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Meet the delegates at the 56th International Young Lawyers' Congress [I]

09 July 2018

We can't believe it's already July! The 56th International Young Lawyers' Congress will be here in a flash.

We asked some of our delegates to tell us more about their expectations for this year's Congress and how globalisation impacts their day-to-day work. This week,  Carlos Federico Del Razo Ochoa from Mexico and Jyoti Krishnan from India are sharing their views.

Meet them and many other international professionals at the 56th International Young Lawyers' Congress, from 28 August - 1 September 2018 in Brussels.

Carlos Federico Del Razo Ochoa | Senior Associate | Solórzano, Carvajal, González y Pérez-Correa, S.C. | Mexico

What do you expect to learn or find at this year’s Congress?

I am very much interested in learning about the perspective of my international colleagues in terms of foreign investment exchange, especially in light of important political events (eg. Brexit, Trump-trade war), and find to what extent this shift in politics is truly perceived as a potential game changer in the legal practice. 

How does globalisation impact your day-to-day work?

I would say that the most obvious effect of globalisation in a jurisdiction like Mexico would be the sustained increase of foreign clients pursuing the development of their business locally. For our firm that means foreign clients wanting to: 

  • Assess the convenience of develop a project or invest across highly regulated sectors;
  • Safely conduct their businesses through local regulatory and international compliance (including FCPA and UKBA); and
  • Execute their rights and demand the protection of their investments, either before national courts or international arbitration panels.

Jyoti Krishnan | Senior Associate | Khaitan Legal Associates | India

 What do you expect to learn or find at this year’s Congress?

I am looking to meet professionals from various parts of the world with common areas of interest and also interact with professionals from new areas of practice, to understand the nuances of the legal profession and practice in different jurisdictions.

How does globalisation impact your day-to-day work?

Globalisation has had and continues to have a great and positive impact on my work. Here are a few examples:

  • Inbound investments have increased which has led to more organisations needing legal advice
  • Different investment structures are being formed and tested which enhances our experience and knowledge
  • Interaction among persons from different jurisdictions has increased
  • Exposure to issues around the world has become an every day affair  
  • Best practices are being observed, adopted and brought into operation leading to a more professional and client friendly work atmosphere