Trade

27 – 29 September 2016 – London
3 & 4 November 2016 – Amsterdam
15 & 16 November 2016 – Santa Clara

For in-house legal counsel and compliance professionals

These conferences in Amsterdam, London and Santa Clara will provide a practical overview of significant developments in the Anti-Bribery and International Trade arena, and the implications for your company’s compliance programme and procedures. As usual, you will hear from our experts from across the globe.

Further details for each conference are provided below.

Annual International Trade, Brexit and Anti-Bribery Conference
27 – 29 September 2016 – London

Brexit Seminar Tuesday 27 September, 8.30 am – 5.00 pm

The first day of our conference will focus on the impact following the UK’s decision to vote to leave the EU. The morning session will commence with an update on the latest trade-related developments concerning Brexit. An expert panel will then assess the implications of the potential trading models that are open to the UK and EU-27, with a view to highlighting both the challenges and opportunities businesses are likely to face with respect to the free movement of goods and services across borders.

Baker & McKenzie’s London trade team is the UK’s largest and leading international trade team, being the only team to be ranked number one in the Legal 500 for Trade, WTO, and Anti-Dumping for the past 15 years.  In addition, Baker & McKenzie’s London trade team’s Customs practice is the only team to hold a tier one ranking, with a strong set of dedicated experts.  The UK team is in turn supported by the world’s largest group of trade lawyers covering all regions.  With impact on trading relations being at the core of the Brexit agenda, our team is well placed to guide you through the challenges and opportunities that Brexit offers multinational companies.

Please click here for the full agenda.

Trade Sanctions, Export Controls and Customs Seminar Wednesday 28 September, 9.00 am – 5.30 pm

This year’s trade sanctions and export controls session will update delegates on key recent developments in EU, UK, US and international export controls and trade sanctions, including an extensive assessment of the JCPOA sanctions relief agreement with Iran. This year’s customs session will update delegates on the implications and continuing challenges that have arisen through the implementation of the Union Customs Code (UCC). In addition to a panel discussion on some of the key issues traders are facing under the UCC, there will be a focused discussion on the impact of transfer pricing on customs valuation. Moving away from the UCC, the final discussion of the day will focus on the pros and cons of disclosing customs violations around the world, with an emphasis on the UK, EU, US, and Asia Pacific. Please click here for the full agenda.

Anti-Bribery and Corruption Seminar Thursday 29 September, 8.30 am – 4.30 pm

The final day of our conference will focus on anti-bribery and corruption. Representatives from our London, New York and Washington, D.C. offices will bring delegates up to speed on recent developments in the UK and the US. They will be joined by colleagues from Baker & McKenzie’s Asia and Russia offices who will provide first-hand insights into the tools and approaches that are required to mitigate the risk of rising domestic enforcement of anti-bribery laws in these key markets. An expert panel will address the expectations of regulators and best-practice approaches to managing interactions with them. Please click here for the full agenda.

We hope that you will be able to join us for what will be an interesting and fruitful three days.

For further information relating to the London event please contact Kate.Bullard@bakermckenzie.com.

Should you prefer to attend our trade conferences in Amsterdam or Santa Clara instead, you can obtain additional information on these conferences via the contacts set out below.

Annual International Trade & Compliance Conference
3 & 4 November 2016 – Amsterdam

For more information about this conference, please contact: Claudia Wehmeijer Events Manager T:+ 31 20 551 7481

Silicon Valley – A Year-End Review of Import/Export Developments
15 & 16 November 2016 – Santa Clara

For more information about this conference, please contact: Brendan Gilmartin Business Development Manager T: +415 591 3246

Location of the London event Baker & McKenzie 100 New Bridge Street London EC4V 6JA

Author

Author

Ross Denton is a Partner in the Firm’s EU, Competition and Trade Department in London. Ross was the former head of the Firm’s International Trade and WTO Practice Group, and now serves on the Firm’s Cartel Task Force. Ross also heads up the European Trade practice for the Firm. Ross routinely advises US and Japanese multinational corporations on competition law, export controls and sanctions, customs, bribery and corruption, and public procurement. Ross is a key member of the London office Anti-Bribery and Corruption Unit. Ross regularly speaks on trade and cartel issues, and has published widely on compliance related issues. He is a member of the UK Customs Practitioners Group.

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