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Events - conferences, seminars and webinars

21 September 2017 - 21 June 2018, Brussels or Webinar

Food Law Classes online

Loyens & Loeff

Loyens & Loeff is pleased to announce the Food Law Classes, a unique training programme developed by its Food & Beverages team.

In 10 monthly classes you will receive in-depth and up-to-date knowledge of EU, Belgian, Dutch and Luxembourg food law as well as other legal and tax matters that impact the food sector. Each class will last half a day and will focus on the theoretical framework and its practical application.

The programme is prepared and presented by members of the Loyens & Loeff Food & Beverages team as well as by high profile external speakers.


Valuable takeaways

  • In-depth practical understanding of topics relevant to the food sector
  • tips and tricks immediately applicable to your business
  • substantial study material
  • informal exchanges with speakers on food related issues
  • networking opportunities with fellow companies.



21/09/2017 - Risks, Liabilities and Sanctions

19/10/2017 - Mandatory Food Information

16/11/2017 - Voluntary Food Information

14/12/2017 - Nutrition and Health Claims

25/01/2018 - Intellectual Property Rights and Trade Secrets

22/02/2018 - International Trade

22/03/2018 - Competition Issues

26/04/2018 - Food Law in the Day-to-Day Business

24/05/2018 - Food Governance and EU Procedure

21/06/2018 - Data Protection Issues



Where: Loyens & Loeff Brussels or by webinar

When: from 13.30 till 17.30

Language: English


More information?

Visit foodlawclasses.com

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23 - 24 October 2017, Toronto ON

2017 IT.CAN 21st Annual Conference in person


The St. Andrew’s Club and Conference Centre
150 King St. West, 16th Floor
Toronto, ON

About the Conference

This conference will provide an opportunity to learn about the most recent and significant developments in Canadian and international technology law, to benefit from an analysis of such developments as provided by leading practitioners and government officials and to network with leading practitioners in the area. The main object of this two-day conference will be to provide succinct and topical updates on developments in various areas of technology law as they relate to Canada.

Who should attend

Private Counsel practicing in the Corporate Commercial and Technology field, in-house Counsel, Licensing & Contract Managers, Directors of Operation, Sourcing and Procurement Professionals, CIO’s/CTO’s/CPO’s/ COO’s/CEO’s.


Law Society of Upper Canada: This program can be applied towards the 9 substantive hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) required by the LSUC. Roundtable 6 is accredited for 1.5 hours of Professionalism hours.

Barreau du Québec: The Barreau du Québec automatically recognizes the program for 16 hours of training as it has been recognized by another Law Society.

Law Society of British Columbia: Attendance at this conference can be listed as 16 hours of CLE in completing your Annual Report to the LSBC.

Law Society of New Brunswick: This program will be accredited for 16 hours of CLE by the Law Society of New Brunswick.

Law Society of Alberta: Alberta lawyers may consider including this course as a CPD learning activity in your mandatory Continuing Professional Development Plan as required by the Law Society of Alberta.

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24 - 27 October 2017, Miami, FL

2017 Section of International Law Fall Conference in person

American Bar Association

Location: JW Marriott Marquis, 255 Biscayne Boulevard Way Miami, FL 33131

We look forward to welcoming you to Miami, Florida, for the ABA Section of International Law’s 2017 Fall Conference from October 24-27, 2017! The theme for the conference is Doing Business in the Americas in the New Global Economy: A New Dawn in the Hemisphere. With thanks to our 60+ committees we are planning a substantive and topical schedule of CLE programming, as well as networking events and receptions.


  • Over 65 substantive continuing legal education sessions with world-class speakers, cuttingedge topics and the latest on international ethics issues
  • A chance to meet your ABA Section of International Law colleagues and engage on programs, policies and publications, by attending committee working business meetings, division breakfasts and committee dinners
  • Network with the best and brightest international lawyers, decision makers and increase your internal network and contacts throughout the conference, particularly at our twice daily networking breaks, evening events and ticketed luncheons
  • Visit exhibitors of dynamic products and services for the legal profession
  • An entire year’s worth of CLE credits

A couple of important deadlines to keep in mind:
Early Bird Registration: September 8, 2017. Take advantage of the lower registration rates for both individual and group attendees! For more information about group registration rates, please contact Thomas Happell at Thomas.Happell@americanbar.org.
Hotel Room Block at JW Marriott Marquis Miami and the Hotel Beaux Arts: September 29, 2017. We have reserved a special nightly rate of $259 double or king per night at the Marriott Marquis and a special nightly rate at the Hotel Beaux Arts (a hotel within the Marriott) of $279 for king bedded rooms. Reservations may be made online at Ambar.org/ILFall2017. The number of rooms available at this special rate is limited and subject to selling out, so early booking is recommended.


  • A behind-the-Scenes cargo tour of the port of Miami
  • Luncheons with exceptional keynote speakers including Luis Almagro, Secretary General, Organization of American States, and President Julio Frenk, University of Miami
  • Tuesday, Council Reception followed by Law Firm Open Houses and First Time Attendee Welcome Reception
  • Wednesday Reception at the Perez Art Museum
  • Thursday, Committee Dinners followed by Women’s Business Law Network Sweet Endings Dessert Reception at Area 31
  • Friday Chair’s Closing Reception at Jungle Island
  • After Hours at Ball and Chain
  • Optional Key West Trip

You are all a vital part not only of the Conference, but of the follow up activities of the Section, and we hope to involve as many in your organization as possible.

Join us for a spectacular 2017 Section of International Law Fall Conference! We look forward to welcoming you to Miami.

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26 October 2017, Webinar

Using Metrics to Improve Your Third-Party Risk Management Program online


10 AM PT, 1 PM ET // 60 minutes

Join us for this free webinar to set your third-party risk management program up for success. You’ll learn how companies with advanced programs manage their third-party risk and due diligence processes and you will get industry benchmarks to size up your program.

Register to improve your program by learning how others have:

  • Reduced their risk of legal or regulatory action
  • Appropriately defined “high risk” third parties
  • Found the most powerful screening and monitoring methods
  • Measured the effectiveness of their third-party due diligence programs
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29 - 31 October 2017, Tokyo Japan

IPBC Asia 2017 online


IAM is returning to the stunning Palace Hotel in Tokyo for the fifth annual IPBC Asia. The Asia-Pacific region is cementing its position as the focus point for the international IP market as its rapid development drives deal making, IP investment and litigation trends. The specifically designed three-day programme will focus on how IP owners can strategically use intellectual property to secure greater operational flexibility, drive revenues, enhance bottom-line returns, increase shareholder value and provide leverage in the financial markets.

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29 - 31 October 2017, Tokyo Japan

IPBC Asia 2017 online


IAM is returning to the stunning Palace Hotel in Tokyo for the fifth annual IPBC Asia. The Asia-Pacific region is cementing its position as the focus point for the international IP market as its rapid development drives deal making, IP investment and litigation trends. The specifically designed three-day programme will focus on how IP owners can strategically use intellectual property to secure greater operational flexibility, drive revenues, enhance bottom-line returns, increase shareholder value and provide leverage in the financial markets.

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30 - 31 October 2017, Paris France

BRICS IP FORUM 2017 in person

Gorodissky & Partners

Gorodissky and Partners (Russia), Daniel Advogados (Brazil), Remfry & Sagar (India) and CCPIT (China) will host the 9th BRIC IP Forum (BIPF) in Paris. The Forum will cover topical IP issues, such as: recent IP developments in BRIC countries, compulsory licensing, trademarks outside the Latin alphabet, technoparks, free economic zones and other measures stimulating IP activity and foreign investments to emerging markets, IP on the Internet.


Brazil – Daniel Advogados

Russia – Gorodissky & Partners

India – Remfry & Sagar

China – CCPIT Patent & Trademark Law Office

South Africa – Spoor & Fisher


Daniel Advogados
   Roberta Arantes, Partner 
Rana Gosain, Senior Partner 
Gorodissky & Partners
Vladimir Biriulin, Partner, Head of Legal Practice 
Ilya Goryachev, Senior Lawyer 
Dmitry Klimenko, Ph.D, Russian & Eurasian Patent Attorney 
Alexey Kratiuk, Partner, Trademark & Design Attorney 
Anand Saini, Regional Director 
Remfry & Sagar
C.A. Brijesh, Partner 
Ashwin Julka, Managing Partner 
Swarup Kumar, Partner 
CCPIT Patent & Trademark Law Office
Yue Yuan, Patent Attorney 
Chengyan Zhao, Lawyer 
Zhongqi Zhou, Patent Attorney, Attorney at Law 
Deqiang Zhu, Patent Attorney 
South Africa 
Spoor & Fisher
Louise Myburgh, Partner 


Nine years ago several law firms from BRICS countries launched an unprecedented project allowing international businesses to obtain information on IP in all the BRICS countries. Now, international cooperation is especially important, the BRICS countries have a great potential on their yet unsaturated markets; any products on the market are related to intellectual property, so it is important to be aware of the intellectual property landscape in each country.

The program of this Forum provides an insight on specific IP issues. It is important to note that the same issues are discussed with reference to the situation in each country enabling the participants of the Forum to compare the available options and direct their attention to those countries where the business may find better ways to develop with consideration also for the supply and demand situation.

The program prepared for the Forum is designed for the IP owners and lawyers who wish and are ready to do business in the respective BRICS countries. It is focused on the procedures for obtaining and enforcing IP rights and will be an invaluable tool for those who wish to do business in the BRICS countries. 


Novotel Paris Centre Tour Eiffel 
61 quai de Grenelle, 75015 Paris 
Tel: +33140582000

Registration fee

600 Euro 
The registration fee covers – tea/coffee breaks, lunches, cocktail.

Deadline for registration

October 17, 2017


Accommodation at special room rates is arranged in the Novotel Paris centre Tour Eiffel.

Single standard room (including breakfast) — 160 Euro 
Double or twin standard room (Including breakfast) — 175,50 Euro

Please contact: h3546-re@accor.com 
Group booking code: BRICS IP Forum

Organizing committee

Ms. Venera Kanukova 
c/o Gorodissky & Partners 
B.Spasskaya Str., 25, bldg. 3 
129090 Moscow, Russia 

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1 November 2017, Webinar

Strategic Approaches for Drafting NDAs: A Critical Look at ‘Standard’ Clauses and Current Trends - A 2017 Update online

Dilworth IP

Frederick A. Spaeth, Partner at Dilworth IP, will be hosting a FREE webinar on Wednesday, November 1st at 1:00 PM (EDT). This installment in the Dilworth IP Webinar Series is entitled Strategic Approaches for Drafting NDAs: A Critical Look at ‘Standard’ Clauses and Current Trends - A 2017 Update, and will focus on providing helpful strategies for properly structuring Nondisclosure Agreements (NDAs). NDAs are used everywhere: in business, politics, religious organizations, government, etc. Templates are easy to find, but experienced users will attest that there is no universal ‘standard’ NDA. In practice, an NDA should be tailored to the situation at hand and to meet the needs of the parties involved. Otherwise, the parties may be left with an ill-fitting agreement that doesn’t reveal its flaws until a dispute is brewing. This webinar will take listeners beyond a ‘one-size-fits-all’ view for a detailed look at how an NDA can and should be structured. The discussion will touch on choosing clauses to insist on and those to let go, on agreement language that goes without saying but should sometimes be said nonetheless, on non-standard clauses for specific situations, and on recognizing when the terms needed in an NDA may be dictated by external factors. The influences of recent laws, such as DTSA (Defense of Trade Secrets Act of 2016), will be discussed as well.

Frederick A. Spaeth has more than twenty years’ experience assisting clients to develop, secure and commercialize intellectual property. A registered patent attorney, his skills include preparing and prosecuting patent, trademark and copyright applications in the U.S. and abroad, and providing opinions on validity and infringement. He counsels clients in the formation of R&D-based joint ventures, intellectual property licensing, patent landscape studies and in the negotiation of a variety of types of commercial agreements. Mr. Spaeth works closely with in-house corporate counsel, intellectual property managers, and entrepreneurs, who benefit from his experience in a wide range of industries. Mr. Spaeth’s educational credentials include a Bachelor of Science degree, a JD degree and an MBA.

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1 November 2017, Webinar

Webinar- Focus on Higher Value Work: How Legal Counsel Can Improve Their Contracting Process online


Managing contracts manually can be extremely time-consuming for general counsel and their teams, taking the focus away from higher value work. 

Join us to learn how contract management software can reduce cost, minimize risk, and save time,  allowing legal counsel to focus more on legal matters and less on contract management.

By attending this webinar you will learn:

  • How to obtain better contract visibility, avoid missed or lost contracts.
  • How to automate approvals and contract signing.
  • How to avoid inconsistent contract clauses.
  • How to improve internal and external contract communication.
  • How to mitigate contract risk and compliance issues.
  • How to avoid missed contract revenue opportunities and reduce overall costs.

The webinar will include a short demonstration of ContractWorks, a secure, customizable, and affordable contract management system, saving time for legal counsel and their teams.

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2 - 3 November 2017, Hong Kong

Asia Pacific Mergers and Acquisitions Conference in person

International Bar Association

Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Hong Kong SAR

A conference presented by the IBA Corporate and M&A Law Committee, supported by the IBA Asia Pacific Regional Forum


  • Current legal developments in M&A in Asia
  • The art and practice of distressed M&A
  • Geopolitical risks impacting corporate boardrooms in Asia
  • Key lessons in post-merger integration
  • Regulatory and national security update
  • General counsel forum
  • Cross-border transactions: case studies
  • Hot topics in healthcare transactions
  • Recent trends in private equity transactions
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