I intend to continue my presidential year at the helm of the Law Society of England and Wales as it has started – at full throttle.
This year our human rights conference focusing on business and human rights will be held in London on International Human Rights Day (10 December). We have an outstanding line up for this not to miss conference! (Programme below)
The conference will cover a wide range of topics associated with business and human rights including Modern slavery, UK/global business and human rights, lawyers and the Responsibility to Respect, supply chains and whether a treaty on business and human rights is the way forward.
For the first time, the Law Society is bringing their International Lawyers Training Programme (ILTP) to Almaty on 3-4 November 2014 at the InteContinental hotel Almaty.
The Law Society's ILTP provides quality CPD accredited courses delivered by leading international trainers to qualified lawyers from all jurisdictions. You can register for the 2 day programme or for each day separately. Discounts are available for members of the International Division.
It is already mid-summer but some important pieces of the EU institutional puzzle have yet to fall into place following the European Parliamentary Elections on 22-25 May.
The Commission adopted a proposal in February 2013 to reinforce the EU's existing rules on anti money laundering. While negotiations have been ongoing, the Law Societies of England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland remain concerned with the proposed requirement for Member States to maintain publicly available ultimate beneficial ownership (UBO) registers for both corporate entities and trusts.
Andrey Artyushenko of Artyushenko & Partners is a Real Estate Development, Construction and FIDIC lawyer in Kazakhstan. In this article, he highlights how FIDIC forms of contract, contain a number of terms, definitions and mechanisms that do not fit into the realities of Kazakhstan legislation.