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21 Int'l L. News 1 (1992)

handle is hein.journals/inrnlwnw21 and id is 1 raw text is: April 8-11, Annual Spring Meeting
International Law and Practice                   World
Order and Disorder

he Section's Annual Meeting will
be held in New York this year on
April 8-11, 1992, at the Grand
Hyatt Hotel. More than 60 speakers on
20 programs will describe the most re-
cent developments, as well as forecast
what can be expected later this year, in
such areas as:
* The Iraqi Claims Commission
* Revision of the Uniform Rules of
Documentary Credits
* Annual Review of judicial and Arbitral
Decisions Affecting International Corn-
mercial Law
- The Proposed Convention on Guaran-
tees
* BCCI and Its Aftermath
* Proposed North American Free Trade
Agreement
* EEC Unification
* Country Risk Management
 South African Trade
* Japanese Foreign Investments
• What International Business Lawyers
Need to Know about Immigration
Law and Customs Law
* Capitol Hill Update of International
Trade Issues
Among the program speakers will be His
Excellency Dr. AI-Anbari, the permanent
representative of Iraq to the United Na-
tions; Hon. Gerold Herrmann, the secre-
tary of UNCITRAL; His Excellency the
Hon. Harry H. Schwarz, ambassador of
South Africa to the United States; and the
Hon. Michael Raboin, deputy director of
the U.N. Compensation Commission.

A highlight will be presentation of t!AW
Leonard J. Theberge Award to Professor
Louis B. Sohn at dinner in the Delegates
Dining Room of the United Nations. The
Theberge Award is presented annually to
an individual who has made distiniguished,
long-standing contributions to the devel-
opment of private international law.

uring the First Session of the 102nd
Congress, proposals were intro-
duced to broaden application of
the Foreign Agents' Registration Act (FARA)
in ways that would for the first time impose
the Act's burdensome requirementson law-
yers representing foreign-owned compa-
nies in any federal agency proceeding.
Under those requirements, lawyers would
have to make detailed public disclosure of
their fees and activities on behalf of clients.
The Section Council has taken a formal
stand in opposition to these proposals. And
Section representatives are working ac-
tively with the ABA's Government Rela-
tions staff to make members of Congress
aware of the impact of these proposals and
to develop constructive alternatives.

National Institute:
Counselling Foreign-
Owned Enterprises
Page 7

Nominations for
Section Positions
Page 3

LJBRA-k opening reception at the Ceti-
tury Association through a performance
of a Broadway revival of Guys and Dolls
to closing cocktails, there will be plenty
of time to catch up with friends and
colleagues too.
Find out what's happening. Join us in the
Big Apple in April.  r

The FARA (22 U.S.C. § 601 et. seq.) was
enacted in 1938 as a means of exposing
Nazi )ropaganda efforts in the United
States on the eve of the war. The law was
last overhauled in 1966. It requires, among
other things, that anyone who repre-
sents the interests of a foreign govern-
ment or foreign-owned corporation be-
fore any federal government agency or
official, or the Congress, register with the
U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and file
detailed periodic reports of their fees,
disbursements, personal political contri-
butions, and activities and contacts with
government officials made in represent-
ing the client. In addition, such represen-
tatives are required to disclose, on writ-
(continued on page 6)

Spring Meeting Agenda
and Registration
Page 9

COPYRIGHT 1992 e AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION

Council Opposes Proposals to
Broaden Foreign Agents'
Registration Act
By Joseph B. Sandier

I ) LANIDE I

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