German to head IBA

Klaus Bohlhof, a partner at German firm Hengeler Muller Weitzel Wirtz, was last week confirmed as new IBA president, replacing Desmond Fernando. Bohlhof said he aimed to use his two years in office to build on existing IBA resolutions looking to outlaw discrimination, regulate multi- disciplinary practices and advance human rights. Meanwhile, Bermudan lawyer Dianna Kempe QC has been confirmed as vice-president, virtually ensuring she will be the IBA's first woman president in two years' time.