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16 Int'l L. News 1 (1987)

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Vol. 16, No. 1 • Winter 1987

K7   - Seto   of Inentoa Law an  Prcie Amria  Ba AssociationI

Successful Winter Meeting
in St. Thomas
The Section held a successful winter meeting in St.
Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, December 11-13, 1986. The
6ducational programs were significant and well attended,
and the Council acted oil a numberof important matters.
Under the chairmanship of S. Linn Williams, a full-
day program on December 12, 1986 focused on the Legal
Problems Affecting the Multinational Corporation. Var-
ious speakers discussed specific problems of current
interest. Allin C. Seward Ill, Associate General Counsel
of Upjohn International, Inc., made a presentation on
the implications for parent company liability arising from
the Bhopal situation and the judicial decisions rendered
transferring the litigation to the courts of India. Judge
Charles N. Brower, of the U.S.-Iran Claims Tribunal,
focused on recent developments in the law pertaining
to expropriation and compensation in connection with
cases decided by the Tribunal. A related presentation
was made by Douglas A. Paul, Vice President of Amer-
ican International Group, in regard to private political
risk insurance and trade finance. Rounding out the pro-
gram, Ibrahim F.I. Shihata, General Counsel of the World
Bank, discussed factors influencing the flow of foreign
investment to developing countries, and Judith Bello,
Deputy General Counsel of the United States Trade Rep-
resentative's Office, spoke on current Administration
efforts to open new markets. A most interesting lun-
cheon address was given by Kenneth W. Dam, Vice
President for Law of IBM, concerning the current status
of intellectual property protection in the United States
and abroad.
As a separate part of the educational programs, the
Caribbean Law Committee met to explore recent trade
and tax developments affecting the Caribbean region.
The Council considered a number of important public
and private law issues, and also decided to restructure
the Section's budget and financing process. Among the
more important matters considered by the Council were:
0 U.N. Principles on Remote Sensing. By electro-
magnetic and mechanical processes, satellites in earth
orbit are able to acquire primary data concerning activ-
ities and conditions in outer space, in air space, and
on the Earth. Remote sensing of the Earth from space
Continued on page 13

Spring Meeting
20 Washington Officials
to Provide Updates on
International Agendas
More than 20 General Counsels and other officials
from the Executive Branch, Congress and the Courts
will speak at the Section's ambitious two-day educa-
tional program on April 23-24 at the Mayflower Hotel
in Washington. The concept of the program is for leading
legal officials in agencies dealing with international mat-
ters to provide up-to-the-minute briefings on the inter-
national agendas of their agencies. These briefings will
be supplemented by more than a dozen Committee
Workshops for Specialists, and a gala reception and din-
ner for all the speakers.
The speakers include:
* Abraham D. Sofaer, Legal Adviser, State
 Ambassador M. Alan Woods, Deputy Trade
 Rep. Charles E. Schumer (D-NY)
 Arnold I. Burns, Deputy Attorney General
* Peter J. Wallison, Counsel to the President
* Commissioner Edward H. Fleishman, SEC
* Stephen 0. Bryen, Deputy Undersecretary of
* Judge Kenneth W. Starr, D. C. Circuit Court
 Ibrahim F.I. Shihata, Vice President and General
Counsel, World Bank
Major topics to be covered in addition to the special-
ized workshops include: International Finance, Inter-
national Trade (including a Congressional Debate on
Current Trade Legislation), and a Perspective from tile
Judiciary. Because of the fast-breaking nature of these
presentations, the Program Co-Chairmen, Joseph P.
Griffin and John Kingdon, believe that it is unlikely the
proceedings will be published subsequent to the pro-
For complete details and registration forms, see page


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