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Session 1: Global Enforcement Trends - Patent enforcement is often global in two or more jurisdictions requiring a deep understanding of the laws and practices of each jurisdiction, competent counsel in each jurisdiction, and on-going close cooperation between the litigation teams in each jurisdiction. This panel focuses on effective patent litigation in the largest economies after the USA – China, Japan, Germany, and the UK.
Session 2: SEPs and FRAND - Learn about recent developments related to standard essential patents, including cutting edge technologies, fair reasonable and non-discriminatory licensing issues, and an overview of government agency views. more »
Session 1: Overview of the International Tax System for the Oil and Gas Industry After the TCJA - Hear an overview of the international provisions following the 2017 TCJA, including the new GILTI, FDII, and BEAT provisions as well as the impact on the pre-existing international provisions. Examine the impact of the TCJA on the oil and gas industry and how the changes may affect the business operations and tax planning of companies in the oil and gas business, including the tax-favored treatment of FOGEI income in contrast to the treatment of FORI income, which generally remains subject to its pre-2018 treatment.
Session 2: Continuation of FTC Issues - Listen to a discussion about foreign tax credit issues post-TCJA, including the new section 960 rules, expense allocation regulations, and foreign tax credit basketing.
Session 3: GILTI, FDII and the BEAT: Tax Planning in a Post-Reform World - Hear a summary of the new rules regarding foreign source dividends, Global Intangible Low-Taxed Income, Foreign-Derived Intangible Income, and Subpart F. Also, review how tax planning has changed since the 2017 tax reforms and how these new rules can be managed from a tax planning standpoint. more »
Session 1: Establishing EU Operations - An introduction with a high-level overview of some key legal issues for US companies to consider when expanding into Europe for the first time. This session covers:
Key factors to consider when selecting a base for your EU operations
EU market entry and how best to achieve this
Entity choice and formation considerations
Key EU corporate compliance obligations, including account filing requirements and beneficial ownership disclosure obligations
The new EU Regulation on the Screening of Foreign Direct Investments in the EU
Session 2: Employment and Immigration Law Considerations for U.S. Companies Doing Business in the EU - Understand the key features of EU labor law, with a specific focus on recruiting, retaining, and terminating employees. Hear insights and key takeaways from an employment law perspective for U.S. employers interested in employing personnel in the EU, touching on the following:
statutory protective leave
working time requirements
employee discrimination laws
employee rights on termination
employee rights arising in the context of corporate transactions
trade union representation.
This session also explores employee benefits—what's market and what's not—as well as some key differences and similarities between the typical employer/employee relationship in the U.S. versus Europe. In addition, examine key immigration considerations when it comes to employing non-EEA nationals in Europe.
Session 3: E-Commerce and Consumer Protection Regulation in the EU - Hear an introduction to each of the key regulations that businesses will need to comply with when selling online to consumers in the EU, with a focus on:
consumer remedies and enforcement
Session 4: Regulation of Data in the EU - Get a big picture overview of data regulation in the EU covering, in particular, significant legal developments and hot topics including:
Ireland as a data global stage, and the landscape of U.S. and EU data regulation.
international data transfers, recent legal challenges to lawful transfer mechanisms, and the impact of Brexit.
enforcement activity with a look at the fines issued by EU Supervisory Authorities.
civil actions including the rights of individuals to seek compensation for data protection breaches and the potential for class actions.
data breach notifications and the obligation to notify individuals and Supervisory Authorities of a breach.
the one stop shop mechanism providing for the selection of a lead supervisory authority.
Session 5: Intellectual Property Rights and Strategies for Protection in Europe - Hear an introduction to each of the key intellectual property rights that are available to businesses, and strategies for their protection in the EU, including:
Session 6: M&A in the EU: What U.S. Businesses Need to Know - Examine the current public and private M&A market in the EU, with an explanation of common deal structures and what drives them, as well as key terms of typical M&A transactions in the EU. Discuss recent M&A market trends, highlighting some of the key differences in deal-making in the U.S. and the EU. more »
Session 1: What Small and Mid-Size Businesses Need to Know About GDPR - The EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been a game-changer for companies of all sizes. Learn the important details of GDPR including who it applies to, recent guidance from European Data Protection Authorities, and how to gauge and mitigate the risk to your organization.
Session 2: California and Other Privacy Law Developments in the Wake of GDPR - Review upcoming California Consumer Privacy Act requirements for covered businesses, hear about operational trade-offs in charting a compliance pathway for privacy, and learn about emerging privacy regimes both here in the US and internationally.
Session 3: Do You Know Where Your Data is?: Data Sharing and the State of the Law - Modern companies are awash in data. Employees generate it and are usually looking for the most efficient way to share it internally and externally. Review the myriad of problems that can occur even with the most well-meaning of employees. From the possible export control risks of emailing technical information to an overseas colleague, to using Dropbox and other file sharing sites to exchange information, to providing data to contract employees, and more, explore the state of the law as it relates to data and what can happen if you lose control of it.
Session 4: Data Breaches, Big Data, and FTC Oversight - Learn how and why the FTC polices data breaches and the collection and exploitation of big data.
Session 5: Protecting Client Information-Cyber Protection Duties as an Attorney - Explore the ethical and legal obligations of attorneys and law firms to protect client data and communications from the latest cybersecurity threats.
Session 6: Ethics and Professionalism in a Global Environment - Ethics and professionalism are being influenced by many factors in today’s global environment. Consider some of these factors, along with areas of commonality amongst the legal ethics rules from a sampling of jurisdictions.
Session 7: Law Firm Data Security and the Ethical Duty of Technology Competence - As clients demand attorneys deliver legal services more efficiently by using technology it increases pressure to have technical knowledge and proficiency. Further, the American Bar Association and 28 states have created a model rule for the ethical duty of technology competence. Hear an overview of the significant material risks and impact on a law firm following a breach and the potential consequences from an ethics and disciplinary perspective. more »
An overview of relevant U.S. export controls and economic sanctions laws and regulations focused for lawyers working with technology companies. The presentation covers international sales issues, implications with respect to non-U.S. employees and considerations in mergers and acquisitions. more »
At the end of 2018, the Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE) will issue the permanent electricity rate methodology, CENACE will begin with monthly FTR auctions, and clean energy should be at a minimum of 5%. In 2019, we will be able to see in more detail the energy policy of the new administration that begins on December 1, 2018. more »
Session 1: Perspective on the Tax Legislative Process - Get a behind the scenes look at the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, focusing on how specific provisions were enacted and the intent behind the provisions.
Session 2: Rock, Paper, Scissors? Choice of Entity After Tax Reform - The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 changed the tax treatment of business entities, including a reduction in the corporate rate and a new deduction for partners, and brought new considerations into play when choosing the form of doing business for your clients. Hear about the factors that may influence your selection now, when and why pass-through entities may still be the right choice, and how and when multi-entity structures may be useful.
Session 3: Structuring Business Transactions After the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act - Examine the impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on mergers and acquisitions, including the effect of new tax rates, expanded bonus depreciation, and new limitations on interest deductions.
Session 4: International Changes - The international tax arena was significantly changed in 2017 with the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, including an expansion of its reach into purely domestic transactions. Listen to a discussion about these changes, and identify the key issues they raise for practitioners. more »
May 25, 2018 is the effective date for the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, the world’s most comprehensive privacy law. On this day for which so many have prepared, we share in-house and outside counsel perspectives on what the GDPR means for international companies that do business in the EU, which aspects of compliance efforts have been most challenging, and what lies ahead in maintaining GDPR “accountability” and in connection with the forthcoming, related ePrivacy Regulation. more »
Session 1: Core Aspects of Federal Procurement Law in Technology Transactions - Federal procurement law mandates that U.S. Government contractors be cyber-secure, yet provide high technology products which can be seamlessly shared by multiple U.S. Government agencies for efficiency. Is this possible, and what are the new cyber-security requirements for Federal Government contractors?
Session 2: International Technology Contracting and Negotiating Abroad and Ethical Considerations - Listen to a discussion about ethical issues that arise when negotiating commercial and technical contracts abroad with a focus on negotiations in Europe and Asia. Hear practical tips on how to navigate the issues while still supporting the business objective. more »
Session 1: International Tax Planning Issues—Evolving in the Face of Uncertainty - Managing international tax planning, including adoption of a territorial system as part of U.S. tax reform, the accompanying transition issues of repatriation and anti-base erosion rules and increasing tax-avoidance and transfer pricing efforts around the globe.
Session 2: International Compliance - A discussion on the new compliance burdens imposed by the OECD’s BEPS project, with focus on the country-by-country disclosure requirements, as well as an analysis of the likely areas of transfer pricing disputes and recommendations for defense of transfer pricing determinations. more »
Session 1: The General Counsel and the Independent Auditor: A Critical Relationship - Hear tips for legal departments in interacting with independent auditors during an investigation—when do you disclose information, how do you speak with "one voice" with an auditor, and more.
Session 2: Internal Investigations: The Complexities and Challenges of Multi-National Business Operations - In the wake of the recent federal investigations of Volkswagen/Audi, Petrobras and GSK it is more than obvious that the ramifications of a criminal investigation by the Department of Justice are far reaching, consequential and unpredictable. Being prepared to conduct an internal investigation that mitigates and/or defuses the potential fallout from such an investigation is an essential element of every corporate internal investigation practice. Hear practical advice and lessons learned from both in-house and outside counsel who have handled a multitude of these multi-national internal investigations. more »
There is no “one-size fits all” compliance program. Each compliance program begins with a deep understanding of the business and risk environment. Program design considers the end business user and creates a structure that is mapped to different risks and regulations through a compliance framework that shares common themes irrespective of the type of business or subject matter.
Join us online for this six-part series that walks through the legal and regulatory framework, core principles, and key components of a successful compliance program. more »
This eCourse outlines the basic structure of a compliance program and the regulatory framework used to develop a program. Learn how to analyze the regulatory framework and build a program that works for the company’s risk environment. more »
This eCourse explores how to conduct an effective risk assessment using a given regulatory framework and compliance program data. This framework is applicable to any subject matter from Anti-Corruption to Privacy. more »
This eCourse explores key elements of effective policies and procedures. How to draft them, what makes them effective, and how to update them. It also provides insight into modern trends, including best practices for drafting a Code of Conduct. more »