International Law & Practice Section

The section serves as a resource for Tennessee lawyers practicing in all aspects of international law focusing on private international law and international business transactions. Learn more, contact Christy Gibson at

Immediate Past Chair
Olsen Law Firm
735 Broad Street, Suite 708
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Chattanooga State
456 North Crest Rd
Chattanooga, TN 37404
Stites & Harbison PLLC
401 Commerce St., Ste. 800
Nashville, TN 37219
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Staff Coordinator
Tennessee Bar Association
221 4th Avenue N. Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37219

West Tennessee Legal Services Seeking Volunteers for Obion County Clinic

The Pro Bono Project at West Tennessee Legal Services has scheduled a Free Legal Clinic on Oct. 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Troy United Methodist Church. The clinic will be held in the church’s Activities Building located at 226 W. Westbrook St., Troy, Tennessee, 38260. All lawyers are invited to help at this counsel and advice-only clinic. To volunteer or for more information contact Ginny Brimm, 731-426-1308, or go online here.
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Sovereign Bilateral Creditor Collaboration Encouraged by IMF

Low-income countries that have built up high levels of debt from non-traditional sources are a growing cause of concern, according to the managing director of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, Reuters reports. At a sovereign debt restructuring conference, Lagarde warns that debt restructuring cases with non-traditional lenders are going to require better collaboration. Non-Paris Club providers of credit, like China, often do not have developed guidelines on how to restructure debts. She advised borrowers and their new creditors to be more transparent about their liabilities to prevent debt from spiraling into massive government obligations.

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