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Events - conferences, seminars and webinars

29 March 2017, Edinburgh, Scotland

Qualify as a US Attorney: Edinburgh Open Day in person

Barbri Inc

Whether you are intending to study to sit a U.S. Bar examination, or interested in studying U.S. law and practice to further your personal development, we will be delighted to meet you at our Edinburgh Open Day. This event will begin with a formal presentation and then afterwards will give you the chance to ask us any questions relating our programmes and the US Bar examinations in a networking style. We will also provide you with guidance on eligibility and explain how we support you through your studies. We look forward to meeting you!

Date and time
Wed 29 March 2017
17:00 – 19:00 BST

Edinburgh Law Society
Atria One
144 Morrison St

BARBRI International Bar Review
Organiser of Qualify as a US Attorney: Edinburgh Open Day

BARBRI is a leader in legal education and the #1 bar exam preparation programme for nearly 50 years with an alumni of over 1.2 million legal professionals. Whether helping law students succeed in law school and pass the bar exam, providing specialized ongoing skills training or certifications in areas such as financial crime and eDiscovery, BARBRI’s leading legal and education experts help people become better prepared for law career success. 

To learn more, please visit: http://www.barbri-international.com/

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29 - 31 March 2017, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

9th Annual Real Estate Investments Conference in person

International Bar Association

JW Marriott Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

A conference presented by the IBA Real Estate Section, supported by the IBA Latin American Regional Forum

Topics will include:

  • Cross border real estate investments and restructuring AOT topics in round tables
  • Project and infrastructure as they relate to real estate
  • Global market outlook on mega trends
  • Hot topics in real estate M&A
  • Parking lots: who needs them?
  • Shopping centres and street stores: ups and downs
  • The real estate market: current trends, key players and opportunities
  • Come together! – real estate crowdfunding
  • Hotels: to own or not to own? That is the question
  • The party’s over: how can Rio make the most from the post-Olympics? What lessons can be learned from other host cities
  • Buying and selling distressed commercial real estate assets
  • Future trends for legal services: how to close a deal? How to solve real estate disputes effectively?
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30 - 31 March 2017, London, England

Challenges for the Insurance Industry in person

International Bar Association

The Millennium Hotel Mayfair, London, England

A conference presented by the IBA Insurance Committee and supported by the European Regional Forum

The IBA Insurance Committee Conference brings together lawyers from the insurance and reinsurance industry and other professionals, and aims to address key issues that the industry will be facing in 2017, in the corporate, regulatory and disputes areas of law.

Keynote speaker
John Nelson Chairman, Lloyd’s, London

Topics will include:

  • Implications of BREXIT for the Insurance Industry
  • Experience and issues resulting from the amendments to the English Insurance Act
  • Developments in international insurance regulation
  • Cybercrime: risks for the insurance industry and cyber coverage issues
  • Regulatory and legal duties implicated by the use of FinTech by the insurance industry
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30 - 31 March 2017, Milan, Italy

20th Annual International Arbitration Day in person

International Bar Association

Milan Marriott Hotel, Milan, Italy

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

Now in its 20th year, and following the repeated success of this event, the annual Arbitration Day has become a must attend event for lawyers in private practice, government and public bodies, in-house counsel, executives involved in international business activities, and academics with an interest in international arbitration.

The main idea of this conference is to study the impact on the gathering and weighing of evidence in international arbitration when related proceedings are simultaneously pending. These related proceedings may take place before criminal courts or regulatory authorities (banking, competition). The powers of prosecutors, judges and regulatory authority may significantly differ from that of the arbitrators, when it comes to having access to evidence, assessing it or determining whether the burden of proof has been satisfactorily discharged.

Topics will include:

  • Communication of evidence in parallel proceedings
  • Burden of proof and production of documents: Redfern schedules, adverse inferences, privilege issues: is this system really working?
  • Burden of proof and fact and expert witnesses: are they really helpful?
  • The role of the Tribunal in the assessment of the burden proof, “inquisitorial” v. “adversarial” arbitrators.
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4 April 2017, Webinar

Family Law - Bundles & Billing online


09:30 – 10:00 BST


Have you ever wondered how other law firms handle interim billing (monthly billing of WIP) and the very time consuming and tedious production of court bundles?

Time and again these are tasks that family lawyers have asked about because many firms are still using out-dated manual methods which are time consuming and expensive to administer.

Of course interim billing of divorce cases on a monthly basis is better for the firm's cash flow but also greatly assists your clients because they know where they stand and are not hit by a massive bill at the end of proceedings. Credit control is better managed because the client perceives the value of your services during the case and is therefore motivated to pay promptly.

Webinar Objectives:

  • To open your mind to alternative ways of billing and improving your cash flow.
  • To consider how clients will benefit from timely and predictable bills.
  • To see how other firms have automated the production and pagination of bundles.

Who should attend?

  • Lawyers who have not already automated their billing function.
  • Lawyers and practice administrators who are tasked with the production of bundles.
  • Managing Partners and Practice Directors of medium sized firms seeking to review their technology and procedures.

Only employees from law firms are welcome to join this webinar.

For more information about the webinar organisers please visit www.selectlegal.co.uk
For more information about Select Legal's popular practice management software please visit https://www.selectlegal.co.uk/legal-practice-management-software/

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4 - 5 April 2017, Atlanta GA

Paper Packaging Law Seminar in person

Keller and Heckman LLP

Keller and Heckman is pleased to announce its second annual Paper Packaging Law Seminar, scheduled for April 4-5, 2017 in Atlanta, GA. This comprehensive course will address food-contact regulatory issues relevant to paper producers, as well as their additive suppliers, converters, and downstream customers. Topics that will be covered in this program include:

  • The basics of food-contact paper regulation in the U.S., South America (MERCOSUR), EU, China, and Japan
  • Legal and technical requirements applicable to recycled paper
  • Tips to assess incoming customer assurance statements and prepare outgoing compliance statements
  • Updates on FSMA’s Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP)
  • Industry-specific topics, such as the regulatory activity on 'mineral oil' in Europe, printing inks on paper, special considerations for biocides in paper
  • And more...

Click here to view the agenda.

Seminar Details:
Date: April 4-5, 2017
​​Cost: $895 if you register by March 3rd; $995 if you register after March 3rd 

JW Marriott Atlanta Buckhead
3300 Lenox Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30326

Keller and Heckman has negotiated a preferred room rate of $229 per night, plus tax at the JW Marriott - Buckhead. Reservations must be received no later than March 13, 2017. To make your reservation, please click here.  

For additional information, please contact:

Sara A. Woldai
Manager, Marketing Meetings and Events
Keller and Heckman LLP

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6 April 2017, Webinar

Cyber Security and Insider Threats: Turning Policies into Practices online

NAVEX Global (US)

10:00 AM PT / 1:00 PM ET

Unfortunately even the best technological defenses won’t protect your company’s intellectual property and data if your employees inadvertently or intentionally take actions to compromise confidential information. The key to mitigating risk for your organization is to provide all employees with effective policies, processes and training on cyber security awareness.

Join NAVEX Global and CREATe Compliance in a webinar where we will discuss:

  • Elements of an effective cyber security program: Addressing ‘people, process and technology’
  • Spotlight on insiders: Mitigating risks from employees, contractors and third parties
  • Emerging trends: Assessing your enterprise’s cyber security capabilities; training your workforce on cyber security

Can’t attend due to a conflict? Register today and receive a link to the recording after the event.


Pamela Passman
President and CEO,
CREATe Compliance

Pamela Passman is President and CEO of CREATe Compliance Inc., which works with companies to promote leading practices to prevent, detect and remediate corruption and to help protect intellectual property and trade secrets from cyber and other threats. Passman speaks and writes extensively on enterprise risk management, data protection, cybersecurity, intellectual property, anti-corruption, and doing business in Asia. Prior to founding CREATe in October 2011, Passman was the Corporate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Global Corporate and Regulatory Affairs, Microsoft Corporation. From 2002 to 2011, Passman led Microsoft’s regulatory compliance work across a range of issues, including privacy, security, law enforcement, telecommunications and other issues related to cloud computing. She worked closely with business leaders and research and development teams to advance Microsoft’s businesses in China and other emerging markets. Passman first joined Microsoft in 1996 and until 2002 led the Legal and Corporate Affairs organization in Asia, based in Tokyo, with a focus on Japan, Korea and the People’s Republic of China. Prior to joining Microsoft, Ms. Passman practiced law with Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C. and Nagashima & Ohno in Tokyo, Japan.

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20 - 21 April 2017, San Francisco, CA/ Webinar

Commercial Lending Today in person

American Law Institute Continuing Legal Education

Live Program | Video Webcast | Video Webcast Segments 
Bar Association of San Francisco | San Francisco, CA

Register Now and Save 50% > Use Code CY018LX at Checkout

Why You Should Attend
Get high-level guidance on the issues that matter in commercial law today!
Join us in San Francisco to keep current on the critical developments in commercial lending and their impact on your practice. Hear the latest from a stellar national faculty with unparalleled experience in developing the new laws and in guiding major clients through some of the most compelling transactions and controversies in the industry.
What You Will Learn
This highly rated advanced course provides sophisticated insights AND practical analysis on today’s most important commercial law topics. This year’s program will explore:

  •  The intersection of Articles 2 and 9
  • The issues that arise when goods subject to a security interest are in the possession of a third party
  • Hidden and limited guaranties, including “bad boy” guaranties
  • Best practices for intellectual property security interests and the new ABA Model IP Security Agreement
  • How the Hague Securities Convention will affect practitioners and parties to commercial transactions
  • Opinion letters: Traps for the unwary
  • The latest in commercial and bankruptcy case law

Group participation in discussions following the presentations enhances the learning experience. A special lunch-time presentation on litigation funding and its relevance for commercial lending lawyers will be available to those who attend in San Francisco. On-site attendees also benefit from opportunities to network and learn from faculty and experienced practitioners from across the country.
Register today! Get the updates you need, network with colleagues and speakers from across the country, and have your most pressing questions answered by a distinguished national faculty.
Who Should Attend
This advanced program will benefit in-house counsel; attorneys who represent banks, non-bank lenders, and other financial services institutions and companies that regularly extend credit; and lawyers whose clients regularly borrow or otherwise find themselves in various financial marketplaces.

Planning Chairs
(also on faculty)
Patrick A. Guida, Duffy & Sweeney, Ltd., Providence, Rhode Island
Harry Sigman, Law Office of Harry C. Sigman, Los Angeles (ALI Member)

Carl S. Bjerre, Kaapcke Professor of Business Law, University of Oregon School of Law, Eugene, ALI Member
Henry S. Bryans, Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, ALI Member
Penelope L. Christophorou, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, New York
Neil B. Cohen, Jeffrey D. Forchelli Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn; Research Director, Permanent Editorial Board for the Uniform Commercial Code, ALI Member
Jeffrey H. Davidson, Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones, Los Angeles
Richard W. Esterkin, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, Los Angeles
Susan M. Freeman, Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP, Phoenix, ALI Member
Matthew Harrison, Investment Manager and Legal Counsel, Bentham IMF, San Francisco
Brian D. Hulse, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, Seattle
Pamela J. Martinson, Sidley Austin LLP, Palo Alto, California
Alan M. Mirman, Mirman, Bubman & Nahmias, LLP, Woodland Hills, California
The Honorable Dennis Montali, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of California, San Francisco
Kathy Bazoian Phelps, Diamond McCarthy LLP, Los Angeles
Thomas Plank, Joel A. Katz Distinguished Professor of Law, University of Tennessee College of Law, Knoxville; Of Counsel, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, Washington, D.C., ALI Member
Sandra M. Rocks, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, New York, ALI Member
Stephen L. Sepinuck, Frederick N. & Barbara T. Curley Professor of Law, Gonzaga University School of Law, Spokane, Washington, ALI Member
Edwin E. Smith, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP, Boston and New York, ALI Member
Peter S. Szurley, McGuireWoods LLP, San Francisco
Steven O. Weise, Proskauer Rose LLP, Los Angeles, ALI Member

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23 - 25 April 2017, New York, NY

28th Annual Conference on the Globalisation of Investment Funds in person

International Bar Association

Le Parker Meridien, New York, USA

A conference presented by the IBA Investment Funds Committee, supported by the IBA North American Regional Forum, the National Investment Company Service Association (NICSA), the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI) and the Bundesverband Alternative Investments (BAI)

Featuring experts from the fund management industry and regulators, this essential event in the investment fund industry calendar will once again provide incisive panel debates and key insights into legal and regulatory developments – and their effect on the asset management industry.

Topics will include:

  • The new DOL Fiduciary Rule, MiFID II inducements provisions and similar legislation: impact on mutual fund distribution
  • Brexit: consequences and potential solutions for asset managers
  • The great FinTech race: Robo advice and B2C solutions
  • Changing environment for distribution of alternative funds
  • Loan funds: current guidance and trends
  • MiFID II: trading and operational implications for asset managers
  • Risk management and emerging compliance issues
  • Challenges and opportunities for fund custodians, administrators and other service providers
  • Meet the regulators: a roundtable discussion
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24 - 25 April 2017, Berlin

28th Annual IBA Communications and Competition Conference in person

International Bar Association

Hotel de Rome, Berlin, Germany

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

Now in its 28th year this must attend event will once again bring together regulators, in house counsel and leading practitioners from Europe, the USA and other jurisdictions around the world to explore current trends and debate the hottest issues in communications and competition law.

Topics will include:

  • Antitrust and regulatory joint roundtable
  • Match-making economies and digital platforms
  • Merger trends in the communication sector
  • Where is the bottleneck? Network, device or content?
  • Challenges of internet governance and regulation
  • The future of the digital single market in Europe following Brexit
  • Privacy, social networks and big data
  • The regulation of shared services
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