May 15, 2012
Appointment in the ABA
Appointment of Marcelo Bombau as Vice Chair of the Section of International Law (SIL) of the American Bar Association (ABA)
Marcelo Bombau, partner of M. & M. Bomchil, has been appointed Vice Chair of the Section of International Law (SIL) of the American Bar Association (ABA) for the term August 2012 – August 2013. This position will allow him to become Chair of the SIL in mid 2014.
This appointment is a significant milestone for the ABA, being Bombau the first lawyer who is born and qualified outside the US to occupy this position in more than 130 years of this association’s history. This also ratifies the ABA and the SIL’s commitment with the international legal community.
Bombau has been involved with the ABA and SIL since 1999, having previously occupied various positions on its Executive Committee and Counsel. During this period he was instrumental in implementing several projects including the “Buenos Aires City Chapter”, an active working group formed by local firms Brons y Salas; Beccar Varela; Estudio Randle; González & Ferraro Mila; Marval, O’Farrell y Mairal; Rattagan, Macchiavello, Arocena & Peña Robirosa; Richards, Cardinal, Tützer, Zabala y Zaefferer; Tanoira Cassagne; Vitale, Manoff & Feilbogen; Wiener, Soto, Caparrós; Zang, Bergel & Viñes and M. & M. Bomchil.
About the ABA
The American Bar Association, founded in 1878, is the largest voluntary professional association in the world. It has approximately 400,000 members, who are independent lawyers. Its goal is to promote debate spaces, exchange of information, ethical commitment and joint actions aimed at ensuring and contributing with the independent legal profession throughout the world.
For further information, visit www.americanbar.org
About the SIL
The Section of International Law was founded in 1933, and it is the ABA section dedicated to the international practice of law. It promotes the exchange of information and opinions on professional practice and responsibilities regarding international law. The SIL currently has some 25,000 members in more than 90 countries.
For further information, visit www.americanbar.org/groups/international_law.html