International Society of Primerus Law Firms

International Practice Committee

Primerus International member firms and U.S. member firms holding an international license have collaborated to form the Primerus International Practice Committee. The goal of this group is to intensify interaction between the firms in order to better service in-house counsel and corporate clients with international needs.

International Practice Committee Resources

This group will host calls every Tuesday of the month. There will be two different types of calls as outlined below.

Elephant Calls: Elephants are known for their stature and size. Similarly, the International Practice Committee Elephant calls will be the larger call of the month for this group. Every first Tuesday of the month, The Primerus International Practice Committee plans to dedicate time to get to know each other better, as member firms of Primerus. In each of these “elephant meetings” the committee will interview approximately 5 – 10 member firms. These interviews will enable all on the call to get a better understanding of the member firms, their location, and their specialty areas. All IPC members are encouraged to join these 90-minute calls. The dates of the calls are listed below. Click Here to Register.

  • October 6, 2020
  • November 3, 2020
  • December 3, 2020
  • January 12, 2021
  • February 2, 2021
  • March 2, 2021
  • April 6, 2021
  • May 4, 2021
  • June 1, 2021
  • July 6, 2021

Competence Cluster (Giraffe) Meetings: Giraffes are known for their long necks. Similarly the Primerus competence cluster meetings will enable Primerus members to look across the fences of national borders to discuss commonalities in practice areas. Every Tuesday of the month, other than the first Tuesday, the Primerus International Practice Committee will be hosting competence cluster (giraffe) meetings. These meetings will be used to connect professionals within specific practice areas. Each week the International Practice Committee will focus on (initially) two different practice areas and will hold concurrent breakout sessions, following a 10-15-minute general meeting. Members who practice in the highlighted area or competency that week are encouraged to join – whether they are a beginner or proficient in that area of law. Practice Area Forms – Click Here

Upcoming Practice Area Specific Calls:

  • December 8, 2020 – Oil & Gas/Energy, Environmental Law, Inheritance Law/Succession Law/Estate Law/Foundations/Notary/Wills, Tax Law, and Biotechnology Law and Chemicals

Recent Practice Area Specific Calls:

  • November 24, 2020 – Hotel/Hospitality, Retail/Luxury, and Consumer Goods
  • November 17, 2020 – Bank & Finance Law + Healthcare/Pharmaceuticals
  • November 10, 2020 – Automotive + International Transportation
  • October 27, 2020 – Insurance + Construction
  • October 20, 2020 – Private International Law/Choice of Law – Antitrust/Misuse of Dominant Market Position
  • October 13, 2020 – International/Cross-Border Litigation, Cross-Border Discovery and International Litigation Management – Real Estate/Commercial Property
  • September 29th – Arbitration and Bankruptcy/Insolvency/Restructuring
  • September 22nd – Employment Law and International Trade/Contracts
  • September 15th – IP/IT/Data Protection/Privacy and Corporate/Transaction, M&A/Joint-Ventures

Kangaroo Meeting: The goal of the IPC is that we get to know each other and our expertise better. But even if the world is growing together, especially in these pandemic times, we cannot solve the balancing act of bridging the time zones of Australia, Germany, Singapore and the Eastern/Central Standard Time of New York, Tennessee and Mexico. For that reason, we are scheduling this kangaroo meeting to better accommodate our Asia Pacific Group.

Upcoming Calls:


Eckart  Brödermann, LL.M.

ChairEckart Brödermann, LL.M. (view profile)

ABC-Straße 15
Hamburg, DE 20354
Phone: +49 40 37 09 05 0

Marc O. Dedman

Vice ChairMarc O. Dedman (view profile)

1033 Demonbreun Street
Suite 300
Nashville, TN 37203
United States
Phone: 615.340.6790

Caroline  Berube

Member at LargeCaroline Berube (view profile)

49, Kim Yam Road
Singapore, SG 239353
Phone: +65 6755 9019

Roger E. Barton

Member at LargeRoger E. Barton (view profile)

711 Third Avenue
14th Floor
New York, NY 10017
United States
Phone: 212.687.6262

Iker  Dieguez

Member at LargeIker Dieguez (view profile)

Avenida Tecamachalco No. 14-502
Colonia Lomas de Chapultepec
Mexico City, MX C.P. 11010
Phone: +52 55 5093 9700

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