Tuesday, April 20, 2021
8:55 AM - 4:20 PM
LIVE ONLINE ONLY – NO IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE
In-Person Passholders – You may use your Pass to register for the live webcast at no charge.
A “must attend” event for every attorney who represents clients with global business interests!
The Institute provides answers, analysis and practice tips for those who advise on, litigate or transact business across borders. You'll receive essential updates on new rules and regulations and expert tips for resolving your biggest challenges.
8:25 – 8:55 a.m.
8:55 – 9:00 a.m.
Introduction & Welcome
– David J. Townsend; Planning Committee Chair
9:00 – 9:10 a.m.
Current and Emerging Trends in International Law
– Patrick J. Kelly; International Business Law Section Chair; Partner; Fredrikson & Byron P.A.
9:10 – 9:15 a.m.
9:15 – 10:00 a.m.
How to Get the Deal Done in China
With all the geopolitical friction between the United States and China, there continues to be promising growth in U.S.-China business opportunities. This session will look at how deals are getting done in cross-border investment and M&A, rapid developments in Chinese law, and how compliance with U.S. law commitments are growing in complexity. Dave Townsend and Ray Liu will discuss a variety of issues that arise in doing business between China and the United States.
– Ray Liu; Partner and Beijing Office Head; Dorsey & Whitney LLP
– David J. Townsend; Of Counsel; Dorsey & Whitney LLP
10:00 – 10:05 a.m.
10:05 – 10:55 a.m.
Compliance and Getting the Deal Done in Europe – Interpreting the Law and Minimizing the Challenges
In today’s global business climate, many companies must expand the scope of their operations overseas to remain competitive. This requires a sound understanding of business practices and laws as they pertain to the international marketplace. This panel will focus on important regulatory and practice issues in Europe, and counterpart issues in the U.S. for European clients, including matters of incorporation, import/export regulation, contracts, litigation, embargoes, and nationally applied sanctions.
– Jonathan P. Armstrong; Partner; Cordery; London, UK
– Giani Pandey; Grayston & Co. Law Firm; Brussels, Belgium
– Mark S. McNeil; Owner; McNeil Global Law; Minneapolis
– Valentin A. Povarchuk; Principal; Midwest Trade Law; Saint Paul
10:55 – 11:05 a.m.
11:05 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Arbitration Across Borders is Common and Civil
Members of OBLIN will give an overview of the differences between commercial arbitrations done in common law and civil law countries. The presentation will cover basic procedural questions as well as specific topics of interest, always comparing common to civil law approaches. Topics include:
– Neva Cirkveni; Counsel; OBLIN Attorneys at Law; Vienna, Austria
– Sharon Schmidt; Counsel; OBLIN Attorneys at Law; Vienna, Austria
12:00 – 12:05 p.m.
12:05 – 12:40 p.m.
U.S. and Global Work Visa Options in 2021
This panel discussion will address the following topics:
– Graeme Kirk; Ellisons Solicitors; London & Bury St. Edmunds U.K.
– George C. Maxwell; Borene Law Firm; Minneapolis
– Ken Zaifman; Zaifman Law; Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
– Scott M. Borene; Borene Law Firm; Minneapolis (moderator)
12:40 – 1:10 p.m.
1:10 – 3:10 p.m.
Elimination of Bias: Bridging the Gap in Cross-Cultural Negotiations
Frustrated by cross-cultural negotiations that never go anywhere? In this practical, case-based session, you will:
– Mary Beth Lamb; Global Leadership and Teaming Consultant; Author and Professor of Practice; ECCO International; Saint Paul
3:10 – 3:20 p.m.
3:20 – 4:20 p.m.
FCPA and Global Anti-Corruption Updates
This session will cover recent developments and enforcement trends related to the U.S. Foreign Corruption Practices Act (FCPA), as well as anti-corruption developments and enforcement updates from other jurisdictions.
– Karl Procaccini; General Counsel & Deputy Chief of Staff; Office of Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan
– Erin Sindberg Porter; Partner; Jones Day
– Kathy Statler; Staff Attorney; Greene Espel
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
There are no replays.
$245 MSBA members / $245 paralegals / $295 standard rate
Other discounts that may apply:
Need-based scholarships are available for in-person and online seminars. For further information or to obtain a scholarship application, contact us at 800-759-8840 or email@example.com.
Minnesota CLE is applying to the Minnesota State Board of CLE for 6.25 CLE credits, including 2.0 elimination of bias credits. The maximum number of total credits attendees may claim for this program is 6.25 credits.