Jones Day to sponsor conference on "Rule of Law Challenges in Latin America: Corruption and Judicial Independence"

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 15:50

The Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law, together with the global law firm Jones Day, the Jones Day Foundation, and the FGV Law School in São Paulo, will present a conference on the topic of "Rule of Law Challenges in Latin America: Corruption and Judicial Independence." The conference, which will take place on 18 and 19 April, 2016, in São Paulo, is funded by Jones Day through the Global Rule of Law Exchange at the Bingham Centre. 

The conference will consider a number of urgent and current issues relating to the rule of law in Latin America, including corruption, the conduct of trials, and ways to ensure judicial independence. Distinguished speakers from Brazil will include former President of Brazil, Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Supreme Court Justices Minister Gilmar Mendes and Teori Zavascki, as well as a senior members of the Brazilian government. Other high-level speakers from elsewhere in the region and beyond will also participate. 

More information on the conference may be found on the Bingham Centre website.

Jones Day is a global law firm with 43 offices in major centers of business and finance throughout the world. Its unique governance system fosters an unparalleled level of integration and contributes to its perennial ranking as among the best in the world in client service. Jones Day provides significant legal representation for almost half of the Fortune 500, FortuneGlobal 500 and FT Global 500.