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Dan Minutillo explains the concept of "deemed exports" that affects every company in the U.S. that employs a foreign national. Learn what a deemed export is an how your clients can avoid the steep penalties for violating deemed export regulations. 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 »
Examine in the new "reality" of global patent enforcement and monetization, as well as practical guidance on how to navigate these new realities and possible strategies to adapt to the new landscape. more »
Review the latest international developments concerning various governments’ enforcement efforts and hear updates on key substantive issues such as cross-border discovery and privilege issues. In addition, the panel offers insights regarding GDPR considerations. more »
Mexico has finalized the key legal framework for the energy sector, which derived from the 2013 Constitutional reform and has attracted substantial foreign investment in upstream, midstream, downstream, power and renewable energies. The implementation of the Energy reform under the TPP, NAFTA 2.0, EITI and ICSID plus a new administration will face new challenges and opportunities in 2018 and beyond. more »
Session 1: GDPR is Effective Today! - 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 will 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.
Session 2: 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 3: 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 4: 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 5: 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 6: 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 »
Session 1: Protecting the In-House Attorney Client Privilege - A practical overview of the attorney-client privilege as it applies to in-house counsel communications. Hear best practices for protecting communications, common pitfalls, and real world hot topics. Focus on “intermingled” legal and business communications, investigations, and multi-jurisdictional disputes, as well as discovery and litigation planning and management.
Session 2: 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 3: Taking Care of Ourselves: Lessons in Work–Life Balance and Self-Care - In a high-stress profession, everyone is vulnerable to destructive habits harmful to ourselves and our clients. Hear a candid discussion about the reality of risk to the profession and anecdotal tips for changing the statistics. more »
The EU passed the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in 2016 and, after a two-year grace period, the GDPR entered into force on May 25, 2018. Hear insights on the areas where companies continue to focus their time, resources, and concern following the GDPR’s entry into force. In addition, hear first-hand experience from an attorney who spent the first two months following the GDPR’s “go-live” date in Brussels, including meeting European privacy authorities, to provide updates on the first wave of GDPR enforcement. 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 »
Get the tools needed to review international activities, identify potential issues, and develop strategies for mitigating tax risk to a university. Hear a discussion of challenges and approaches to tax compliance in operating abroad, with a focus on developing and executing a practical framework for tax-risk management. 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 »
Discuss current issues around patenting, licensing, enforcing, and monetizing patents in the U.S., and look at what the EU, China, and UK are experiencing and the impact on U.S. patent environment. more »
Session 1: Overview of an International Energy Project Lifecycle - An overview of a typical international energy project lifecycle from development through decommissioning.
Session 2: Petroleum Engineering: Conventional Hydrocarbons - How do we physically explore for, develop and produce hydrocarbons? As lawyers, we must have an understanding of the fundamentals of petroleum activities to accurately draft agreements and effectively provide counsel to energy industry clients. An introduction to different types of offshore and onshore drilling and production systems including FPSOs (floating, production, storage and off-loading vessels) and TLPs (tension-leg platforms). Typical liquefied natural gas (LNG) production facilities (liquefaction, regasification and pipelines) are discussed, with coverage of "high-level" drilling and production facilities and operation cost estimates.
Session 3: Unconventional Hydrocarbon Resources - An overview of the geology and geophysics of unconventional hydrocarbon resources including shale. An introduction to the petroleum engineering techniques required to develop and produce these resources.
Session 4: Host Country Instruments (HCIs) - A look at the legal regimes used globally for buying, selling, exploring, developing and producing hydrocarbons, including Concession or Royalty/Tax, Production Sharing, Risk Service Agreements and so-called "hybrids;" with a discussion of basic natural resource ownership/title concepts and provisions of various HCIs, including key fiscal and non-fiscal terms.
Session 5: International Energy Project Economics - This session is designed to provide a lawyer the basics of energy project economics "101" so that they can better work with their energy industry clients to develop legal options in various deal scenarios that are also "economic." Hear an examination of how we develop project economic models to calculate investor rates of return and other key economic indicators by using facility and operation cost estimates, revenue estimates and Host Country Instrument provisions. The role of "risk analysis" in developing project models and the concept of leverage and how it can impact project economics also is considered.
Session 6: Co-Venture Formation and Agreements - Leverage and risk allocation are two factors that frequently lead most international energy projects to be undertaken by more than one co-venture party. This session covers the most common arrangements by which parties acquire interests in energy projects including farmins, farmouts, participation agreements and swaps, with coverage of the fundamental provisions of typical co-venture Joint/Unit Operating Agreements (JOAs) using the AIPN model form as a basis.
Session 7: Co-Venture Economics: The Power of Leverage - A discussion of the economic inflection points that occur over the life of an upstream project. Participants work through examples of typical commercial arrangements for farmins and co-venture risk-sharing.
Session 8: Co-Venture Operations - Getting into a co-venture can seem easy compared to operating a successful co-venture. This session looks at operational provisions within the industry joint operating agreement framework, including management decision-making and contracting.
Session 9: The Globalization of Anti-Corruption - Discussion of risk-based global programs including integrating compliance into the business, analysis of the program through the lens of core program building blocks, using technology to mitigate risk and screen third parties, and keeping up with global legal developments.
Session 10: Anti-Corruption Drafting -
Session 11: 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. 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 »