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

Islamic Finance in Morocco

As a specialist in Islamic Finance, LAWorld member Mohamed Ridza from Kuala Lumpur, has been invited to speak at an important finance conference in Casablanca, Morocco. The conference is to create awareness of sukuk issuance in Morocco, which provides the country with an alternative to capital funding in view of the surging interest of sukuk across the African continent.  

 The presentations from Mohamed Ridza will cover sovereign sukuk, corporate sukuk and a workshop on sukuk.  The workshop will be attended by a large audience comprising of mainly bankers, insurance and other capital market investors as well as C level executives, members of the media and decision makers from Morocco Central Bank, Securities Commission, Ministry of Finance and Insurance Regulator. 

Ridza’s talk will explain the various types of sukuk structures around the world with a case study of a sovereign and corporate sukuk which are unique.  Case studies will detail the types of agreements and products available, including the protection provided to subscribers of sukuk.  In addition, a comparison will be also be made with conventional sukuk. 

Another speaker is a Shariah scholar flying in from Paris and the financial press is already covering the conference.

There will be a meeting with the Casablanca Stock Exchange to explore the issuance of  listed sukuk in Morocco.

For more information on this or any matter connected with Islamic Finance, please email direct to: ridza@ridzalaw.com.my or telephone:  Mohamed Ridza & Co   +603-2092 4822.

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