2016 is a very exciting year for the IBA: a new regional convention has been joined to the IBA - the IBA Europe-Caucasus-Asia Forum (the IBA ECA Forum 2016).

Many IBA members will be very familiar with its predecessor, the CIS Local Counsel Forum, from which the IBA ECA Forum has evolved. The incredible growth and a gradual extension of professional interest encouraged the organisers of this major event to involve the wider legal community through the International Bar Association. This integration will provide IBA members with an opportunity to explore emerging legal markets and the opportunities they provide, as well as extending the reach of the event to a wider international audience.

From this background, the IBA ECA Forum can demonstrate a ten year track record of successfully providing the key gathering of the leading professionals, officials and other participants interested in the development of legal practice in the CIS region. The formal part of the Forum will focus on the hottest topics of professional interest such as new legal practices evolving in the world, women in the legal profession, the best marketing and hiring practices and other burning issues.

As well as a high-level professional discussion, the IBA ECA Forum has always offered a fantastic informal cultural programme with a number of networking and locally flavoured entertainment events. Those who visit will have the opportunity to see the two most beautiful Ukrainian cities and experience both traditional Ukrainian culture and contemporary entertainment. You will have a taste of the best that the Ukraine has to offer.

We are pleased to announce the dates of the new IBA ECA Forum 2016 that is to be held from 15-18 June in Kiev and Lviv (with an optional tour on 19 June).

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