Events

Private Client Commission Session, AIJA Annual Congress

“This is your digital death: RIP or Staying Alive”, General Reporter

August 30th, 2017 – Tokyo, Japan

Mr. Wilson is the general reporter for this year’s Private Client Commission at the upcoming AIJA Annual Congress. The session will deal w...

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5th Asia Pacific Regional Forum Conference: Resilient Asia – Fighting Global Headwinds, IBA Asia Pacific Regional Forum

“Is rapid growth putting pressure on the rule of law in Asia Pacific and the Middle East?”, Speaker February 17th, 2017 – Mumbai, India Mr. Wilson’s presentation dealt with the following areas - the GSP+ Scheme (including a summary of what the scheme is and what...

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Real Estate and Transaction Law, LAWASIA Annual Conference

“Same song different tunes”, Speaker August 11th, 2016 – Colombo, Sri Lanka Mr. Wilson spoke on the booming construction industry and referred to some projects (both private and Government) which are underway and briefly discussed the Oxford Business Group’s chap...

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IP and Entertainment Law Committee session, International Bar Association Annual Conference

“Geographical Indications - Champagne from New York? Mon Dieu, quelle horreur”,Moderator September 21st, 2016 – Washington D.C., U.S.A. The protection and status of geographical indications (GIs) is a key business issue for marketing and positioning of products, ...

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Real Estate and Transaction Law Committee, LAWASIA Annual Conference

“Cross-border considerations”, Speaker November 8th, 2015 – Sydney, Australia During the course of this presentation Mr. Wilson spoke on the law in respect of real estate transactions in Sri Lanka and discussed briefly about the investment procedure and considerat...

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IP and Entertainment Law Committee session, International Bar Association Annual Conference

“Geographical indications; more than the wine you drink”, Moderator October 5th, 2015 – Vienna, Austria Mr. Wilson was a co-moderator for the roundtable discussion session hosted by the IP, Communications and Technology Committee of the IBA.

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AIJA Half Year Conference

“Welcome to my Crib – Legal Guide to HNWI Homes”, Moderator May 18th, 2016 – Chicago, U.S.A. The session addressed how a HNWI purchasing a property should structure an acquisition of property in another country having regard to the tax consequences of investing. ...

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Doing Business in Emerging Markets – a UIA/AIJA joint Seminar

“Red Flags to be aware of when doing business in emerging markets”, Speaker February 12th,2016 – Cape Town, South Africa. The conference was a joint seminar organized by the UIA and AIJA. Mr. Wilson’s presentatiton on this topic dealt with the red flags that a...

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IP and Entertainment Law Committee session, International Bar Association Annual Conference

“Dueling nannies and bad singing competitions - protecting television formats” – Speaker October 8th, 2015 – Vienna, Austria The session presented aglobal analysis of whether televisionformats can be protected and to what extent highly similar shows canexist on competing...

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Private Client Commission session, AIJA Annual Congress

“The Art of Dealing with Art” – Speaker September 2nd, 2015 - London, England Mr. Wilson spoke at the Private Client Commission session on the topic of “The Art of Dealing with Art” from the perspective of Sri Lanka. JOHN WILSON PARTNERS had contributed to th...

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Commonwealth Law Conference Bi-Annual Conference

“Child Abduction” – Speaker April 14th, 2015 – Glasgow, Scotland Mr. Wilson spoke on the Child Abduction session where he spoke on the Sri Lankan Experience of the Hague Convention on International Child Abduction. His presentation explained the main features of t...

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Labor Law Commission session, AIJA/ABA(SIL) Joint Seminar

“Discrimination in the Workplace for LGBTs” – Speaker April 10th, 2015 – Brighton, England Mr. Wilson was a speaker at the Employment Law session of the above mentioned conference titled “the HNW Same Sex Family – going global” and spoke on the topic of “Discrimin...

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LAWASIA Annual Conference

“Thinking Ahead – Estate Planning” – Speaker October 4th, 2014 – Bangkok, Thailand Mr. Wilson spoke on the topic of “Thinking Ahead – Estate Planning” where he spoke on wills, trusts, succession and the cross border issues that emerge in Sri Lanka. Mr. Wilson s...

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Private Client Commission and Immigration joint session, AIJA Annual Congress

“Movement of High Net Worth Individuals” – Speaker August 27th, 2014 – Prague, Czech Republic Mr. Wilson spoke on the topic of “Movement of High Net Worth Individuals” which addressed primarily the Brussels IV Regulation. Mr. Wilson addressed the impact of the Br...

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IP and Entertainment Law Committee Session, International Bar Association Annual Conference, Co-Moderator

“FRAND Declaration – is it a gentleman’s agreement?” – Moderator October 21st, 2014 – Tokyo, Japan Mr. Wilson was a co-moderator for the panel “FRAND Declaration – is it a gentleman’s agreement?” which was held at the IP High Court of Japan and an IP High Court Ju...

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