BWL to send Alex Haines to Brazil as part of Bar Council and UK Trade and Investment business development mission.
Alex Haines has been selected to be part of the business development mission to Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, organised by the Bar Council’s International Committee and supported by the UK Trade and Investment Government department. The aim of the mission, which takes place between 22nd and 28th March 2014, is to raise the profile of the English and Welsh Bar within the Brazilian legal market and to promote the services barristers can offer Brazilian clients.
Alex will be giving a talk to the Ordem dos Advogados (the Brazilian Bar Association) on sanctions proceedings in the context of corrupt companies bidding on projects funded by Multilateral Development Banks (“MDBs”) such as the World Bank Group (“WGB”) and the Inter-American Development Bank (“IDB”). The Brazil mission includes market briefings with UKTI, visits to Brazilian Law firms who specialise in International Law and networking receptions. Alex will also be giving seminars to International Organisations based in, or with regional offices in, Brasilia and Rio de Janeiro on International Administrative Law, which is the law of the international civil servant.