The COMBAR Offshore Committee is an initiative to develop and foster improved working relationships and promote common professional development between members of the English Commercial Bar and their counterpart practitioners and academic lawyers in (and interested in) off-shore. The committee is chaired by Nikki Singla.
COMBAR's inaugural offshore meeting met on 8th April 2015 (the day prior to our North American meeting) at the renowned Hay Adams Hotel in Washington DC.
The theme of the meeting was "To Catch a Thief - Collaboration with the offshore jurisdictions". The day comprised of three sessions of approximately an hour with speakers from a variety of jurisdictions speaking on their chosen topic for approximately 20mins. There was a final longer Q and A session where the audience participated more widely on a selection of topics.
The event closed with an evening drinks reception at the top of the hotel from where there were stunning views of the White House and the Washington Monument.