International Society of Primerus Law Firms

The PBLI International Summit is an annual event that provides you an opportunity to network with your fellow Primerus members and interact with in-house counsel and corporate executives. Join us as we explore the impact of the “Rule of Law” on the international marketplace and global business.

MAY 4-6, 2023

New York, New York

Virgin Hotel – New York

The 2023 “Rule of Law” theme was born out of a desire to thoughtfully approach the legal industry’s continued role in the international socio-political landscape. The 2023 summit will be a chance for thought leaders to consider on a more critical level how the principles defining the rule of law affect their own practices and clients – principles such as equality before the law, impartiality, democratic processes, transparency, the exercise of power, and the curbing of arbitrariness.

In addition to delving into the roles that attorneys and in-house counsel play in upholding the rule of law, the summit will also explore how the Rule of Law as a concept influences international diplomacy, policy, and trade. How do we navigate legal systems when the Rule of Law looks different in other parts of the world? What are the ripple effects on the international marketplace when there are emerging issues concerning the rule of law? What cooperative steps can be taken to deal with these issues on both national and global levels? As part of law-based societies, what are the challenges, opportunities, and responsibilities we’re faced with?

It’s our hope that fostering conversations between industry leaders on some of these topics will lead to a greater understanding for all and will provide a clearer picture of practical steps that can be taken in today’s legal and business climate

Thursday, May 4th
1:30 – 2:30 pm Community Service Activity
Crossroads Community Services
3:30 – 4:00 pm Registration and Check-In 
4:00 – 5:00 pm The Rule of Law
5:00 – 6:00 pm The Rule of Law #2
6:00 – 8:00 pm Opening Cocktail Reception and Hor d’oeuvres 
Co-Hosted by Primerus and the ACC International Legal Affairs Network
Friday, May 5th
7:15 – 7:45 am Networking Breakfast 
8:00 – 9:00 am Welcome, Opening Remarks and Introductions
9:00 – 10:00 am Improving the Lawyer–Client Relationship
10:00 – 10:15 am Break
10:15 – 11:15 am Employment Trends
11:15 – 12:15 pm Global Compliance – Cyber and ESG
12:15 – 1:00 pm Networking Luncheon
2:00 – 4:30 pm Behind the Scenes Tour of the United Nations
2:00 – 5:00 pm Chelsea Market, High Line & Hudson Yards Food & History Tour
6:30 – 9:30 pm Reception and Dinner
Saturday, May 6th
7:15 – 7:45 am Networking Breakfast 
8:00 – 9:00 am Round Table Discussions
•    Cross Border Litigation and Arbitration
•    Dispute Resolution Clauses
•    Mergers & Acquisitions 
•    Foreign Investment and the Rule of Law
•    Doing Business in the European Union – Digitalization & Tax
•    Doing Business in the Asia Pacific
•    Doing Business in Latin America
9:00 – 10:00 am Internal Investigations
10:00 – 10:15 am Break
10:15 – 11:15 am Evolution of Exposure – How Companies Can Protect Against Tech
11:15 – 12:15 pm Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Panel 
12:15 – 12:45 pm Networking Luncheon
Leisure Activities

Behind the Scenes Tour of the United Nations
Friday, May 5th
2:00pm departure/4:30pm return
20 spots

Visit the United Nations in the heart of New York City! A guided tour offers an exciting opportunity to discover UN Headquarters. A Tour Guide will take you on a brief journey through the corridors of international diplomacy. You will learn about the history and work of the United Nations and visit the famous General Assembly Hall and Security Council Chamber (meetings permitting).

Chelsea Market, High Line & Hudson Yards Food & History Tour
Friday, May 5th
2:00pm departure/5:00pm return
32 spots – $85 each

Eat your way through the Chelsea Market, Meatpacking District, and the High Line, and see the new Hudson Yards! From its working-class origins to its place in NYC’s club scene, to today, where high-end fashion houses rub shoulders with celebrities and trendsetting gourmands, the Meatpacking District is a slice of all of New York City! Learn the area’s secrets, take in the views from the world-famous High Line and sample the diverse fare in the historic Chelsea Market. The tour guides are working actors, comedians, or writers, as well as amazing storytellers. Every tour comes packed with personality!

*Tour runs rain, snow or shine.

Walking Distance: 1 mile, guests must be able to move at a moderate pace.

Meet the guides in front of Buddakhan Restaurant, 75 Ninth Avenue. The cost does not include transportation to and from the activity. It is about a 30-minute walk (1.3 mi) or 15 minute drive from Virgin Hotels to the meeting point at Chelsea Market. Bringing a reusable water bottle is recommended to stay hydrated, there will be spots to fill it up along the way.

$4,399 1 U.S. Member Registration Fee
$3,399 2+ U.S. Member(s) Registration Fee
$3,399 Non-U.S. Member Registration Fee

Special Thank you to our Corporate Sponsor
Polaris Corporate Risk Management LLC


Contact Sarah Russ at or 1.616.454.9939.

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