12th September 2011
NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
The Annual General Meeting of the Institute will be held on
Monday 12 September 2011 at 18.45
in the Grotius Library at the
British Institute of International and Comparative Law,
Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London, WC1B 5JP
A G E N D A
1. To consider the Report of the Board of Trustees and the financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2010.
2. To note the retirement of the following Trustees (of whom, only Ian Hobbs FCA is eligible for re-election):
Ian Hobbs FCA
Michael Hutchings OBE
Alexander Layton QC
Martin Paisner CBE
The Rt Hon Sir Bernard Rix
3. To elect Trustees. Following the above retirements, there are seven vacancies. The following names are proposed by the Board of Trustees:
Sir Franklin Berman KCMG QC
The Hon Mr Justice Burnton
Ian Hobbs FCA
Professor Rosa Maria Lastra LLB, MA (Valladolid), LLM (Harvard), PhD (Madrid)
Professor Dawn Oliver MA PhD FBA
Timothy Otty QC
Rabinder Singh QC (who will become the Hon Mr Justice Singh on 3rd October 2011)
Alexander Layton QC, Chairman of Board of Trustees
12 August 2011
A member entitled to attend and vote at the meeting is entitled to appoint a proxy to attend and vote for him or her. The instrument appointing the proxy must be in writing and must be deposited at the office of the Institute, at Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5JP, not less than forty-eight hours before the time of the meeting. A proxy need not also be a member of the Institute.
Article 61 of the Institute's Articles of Association provides, "No person other than a Trustee retiring at the meeting shall unless recommended by the Board of Trustees be eligible for election to the office of Trustee at any general meeting unless, not less than three nor more than twenty-one days before the date appointed for the meeting, there shall have been left at the registered office of the Institute notice in writing, signed by a member duly qualified to attend and vote at the meeting for which such notice is given, of his intention to propose such person for election, and also notice in writing by that person of his willingness to be elected."
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