Rodrigo Jacobina, as LAWorld Chair, welcomed delegates to the 21st annual LAWorld conference, at the Campos Elisios Conference Room in Barcelona city centre. Eighty delegates attended this three day global legal conference, representing forty six client member firms – by far the highest number of delegates that have ever attended a LAWorld annual conference and there were seventeen spouses (also a LAWorld record).

Eagle Yang, representing our newest client member firm, Zhonghao, Chongqing, China was warmly welcomed. Rodrigo thanked Howard Sloan, chairing the AGM focus group, for his constant energy and commitment, which has produced a great AGM program and thanked our hosts, Victor and Antonio Cores from Cores y Garcia Pedrerol, Barcelona, for their tremendous effort during the past year which has brought so many of our delegates to their historic and cultural city for this event. Victor and Antonio Cores welcomed everyone to their home city and Antonio said that he hoped that everyone would be inspired and entertained by the coming three days of business and social activities. Delegates were encouraged to participate in a variety of business and legal workshops, group debates, regional meetings and be entertained with a variety of social activities including a final Anniversary Gala Dinner for around 100 people in the inspirational Gaudi edifice in central Barcelona “Casa Batllo”.