The Department of International Relations operates as a liaison between the Association and institutions and organisations of the international legal profession, lawyers and foreign citizens.

The ongoing internationalisation of legal services, globalisation and the use of new technologies has forced our Association to intensify the activities and projects developed in the area of International Relations.

The main objective of the Department is to facilitate and encourage the internationalisation of the Bar and our members, fomenting an active presence in the main forums and institutions of international law in order to guarantee our participation in all debates and events of relevance to our profession. As a result of this growing involvement, the Bar Association currently has a solid network of collaborating associations and institutions.

The Department encourages and assists our members to participate in international training events, legal competitions, scholarship programs for young lawyers and events organised by the main institutions of international legal arena.

The Department also provides information on international activities of legal and international interest, international membership, opportunities to collaborate in international projects, foreign legislation, experts and sworn translators, scholarships and studies abroad, networking events, among others.







International events

Below you can consult a list of the main events organised by the leading legal institutions, bar associations and lawyers’ associations and general legal councils:

Marzo 2020

5th Annual Latin American Bar Leaders’ Summit Open Plenary Session.

  • Tema principal: Does the media interfere in the independence of the legal profession?
  • Organizador: International Bar Association
  • Fecha: 25 de marzo de 2020
  • Lugar de celebración: Cartagena, Colombia
  • Más información

Asisses del meditarraneo (FBE)

  • Tema principal: las personas vulnerables ante la justicia en el mediterráneo: el papel de los colegios de abogados
  • Organizador: European Bars Federation  (FBE)
  • Fecha: 27-29 de marzo de 2020
  • Lugar de celebración: Girona, España
  • Más información

Congreso Anual de la Asociación Hispano-Austriaca de Juristas

  • Tema principal: Real Estate. Derecho inmobiliario
  • Organizador: Asociación Hispano-Austriaca de Juristas
  • Fecha: 26-28 de marzo de 2020
  • Lugar de celebración: Madrid, España
  • Más información
Abril 2020

Conferencia Anual de la American Bar Association (VIRTUAL)

  • Tema principal: empoderamiento
  • Organizador: American Bar Association
  • Fecha: 21-24 de abril de 2020
  • Lugar de celebración: Virtual
  • Más información

Julio 2020

Congreso General de la European Bars Federation  (FBE)

  • Organizador: European Bars Federation  (FBE)
  • Fecha: 2-4 julio de 2020
  • Lugar de celebración: Paris, Francia
  • Más información

Septiembre 2020

Reunión Intermedia de la European Bars Federation  (FBE)

  • Organizador: European Bars Federation (FBE)
  • Fecha: 24-26 de septiembre 2020
  • Lugar de celebración: Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Más información

Octubre 2020

New York State Bar Association Regional Meeting (NYSBA)

  • Organizador: New York State Bar Association
  • Fecha: 14-15 de octubre de 2020
  • Lugar de celebración: Madrid, España
  • Más información

64º Congreso General de la UIA

  • Organizador: International Association of Lawyers
  • Fecha: 28-30 de octubre 2020
  • Lugar de celebración: Guadalaja, México
  • Más información
Noviembre 2020

Conferencia Anual de la IBA

  • Organizador: International Bar Association
  • Fecha: 1-6 de noviembre de 2020
  • Lugar de celebración: Miami, USA
  • Más información

Rentree Paris

  • Organizador: Colegio de Abogados de Paris
  • Fecha: noviembre de 2020
  • Lugar de celebración: Paris, Francia
  • Más información
Febrero 2021

Congreso Bianual de la World Jurist Association

  • Organizador: World Jurist Association
  • Fecha: febrero de 2021
  • Lugar de celebración: Cartagena, Colombia
  • Más información

Academic programmes

Scholarships and competitions

1.FBE International Contract Competition (SUSPENDIDO)

2. Paris Bar International Program (SUSPENDIDO)

  • Organizador: Colegio de Abogados de Paris
  • Fecha y lugar de celebración: 4 de mayo a 26 de junio, 2020. Paris, Francia.
  • Estado de la convocatoria: Preselección del ICAM CERRADA
  • Bases de la competición

3.European Lawyers Program (ELA) (SUSPENDIDO)

4.Paris Bar Stage International

  • Organizador: Colegio de Abogados de Paris
  • Fecha y lugar de celebración: 5 de octubre a 27 de noviembre, 2020 (8 semanas). Paris, Francia.
  • Estado de la convocatoria: EN SUSPENSO
  • Bases de la competición

ICAM International training

ICAM Study Centre has a wide range of training programmes aimed at providing its members with the necessary means for constant legal updating. The faculty is made up of prestigious and proven jurists, who accompany their work with a complete documentary base, ideal for facilitating the study and preparation of cases that give the classroom an eminently practical character.

If you are interested, the Department of International Relations offers you a selection of international training programs offered by our Association. These courses can be accessed through the following:


Resources and information

Major international legal associations

The European Bar Association (EBA), founded in 2004, is an association of European lawyers whose main objective is the exchange of knowledge, the search for possible synergies between its members and the sharing of professional experiences on European Law and the national law of European states.

The International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA) founded in 1962, AIJA is the only global association dedicated to in-house lawyers and legal advisors under the age of 45. The main objective of the association is to promote cooperation between young legal professionals in the international arena.

ConseThe Council of the European Bar (CCBE), founded in 1960, is an international non-profit association that, since its creation, has been at the forefront of promoting the views of European lawyers and defending the legal principles on which democracy and the rule of law are based. The CCBE is the representative body of European lawyers, currently representing more than 1 million European lawyers.

The Union of European Lawyers (UEA), founded in 1986, is a non-profit association dedicated to promoting the practice of law within the European Community, encouraging the ethical professional conduct of European lawyers, as well as advancing the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms.

The European Young Bar Association (EYBA), founded in 1993, is a non-profit European association that brings together young bar associations from across Europe, providing a unified voice for young lawyers across the continent.

The European Bars Federation (FBE) was founded in 1992 as the successor to the Conference of European Bars and Law Societies. It currently has 250 Bar and Council members representing over 1,000,000 lawyers. The main objectives of the Federation are the promotion of respect for the rule of law, the supremacy of the law, the independence of justice and the right to a fair trial.

Inter-American Bar Association (IABA/FIA) founded in 1940, the FIA represents an independent professional forum dedicated to the exchange of professional information and opinions in the interest of the rule of law, as well as the defence of democratic institutions in the Western Hemisphere.

The International Bar Association (IBA), founded in 1947, is the largest and most important international organisation of lawyers, bar associations and law societies today. The IBA actively participates in the development of international law and contributes to shaping the future of the legal profession worldwide.

The Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA), founded in 1991, is an international association of business lawyers who reside or have a strong interest in the Asia-Pacific region. It currently has over 1700 members from over 70 jurisdictions worldwide.

The International Observatory for Lawyers at Risk (OIAD) created in 2010, the OIAD is an initiative of the General Council of French Lawyers, the Paris Bar, the Consiglio Nazionale Forense (Italy) and the Fundación Abogacía Española, with the aim of detecting, preventing and reporting threats to lawyers at a global level and providing them with the support they require.

Pan African Lawyers Union (PALU) founded in 2002, PALU is the main continental forum of and for lawyers and bar associations in Africa. Created to reflect the aspirations and concerns of Africans and to promote and defend their common interests. At present, PALU brings together the regional and national bar associations of the continent and more than 1,000 individual lawyers.

The International Union of Lawyers (UIA), founded in 1927, is a global and multicultural organisation that brings together lawyers, bar associations, federations and law societies from around the world. It promotes professional development, knowledge acquisition, networking, respect for the rule of law and the defence of human rights.

Unión The Ibero-American Union of Lawyers’ Associations and Groups (UIBA), founded in 1976, represents the associations and groups of the Ibero-American community, actively promoting the exchange of knowledge and professional experience in order to contribute to the adequate development of the legal profession in these countries.


Our international relations

Our Bar Association is constantly working to strengthen its relations with the various bar associations, legal councils and institutions of international reference that may be of interest to our members.

In general, these relationships are formalised through collaboration agreements, whose main objective is to serve as a platform to channel active collaboration and promote links between the institutions and their members. Currently, ICAM has more than 40 agreements signed with associations and institutions in Europe, America, Africa and Asia. The full list can be found below:

Agreements with other associations
  • Alemania:
    • Colegio de Abogados de Frankfurt
  • Argentina:
    • Colegio de Abogados de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires
    • Federación de Colegios de Abogados de Argentina (FACA)
    • Colegio de Abogados de La Plata
  • Bélgica:
    • Colegio de Abogados de Amberes
    • Orden de Abogados Neerlandés de Bruselas
  • Bolivia:
    • Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de La Paz
  • Bulgaria:
    • Colegio de Abogados de Sofia
  • China:
    • Asociación de Abogados de Pekín
    • Law Society of Hong Kong
  • Cuba:
    • Oganización Nacional de Bufetes Colectivos de Cuba (ONBC)
    • Unión Nacional de Juristas de Cuba (ONJC)
  • EEUU:
    • Colegio de Abogados de Florida
  • Francia:
    • Colegio de Abogados de Caen
    • Colegio de Abogados de Niza
    • Colegio de Abogados de París
  • Honduras:
    • Colegio de Abogados de Honduras
  • Italia:
    • Colegio de Abogados de Milán
    • Colegio de Abogados de Nápoles
    • Colegio de Abogados de Palermo
    • Colegio de Abogados de Roma
    • Colegio de Abogados de Velletri
  • Líbano:
    • Colegio de Abogados de Beirut
  • Luxemburgo:
    • Colegio de Abogados de Luxemburgo
  • Marruecos:
    • Colegio de Abogados de Casablanca
    • Colegio de Abogados de Rabat
    • Colegio de Abogados de Tánger
  • México:
    • Barra Mejicana
    • Consejo General de la Abogacía Mexicana
    • Ilustre y Nacional Colegio de Abogados de México
  • Mongolia:
    • Colegio de Abogados de Mongolia
  • Perú:
    • Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Lima
  • Polonia:
    • Colegio de Asesores jurídicos de Olsztyn
    • Colegio de Asesores jurídicos de Poznan
    • Colegios de Asesores jurídicos de Varsovia
  • Portugal:
    • Colegio de Abogados de Lisboa
  • Rumania:
    • Colegio de Abogados de Mehedinti
  • Suiza:
    • Colegio de Abogados de Ginebra
  • Taiwán:
    • Colegio de Abogados de Taiwán
  • Uruguay:
    • Colegio de Abogados del Uruguay
  • Vietnam:
    • Colegio de Abogados de Hanoi

Agreements with international arbitration courts
  • China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC)
  • Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC)
  • Korean Commercial Arbitration Board (KCAB)
  • Chinese Arbitration Association, Taipei (CAA-Taipei)

International publications

Legal articles

If you are a lawyer and wish to publish your articles on international law in this section, please contact us at

Newsletters of international legal organisations


Section of International and European Law

The purpose of this section is to familiarise the members of the Bar Association with the European legal system, which today governs many economic and social areas and where the success of EU citizens’ legal claims is increasingly based. It also aims to bring the Madrid lawyer closer to the daily practice of the European institutions, in particular before the European Court of Justice, by examining the most recurrent and current issues in the European field. Special attention will also be given to other aspects of international legal practice that are of interest to the Bar Association and its members.


Sandra María Gándara Gutierrez

Juan Ignacio Signes de Mesa