From the Co-Chairs
From the Co-Chairs Angelo Anglani and Tim Strong
This is not the usual message from the Co-Chairs, which at this time of the year very much looks forward to our Annual Litigation Forum. As you will now know, in light of the completely unprecedented health emergency facing the world, we had to take the decision to postpone that event. We wish to take this opportunity to thank Rodrigo Garcia of Marval O’Farrell Mairal, and the rest of the organising committee, for all their hard work in developing a superb programme of sessions and social events for us. Whilst it is obviously too early to know when we will be able to hold our annual conference again, we are hopeful that their work will not go to waste and our committee will still be able to visit the beautiful city of Buenos Aires at a later date.
For most of us, current circumstances mean huge changes to our lives. Some of you will always have worked from home from time-to-time, but the majority of us did not do so regularly, let alone with our families at home with us and with such limited opportunities to go outside and interact face-to-face with other people.
Some of us have also seen the closure of our courts, calling into question how we can even do our job. But against the background of these severe challenges, we have been heartened by efforts friends and colleagues have taken to stay in touch, look for opportunities to work together, and share relevant legal updates. There are also opportunities for us as litigators to help clients facing disruption, and the committee officers are discussing a number of possible initiatives on this front.
Please watch your emails about this in due course. 2020 promises to be a very challenging year and we are here to show that litigators love challenge and know how to navigate stormy seas.
Finally, please stay safe and well, and we look forward to seeing you all soon, at the next IBA event we are able to hold.
From “International Bar Association Legal Practice Division”