The LIDC is a Swiss association governed by Article 60 et seq. of the Swiss Civil Code with its registered office in Geneva and its administrative office in Lausanne.

The organs of the association are the General Assembly, the Council and the Bureau.

Statutes of the Association

The LIDC’s Statutes are the primary LIDC governing document that provide the general framework for the association’s functioning. The Bylaws / Statutes govern the actions and decisions of the LIDC Bureau and Council.

LIDC Bureau

The LIDC Bureau is entrusted with the LIDC’s day-to-day management and the preparation of the Council meetings. The Bureau acts under the authority of the President and the Secretary General.

The Bureau comprises the President, the First Vice President, the Vice Presidents, the former President, the Secretary General, the Treasurer General and the Reporter General and their deputies as well as the person responsible for Publications and the person responsible for Communications.

The Bureau is currently composed as follows:

Christophe Rapin
See bio

Zoltan Barakonyi
First Vice-President
See bio

Catrina Lam
Hong Kong
See bio

Felipe Barros Oquendo
See bio

Carmen Verdonck
Past President
See bio

Collette Rawnsley
General Rapporteur
See bio

Muriel Chagny
Deputy General Rapporteur
See bio

Nathalie Lobel-Lastman
General Secretary

See bio

Jennifer Beal
Deputy General Secretary

See bio

Marianne Decker
See bio

Cecilia Torelm 
Deputy Treasurer

Nordic Group
See bio

Pranvera Këllezi
Responsible for Publications

See bio

Ottavia Raffaelli
Responsible for Communication

See bio

LIDC Council

The Council is composed of the members of the Bureau, of the Presidents of the National Groups and the former LIDC presidents.

The current Presidents of National groups are:

  • Austria: Michael Meyenburg
  • Belgium: Charles Gheur  
  • Brazil: Paulo Parente Marques Mendes 
  • Czech Republic: Jan Hák
  • France: Muriel Chagny 
  • Germany: Reiner Münker
  • Hong Kong: Winnie Tam SC
  • Hungary: Zoltán Hegymegi Barakonyi
  • Italy: Giuseppe Sena
  • Japan: Shinichiro Tanaka
  • Luxembourg: Gabriel Bleser
  • Nordic Group (Danemark, Norway, Sweden):
    Giovanni Gozzo 
  • Rumania: Paul Buta
  • Switzerland: Hubert Orso Gilliéron
  • UK: James Flynn
  • Ukraine: Mykola Boichuk

The former LIDC presidents are:

  • Carmen Verdonck, Belgium
  • José Antonio Faria Correa, Brazil
  • Michael Mayenburg, Austria
  • Gusztav Bacher, Hungary
  • Mary-claude Mitchell, France
  • Marco Francetti, Italy
  • Wolfgang Rehmann, Germany
  • Claude Delcorde, Belgium
  • Dr Peter Pöch, Austria
  • Ludwig Linder, Germany
  • Dr. Charles Gielen, Netherlands

The list of the Honorary Presidents is the following:

  • Kamen Troller, Switzerland
  • Mr Christopher Morcom QC, UK

General Assembly

The General Assembly is the supreme power within the LIDC. It includes all members. 

The Ordinary Meeting of the General Assembly takes place once a year, at the end of the annual Congress.

The General Assembly took place for example in :

  • Brussels, September 2021;
  • Paris, November 2019;
  • Budapest, October 2018;
  • Rio de Janeiro, October 7, 2017;
  • Geneva, October 8, 2016;
  • Stockholm, October 2015;
  • Torino, September 2014;
  • Kiev, September 2013;
  • Prague, October 2012;
  • Oxford, September 2011;
  • Bordeaux, October 2010;
  • Vienna, October 2009;
  • Hamburg, September 2008;
  • Catania, October 2007;
  • Amsterdam, September 2006.

Several minutes of previous General Assemblies are available on the resources page.