University of Texas School of Law
2019
Doing Business in Europe: Essential Considerations and Potential Pitfalls
STUDIO WEBCAST Nov 4, 2019
Conference Concluded
  Now available in eCourse format
Doing Business in Europe: Essential Considerations and Potential Pitfalls
4.50 hrs
(Contains material from Nov 2019)

UT Law CLE

2019 Doing Business in Europe: Essential Considerations and Potential Pitfalls

Program Features
9:00 a.m. to 2:50 p.m. (5.00 hrs)
Establishing and conducting business operations in the EU can be fraught with unique considerations and potential traps for the unwary. Join Gina Conheady along with several of her colleagues from “across the pond” in a multi-part course designed to walk through key issues when doing business in Europe, including: 
  • Establishing EU Operations
  • Employment and Immigration Law Considerations for U.S. Companies
  • E-Commerce and Consumer Protection Regulations
  • Regulation of Data in the EU
  • Intellectual Property Rights and Strategies for Protection in Europe
  • M&A in the EU
If you cannot watch the entire webcast at its scheduled time, register now and view the recording and eCourse when it is available in “Your Briefcase” after the webcast.  Earn CLE credit (in TX and CA) on your time!

UT Law CLE

2019 Doing Business in Europe: Essential Considerations and Potential Pitfalls

11/20/19
Schedule

Monday Morning, Nov. 4, 2019

9:00 am

0.50 hr

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

Gina Conheady, A&L Goodbody - San Francisco, CA

9:30 am
Break - 5 min

9:35 am

1.00 hr

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.
 

Ciaran Ahern, A&L Goodbody - Dublin, Ireland
Michael Doyle, A&L Goodbody - Dublin, Ireland
Bríd Nic Suibhne, A&L Goodbody - Dublin, Ireland

10:35 am
Break - 5 min

10:40 am

0.75 hr

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:

  • website requirements
  • online sales
  • consumer contracts
  • consumer remedies and enforcement
  

Tom Harding, Osborne ClarkeUnited Kingdom
Elliott Prentiss, Osborne ClarkeUnited Kingdom

11:25 am
Break - 30 min

11:55 am

0.75 hr

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.

Andrea Lawler, A&L Goodbody - Dublin, Ireland
John Whelan, A&L Goodbody - Dublin, Ireland

12:40 pm
Break - 5 min

12:45 pm

0.75 hr

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: 

  • trade marks
  • designs
  • copyright
  • patents

Richard May, Osborne ClarkeUnited Kingdom

1:30 pm
Break - 5 min

1:35 pm

0.75 hr

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.

Laura Kennedy, A&L Goodbody - Dublin, Ireland
Richard Marron, A&L Goodbody - Dublin, Ireland

2:20 pm
Presentation Concludes

UT Law CLE

2019 Doing Business in Europe: Essential Considerations and Potential Pitfalls

Faculty

Conference Faculty

Ciaran Ahern
A&L Goodbody
Dublin, Ireland
Gina Conheady
A&L Goodbody
San Francisco, CA
Michael Doyle
A&L Goodbody
Dublin, Ireland
Tom Harding
Osborne ClarkeUnited Kingdom
Laura Kennedy
A&L Goodbody
Dublin, Ireland
Andrea Lawler
A&L Goodbody
Dublin, Ireland
Richard Marron
A&L Goodbody
Dublin, Ireland
Richard May
Osborne ClarkeUnited Kingdom
Bríd Nic Suibhne
A&L Goodbody
Dublin, Ireland
Elliott Prentiss
Osborne ClarkeUnited Kingdom
John Whelan
A&L Goodbody
Dublin, Ireland

Planning Committee

Gina Conheady
A&L Goodbody
San Francisco, CA
Joanna Jefferson
The University of Texas School of Law
Austin, TX

UT Law CLE

2019 Doing Business in Europe: Essential Considerations and Potential Pitfalls

Credit Information

MCLE Credit

Texas
4.50 hrs
Additional Information
UT Law CLE will report credit to the State Bar of Texas on your behalf. If you are claiming credit in the last week of your birth month, self-report your credit directly to the State Bar of Texas at texasbar.com. A Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you upon claiming credit.
California
4.50 hrs
Additional Information
Self-report your CLE credit directly to the State Bar of California at calbar.ca.gov. Print and keep the Certificate of Completion for your records. A Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you upon claiming credit.
Other States
4.50 hrs
Additional Information
Note on Self-Reporting Your Credits in Another State
If you wish to satisfy MCLE or other professional education requirements in another state for a program offered by the University of Texas School of Law, please check with the state bar or other licensing authority in that state to ensure it will qualify for self-reporting your credits.

To claim Other States MCLE credit, Other States credit option must be selected PRIOR to viewing the live webcast. Upon claiming credit, a Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you.

This accreditation requires attendance verification. UT Law CLE monitors and records attendee responses to questions that randomly appear during the live webcast presentation. The response record is detailed on the Certificate of Completion .

MCLE credit is presented based on a 60-minute credit hour. 

UT Law CLE

2019 Doing Business in Europe: Essential Considerations and Potential Pitfalls

Key Dates

STUDIO WEBCAST

  • Last day for cancellation (full refund): Oct 28, 2019
  • Last day for cancellation (partial refund): Oct 28, 2019
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