Loaf Mountain

Sugar Loaf Mountain

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LAWorld News

Nexsen Pruet attorney to serve as Honorary Consul to Japan

The Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the United States of America has appointed Nexsen Pruet attorney David Robinson as Honorary Consul for the state of North Carolina. During the five-year term, Robinson will report to the Japanese Consul General in Atlanta.

As honorary consul, Robinson is tasked with promotion of commerce and relations between North Carolina and Japan, and their people. NC Governor Pat McCrory recently wrote to Kazou Sunaga, Consul General of Japan in Atlanta and had kind words for Robinson. 

"We are also thankful that we have David Robinson as our newly installed Honorary Consul and appreciate your support of his nomination.  Having someone stationed here that can consistently promote our existing relationships and help develop new ones is so very important."

Robinson recognizes the importance of cultural understanding in international commerce and knows when "yes" means yes and when it means no.  He has run two U.S. subsidiaries of foreign companies, is the current Chair of the International Law and Practice Section of the NC Bar Association and has been an active force in the local Japanese community for over two decades.

"Japan is one of North Carolina’s largest trading partners and investors, so I look forward to expanding this partnership through greater cultural exchanges and the sharing of business opportunities," said Robinson. "The strength, trust, and durability of the Japan – US, and Japan – NC, relationship is a model for bilateral relationships around the world.  It is a high honor to be the Honorary Consul for Japan in North Carolina."

For more information on this or any other legal matter in The Carolinas, USA, please contact Val Stieglitz on VStieglitz@nexsenpruet.com

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