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Do you want to know:  How to Negotiate International Agreements?  What are the Problems areas in International Contracts? How can you overcome them? What kind of Contract are required? How to deal with cross-border contractual disputes? Compliance with multi-jurisdictional contracts?

Then Come Attend this Conference.

Pierce foreign markets with confidence  &   Learn from Experts in their fields

INTERNATIONAL JOINT VENTURES & BUSINESS AGREEMENTS: How to Draft, Negotiate and Understand Cross-border Commercial Agreements
Practical Problems & Solutions

National Conference

Chicago   -   May  2018

 BENEFITS OF ATTENDING  | WHO SHOULD ATTEND  | TOPICS TO BE COVERED  | SPEAKERS | LOCATION | WHEN | ACCOMMODATION

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Drafting International Agreements: Agency & Distribution, License & Franchise Agreements, Joint Ventures & Strategic Alliances, International Outsourcing Agreements,  Strategic Bargaining in Cross- border Negotiation;
Dispute Resolution in International Contractual Disputes.

 

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING

  • Key Principles and Clauses in drafting Effective Transnational Agreements

  • Explore recent new statutes related to international trade that have added a new complexity to international business transactions

  • Explore the prominent issues faced in resolving a transnational dispute in international contracts

  • Avoiding Top Mistakes in Drafting International Agreements

  • Anticipating and preventing future conflicts-Learning the Art of good drafting

  • Learning skills to recognize and utilizes various legal negotiating tactics

  • Dealing with Cross-border Contractual disputes

  • Key legal issues in International Agreements

  • Managing the legal aspects of Cross-border Agreements

  • Understanding the Art of Cross-border negotiation

  • Effective dealing with the Tax and Financial issues

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

  • LAWYERS, IN-HOUSE COUNSELS - all corporate, business & international attorneys
  • PROFESSIONALS, CONSULTANTS, ACCOUNTS, whose career path involves international agreements, joint ventures, international sales agreements, outsourcing agreements, distribution & agency agreements, licensing agreements, IT agreements
  • CORPORATE LEADERS, PRESIDENTS, DIRECTORS, CEO's, CFO's who are required to handle big picture issues and challenges
  • BUSINESS EXECUTIVES, MANAGERS and STRATEGIC PLANNERS whose companies already having internationally agreements or are contemplating international agreements
     



 

A Must Attend  for:


Attorneys, Corporate Counsels, Corporate Executives Business Consultants, Business Executives,  Strategic Planners,
Professionals, In House Counsels, Accountants,
Corporate Leaders, Presidents, Directors,
CEO's

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TOPICS & SCHEDULE OF THE CONFERENCE

 

NON-DISCLOSURE AGREEMENTS (NDA) AND LETTERS OF INTENT

Negotiating and Drafting Non-disclosure Agreements and letters of intent

Necessity and advantages of using a letter of intent & NDA

Determining what to disclose

Timing of disclosure

Two-way disclosure considerations

Required disclosure to third parties

Enforceability

 

NEGOTIATING TRANSNATIONAL AGREEMENTS

Understanding cultural perspective in international negotiations

Dealing with different styles on the other side of the table

Tips & Specific Considerations for conducting transnational negotiations

Dealing with clients who have unrealistic expectations -"it never takes this long, costs this much or is so complex in our U.S. deals"

Special issues for representing small and medium-sized companies-especially when dealing with the large corporations

Is a local counsel required for negotiating with a foreign party?

 

COMMON CLAUSES & MAJOR PRINCIPLES IN DRAFTING EFFECTIVE TRANSNATIONAL AGREEMENTS

Analysis of Major elements and terms

Common law vs. civil law considerations

Confidentiality clause considerations

Non-competition clause considerations

Getting paid, including letters of credit and bank guarantees

Terms of appointments/length of relationship, and planning for termination

Currency and exchange issues in transnational deals

"Boilerplate"- a closer look at integration clauses and other favorites

Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances

  • Strategic and business challenges of partnering arrangements-how to determine if and when a joint venture or strategic alliance addresses your business needs

  • Contract vs. equity, choice of entity: tax issues

  • Management and control-from perspective to minority, 50-50 and majority ownership, contractual ventures

  • Structuring issues; ancillary agreements

  • Termination, liquidation and buy-out issues

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    PRACTICAL ASPECTS OF DISPUTE RESOLUTION IN TRANSNATIONAL COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION

    Planning for, Avoiding and Resolving Cross-border Contractual Disputes

    International commercial arbitration versus litigation in courts

    Choice of arbitration models

    Choice of arbitration institutions

    Effective drafting of international commercial arbitration clauses

    Governing Law and Dispute Resolution Clauses

    United Nations convention on contracts for the international sale of goods

    When are alternative dispute resolution provisions worth considering (conciliation, mediation)?

    How to develop strategies for minimizing commercial disputes - beyond agreements

     

    FOCUS ON SPECIFIC TRANSNATIONAL AGREEMENTS

    Outsourcing Agreements

  • Structuring outsourcing agreements

  • Contracting v. joint venture v. wholly owned subsidiary

  • Appointment, term and exclusivity

  • Payment terms

  • Confidentiality issues

  • Cyber laws and other Compliance Programs

  • Termination & Non-compete

  • Information & Technology Agreements

  • Special Requirements of IT Agreements

  • License and Franchise Agreements

  • What are the essential terms of a license agreement? Licensing trademarks, patents and copyrights, technology and know-how and other rights

  • The added obligations and responsibilities of a franchise arrangement

  • Local law considerations in licensing and franchising-approvals, potential limits on royalties and other terms, potential notice/disclosure requirements for the franchise

  • Agency and Distribution Agreements

  • Structuring differences-agents vs. distributors

  • Appointment, term and exclusivity

  • Payment clauses

  • Tax issues, including permanent establishment and with holding tax

  • Termination -notice and compensation-planning issues to minimize later problems in the EU and elsewhere

  • STRUCTURING CONSIDERATIONS AND TAX ISSUES

    Tax risks in international operations

    Strategies for minimizing U.S. and foreign income taxes

    How to select the best structure for an international investment transaction

    VAT, withholding, permanent establishment, transfer pricing and other issues

    Key accounting issues-consolidation and beyond

     

    KEY LEGAL ISSUES TO CONSIDER IN TRANSNATIONAL AGREEMENTS

    Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

    U.S. Anti-boycott laws and export controls

    - effective clauses and programs for compliance

    Antitrust and competition law consideration- overview

    Impact of Sarbanes-Oxley Act

    Homeland Security and the Patriot Act

     

     

    SPEAKERS ON THE FACULTY

    Leading experts in their fields including corporate and governmental experts who have expertise in international commercial agreements, including leading attorneys, in house counsel, and corporate leaders.

     
     

     

     
     

    DATE OF THE CONFERENCE

    (exact date to be announced)
    8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

    LOCATION OF THE CONFERENCE

    Chicago, Illinois, USA

     

    Breakfast, Lunch & Conference Materials are included in the cost of registration.

    Accommodation

    Please contact any of the hotels in the area directly for your room reservations.


     

    Places are limited. Please register early.


    Special Rates for additional registrant from the same company

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