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Events - conferences, seminars and webinars




24 January 2017, Toronto ON

Trade and Business Strategies for a Post-Globalization World in person

Baker McKenzie

Please join Baker McKenzie for a special event where we bring together leading voices in global trade for a one day conference to discuss the risks and opportunities businesses face in these uncertain times.

Conference Chair: Paul D. Burns, Partner, Toronto

Featuring special guest speakers:

  • Matthew Wilson, SVP, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters;
  • David Plunkett, Former Canadian Ambassador to the EU;
  • Ashley Prime, Managing Director, Navigator Ltd - UK; and
  • Baker Mckenzie spekers from our offices in the UK, US, Mexico City and Canada.

 

Agenda

Panel 1: Seizing the Trade, Investment and Market Access Benefits of ‎CETA

  • A brief history of negotiating with the EU
  • IP changes: geographic indications and patent protections for pharmaceutical companies
  • Accessing government procurement opportunities in Canada and the EU
  • Understanding "real world" rules of origins
  • Standards and rule making under CETA
  • Key persons, temporary entry and stay for business purposes

 

Panel 2: Assessing Brexit's Impact on Canadian Trade and Investment in the UK

  • Risks and opportunities facing Canadian business
  • State of play in the UK and the EU
  • Supply chain implications of a "hard" Brexit
  • Prospects for preserving financial passporting into the EU
  • Long term impact on ‎customs programs and tariffs

 

Panel 3: NAFTA's Prospects and What Can be Done to Preserve Its Benefits

  • Assessing the business and investment impact of renegotiating NAFTA
  • Latest views on the US, Mexican and Canadian negotiating positions
  • Adopting new negotiating positions
  • Lessons from NAFTA's efforts to enhance environmental and labour protection
  • Exploring opportunities for North American business

 

Panel 4: Trade Barriers in Global Data Protection and Privacy Requirements

  • Utilizing our Financial Times award winning DataComplianceIQ to ensure compliance with global data protection and governance rules
  • Understanding the emerging business risks in the cross-border trade of data
  • How countries are using cyber security and commercial encryption rules to impede trade
  • Mitigating the impact of the EU's revised General Data Protection Regulation
  • How the Trade in Services Agreement plans to address cross-border data flow and protection

Date/Time 
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Breakfast/Registration: 8:00 am
Program: 8:30am-5:00pm 
(Eastern Standard Time)

Location 
Baker & McKenzie LLP
181 Bay Street, Suite 2100
Toronto, ON  M5J 2T3

CPD
This program can be applied towards the Substantive Hours of Continuing Professional Development required by the Law Society of Upper Canada.

 

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25 January 2017, London

Financial Regulation: Emerging Themes in 2017 in person

Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP

The FCA has a new mission statement, Donald Trump is vowing to 'dismantle' Dodd-Frank and Brexit keeps throwing us new curveballs. 2017 is set to be a busy year for firms…

Request a place at BLP’s annual Emerging Themes seminar – a valuable opportunity to stay one step ahead of change across the regulatory spectrum.

 

Why should you attend? 

At the session we will highlight the key regulatory developments for 2017 and be making some bold predictions about:

  • Key legal issues that will shape the future of UK/EU financial services trade.
  • Where the FCA's focus on its financial crime objective will take it during 2017.
  • The impact of the FCA's actions as a competition regulator.
  • How different the regulatory enforcement process will be by the end of 2017.

 

Date: Wednesday 25 January

Time: 8.15 am – 8.45am registration & breakfast

8.45am – 10.15am seminar & questions

10.15am – 10.30am coffee break

10.30am – 11.00am focused breakout sessions

Location: Adelaide House, London Bridge EC4R 9HA

 

Who should attend?

Senior Legal, Risk, Compliance and Regulatory professionals from UK-based Banks, Insurers and Asset Managers.

 

Register your interest in attending to get an early understanding of how your firm will be affected. Attendance is free of charge, but please note that spaces are limited due to high demand.

 

Contact: For more information on this seminar, please contact Alexandra Canham Alexandra.canham@blplaw.com

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25 January 2017, Webinar

Recent Developments in Trade Compliance: Enforcement, Automation, Customs and What This Means for Companies in 2017 online

Braumiller Law Group

 You are invited to attend 

 a FREE webinar on the topic of: 

Recent Developments in Trade Compliance: Enforcement, Automation, Customs and What This Means for Companies in 2017

January 25, 2017 from 2-3 PM EST. 

Who Should Attend: 

 Professionals focused on trade compliance in importing and exporting 

Co-hosted by:
Ankura Consulting Group, LLC &

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Braumiller Law Group PLLC 

This webinar will also include the following topics:    

  • Consent Agreement Developments
  • DOJ Self Disclosure Process
  • Automation
  • Compliance Expectations
  • CBP Anti-dumping and Countervailing duties and investigations
  • The effect of the new administration on trade controls

 

Presenters will be: 

Randall Cook, Senior Managing Director  

at Ankura Consulting Group

 Randall has more than 18 years of experience cond ucting complex investigations and audits; leading and advising organizations engaged with critical operational and compliance challenges; and designing and delivering high-performance, persistent, integrated risk mitigation solutions. Complete bio:

https://ankuraconsulting.com/randall-h-cook/   

 


Waqas Shahid, Senior Managing Director

at Ankura Consulting Group

 

Waqas has over 13 years of multi-

disciplinary compliance and technology experience, including counseling companies on international trade compliance matters, conducting internal investigations, handling data privacy and security matters, and designing and deploying process automation solutions. Complete bio: https://ankuraconsulting.com/waqas-shahid/ 

 
 

Adrienne Braumiller, Attorney, and Founder of Braumiller Law Group PLLC

 

Adrienne is an innovative force in the international trade law arena. With more than 25 years of experience, she is widely recognized as a leading authority in Customs, import, export, foreign-trade zones, free trade agreements and ITAR compliance. 

Complete bio: 

http://www.braumillerlaw.com/bio/adrienne-braumiller/ 


 


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. 

 

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26 January 2017, Webinar

ACPEN Signature: 2016 Small Business Entity Tax Forms Workshop online

Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Time: 10:00AM - 5:56 PM
  • Credits: 8.0 Tax
  • Standard Registration: 
    $195 KYCPA Members, 
    $245 Non-Members
  •  Instructor: C. Clinton Davis
  • Field of Study: Taxation
  • Course Type: Webcast
  • Level: Update
  • Vendor: Business Professional's Network
  • Course Code: 997357

Overview

Preparing the annual tax forms for a small business seems to become more complex every year. There are S corporations, LLCs and partnerships and sole proprietorships. On top of that, practitioners need to be well versed in a variety of other forms affecting businesses – Entity classification elections, qualified subchapter S subsidiary elections, and self-employment taxes to name just a few.  And then there’s Obamacare and all of the new forms that it added.  Join our panel of experts as they review the 1120S (S corporation), the 1065 (partnership), the 1040 Schedules C (sole proprietor) and SE (self-employment tax), the 8832 (entity classification election), the 8869 (qualified subchapter S subsidiary election), and the 1095 series (Health Insurance Marketplace Statement, Health Coverage, and Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage Insurance) and how those feed into other forms such as the 8962 (Premium Tax Credit) and 8965 (Health Coverage Exemption).

**This course is approved by the IRS. The submission of a completed request form, found under the materials tab, is required for credit.

 

Objectives

Review and discuss the different types of small business and corporations and the unique tax forms applicable to each

 

Major Topics

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*S Corporations

*Partnerships and LLCs

*Sole Proprietorships

*Tax Forms for Small Business Entities

 

Designed For

Industry/Public

 

Prerequisite

None

 

Advanced Preparation

None

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26 January 2017, Webinar

Inside the Beltway online

Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Please join us for the nineteenth Inside the Beltway presentation, scheduled for January 26, 2017. This is the next session in our ongoing series of free audiocasts discussing developments in Washington that directly impact our industry.

During this session of Beltway we will discuss:

  • Update on the fiduciary rule
  • Update on the special Financial Institution status for IMOs and the sale of fixed indexed annuities
  • Impact of the Congressional proposals for retirement plans
  • Impact on retirement plans of other priorities of the Trump Administration

Date: Thursday, January 26, 2017
Time: Noon - 1 p.m. (Eastern)/ 9 - 10 a.m. (Pacific)
Location: Audiocast (Dial-in details and Outlook appointment request will be sent with registration confirmation. The audiocast will be recorded and available to all registrants within a week of the presentation.)

Questions? Please contact Liz.Jutila@dbr.com.

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26 January 2017, Webinar

2017: An Evolving Landscape for Third Party Risk Management online

NAVEX Global (US)

10:00 AM PT / 1:00 PM ET

Join us for this free webinar where we’ll discuss how a new administration and anticipated enforcement and regulatory changes will impact your third party due diligence programs.

Register to hear information on:

  • Potential impacts of the Trump administration on compliance
  • Changes to FCPA enforcement approaches
  • Disgorgement trends
  • Yates Memo impacts
  • Upcoming regulatory changes

Not only will we discuss what’s happening in the world of third party risk management, we’ll also share techniques organizations use to significantly improve their outcomes.

Speakers:

  • Michael Volkov
    CEO, Volkov Law Group, LLC
  • Tim Morss & Chris Bailey
    NAVEX GLOBAL
     

 

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29 January 2017, Webinar

How to Succeed on the QLTS Assessments online

QLTS School

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM GMT

The webinar will be held on Sunday, January 29, 2017, at 7PM GMT and will cover the following topics:

  • Why you should become a dual-qualified English solicitor
  • How this qualification can jump start your legal career
  • The structure of the assessments – MCT and OSCE exams and eligibility criteria
  • Preparation courses offered by QLTS School 
  • Tips for success in the assessments 
  • Q & A session
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31 January 2017, Washington DC

Tax Reform: How Exempt Organizations Could Be Affected online

Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Join members of Steptoe’s exempt organizations and tax policy practices on Tuesday, January 31 for an interactive discussion and learn how tax reform could affect exempt organizations and what you should be doing now.

 

Date:

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Time:

4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 
4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Registration
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. | Program
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. | Cocktail Reception

Location:

The Dupont Circle Hotel
1500 New Hampshire Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036

Featured Panelists include:

  • Jason Abel, former chief counsel of the US Senate Committee on Rules & Administration for Senator Charles Schumer
  • Ruth Madrigal, former attorney and policy advisor, US Treasury Department’s Office of Tax Policy
  • Suzanne McDowell, co-chair of Steptoe’s Exempt Organizations practice; former Associate Tax Legislative Counsel, US Treasury Department’s Office of Tax Policy (1983-1987)
  • Scott Sinder, co-chair of Steptoe’s Government Affairs & Public Policy Group
  • Catherine Wilkinson, moderator and co-chair of Steptoe’s Exempt Organizations practice
  • Lisa Zarlenga, co-chair of Steptoe's Tax Group; former Tax Legislative Counsel, US Treasury Department’s Office of Tax Policy 
  • Jason Abel, former chief counsel of the US Senate Committee on Rules & Administration for Senator Charles Schumer
  • Ruth Madrigal, former attorney and policy advisor, US Treasury Department’s Office of Tax Policy
  • Suzanne McDowell, co-chair of Steptoe’s Exempt Organizations practice; former Associate Tax Legislative Counsel, US Treasury Department’s Office of Tax Policy (1983-1987)
  • Scott Sinder, co-chair of Steptoe’s Government Affairs & Public Policy Group
  • Catherine Wilkinson, moderator and co-chair of Steptoe’s Exempt Organizations practice
  • Lisa Zarlenga, co-chair of Steptoe's Tax Group; former Tax Legislative Counsel, US Treasury Department’s Office of Tax Policy 
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31 January 2017, Webinar

"Successfully Defending Software Audits" CLE* Webinar online

Scott & Scott, LLP

Shrinking IT budgets and fierce competition among software publishers have created explosive growth in the incidence and frequency of software audits - a mechanism by which software publishers investigate their customers to determine if they are in compliance with software licenses and copyright laws. In addition to developing internal enforcement operations, many publishers have engaged trade associations to perform enforcement activity under power of attorney. Many companies are paying substantial fines and suffering negative publicity. Properly preparing for and responding to software audits can reduce the financial and organizational impact on your business. Businesses that are most prepared and properly represented will have the greatest success in defending the inevitable software audit.

This CLE* will cover:

  • Legal Issues in Software Audits
  • Common Mistakes Made in Software Audits
  • Organizational Impact
  • Financial Impact
  • The Audit Defense Process
  • Settlement Agreements
  • Litigation Considerations

Presenter: 

Robert J. Scott, Managing Partner, Scott & Scott, LLP  is counsel to some of the world's largest corporations on software licensing transactions and disputes. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas Data Security and Privacy Committee, Dallas Bar Association, Computer Law Section, and on the board of the MSPAlliance. Rob received his J.D. degree from Hofstra University and his B.A. from Austin College.

When: Tuesday, January 31, 11:00am. - Noon

CLE*: 1 Hour Texas (California Pending)

Cost: Free

If unable to attend, register anyway and you will recevive a replay recording.

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1 February 2017, Webinar

Examining the rise and rise of the intangible asset online

Aistemos
                                        

Wednesday 1 February, 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM GMT

Dan McCurdy, Senior VP at RPX Corporation, and Jennifer Wuamett, Deputy GC IP and Litigation at NXP Semiconductors, join Nigel Swycher, Aistemos CEO, in our upcoming webinar 'Examining the rise and rise of the intangible asset' on Wednesday the 1st of February. 


Compared with just 17% in 1975, the latest research now estimates that more than 80% of a company’s value is derived from its intangible assets.

This dramatic, and continuing rise, was the inspiration for our IP Strategy Survey, the results of which are currently being published in a series of reports.

To accompany these publications, we are hosting a series of webinars to debate the current trends as IP increasingly becomes a boardroom issue.

In this webinar, which takes its name from our first report, Nigel will discuss with Dan and Jennifer:

• The importance of intangible assets to corporate value
• What is IP strategy, and how best to integrate it with business strategy
• How boards approach IP strategy and how this is changing

Over the course of 20 minutes you will hear how IP strategy is fast becoming an integrated part of mainstream business strategy and why this can’t happen soon enough.

(If you can’t make it for the webinar, register anyway and we’ll send you a recording)

 

Examining the rise and rise of the intangible asset report: http://bit.ly/2jroHXU

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