Annual Conference of the International Bar Association - 2016

09.19.2016

Washington, DC

Layla J. Asali, Lamia R. Matta, Homer E. Moyer, Mark Rochon, James G. Tillen, and Saskia Zandieh* will be speaking at the Annual Conference of the International Bar Association (IBA) on September 19-23, 2016, in Washington, DC.

Asali will present, as part of a panel, "The spectrum of general anti-avoidance and anti-abuse rules and their impact on examples of tax planning ideas."

Matta will moderate the panel titled "Regulatory, compliance and enforcement challenges in the Arab region." This panel will examine the regulatory frameworks that most affect business in the Middle East.

Rochon will present, as part of a panel, "Cyber risks, " which will be a case study involving the hacking by an IT supplier of its customer, which will either be an internet dating agency or an internet gambling company. Delegates will consider the criminal and insurance implications for both the company, supplier and individual directors.

Tillen will present on the panel titled "Global anti-corruption update." This session will review the current trends and developments in anti-corruption policy, investigations and enforcement from around the world in an engaging round table dialogue with world experts.

Zandieh will present, as part of a panel, "Crime and punishment? How foreign and local corruption laws and their enforcement are impacting the business environment and legal profession in Latin America." This session will conduct an analysis of the changes in the business environment and legal profession as a result of the fight against corruption.

Co-Chair of IBA's Rule of Law Forum, Homer Moyer will present on the panel titled "Voices of the Next Generation: Bringing Change to the Middle East." This session brings together the IBA and CEELI Institute to explore issues affecting Israel and Palestine. Additionally, former negotiators will discuss how international law can help lead to potential solutions and compromises, which could bring about change in one of the most persistent conflicts and gravest threats to the rule of law in the world. Moyer will also moderate the keynote address with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, who will speak about the issues and challenges to the rule of law that he encounters on a daily basis.

*Former Miller & Chevalier attorney