I hope you all will excuse the delay in my recent posts, but travelling from continent to continent got the better of me. Now that I’m home in San Francisco for a bit, I have the chance to catch up. And the intervening period has given me a chance to digest and reflect on my… Read More Celebration of Law Day in Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong
In early December, I chose to accept an invitation for UIA to attend the first Global Lawyers Forum, an event hosted by the All China Lawyers Association (ACLA) in Guangzhou with support of the Chinese Ministry of Justice. I joined hundreds of lawyers from China and other countries around the world, local and international bar… Read More China’s Global Lawyers Forum
The last week of November, I had the honor to be invited to various events for the Rentrée du Barreau de Paris, the opening ceremonies of the legal year in Paris. On Tuesday, November 26, I spoke on a panel organized by a bar committee dedicated to “nouveaux métiers du droit” or new careers in… Read More Paris Rentrée du Barreau
On November 21-22, 2019, I participated in a forum in Sofia, Bulgaria on the Role of the Advocacy (i.e., Bar Associations and lawyers) for the Rule of Law in a Democratic Society. The conference was organized by the Sofia Bar Association on the occasion of the annual Day of the Bulgarian Bar, with the support… Read More UIA en Bulgarie: conférence sur le rôle des avocats dans le soutien de l’état de droit dans une démocratie / UIA in Bulgaria: Conference on the the role of lawyers in supporting the Rule of Law in a democratic state
On Wednesday, November 13, 2019, my law firm Munger, Tolles & Olson hosted a cocktail reception at the magnificent Palace Hotel to celebrate the UIA and the international legal community in San Francisco. I took the occasion to describe the work of UIA and introduce fellow UIA member Natalie Pierce who will be one of… Read More UIA Celebration in San Francisco / Célébration de l’UIA à San Francisco
Dear Colleagues, What an enormous honor to stand before you here at the center of this extraordinary hemicycle at the center of this beautiful city at the center of Europe. After these past days of the truly outstanding work by our Congress participants and headquarters staff, after the graciousness of our Luxembourgeois hosts, after new… Read More Closing Ceremony speech at Luxembourg Congress upon being inducted as President of UIA
Bonjour à tous et bienvenue sur mon blog en tant que président de l’UIA (Union Internationale des Avocats). L’UIA est l’association juridique internationale la plus ancienne, la plus multiculturelle et la plus multilingue du monde. Fondée en Belgique en 1927 au lendemain de la Première Guerre mondiale, elle est maintenant basée à Paris, en France.… Read More Bienvenue sur Mon Blog !
Hello to all, and welcome to my blog as President of UIA (Union Internationale des Avocats) – the International Lawyers’ Association. UIA is the world’s oldest, most multi-cultural, multi-lingual international law association. Founded in Belgium in 1927 in the wake of World War I, and now based in Paris, France, UIA has a long and distinguished… Read More Welcome to My Blog