The Emirates NBD Polo Cup 2012, organised by the Lawyers Polo Association at the Polo Club du Domaine de Chantilly, Apremont, France, came to a successful close with the Lechuza Caracas team winning the tournament followed by La Victoire team, in the second place.
The “Emirates NBD” team, named after the leading bank in the region and the title sponsor of the event, won the third place in the tournament. Seen here in the first picture are (from left to right) Joachim Feller, Eduardo L. Bérèterbide, Dato Mohamad Zekri Ibrahim and Eduardo M. Bérèterbide, the players comprising the “Emirates NBD” team.
The tournament kicked off with a black tie reception at the elegant George V Hotel in central Paris, play-off games and final matches, followed by a trophy ceremony and closing reception. Six polo teams formed by international and local polo playing lawyers participated in this year’s tournament.
More than 350 international polo-playing lawyers are members of the Lawyers Polo Association, which is a global organisation founded in 2008 to bring together polo players from the legal industry around the world. The Polo tournament coincides with the annual International Bar Association (IBA) conference each year, and is held in the same city.