Budapest Hosted Bar Leaders’ Conference and Mid-Year Meetings – May 22-25, 2019

Last week Jonathan Cocker attended the International Bar Association’s Mid-Year Meetings in Budapest, Hungary as Sustainability Officer of the IBA (SEERIL). The meetings included prominent members from the legal, business and political communities. Leaders from more than 190 bar associations and law societies spanning over 170 countries were among those attending. Among the issues examined at the Conference were indemnity insurance, the soft skills of young lawyers, bullying and harassment, ‘fair trade’ in legal services, lawyer wellness, and sustainability initiatives.

Jonathan D. Cocker heads the Firm’s Environmental Practice Group in Canada and is an active member of firm Global Consumer Goods & Retail and Energy, Mining and Infrastructure groups. Mr. Cocker provides advice and representation to multinational companies on a variety of environment, health and safety matters, including product content, dangerous goods transportation, GHS, regulated wastes, consumer product and food safety, extended producer responsibilities and contaminated lands matters. He appears before both EHS tribunals and civil courts across Canada. Mr. Cocker is a frequent speaker and writer on EHS matters, an active participant on EHS issues in a number of national and international industry associations and the recent author of the first edition of The Environment and Climate Change Law Review (Canada chapter) and the upcoming Encyclopedia of Environmental Law (Chemicals chapter).