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The Brazil Chapter of the International Section is pleased to invite you to its Breakfast Meeting

Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs) The Next Wave in Brazil

February 18th, 2020

Paul Hastings
Av. Presidente Jusculino
Kubitschek, 2041, Tower D
21st floor
São Paulo, SP

8:30 - 10:00 am.

Please direct all questions concerning the program and to RSVP:


Jonathan E. Kellner, Partner, Paul Hastings
David Flechner, Partner, Paul Hastings
Lior Pinsky, Partner, Veirano Advogados
Fernando Verzoni, Partner, Veirano Advogados


Helen Naves, Trench Rossi Watanabe - In Cooperation with Baker McKenzie, Brazil Chapter Co-Chair
Rafael Villac Vicente de Carvalho, Peixoto & Cury Advogados, Brazil Chapter Co-Chair
Carlos Mauricio Mirandola, Vórtx DTVM
Isabel Franco, Azevedo Sette Advogados
Marcella Gurgel, Milbank
Vinicius Jucá Alves, TozziniFreire Advogados

APRIL 27-28, 2020

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Reserve your room at the discounted rate today. Rates and rooms options vary from 259 to 809 EU/night. Buffet breakfast is included at the Rotonda restaurant. Group rate valid 3 days pre and post event date subject to availability. Cancelation policy: 10 days prior to arrival 100% cancelation fee applies Check in time: 3PM Check out time: 12PM. Book your room at:

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Sponsorship Opportunities are available. View the sponsorship flyer.

For more information about this program, or the International Section, please contact Tiffany Bardwell at


London Global Conference 2020
October 14 - 16
London, England

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More information on the conference coming soon. Contact Tiffany Bardwell for questions about this program at

Albert S. Pergam International Law Writing Competition Award

To foster legal scholarship among law students in the field of international law. The competition is intended to encourage students of law to write on areas of public or private international law. The Section believes that by providing a forum for students to disseminate their ideas and articles, the professional and academic communities are enriched. Furthermore, the competition presents an opportunity for students to submit law review quality articles to the Section for possible publication in one of its publications.

Program Brochure

Presented by: International Section

Contact:  Tiffany Bardwell

Nomination Deadline: Entries should be emailed by 4:00 p.m., Friday, November 8, 2019 to the staff liaison.

Date Presented: January Annual Meeting

Award Criteria: Articles must be submitted (in English), and emailed to, double-spaced on 8 1/2" x 11" paper with one-inch margins, be no longer than 35 pages in length (including footnotes/endnotes). Citations are to conform with "A Uniform System of Citation" (The Blue Book).

All articles submitted for the competition become the property of the Section. No article submitted may be published in any journal or periodical other than the "New York State Bar Journal," the "New York International Law and Review," or the "International Law Practicum," until after announcement of the winner of this competition in January.

Law students (including J.D., LL.M., Ph.D. and S.J.D. candidates) are cordially invited to submit an entry. Entries will be judged on a variety of factors including significance and timeliness of the subject matter, thoroughness of research and analysis, and clarity of writing style.

Please provide your permanent address, current email address and daytime phone number.

Prize Awarded:
 $2,000 and publication of the article (subject to editorial approval) in aforementioned publications.

Past Recipients of this Award 

Distinction in International Law and Affairs

To honor outstanding efforts in the area of international law and affairs.

Presented by: International Section

Tiffany Bardwell

Nomination Deadline: October 2019

Date Presented: January Annual Meeting 2020

Award Criteria: A major contribution during the year (or during an entire career) to the global development of international law or the rule of law; and a willingness to speak or send a suitable alternate to accept the award at the Annual Meeting.

Prize Awarded:


The New York International Law Review features peer-written substantive articles relating to the practice of international law on such topics as NAFTA, terrorist financing restrictions, the collection of money judgments outside the U.S., foreign direct investments, and trade agreements. The New York International Law Review is published twice per year by the International Section and distributed to Section Members free of charge.
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The International Law Practicum features peer-written, substantive articles relating to the practical needs of attorneys in an international setting, emphasizing clinical matters as opposed to academic, exploring the application of international law for the generalist rather than theoretical discussions for the expert. The International Law Practicum is published twice per year by the International Section and distributed to Section members free of charge.
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The New York International Chapter News merged with the International Law Practicum, effective with the Autumn 2014 issue. You can find reports on current issues and updates on international law, country news, member news, firm news and Section activities in the International Law Practicum. Archived issues from 2000-2014 can be viewed here.