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IBA Annual Conference 2023

Date: October 29-November 03, 2023
Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: Le Palais des Congrès de Paris

A national team of BLG lawyers from diverse practice areas will be in Paris for the 2023 International Bar Association (IBA) Annual Conference.

As Canada’s Law Firm, BLG delivers practical legal advice for domestic and international clients across more practices and industries than any Canadian firm. With over 750 lawyers, intellectual property agents and other professionals, BLG serves the legal needs of businesses and institutions across Canada and beyond.

We have a long history of involvement with the International Bar Association and look forward to connecting with our clients and friends during the conference.

BLG 2023 Delegation & IBA Sessions

Our IBA team is listed here. If you are interested in connecting with a member of our team, please reach out to the key contacts listed below.

Some members of BLG’s IBA team are actively involved in various sections and committees and are pleased to participate in the below the programs and networking sessions.

Martin Abadi
IBA Officer: Chair, Supply Chain and Logistics Subcommittee

Speaker: Hot Topics in International Commerce, Trade, Franchising and Product Law
Monday October 30, 2023 (14:30-17:30)

Co-Chair: Digitisation of Insurance - Technologies and Trends
Monday October 30, 2023 (16:15-17:30)

Anne Merminod
IBA Officer: Newsletter Editor, Class Actions Committee

Speaker: Comparative Class Action Regimes – Why Some Work and Some Don’t
Wednesday November 1, 2023 (14:30-15:45)

Organizer: ESG Litigation
Tuesday October 31, 2023 (10:30-11:45)

Organizer: Global Class Actions
Tuesday October 31, 2023 (12:15-13:30)

Philippe Tardif
IBA Officer: Vice Chair, Securities Law Committee

Co-Chair: The Emerging Legal and Regulatory Framework for Digital Assets (Part II)
Tuesday October 31, 2023 (16:15-17:30)

John Vellone
IBA Officer: Newsletter Editor, Power Law Committee, SEERIL

Co-Chair: Energy Independence: New Threats/Old Solutions
Tuesday October 31, 2023 (11:15-12:30)

Edona Vila
IBA Officer: Membership Officer, Products Law and Advertising Committee

Speaker: Hot Topics in International Commerce, Trade, Franchising and Product Law
Monday October 30, 2023 (14:30-17:30)

Co-Chair: Sailing Uncharted Waters: Exploring the Developing Legal Landscape at the Intersection of ESG and Product Liability
Thursday November 2, 2023 (14:30-15:45)

Key Contacts