27 April 2017
On Thursday 20th and Friday 21st April The Bar of Ireland hosted over 100 delegates for the New York State Bar Association International Section Spring Meeting 2017.
The conference was chaired by Neil A. Quartaro – International Section Chair, Watson Farley & Williams LLP, Paul McGarry SC– Ireland Co-Chair, Chairman of the Council of The Bar of Ireland & Edward K. Lenci – U.S. Co-Chair (NYSBA), Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP.
Proceedings opened with a meeting in the Dublin Dispute Resolution Centre between The Hon. Ms. Justice Susan Denham, Chief Justice of Ireland, Neil A. Quartaro, Chair, New York State Bar Association International Section, Claire Gutekunst, President, New York State Bar Association & Paul McGarry SC, Chairman, Council of The Bar of Ireland.
Followed by two plenary sessions entitled:
1. Searching for a Common Language: A Comparison of Some Regulatory and Ethical Issues in Ireland, the United Kingdom, and the United States
2. “View from the Bench”: Perspectives on Judging.
Day one ended with delegates being treated to a wonderful evening of traditional Irish music in The Sheds Bar.
Day two adopted a twin track approach with a variety of panel sessions taking place throughout the day including: Impact of recent EU decisions applying the ‘EU state aid provisions’ to tax treatment of European and multinational companies, Changes in privacy regulation and the potential role of the Irish Privacy Office as the designated EU regulator for US companies, Practice of law in Ireland and New York and the merits of both as centre’s for dispute resolution and Impact of Brexit on Attorneys, their practices and their clients. Where are the likely Winners?.
The event concluded with a Gala Dinner in The Honorable Society of King’s Inns.