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Why You Should Attend
Companies, organizations, investors, and counsel are encountering a changed international business and regulatory environment. A potent combination of geo-political and national security tensions, populist political energy, and technological acceleration and convergence is dramatically impacting government regulation of foreign investment, international trade and technology transfers, data and privacy controls, and network and supply chain security.
Indeed, the past year has marked an inflection point in US policy and statutory changes that already have and will continue to significantly affect regulatory expectations and activity, including (among others):
- Significant expansion of regulatory authority and activity related to national security review of Foreign Direct Investment;
- Increased regulation of exports (including any access to controlled technical data by non-US persons) of emerging and foundational technologies, including such commercial areas as artificial intelligence, advanced computing, data analytics, and biotechnologies;
- An executive order and implementing regulations barring US companies from using IT and communications technology and services provided by companies or nationals of US adversaries;
- Sanctions denying Chinese telecom leader Huawei and several Chinese advanced computing companies from receiving US technology or products; and
- Aggressive use of tariffs as an instrument of national security and economic policy.
These dynamics are not limited to the United States. Australia, Europe, Canada, Japan, Israel, and China, among others, are reevaluating or changing their national security-related investment, trade, and technology controls to account for a more contentious and unstable global environment.
While this changing environment presents new challenges for corporate transactions and deal making, it also creates opportunities for companies, organizations, investors, and counsel who strategically engage and adapt. Cross-border transactions can still get done. Parties that plan for and implement management, operational, and technical controls and solutions that proactively address security and regulatory concerns in this environment will have an advantage in the market and unlock value for their stakeholders.
What You Will Learn
This one day conference will take a two-pronged approach to engage attendees and participants in identifying and developing effective strategies. First, there will be three panels, each one focused on identifying key developments and analyzing their impact in a substantive policy and regulatory issues area:
- Foreign investment and telecommunications license reviews;
- Trade and technology controls; and
- Sensitive data, network, and supply chain security.
Second, there will be three panels, each one focused on describing the current state of expectations, best practices, and practical success strategies in a risks and requirements posture area:
- Proactive: anticipating, defining, and reducing policy and regulatory risks and requirements before they manifest;
- Reactive: detecting, containing, and resolving policy and regulatory risks and requirements when they manifest; and
- Mitigation: designing, implementing, and operating effective controls and independent oversight to address policy and regulatory risks and requirements after they manifest.
Each panel will bring together industry, financial, regulatory, and policy experts; attorneys and professional service providers; US and foreign Government officials; and corporate and organization executives who operate at the intersection of policy, technology, trade, and finance to provide interdisciplinary insight into the risks and opportunities of a dynamic world.
Who Should Attend
- In-house and outside counsel for businesses and organizations involved in technology, infrastructure, data, and real estate
- Investors, financial advisors, and M&A attorneys engaged in FDI and cross-border transactions
- Executive leaders, risk managers, technology managers, and compliance personnel for businesses and organizations engaged with technology, infrastructure, and/or data
- Government officials, commentators, and policy makers engaged in the balance between prosperity, innovation, and security