02 August 2022

ABA International Law Section to welcome international lawyers in Madrid

The ABA International Law Section is hosting its 2022 Fall Conference in the beautiful city of Madrid, Spain. The meeting dates are September 13 – 15, 2022 at the Espacio Maldonado located in the center of Madrid. 300+ lawyers from around the world are expected to attend and participate in the Section’s first international conference in three years.

His Majesty, King Felipe of Spain has been confirmed to give the Opening Address of the conference. Other notable and distinguished keynote speakers include Brigida Benitez, Partner and General Counsel of Steptoe and Johnson, and Miguel Zadivar, CEO of Hogan & Lovells, who will have an open dialogue as two of the most successful lawyers of Latin American origin leading international law firms on Tuesday, September 13.

In addition, we are thrilled to welcome 27-time paralympic swim medalist and inspirational speaker and personal sports coach, Teresa Perales Fernandez as the Wednesday, September 14, Keynote speaker. Teresa will give her perspective on resilience, success and social responsibility and public service.

Former Deputy Prime Minister of Spain, Soraya Saenz de Santamaria will also give a Keynote address Thursday, September 15, on geopolitics and the current economic situation and new opportunities for worldwide business within and outside Spain’s borders.

28 continuing legal education (CLE) credits are available for attendees.

The meeting’s social events will be at Madrid hotspots. The Opening reception will be held at the Paper Pavilion, a unique and interesting venue. This will be followed by a home hospitality night where attendees can see the real Madrid as guests of one of the Planning Committee members.

The Thursday reception will be held at Platea – one of the most famous venues in Madrid, and the closing reception will be held at Fortuny, a former Palace and premier venue with sumptuous décor, fantastic cuisine, and an atmosphere of class and distinction.

Special events of the conference include two high-level roundtable discussions – one with law firm Managing Partners and the other with General Counsels. For more details on the Section’s Fall Conference in Madrid and to register and view the latest agenda view the Madrid website.


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