ODI`s managing partner, Uroš Ilić, attended the International Bar Association (IBA) annual conference in Vienna from 4 to 9 October 2015. The IBA`s annual conference is the world`s largest and most prestigious international gathering of lawyers each year, attracting around 6,000 individuals representing over 2,700 law firms, corporations, governments and regulators worldwide. This unique mix of viewpoints provides a rich environment for discussion, debate and learning more about how the legal profession shapes the political, economic and social climate worldwide.
Over a 5 day period, the conference featured around 200 sessions covering most sectors and practice areas, and sessions on a wide range of topics such as the challenges of law firm management and international relationships, ethics, the future of the legal profession, and the rule of law and human rights.
At the opening ceremony, both the IBA president, David W Rivkin, and the former president of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso, addressed the challenges posed by Europe’s migrant crisis.
Photo: Uroš Ilić with IBA President, David W Rivkin