1 Union Internationale des Avocats International Association of Lawyers Unión Internacional de Abogados Porto Friday, April 15 & Saturday, April 16, 2011 PORTUGAL The Business of Law and the Profession of Law Seminar organised by the UIA National Committee for and the UIA The Future of the Lawyer Commission, in association with the Ordem dos Advogados Portugueses and The Oporto Chamber of Commerce
2 Introduction During the past decade, the nature of the legal profession has been radically changed by external factors such as technology and globalisation. The practice of law, which has historically been considered a profession, now is more like a business. At the same time, what differentiates law from most other businesses is the fact that alongside the commercial aspects, it also concerns procedural, regulatory, statutory and political issues. In addition, our services are governed by long established moral and ethical standards. The UIA, founded in 1927, is an organisation uniquely positioned to promote the profession and business of law and to develop legal knowledge on an international level. In Porto, during six roundtables open to debate with all the seminar participants, we will discuss the ways in which law has become more of a business and less of a profession by focusing on: challenges to the profession s core values (independence, secrecy, education, limited admission), the impact of technology on the delivery of legal services and the lives of lawyers, how access to the internet affects law firms, new areas of practice for lawyers, and the role the professional associations can play in addressing the changes, namely those imposed by international organisations such as the WTO. We expect to welcome you to Porto, homeland to the genuine and best Vintage Port wine (the one that does not travel). Thursday, April 14 19:00 WELCOME PORT OF HONOUR Cocktail at the British Factory House Home to the Vintage Port Wine since 1790 Hosted by The Symington Family Estates Rua do Infante D. Henrique, nº8
3 Friday, April 15 08:30 09:00 REGISTRATION OF PARTICIPANTS Palacio da Bolsa R. de Ferreira Borges Porto 09:00 09:30 WELCOME AND OPENING OF THE SEMINAR António MARINHO PINTO, President of the Portuguese Bar Association, the Ordem dos Advogados Portugueses, Lisbon, Pascal MAURER, UIA President, Keppeler & Associés, Geneva, Switzerland Luis Miguel NOVAIS, UIA President of the National Committee for and President of The Future of the Lawyer Commission, Novais Advogados, Porto, 09:30 11:00 First Roundtable Governance of the Profession and Business of Law. The Role of Bar Associations in the Defence of our Core Values. James C. MOORE, Harter, Secrest & Emery LLP, Rochester, New York, USA José-Pedro AGUIAR BRANCO, Former Minister of Justice of, JPAB, Porto, José-María DAVÓ-FERNÁNDEZ, Immediate Past President, CCBE, Jimenez y Davó, Málaga, Spain Vasco MARQUES CORREIA, President of the Lisbon Bar Council of the Ordem dos Advogados Portugueses, Lisbon, Dogbemin GERARD-KONE, SCPA Nambeya- Dogbemin et Associés, Abidjan, Côte d Ivoire Constance KIM, First Vice-Chair of the International Law Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, Connon Wood Scheidemantle LLP, Pasadena, CA, USA 11:00 11:30 COFFEE BREAK 11:30 13:00 Second Roundtable Governance of the Profession and Business Law. The Role of Bar Associations in the Defence of Fair Competition and Consumer Rights. Stephen L. DREYFUSS, Hellring Lindeman Goldstein & Siegal LLP, Newark, NJ, USA Pedro REBELO DE SOUSA, Sociedade Rebelo de Sousa & Advogados Associados, Lisbon, Manuel CAVALEIRO BRANDÃO, Former President of the CCBE, PLMJ, Porto, Miguel LOINAZ RAMOS, ALS Abogados, Montevideo, Uruguay Harold PAISNER, Berwin Leighton Paisner, London, United Kingdom 13:00-14:30 LUNCH 14:30-16:00 Third Roundtable The Way we practice Law. From Solo, to Partner, to Employee, to Board Member, to What? Antonio PRIDA PEÓN DEL VALLE, Curtis, Mallet Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP, Mexico City, Mexico Miguel C. REIS, Garrigues, Porto, Mihai TANASESCU, Tanasescu, Ispas & Asociatii Avocati, Bucharest, Romania Tiago MARREIROS MOREIRA, President of the UIA Tax Commission, Vieira de Almeida & Associados, Lisbon, Carole ACIMAN, Hodgson Russ LLP, New York City, NY, USA Marcos PALMA, Firma de Abogados, Guatemala City, Guatemala 16:00-16:30 COFFEE BREAK
4 16:30-18:00 Fourth Roundtable The Way we practice Law. How to Deliver Value? Francisco G. PROL, Prol & Asociados, Madrid, Spain José ALVES PEREIRA, Alves Pereira, Teixeira de Sousa & Associados, Lisbon, Jean-Jacques UETTWILLER, UGGC & Associés, Paris, France Sami AKL, Akl & Akl Law Firm, Beirut, Lebanon Majed M. GAROUB, The Law Firm of Majed M. Garoub, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Sándor NÉMETH, Szecskay Attorneys at Law, Budapest, Hungary 20:00 OPTIONAL DINNER AT RESTAURANTE DOP Palacio das Artes Largo de S. Domingo, 18 Porto Saturday, April 16 09:00 09:30 REGISTRATION OF PARTICIPANTS 09:30 11:00 Fifth Roundtable Dealing with Clients. Our View. Francisco PIMENTEL, Pimentel, Varandas & Associados, Covilha, Paulo SAMAGAIO, SPCA Advogados, Porto, Jorge SANTIAGO NEVES, Gomez-Acebo & Pombo, Lisbon, Alejandro ESCOBAR, Baker Botts LLP, London, United Kingdom Carlos VALLS, Iuris Valls, Barcelona, Spain 11:00 11:30 COFFEE BREAK 11:30 13:00 Sixth Roundtable Dealing with Clients. Their View. Durval DE NORONHA GOYOS, Noronha Advogados, Sao Paulo, Brazil Speakers: Celso FERREIRA, Mayor of Paredes, Paredes, Fernando COSTA LIMA, Director, Banco BPI, Porto, Manuel QUEIROZ, Director, Jornal i, Porto, Adesina SALAWU, Legal Counsel (Corporate), Total E & P Nigeria Limited, Abuja, Nigeria Jaime ESTEVES, Partner, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Lisbon, 13:00-13:30 CONCLUDING REMARKS Rui MOREIRA, President of the Oporto Chamber of Commerce (host at Palacio da Bolsa), Porto, Guilherme FIGUEIREDO, President of the Porto Bar Council of the Ordem dos Advogados Portugueses, Porto, Luis Miguel NOVAIS, UIA President of the National Committee for and President of The Future of the Lawyer Commission, Novais Advogados, Porto, James C. MOORE, On behalf of the Organising Committee, Harter, Secrest & Emery LLP, Rochester, NY, USA
5 Organising Committee Luis Miguel NOVAIS Novais Advogados Porto T F E Antonio PRIDA PEÓN DEL VALLE Curtis, Mallet Prevost, Colt & Mosle Mexico City Mexico T F E James C. MOORE Harter, Secrest & Emery LLP Rochester, NY - USA T F E General Information REGISTRATION FEES Jorge LEÃO Jorge Leão Advogados Porto T F E VENUE OF THE SEMINAR Palacio da Bolsa R. de Ferreira Borges Porto, UIA Member Non Member > > Standard Registrations Young Lawyers (<35)* * Please attach proof of age to the registration form to benefit from young lawyers fee. These fees cover participation in the seminar, coffee breaks, lunch on Friday, April 15, 2011, as well as the documentation of the seminar. The dinner on Friday night, April 15, is optional and at additional charge. Please note that the number of places at the seminar is limited. The organisers reserve the right to refuse registrations in the event of excess applications. VISAS Any person, who would like to receive a visa invitation letter to attend the seminar, should register and pay their registration fees during the early bird rate to ensure there is enough time to obtain a visa. Only then it will be possible to benefit from a reimbursement if the visa is refused.* - ** Should we only receive your registration after the early bird deadline, only 50% of the registration fees will be reimbursed. Should your visa be issued after the seminar date, you will not be reimbursed. * 100% refund of the amount paid minus 50 (administrative costs). ** We need to receive proof of refusal before we proceed with the reimbursement. CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION Every participant attending the seminar will receive a Certificate of Participation at the end of the event, that may be used for obtaining Credits for Continuing Legal Education - Continuing Professional Development purposes, depending on national rules. For more information, please contact the UIA Paris office. LANGUAGES The working language will be English. There will be no simultaneous translation. Remarks in the other UIA s working languages (French and Spanish) are welcome.
6 HOTEL ROOM RESERVATION A limited number of rooms have been pre-booked at a preferential rate. Reservations should be made directly through the hotel. Credit card details must be given in order to secure your reservation. Please note that room numbers are limited, we recommend that you proceed with your reservations as soon as possible. Hotels Rates Hotel Infante de Sagres (5*) Standard Single Room 130 Praça D. Filipa de Lencastre 62 Standard Double Room Porto, T Superior Single Room 144 F Superior Double Room 160 E Breakfast and taxes included Please download the hotel reservation form from our website: Hotel Teatro (4*) Single Gallery Room 115 Rua de Sá da Bandeira, 84 Double Gallery Room Porto, T Single Tribune Room 138 F Double Tribune Room 148 E Breakfast and taxes included Please download the hotel reservation form from our website: Grande Hotel Porto (4*) Standard Single Room 67 Rua Santa Catarina, 197 Standard Double Room Porto, T Breakfast and taxes included F Please download the hotel reservation form from our website: E NOTE The organisers may at any time, with or without giving notice, in their absolute discretion and without giving any reason, cancel or postpone the seminar, change its venue or any other published details. UIA T F