Doing Business with the EU: What Virginia Companies and Their Lawyers Need to Know (Online Seminar)

MCLE Credits: 3
Ethics Credits Included: 0

MCLE Credit: 3.0 (Ethics: 0.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 0.0
Price: $180 (Includes a downloadable audio version.)
Viewable Through: 6/30/2017

Information

A pre-recorded streaming VIDEO replay the June 2014 webcast, Doing Business with the EU: What Virginia Companies and Their Lawyers Need to Know.


Topics covered include:

  • Introduction to EU-Virginia trade
  • The basics of the EU and Virginia legal systems
  • The different structures, in sales and distributions, rendering of services, manufacturing, and e-commerce
  • Legal and tax issues, related to general commercial and tax, corporate law, labor/social law issues, intellectual property, export controls, investments, and mergers and acquisitions
  • Business entities in the EU, and how they might differ from domestic entities
  • Factors in choosing a European or U.S. trading hub, to serve multiple countries in Europe and/or states within the United States from one location

Approximately one-quarter of Virginia’s $22.4 billion in 2013 imports came from European Union (EU) countries; one-fifth of Virginia’s $17.9 billion in 2013 exports went to EU countries. Though China gets all the attention, the EU remains our number one trading partner. Are your clients doing business in or with the EU? If so, they must understand the EU-specific rules they have to follow, and you can help them do so if you understand them yourself.

Our expert speakers have years of experience helping their clients do business in Virginia and the EU. They are uniquely qualified to provide you with the information you need to successfully advise your clients.

 

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Faculty

Megan A. Gajewski Barnhill, Bryan Cave LLP / Washington DC
Megan Gajewski counsels foreign and domestic clients on regulatory matters related to international business transactions.  She regularly advises clients on issues related to U.S. export controls administered by the Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, and the Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security.   Ms. Gajewski has experience with conducting compliance audits, drafting comprehensive compliance programs, drafting license and agreement applications, preparing commodity jurisdiction and classification requests, preparing voluntary disclosures, responding to government requests for information and administrative subpoenas, and assisting in day-to-day compliance with the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Export Administration Regulations (EAR), and with export controls on nuclear activities and materials administered by the Department of Energy and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.  In addition, Ms. Gajewski counsels clients on issues related to trade sanctions administered by the Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), including sanctions programs related to countries (e.g., Iran, Syria and Cuba) and against individuals and entities.  She also advises clients on compliance with the anti-boycott provisions administered by the Department of Commerce and the Department of the Treasury, on compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and on companies’ and individuals’ obligations under the Foreign Agents Registration Act.

Dr. Joachim Krämer, KGM Krämer Groß Rechtsanwalts-und Steuerberatungsgesellschaft mbH / Frankfurt, Germany
Dr. Krämer specializes in domestic (German and European Union) and international tax law and corporate law for entrepreneurs, companies, and private individuals.  He holds a Business Lawyer Degree from the University of Bayreuth; Legal Traineeship (Referendariat) from the Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf, with study in Atlanta, GA; and a Doctorate in Law from Humboldt University in Berlin.  In addition to advising clients as an attorney-at-law, he is also a certified tax advisor.  Dr. Krämer is a frequent and sought-after lecturer throughout Germany on topics related to international business law subjects.

Michael P. Kuhn, FisherBroyles / Glen Allen
Michael Kuhn practices in the areas of commercial, corporate, and employment law, with a strong emphasis on international matters.  He represents U.S. companies engaged in projects in the U.S. and abroad as well as European companies with business interests in the U.S.  Mr. Kuhn’s experience includes counseling corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies on legal matters arising under both U.S. and international law.  Having practiced in both the U.S. and Germany, Mr. Kuhn has unique expertise particularly in assisting European clients in understanding and complying with the laws of those jurisdictions by explaining applicable legal requirements in terms that are understandable.  He has assisted European management in establishing investment and inbound immigration projects in the U.S. and other jurisdictions.  In this capacity, he has assisted non-U.S. employers with decisions relating to hiring, firing, promotion, compensation, discipline, discharge, layoff, handbooks, employment contracts, employee leasing agreements, non-compete and confidentiality agreements as well as other terms and conditions of employment.  Mr. Kuhn’s education and previous experience are also useful in counseling U.S. clients seeking to establish operations in Europe and elsewhere with respect to applicable labor and employment laws, as well as other pertinent legal requirements.

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