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Events - conferences, seminars and webinars

23 August 2017, Webinar

Hot Topics in Microsoft Enterprise License & Cloud Agreements CLE online

Scott & Scott, LLP

Join Robert J. Scott, who represents some of the world's largest companies in enterprise  transactions with Microsoft, to learn  how the legal issues in enterprise agreements have  shifted dramatically as Microsoft and other major vendors emphasize their  cloud  offerings.

 The key issues in modern enterprise agreements are driven by privacy, security and regulatory  compliance. 

 This free CLE* will discuss traditional and newly developed Microsoft licensing models,  principal concerns about current  licensing models, types of license agreements, and primary  causes of exposure in enterprise-level Microsoft software audits.  Robert will explain how he helps clients define their requirements up front, builds term sheets for negotiation, and how he  approaches negotiating the key issues in Enterprise deals with Microsoft's legal and business teams. 

Join this webinar to hear:


Microsoft Licensing Models

*Perpetual vs. Subscription

*User vs. Device

*Microsoft's SPE Offering


 Agreement Types

*Microsoft Business & Services Agreement

*Online Subscription Agreement

*Enterprise Agreements and Enrollments

*Microsoft Products and Services Agreement (MPSA) 


Key Legal Issues

* How to Define Requirements

* How to Build a Term Sheet

*Transitioning to Office 365

*Limitations of Liability

*True-Up Terms

*Price Protection

*Business Downturn

*Restacking Your CPS

*Audit Rights

*Regulatory Compliance - HIPAA, GLBA, GDPR

*Affiliate Definition

*Acquisitions and Divestitures


August 23, 11 a.m.- Noon Central Time.

If unable to attend, register anyway and you will receive the recording.

*Texas CLE (pending))


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24 August 2017, Pittsford NY

Labor & Employment 2017 Seminar Series: Session 3 – ADA/FMLA: The NY Paid Family Leave Act and Dealing with Long-Term Medical Leave in person

Harris Beach PLLC

August 24, 2017 @ 08:00 am - 10:00 am

  • Practical guidance on long-term leaves, interplay between FMLA and ADA, and required "reasonable accommodations"
  • NY Paid Family Leave update

Registration and breakfast begin 7:45 am


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5 September 2017, Webinar

The GDPR Opportunity: Re-imagining Client Service through Technology online


Time: 15:00 BST

In less than a year, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will introduce a stringent set of data protection laws. Any business working with customer data will need to understand its implications and develop a plan for compliance.

GDPR presents a unique opportunity for today’s law firms to develop new business and differentiate themselves through innovative client service. On 5th September 2017, join Phil Ayton, Director of Sysero, for a live webinar that will explore how law firms can help their clients proactively approach compliance through technology.

During the webinar, Phil will discuss the business implications of GDPR on law firms and how the right approach to client engagement can help them expand business and build long-lasting client relationships.

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6 - 8 September 2017, London, England

IBA Europe-Caucasus-Asia Forum 2017 in person

International Bar Association

A conference presented by the European Regional Forum

The IBA Europe-Caucasus-Asia (ECA) Forum (former CIS Local Counsel) has become a linchpin between Asia and Europe. The ECA Forum has introduced lawyers from around the world to the post-Soviet region for over a decade, offering its delegates fantastic cultural programmes with numerous networking events every year. Following outbound investments from evolving countries, the ECA Forum is moving to London in 2017. 


  • Planning and resolving construction disputes in the ECA region
  • Business going online - new possibilities for e-commerce projects
  • The role of the legal profession in building a corruption-free environment
  • Law firm management: How to feel 'at home' on the global stage
  • Sector group management, practices and administrative challenges
  • Tackling intercultural challenges...talking the talk

PLUS - Law firm visits on 8 September -  a relationship building opportunity for delegates to visit a number of law firms in London to exchange ideas and network

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7 September 2017, London, England

Managing International Anti-Bribery & Corruption Policies in person

NAVEX Global (UK)

9:30 – 12:30pm
The Law Society, London

Join leading ethics and compliance professionals for a free-to- attend roundtable to learn how to develop and maintain robust anti-bribery and corruption policies across your entire organisation. Join us to learn how organisations are evolving their policy management programmes to meet today’s bribery and corruption challenges, get the latest anti-bribery guidance from DOJ and ISO standards, and gain best practice advice on how to mitigate key corruption issues at a local level.

To better protect your organisation from bribery and corruption risks, ethics and compliance professionals are adapting their programmes to follow the latest guidance on establishing global anti-bribery and corruption policies, procedures and controls. Learn how to imbed greater transparency within your business operations, document your programme to improve legal defensibility and protect your business from the costs, penalties and reputational damage associated with bribery risk.

Join the industry’s experts and compliance professionals at the Law Society:

  • Get guidance on how to manage anti-corruption policies on a multi-regional level
  • Understand the relevancy to your business of policy guidance from DOJ and ISO 37001
  • Learn from the experts on key local policy challenges such as gifts and entertainment, facilitation payments and engagement with government officials
  • Gain practical advice to evolve your policy management programme from our 2017 policy management benchmark report

Join us on the 7th September to network with your peers, gain practical advice from the experts and discuss the most important bribery and corruption issues affecting UK and international businesses today.

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8 - 9 September 2017, Florence

21st Annual Competition Conference in person

International Bar Association

St Regis, Florence, Italy

A conference presented by the IBA Antitrust Committee, supported by the IBA European Regional Forum

Now in its 21st year, the IBA Antitrust Committee will once again bring together some of the world’s leading practitioners from around the globe to discuss the latest developments and hot topics in competition law today at, what is now, one of the most well established events on the antitrust calendar.


  • Big data: the big issue
  • Extending the scope of merger control
  • Dealing with the world’s competition regulators: an in-house perspective
  • Dominance and rebates in the high-tech sector and beyond
  • Selective distribution: views from both sides
  • Interview with former heads of US agencies
  • Protecting documents: confidentiality, publication, disclosure and legal privilege
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13 September 2017, Webinar

Anti-Money Laundering Update online


11:00 – 12:00 BST

Following our highly successful seminars we would like to invite you to the next instalment of our AML update Webinars hosted by Bill Jones.

Bill is a member of the law society specialist anti-money laundering directory and this webinar will provide an invaluable AML update for MLRO’s and Compliance Officers. No nonsense guidance on your statutory and regulatory obligations. 

The topics covered on the next webinar which is running on the 13th September 2017 will include:

  • AML Update
  • Topical scenarios
  • AML in practice

Do not worry if you cannot attend the event on the day, a recording will be made available to you following the event.

(Please note: You should receive your link to the webinar via email shortly after buying your ticket, then again 24 hours and 1 hour prior to the event. If you do not receive your link before the event starts please contact Riliance Training at 01829 731 200 or training@riliance.co.uk)

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14 - 16 September 2017, Brussels

6th Construction Projects from Conception to Completion Conference in person

International Bar Association

Hilton Brussels Grand Place, Brussels, Belgium

A conference co-presented by the IBA International Construction Projects Committee of the Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Law Section (SEERIL) and the IBA Young Lawyers’ Committee, supported by the IBA European Regional Forum


  • Are FIDIC forms worth their popularity?
  • Drafting extension of time clauses: specifying delay methodologies and providing for "concurrency".
  • The importance of the applicable law. How far do lawyers from “civil” and “common” law backgrounds view the same construction law issues differently?
  • Assessing disruption: different methods and do they matter?
  • ‘My top tips for the best awards’.
  • Solving disputes under different arbitration rules: does it matter and why? Is there a “best choice”?
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19 September 2017, San Francisco CA

Autonomous Vehicle Technology: Future Patent War Battleground? in person

Squire Patton Boggs


19 September 2017
5:30 PM PDT


Squire Patton Boggs
275 Battery Street
San Francisco, CA 94111

The automotive industry is the third largest research and development (R&D) spender in the US, with car and truck manufacturers and component makers being the traditional sources of such investments. As the importance of electronic and battery technology to the automotive industry has grown, however, R&D investment from the technology sector has increased in parallel. The past couple of years have likewise seen automakers, suppliers and technology companies entering into collaborative partnerships at a level previously unforeseen. Connected and autonomous vehicles (CAV) in some ways necessitate cross-industry alliances and research partnerships.

These increasing levels of R&D investment in CAV technology have naturally led to surges in patent applications from both the automotive and technology industries. Some of these patents may no doubt prove to be fundamental building blocks. As with other nascent technology – think telecommunications, IT and smart phones – the rush to patent new innovations has led to patent wars. Is the CAV arena next? If so or even if only a possibility, how can such wars be avoided?

Our panel of experts from various sectors of the CAV industry will discuss:

  • The early leaders in CAV technology patents and patent applications
  • In the absence of broad CAV industry participation in one or more standard setting organizations (SSOs) that require participants’ commitments to FRAND licensing, what are companies doing to ensure freedom to operate?
  • How are businesses assessing whether to license technology in or out from/to others who are, or who may become, competitors?
  • Will the absence of broad adoption of standards impact the usefulness of CAV technology? For example, will vehicles claimed to be “connected” truly be connected?

David S. Elkins, chair of our global Intellectual Property & Technology Practice, will moderate the panel.


  • 5:30 – 6 p.m. Registration and networking
  • 6 – 7 p.m. Program
  • 7 – 8 p.m. Networking
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20 September 2017, San Francisco CA

Patent Licensing 2017 in person


In its third year, Patent Licensing 2017 will once again bring together experts from across the licensing world with a focus on responsible deal making in an uncertain market.

Attendees will join thought-provoking discussions on the business of licensing, the standards regime, cross-border licensing and business models, and the future of licensing.

Other programme highlights include:

  • New licensing business models and ways for monetizing intellectual property 
  • Whether the standards regime is still fit for purpose
  • Best practices from the United States, Europe and Asia for cross-border deal making 
  • Assessing the future of licensing and how the market needs to change to survive and thrive


Why Patent Licensing 2017?

  • Driven by IAM’s 14 years of experience as the world’s leading IP platform, providing content that’s built by and for senior IP executives
  • Building on two highly successful years of working with IP and licensing experts to understand your pain points and challenges 
  • Focusing on responsible deal making and how standards could change licensing
  • Delivering innovative ideas on new licensing business models to build into your IP strategy
  • Offering a platform for you to meet, network, and engage with senior decision makers and experts across the licensing world

CLE credits

Patent Licensing 2017 has been submitted for approval for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) hours. Depending on the specific state rules, regulations, and restrictions, the projected CLE credits awarded could be up to 5.5 hours.




  • Wednesday, September 20, 2017
    8:00 am - 6:30 pm
    Eastern Time


  • Golden Gate Club at the Presidio
    135 Fisher Loop
    San Francisco, California 94129

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