LAWASIA, a professional association of representatives of bar councils, law associations, individual lawyers, law firms and corporations principally from the Asia Pacific region, will come together in Sri Lanka this year for the LAWASIA Business Law Conference.
Scheduled for 12 and 13 March 2011 at the Hilton, Colombo, the conference will have international and Sri Lankan jurists, leading practitioners of the legal profession, judges and investors who are experts in international business and an investment panel coming together to discuss and share their knowledge and express their views and practical aspects under the theme ‘Using the law to achieve appropriate, sustainable and rapid economic growth’.
President of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) and former Attorney General Shibly Aziz, PC, said: “The conference, which will have wide representation from business lawyers, investors, etc., will provide exposure to Sri Lankan lawyers in the business field. This conference is a golden opportunity given by the international legal community to promote international trade and commerce and investments in Sri Lanka. In addition we will be able to project a better image of the legal system for doing business in Sri Lanka.”
Executive Committee Member of LAWASIA and Chairman of the Conference Organising Committee Sunil D.B .Abeyaratne said: “Business law is a developing area of the law in the Asia Pacific region including Sri Lanka and 400 local participants comprising of senior and junior members of the bar, judges, investors, entrepreneurs and government officials who are involved in international trade and commerce locally will be benefited from the conference.”
“We have make plans to provide conference materials to all branches of the BASL and ministries in the country,” he added.
LAWASIA facilitates its member participation in the most dynamic economic region in the world. Since its inception in 1996, LAWASIA has built an enviable reputation among lawyers, business people and governments both within and outside the region as a committed, productive and genuinely representative organisation.
It has established a strong and effective professional network encompassing the vast majority of lawyers who have an interest in the Asia Pacific. This conference is intended for both lawyers and also non-lawyers who are in senior positions in the business sector who are keen to acquaint themselves with global trends in business and corporate law and the Sri Lanka legal regime. Information relating to this conference is available on the website www.basl.lk.