October 17, 2022, New York, N.Y. – At the 20th annual meeting of the Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance ("GALA") last week in London, Jeffrey A. Greenbaum, Managing Partner of Frankfurt Kurnit, was elected to his fourth term as Chairman of GALA. Originally elected as Chairman in 2014, his new term will run through the end of 2025.
Under Mr. Greenbaum's leadership, GALA's membership has grown by more than twenty five percent, expanding its coverage around the world – most significantly in Africa and the Middle East. During that time, GALA also launched an annual global advertising law seminar, a blog, and published several groundbreaking books on international advertising law, including Advertising Law: A Global Legal Perspective, Privacy Law: A Global Legal Perspective on Data Protection Relating to Advertising and Marketing and Sweepstakes & Contests: A Global Legal Perspective.
In addition, Dafne Ramos of Allende & Garcia in Lima, Peru, was elected Vice President of the GALA Americas Region. Hande Hançar of Gün + Partners in Istanbul, Turkey, was elected Vice President of the GALA EMEA Region. Julika Wahlmann - Smith of Hesketh Henry in Auckland, New Zealand, was elected Vice President of the GALA Asia Pacific Region. They will serve two year terms, and will then assume the role of President of their regions.
The other members of the 2023 GALA Executive Committee are Daniël Haije, Global Vice Chairman (Hoogenraad & Haak, Netherlands), Brinsley Dresden, Global Secretary & Treasurer (Lewis Silkin, UK), Jose Antonio Arochi, President, Americas (Arochi & Lindner, Mexico), Chie Kasahara, President, Asia-Pacific (Atsumi & Sakai, Japan), and Anikó Keller, President, EMEA (Szecskay Attorneys Hungary)
GALA’s annual meeting was held in person in London from October 12th through October 15th. The organization celebrated its 20th anniversary at the event.