London, United Kingdom (PressExposure) October 10, 2008 -- Schillings, one of Britainâs top law firms dedicated to safeguarding the reputations of corporate organisations and high profile business people is set to be represented at the 2008 International Bar Association Conference to be held in Buenos Aries.
Rachel Atkins, Partner at Schillings and the IBAâs Programme Officer of the Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Committee, will be taking part in an international panel discussion on Protection of Information in different jurisdictions around the world.
The panel will deal with issues such as cross-border protection of information and sanctions for its misuse, the extent of solicitor/client privilege, especially in the context of multi jurisdiction litigation, and also consider what other advisers can take advantage of such privilege/confidence.
Discussions regarding sanctions for breach will also take place as well as the examination of scenarios where different jurisdictions give conflicting decisions as to disclosure and privacy of the same information. Specific attention will also be given to the impact of privacy law [http://www.schillings.co.uk/Display.aspx?&MasterId=e4bff847-ffaa-4235-843d-cb7ad44c989d&NavigationId=366] in identifying cyber-counterfeiters with or without the help of judicial or criminal authorities.
Speaking about the conference, Rachel Atkins [http://www.schillings.co.uk/Display.aspx?&MasterId=a396013e-cfd8-4e09-a520-70ccd1b2db95&NavigationId=254] said, âAt this time of volatile market conditions international commercial disputes [http://www.schillings.co.uk/Display.aspx?&MasterId=19ddba91-8b6b-4de4-be32-d30e671d8153&NavigationId=223] are on the increase. It is particularly exciting to be involved in a panel which is at the forefront of considering how advice given in one jurisdiction can have such a dramatic effect on a client position in anotherâ.
The International Bar Association (IBA), established in 1947, has a membership of 30000 lawyers and 195 bar associations & law societies. The IBA has considerable expertise in providing assistance to the global legal community. The 2008 International Bar Association Conference will take place in Buenos Aries, Argentina from the 12 â 17th of October.