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Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co.: Supreme Court Sets New Limits on Extraterritorial Human Rights Suits 2013 (Audio-only)

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Released on: May. 22, 2013

Taken from the briefing Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co.: Supreme Court Sets New Limits on Extraterritorial Human Rights Suits recorded May, 2013.On April 17, 2013, the Supreme Court held in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co. that the Alien Tort Statute (ATS), which allows suits in federal courts for violations of international law (including international human rights law), is subject to the presumption against extraterritoriality. Chief Justice ...

Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company 2013 -- Specialty Areas: A. International Aspects B. Intellectual Property

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From the program: Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company 2013

Recorded on: Jun. 12, 2013

Taken from the Web Program Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company 2013 recorded June, 2013 in New York.Lecture Topics  [01:29:03]Specialty Areas: A. International Aspects B. Intellectual Property  [01:29:03]A. International Aspects [45 minutes] Special diligence concerns, including FCPA, AML,tax and labor issues Structuring to acquire (and perhaps later sell) a non-U.S. company Common drafting pitfalls when non-U.S. laws ...

Advanced Compliance and Ethics Workshop 2013 -- Global Program and Concerns

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From the program: Advanced Compliance and Ethics Workshop 2013

Recorded on: Nov. 19, 2013

Taken from the Web Program Advanced Compliance and Ethics Workshop 2013 recorded November, 2013 in San Francisco.Lecture Topic  [01:00:05]Global Program and Concerns  [01:00:05] Helplines and investigations around the globe How to avoid having your program be too “U.S.-centric” Dealing with different ethical standards The purchase price of this segment includes the following article from the Course Handbook available online: A ...

Advanced Licensing Agreements 2014 -- Breakouts: International Licensing - Asia/Europe

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From the program: Advanced Licensing Agreements 2014

Recorded on: Feb. 4, 2014

Taken from the Web Program Advanced Licensing Agreements 2014 recorded January, 2014 in San Francisco.Lecture Topics  [00:59:30]Breakouts: International Licensing - Asia/Europe  [00:59:30]I. International Licensing – AsiaTopics will vary by city, and may include: Similarities and differences between domestic and Asian licensing Common pitfalls for U.S. lawyers doing Asian deals Local law issues to be aware of Cultural issues ...

Advanced Venture Capital 2013 -- International Companies

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From the program: Advanced Venture Capital 2013

Recorded on: Dec. 4, 2013

Taken from the Web Program Advanced Venture Capital 2013 recorded December, 2013 in San Francisco.Lecture Topics  [00:56:40]International Companies  [00:56:40] Foreign direct investment Cayman Island and U.S. restructurings Special tax, IP, executive compensation and labor/employment issues The purchase price of this segment includes the following article from the Course Handbook available online: International Expansion—Key ...

International Arbitration 2013

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From the program: International Arbitration 2013

Released on: Jun. 24, 2013

If your company or client has a dispute arising out of a contract with a foreign party, international arbitration represents the best method of resolving that dispute in a neutral forum and enforcing any subsequent award. However, the resolution of international business disputes through arbitration raises issues that are simply not present in the litigation context. In many ways, arbitration offers more choices than litigation. What is the appropriate ...

Doing Deals in and with Emerging Markets: BRICs and Beyond 2013

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From the program: Doing Deals in and with Emerging Markets: BRICs and Beyond 2013

Released on: Jul. 25, 2013

With emerging markets players, like those of the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) countries, playing an ever greater role in the global economy, attorneys and other professionals facilitating cross-border transactions need to familiarize themselves with their perspective on inbound and outbound investments. According to a recent Office for Economic Co-operation and Development study, emerging markets will account for over 60% of global economic ...

Antitrust Institute 2013: Developments & Hot Topics -- What Lawyers Need to Know about International Antitrust Law

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From the program: Antitrust Institute 2013: Developments & Hot Topics

Recorded on: May. 9, 2013

Taken from the Web Program Antitrust Institute 2013: Developments & Hot Topics recorded May, 2013 in New York.Lecture Topics  [01:01:28]What Lawyers Need to Know about International Antitrust Law  [01:01:28] Growth in antitrust laws around the world Multinational merger review - are we achieving convergence? Internationalization of cartel enforcement and converging leniency policies Evolving standards for dominant firms Differences ...

First Annual Institute on Corporate & Securities Law in Hong Kong 2013

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From the program: First Annual Institute on Corporate & Securities Law in Hong Kong 2013

Released on: May. 2, 2013

PLI has offered the most comprehensive continuing legal education seminars in the United States for more than eighty years, primarily in New York City, San Francisco, Chicago and Washington, D.C.  Based on our success in the U.S., PLI expanded to London and have been offering our Institute on Securities Regulation for more than twelve years.  We are excited about our expansion into Asia.Our First Annual Institute on Corporate & Securities ...

Basic Immigration Law 2014

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From the program: Basic Immigration Law 2014

Released on: Mar. 27, 2014

This program will explain the basic concepts of U.S. immigration law and procedure, and discuss current developments and trends, including a legislative update on immigration reform.Lecture Topics  [Total time 07:03:29]Segments with an asterisk (*) are available only with the purchase of the entire program. Opening Remarks and Introduction* [00:06:19]Cyrus D. Mehta Overview of the U.S. Immigration System, Current Trends and Ethical Issues ...

Bankruptcy & Reorganizations 2013: Current Developments -- Cross-Border Insolvencies and Chapter 15

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From the program: Bankruptcy & Reorganizations 2013: Current Developments

Recorded on: May. 1, 2013

Taken from the Web Program Bankruptcy & Reorganizations 2013: Current Developments recorded April, 2013 in New York.Lecture Topics  [01:05:43]Cross-Border Insolvencies and Chapter 15  [01:05:43] Chapter 15 replacing Section 304 Ancillary Proceedings - Vitro, Bear Stearns, Basis, SPhinX Concurrent, same entity, cross-border cases Foreign main and non-main proceedings Challenging recognition and enforcing controversial foreign ...

Basics of Export Controls 2013 (Audio-only)

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Released on: Dec. 3, 2013

Taken from the briefing Basics of Export Controls 2013 recorded November, 2013.U.S. and multinational corporations are increasingly affected by the range of U.S. laws and regulations governing international trade. The Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), the State Department's Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), and the Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) each plays an important role in administering ...

Basics of International Taxation 2013 (New York)

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From the program: Basics of International Taxation 2013 (New York)

Released on: Aug. 7, 2013

In a global business, the tax laws of the United States may impact transactions regardless of where the transactions take place. A working knowledge of the U. S. international tax rules is, therefore, of paramount importance to a wide variety of tax and corporate professionals.In this program, some of the world’s leading tax experts will discuss the current rules of U.S. international taxation. Each panel will focus upon a distinct international ...

Basics of International Taxation 2013 (San Francisco)

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From the program: Basics of International Taxation 2013 (San Francisco)

Released on: Oct. 8, 2013

In a global business, the tax laws of the United States may impact transactions regardless of where the transactions take place. A working knowledge of the U. S. international tax rules is, therefore, of paramount importance to a wide variety of tax and corporate professionals.In this program, some of the world’s leading tax experts will discuss the current rules of U.S. international taxation. Each panel will focus upon a distinct international ...

Benchmarking Panel - Understanding What Your Peers and Competitors are Doing

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Recorded on: May. 6, 2013

Taken from the Web Program The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and International Anti-Corruption Developments 2013 Recorded May, 2013 in New YorkBenchmarking Panel - Understanding What Your Peers and Competitors are Doing [01:22:59] Training Hospitality to “foreign officials” Voluntary disclosure Facilitation payments Use of outside counsel Due diligence Risk assessments Moderator: Richard GrimeSpeakers: William B. Jacobson, Mark F. ...

Biotech and Pharma Licensing in Asia

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Recorded on: Apr. 4, 2013

Taken from the Web Program Developments in Pharmaceutical and Biotech Patent Law 2013 Recorded April, 2013 in New YorkBiotech and Pharma Licensing in Asia [01:00:22] This session will discuss the legal aspects of optimizing a patent portfolio by licensing in Japan, Taiwan and other Asian countries.The purchase price of this segment includes the following article(s) from the Course Handbook available online: Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Licensing ...

Brazil's New Anti-Corruption Law: Overview and Analysis

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Recorded on: Nov. 13, 2013

Taken from the briefing Brazil's New Anti-Corruption Law: Overview and Analysis recorded November, 2013. While the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act is relatively old news, the U.S. government continues to enforce the law vigorously.  There is no sign that will abate.  Further complicating many companies' international business is the fact that other countries are rewriting - and modifying enforcement of - their own anti-corruption ...

Defending Immigration Removal Proceedings 2013

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From the program: Defending Immigration Removal Proceedings 2013

Released on: Aug. 26, 2013

With more than 300,000 deportation and removal cases initiated by U.S. immigration authorities each year, immigrants in the United States need competent and knowledgeable representation in this important area of law. Over half of those facing removal proceedings are unrepresented, and studies have shown that those without legal representation face a significantly higher risk of removal, regardless of eligibility for relief. In response to the acute ...

Building Better Construction Contracts 2013 -- Challenges for US Design Professionals Working in the People's Repulic of China

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From the program: Building Better Construction Contracts 2013

Recorded on: Oct. 1, 2013

Taken from the Web Program Building Better Construction Contracts 2013 recorded September, 2013 in New York.Lecture Topics  [00:46:57]Challenges for US Design Professionals Working in the People's Repulic of China  [00:46:57] Application of legal concepts in the civil law government structure of the PRC Structured regulatory system governing construction projects and foreign firms Cultural aspects of proposing design services and ...

Case Study: Fundamental Concepts

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Recorded on: Apr. 25, 2013

Taken from the Web Program International Estate & Tax Planning 2013 Recorded April, 2013 in New YorkCase Study: Fundamental Concepts [01:00:46] Developing an integrated estate and tax plan for assets governed by civil law principles of marital property and succession How civil law entities such as foundations compare with common law trusts, and the potential advantages and disadvantages of each Using trusts effectively in succession planning ...

Immigration & Naturalization Institute 2013 (46th Annual)

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From the program: Immigration & Naturalization Institute (46th Annual)

Released on: Sep. 18, 2013

This year’s program will examine key immigration trends and hot topics for 2013.  You will hear from Washington insiders about what is likely to happen with immigration legislation in the coming months, including the real possibility of Comprehensive Immigration Reform.  Will anything move on bills eliminating the per-country limit for employment-based cases, or increasing immigration opportunities for high-skilled workers?  What can ...

Chinese Investment and U.S. National Security Reviews -- in 3D (Three Different Perspectives)

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Recorded on: Jul. 23, 2013

Taken from the briefing Chinese Investment and U.S. National Security Reviews -- in 3D [Three Different Perspectives] recorded July, 2013.The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) is an interagency committee that conducts national security reviews of in-bound foreign investments.  Deals not approved by CFIUS can face significant risks, including the risk that the deal may be blocked before closing or even the ...

Choices of Law in Acquisitions Agreements: U.S. vs. U.K.

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Recorded on: Apr. 25, 2013

Taken from the briefing Choices of Law in Acquisitions Agreements: U.S. vs. U.K. recorded April, 2013.What are the key differences between U.K. and U.S. law with respect to acquisition agreements? These days the M&A community is ever more focused on this question, as these differences are becoming of increasing commercial and strategic importance in sale processes, particularly auction sales where seller often gets to select the governing ...

Cloud Computing 2012: Cut Through the Fluff & Tackle the Critical Stuff -- Government Related Issues

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From the program: Cloud Computing 2012: Cut Through the Fluff & Tackle the Critical Stuff

Recorded on: Jun. 12, 2012

Taken from the Web Program Cloud Computing 2012: Cut Through the Fluff & Tackle the Critical Stuff Recorded June 2012 in San Francisco Lecture Topics Government Related Issues [01:01:05] Federal procurement Export -Basic overview of U.S. export controls and trade sanctions -Export control and trade sanctions risks and responsibilities of cloud providers -Export control and trade sanctions risks and responsibilities ...

Compliance Issues Facing U.S. Importers - A Review and Update of Recent Developments 2014 (Audio-only)

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Released on: Feb. 19, 2014

Taken from the briefing Compliance Issues Facing U.S. Importers - A Review and Update of Recent Developments recorded February, 2014.Imports are a vital part of the American economy, with U.S. companies importing over two trillion dollars’ worth of merchandise last year alone.  Basic compliance with the laws governing these transactions requires knowledge of the U.S. Customs rules governing the tariff classification, valuation and country of ...

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George M. Wilson, MBA, CPA

George M. Wilson, MBA, CPA ~ Director, SEC Institute, a Division of PLI

Mina Park

Mina Park ~ Director, Banking and Capital Markets Origination Legal, Asia Pacific, Citi

Harvey I. Saferstein

Harvey I. Saferstein ~ Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.