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Webinar – Legal Framework of Importing, Exporting and Foreign Investment
December 8, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pmFee: $59
Intredex and Bingham Greenebaum Doll Present
Legal Framework of
Importing, Exporting and Foreign Investment
December 8, 2016 – Thursday
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm EST
(12:00 pm CT, 11:00 am MT, 10:00 am PT)
Are You Aware of the Legal Requirements and Opportunities in Importing, Exporting and Foreign Investment?
Only about the 10% of U.S. companies are involved in international trade and cross-border activities. Yet, the largest and fastest growing markets are outside the U.S. How can you position your company to take advantage of the best markets, and get a jump start on your competition – or in worst case, not be left behind? It is also important to understand that exporting is not just for large companies. 98% of US exports are by small- and medium-sized companies with less than 500 employees.
This hour and a half webinar will introduce you to the key concepts that you need to understand in order to take advantage of these overseas opportunities. With additional multilateral trade agreements in the wings, in their final stages of negotiation and adoption, foreign markets will be even more accessible to U.S. companies. This webinar will help you understand the landscape of what are the key legal concepts and rules facing you as you enter those markets.
What You Will Hear?
This webinar will address the following important questions in detail and answer your questions on these topics:
-What governmental bodies are involved in and regulate international trade and what are their roles? This will include the U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Department of Treasury, U.S. Trade Representative, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. International Trade Commission, U.S. Court of International Trade, and Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS)
-Are there any international bodies involved in and regulating international trade?
-What about regional arrangements? Do any apply to international trade?
-What are the key U.S. laws and regulations relating to cross-border activities?
-What foreign laws are likely to apply to such activities?
-What is the relevance of public international law to cross-border activities?
-What key private international law rules apply?
Dr. Robert Brown
Bingham Greenebaum Doll, LLP
Dr. Robert Brown is a partner of Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP, where he advises on investments, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures for U.S. companies and foreign companies’ operations in the U.S. For the past 30 years, he has worked closely with companies as an investment banker and attorney, serving both in-house and as an outside advisor. Robert is admitted as an attorney in New York, Washington, D.C., California and Kentucky, and is qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales and in Hong Kong. From 1991-1993 he was admitted as a foreign lawyer in Japan.
He is presently the Vice Chair of the American Bar Association International Section; Treasurer of Global Ties that oversees the US State Department International Visitors Leadership Program; and is Chair of the National District Export Council appointed by the US Commerce Department Secretary to help US exports. Previously, he was chair of Venture Connectors, chair of World Trade Center of Kentucky, chair of World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana, chair of Japan/America Society of Kentucky, and chair of Asia House. In addition, he is the author of Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures; and Corporate Counsel’s Guide to Doing Business in South Korea. He is the co-author of Buying a Business: What You Need to Know; Emerging Companies Guide; International Business Plans; Limited Liability Companies Guide; Financing Start-ups; and Corporate Counsel’s Guide to Doing Business in Vietnam.
Dr. Brown has two Ph.D. degrees. The first is from Cambridge University where he studied Japanese privatization and the second is from The London School of Economics and Political Science examining Indonesian legal reforms and creditor relations. In 2016, he completed a Master of Laws from the University of London. He also has a Master of Science degree from Jochi University in Tokyo, and an Advanced Accounting Certificate from Bellarmine University. During three years of law school, he earned J.D., M.B.A. and Master’s Degrees from the University of Louisville. Robert has taught law and economics courses at the law schools of the University of San Francisco and University of California Berkeley, as well as business, finance, accounting and economic courses at the business School of Bellarmine University.