U.S. and European Export Control Laws Webinar Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

The International Society of Primerus Law Firms presents a U.S. and European export control laws webinar offered though WestLegalEdCenter.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan (PRWEB) April 03, 2014

This webinar will provide attendees a broad understanding of the scope of U.S. and European export control laws and sensitize them to the requirements of these laws as well as many of the potential pitfalls for those unfamiliar with the laws. In addition, attendees will better understand the appropriate precautions that can and should be taken to avoid unintentional violations and mitigate exposure to liability.

Webinar Details:
Title: "U.S. and European Export Control Laws Webinar" (CLICK TO REGISTER)
Date: Tuesday, April 8th, 2014
Time: 7:00 am PT/8:00 am MT/9:00 am CT/10:00 am ET/4:00 pm Central European Time
Format: Audio Webcast through WestLegalEdcenter
CLE Credit is being offered (subject to individual State approval)

If you have any questions or need further assistance with registration, you may contact Chris Dawe at cdawe(at)primerus(dot)com, or call 1-800-968-2211/616-454-9939.

Topics Covered:

  • Why an understanding of export control laws is important for U.S. and EU exporters
  • What are the range of products, software, and technical information covered by export control laws
  • What are the responsibilities of the exporters of products, software, and technical information
  • How to comply with U.S. and EU export control laws
  • Potential penalties for violations

Who Should Attend?

  • In-house counsel and outside counsel for companies engaged in international transactions involving products or technological information
  • Officers, managers, shipping departments for same companies
  • In particular, the persons above associated with companies involved in chemical, metals, electronics, pharmaceuticals, and energy industries
  • Customs brokers and agents

Alan M. Dunn - Stewart and Stewart (Washington, D.C.)
Mr. Dunn joined Stewart and Stewart as a partner in 1998 and has practiced international trade law since 1980. He is a former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce and served as one of the lead U.S. negotiators in the multilateral GATT Uruguay Round negotiations, which established the World Trade Organization (WTO) and in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiations with Mexico and Canada.

With extensive experience in international policy-making, negotiations, and most U.S. laws related to trade and exports, Mr. Dunn represents clients on a wide range of trade issues such as economic sanctions and embargoes, export controls on military and dual-use items, market access, antidumping and countervailing duties, safeguards (section 201), section 301 proceedings, the generalized system of preferences (GSP) program, customs, antiboycott laws, National Industrial Security Program regulations, and other laws related to trade.

Jennifer M. Smith - Stewart and Stewart (Washington, D.C.)
Jennifer Smith has experience in a variety of international trade law matters, including antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings, customs, export controls, economic sanctions, anti-boycott, trade adjustment assistance, and international and bilateral trade agreements and dispute resolution processes.

Dr. Christoph Oertel - Broedermann Jahn (Hamburg, Germany)
In his practice, Dr. Christoph Oertel advises on international contract and commercial law as well as in the field of corporate law (including mergers and acquisitions) and litigation. He regularly deals with questions related to European and German export control laws in his daily business and has thereby gained experience in a variety of matters such as customs, export controls and economic sanctions.

Christine Malisch - Broedermann Jahn (Hamburg, Germany)
Christine Malisch's practice covers all aspects of European and private international law, corporate and commercial law as well as insolvency law. During her time at Broedermann Jahn, she has especially gained experience in the field of economic sanctions and advises globally-acting clients on the installation of compliance systems.

About The International Society of Primerus Law Firms (Primerus)
Primerus is a society of top-rated, independent, boutique law firms that have earned the right to display the Primerus seal of quality. As one of the most respected law firm societies, Primerus has become the size of some of the world's largest law firms.

Primerus is growing at an unprecedented pace, and is expanding throughout the U.S., Asia, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean. With thousands of lawyers in the society, Primerus members, collectively, offer the breadth of expertise and jurisdictional coverage that only the world's largest law firms can offer to their clients, but at more reasonable rates. Law firms in the U.S. and Canada must be AV-rated using the Martindale-Hubbell peer review service. For firms outside of North America, consideration is given to respected resources, such as, Chambers Global Guide, Legal 500 EMEA, and IFLR 1000. Additionally, once approved for membership, every Primerus firm is audited, annually, to ensure that the legal services they continue to provide to clients are of a consistent, high quality, year after year. Each member is committed to the following standards: Integrity, Excellent Work Product, Reasonable Fees, Continuing Legal Education, Civility and Community Service.

For more information, and for a complete listing of top-rated, independent, boutique law firms in your area, please call 800.968.2211 or visit http://www.primerus.com.