New York



    8:30 am
    Registration and Breakfast

    9:00 am
    Welcome and Introductions

    9:10 am 

    Keynote Presentation
    Dambisa Moyo | Global Economist and Author
    Dambisa Moyo is a global economist and author who analyzes the macroeconomy and international affairs. Her work examines the interplay of international business and the global economy, while highlighting the key opportunities for investment; capitalizing on her rare ability to translate trends in markets, politics, regulatory matters and economics into their likely impact on global business. Dambisa was named by TIME Magazine as one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World,” and is the author of three NY Times Bestsellers’ books. See her
    complete biography.

    10:30 am
    Panel Discussion 

    Moderated by:
    Peter Schechter, Director | Atlantic Council - Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center


    Ross Denton, Baker McKenzie - London

    Raymundo Enriquez, Baker McKenzie - Mexico City

    Peter MacKay, Baker McKenzie - Toronto

    11:30 am 


    Afternoon Panel Sessions (Attendees can register to attend one panel per timed session) 

    Session 1: 12:15 pm to 1:30 pm
    Option A: What's Next for Global Commerce? Politics, Policy and the Road Ahead

    • Predictions on policy directives and key players in the next administration
    • Recent developments relation to global growth markets in Asia and Latin America
    • The road ahead for commercial opportunities in frontier markets, such as Cuba
    • New business opportunities and limitations for US multinationals in growth markets across the world

    Option B: Navigating the Latest Global Privacy Risks - Cross-Border Transfers, Breach Notification Duties and Increased regulations
    • Privacy governance and compliance -- an in-house perspective
    • Common privacy issues for global companies
    • Privacy Shield and EU data protection update (GDRP): What's next?

    Option C: Tax Planning and Corporate Governance
    • Anticipating potential challenges by local tax authorities, regulatory and law changes, as well as scrutiny from stakeholders and the media
    • Organizing your planning on the front end through the effective project management to align tax directors and executives
    • Optimizing the executive phase--defining risk and responsibilities, conducting tax and corporate due diligence, and documenting cross-border transactions

    Session 2: 1:35 pm to 2:35 pm
    Option A: Brazil - Seizing Opportunities in Uncertain Times

    • Current legal and business environment and outlook
    • Key regulatory and investment trends
    • How to successfully deal with local governments
    • Top 5 common mistakes made by foreign companies

    Option B: Global Employment Compliance Risk Management - What Is or Should Be Keeping You Up At Night
    • Dodd-Frank and cross-border whistleblowers
    • Global codes and international hotlines
    • Global compacts
    • Shift from voluntary to regulated human rights
    • Global supply chains

    Option C: Trends in Financial Markets Enforcement
    • Enforcement trends in cases being brought by the SEC, CFTC, SROs, DOJ and US bank regulators
    • The recent rise of DOJ criminal actions in the financial industry, including "spoofing" and other illegal practices
    • Compliance steps to take in an effort to avoid a regulatory investigation
    • What to do when the regulator calls

    Session 3: 2:40 pm to 3:55 pm
    Option A: Understanding Some Key Differences in Cross-Border Deal Terms

    • Purchase price adjustment mechanisms
    • Material adverse change
    • Disclosure regimes
    • Market indemnification terms

    Option B: Protecting Trade Secrets Globally
    • Federal claims and remedies under the newly enacted Defense of Trade Secret Act
    • Criminal prosecution strategies/cooperating with the government on claims under the Economic Espionage Act
    • The protection of US trade secrets before the International Trade Commission
    • Trade secret protection overseas
    • Best practices for preventing trade secret theft in the US and overseas

    Option C: Latest Tax Developments for Corporate Executives
    • Up to the minute on inversions and intercompany debt arrangements (including impact of 385 regulations)
    • How will BEPS affect cross-border deals?
    • Tax issues in structuring and negotiating deals

    Session 4: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm 
    Option A: 10 Tips for Global Expansion 

    This panel will address the top-line hallmarks of success and common pitfalls to avoid, when entering new markets. Topics will include:
    • Buy, build or partner?  
    • Tax and people planning
    • Dispute resolution and risk management 
    • Local law analysis
    • Brand management and protection
    • Contractual enforceability matters

    Option B: 10 Managing Disputes in a Flat World
    • Advantages of company-wide--as opposed to local office--systems for handling disputes to best manage risk and resolve disputes more quickly and cost effectively
    • Value of creating and distributing to all company in-house counsel proposed disputes clauses principles, model clauses and drafting notes
    • Best practices early case assessment (ECA), alternative disputes resolution (ADR), budgeting and coordination with outside counsel and collection and review of information for regulatory purposes

    Option C: Internet of Things - Privacy and Security Risks Abound
    • Data security risks associated with the growing connectivity of devices
    • Looming privacy issues with embedded systems (medical devices, automotive, wearables)
    • What challenges lie ahead for global companies in legal and regulatory compliance? 

    5:00 pm
    Networking Cocktail Reception









     Keynote Speaker

    Dambisa Moyo
    Global Economist and Author

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