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International IBA Europe - Caucasus - Asia Forum to be held in Tbilisi

September 4, 2019

From October 31 to November 2, 2019, the international IBA Europe - Caucasus - Asia Forum (IBA EСA Forum) will be held in Tbilisi, Georgia.

The IBA Europe-Caucasus-Asia Forum, the successor of the famous CIS Local Counsel Forum, will take place this year, with a slightly new look, but the same soul and values we have cherished over a decade.

The Forum will gather managing partners, heads of practice, in-house lawyers, and other senior practitioners coming from, or interested in, the ECA region.

Apart from discussion of cutting-edge issues of the legal market and profession, the event will offer a wonderful cultural and social program.


Legal challenges of investing in Caucasus and Central Asia

Navigating investment risks in times of uncertainty: Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova

International Clients Service - what does it mean to work with globally active clients?

Environment in the legal profession - unfair HR practices

How do we foster a more equal, diverse and inclusive legal profession?

Burnout of lawyers: something unavoidable?

M&A transactions in the ECA region

New world - new tax

Dispute resolution in the region

Speaker opportunities

If you would like to be considered as a potential speaker at this specialist conference then please contact the IBA ECA Forum Co-Chairs with your request; please send your bio together with information on your qualification and expertise on the topic.

Alexander Bolkvadze

BLC Law Office, Tbilisi

Jörg Menzer

Noerr, Bucharest; IBA SPPI Vice Chair/Treasurer

Maria Ostashenko


Lana Sinichkina

Arzinger, Kiev; ECA Liaison Officer, IBA European Regional Forum

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The International Bar Association (IBA) – the global voice of the legal profession – is the foremost organisation for international legal practitioners, bar associations and law societies. Established in 1947, shortly after the creation of the United Nations, it was born out of the conviction that an organization made up of the world's bar associations could contribute to global stability and peace through the administration of justice. In the ensuing 70 years since its creation, the organization has evolved, from an association comprised exclusively of bar associations and law societies, to one that incorporates individual international lawyers and entire law firms. The present membership is comprised of more than 80,000 individual international lawyers from most of the world’s leading law firms and some 190 bar associations and law societies spanning more than 170 countries.

The IBA has considerable expertise in providing assistance to the global legal community, and through its global membership it influences the development of international law reform and shapes the future of the legal profession throughout the world.