IBA Annual Conference Paris 2023

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    Palais des Congrès

    2 Pl de la Prte Maillot

    Paris, France 75017

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The International Bar Association (IBA) Annual Conference is the leading conference for legal professionals worldwide to meet, share knowledge, build contacts, and develop business. It serves to advance the development of international law and its role in business and society, to provide members with world-class professional development opportunities to enable them to deliver outstanding legal services.

The IBA Annual Conference is open to both members and non-members of the IBA, with lawyers from over 130 jurisdictions and all parts of the legal profession attending, including lawyers in private practice, in-house counsel, human rights advocates, judges, bar leaders, regulators, and government representatives. This unique mix of perspectives provides a rich environment for discussion, debate, and learning as well as the opportunity to develop lasting business relationships and lifelong friendships. ArentFox Schiff partners will be speaking on the below panels at IBA Paris 2023.

Fashion in the Age of AI

Anthony Lupo – Wednesday, November 1 – 2:30-3:45 PM CET (Room 342 A, Level 3)

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Explore the impact of AI on design protection, virtual fitting rooms, sustainability, virtual models and influencers, and cost savings for the industry. Mr. Lupo will moderate alongside Francesca Ferrero of Trevisan & Cuonzo (Italy) and the panel will feature Luna Bianchi of Immanence (Italy), Mike Pell of  The Microsoft Garage (United States), and Martina Rössel of G-Star Raw (Netherlands).

A Year of High Finance: What Are the Results for Power?

Sarah Fitts – Thursday, November 2 – 4:15-5:30 PM CET (Room 315, Level 3​​​)

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In 2022 many countries adopted ambitious and generous strategies to scale up renewable energy capacity, through a combination of funding or offtake programs to rapidly build out renewable power production or to expand domestic manufacturing capacity and supply chains and access to components and raw materials. The programs were often taken to address energy price inflation and volatility or in response to perceived threats to national security due to armed conflicts and natural disasters. What were these legal regimes? What is the impact a year later? Have projects advanced towards energy justice (the goal of achieving equity in both the social and economic participation in the energy system)? Ms. Fitts will moderate alongside Kunihiro Yokoi of Anderson Mori & Tomotsune (Japan) and the panel will feature Carola Antonini of Chiomenti Studio Legal (Italy), Ana Candida de Mello Carvalho of BMA Advogados (Brazil), Angus Leslie Melville of IJGlobal (United Kingdom), Jill Louis of Perkins Coie (United States) and Masako Takahata of Exponential Design (Japan).

In addition, Malcolm McNeil, Lee Caplan, Tim FeigheryUche Onwuamaegb, and Maxime Jeanpierre will also be in Paris during the conference and would be delighted to arrange meetings with interested parties. Please click on their photos under “Contacts” to access their biographies and contact information.


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