2017 All Hands Meeting
October 17 Session
Global Corporate & Regulatory Track Agenda

9:00AM-10:00AM   Room 209
China Update

Timothy Stratford & Weishi Li
Covington & Burling LLP

Recent developments, like the Mar-a-Lago Summit and ensuing 100-day plan, plus longstanding reciprocal dependencies and tensions over IP-centric businesses make the U.S-China economic relationship a fast moving target, especially for companies in the technology sector. What is the outlook for Silicon Valley companies doing business in China and/or with China-based enterprises? In this presentation two China experts (including the most senior former U.S. trade official working as a member of the U.S. business community in China) will discuss the underlying currents of change that should factor into the strategies of SV in-house counsel when supporting their companies' business activities connected with China.

10:30AM-12:00PM   Room 209
Acquisition of Innovative Technology Companies: Trends & Current Terms in US, European & Chinese Cross-border M&A Transactions

Roger Bickerstaff, Stefan Münch & John Shi/Martin Felli
Bird & Bird LLP/JDA Software

This presentation will focus on M&A transactions involving innovative tech companies. Starting with a big picture view, the panel will look at issues that come up in transactions involving disruption and innovation such as AI, IoT and Big Data. Then there will be a deeper dive into the specific areas of risk allocation and terms and conditions in three major jurisdictions for tech transactions: the US, Europe (Germany) and China. The panel of multijurisdictional practitioners will discuss the different approaches to these deals, including: purchase price adjustments and earn-outs, limitation of seller’s liabilities, security for purchaser’s claims, closing conditions, and how the latest foreign investment controls under German and Chinese law are attempting to catch up with the stricter scrutiny tech acquisitions face under CFIUS.

1:30PM-2:15PM   Room 209
Israel's Secret Sauce

Einat Meisel/Alinka Flaminia
O'Melveny & Myers LLP/Mellanox Technologies

Israel is ranked 3rd in the world for STEM talent, has a higher growth index than Silicon Valley and leads the world in the number of patents, startups and level of venture capital activity on a per capita basis. Come get a taste of key ingredients of Israel's secret sauce for developing successful ground-breaking technology companies. There is a buffet of ways U.S. and global national companies can share in the feast of Israel's innovations. In this presentation we will highlight unique structural, cultural and due diligence attributes your companies can expect to experience on the acquisition menu.

2:20PM-3:05PM   Room 209
Russia and the Internet: Key Legal Issues

Brian Zimbler
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

While Russian hackers attract the headlines, international companies continue to focus on Russia and its 144 million consumers as an important market. The Russian online sector is especially robust, with high growth rates in e-commerce despite an otherwise sluggish domestic economy. However, doing business with Russia poses a number of significant legal issues. Key topics include relatively new requirements for localization of user data; personal data protection rules; new taxes on some e-commerce; increasingly strict controls on online expression; and enhanced measures against online piracy and copyright infringement. This session will briefly review the latest developments in Russian laws relating to the Internet, and then focus on practical strategies and tips for international companies active in this area.

3:30PM-4:30PM   Room 203/204
Managing Anti-Corruption Compliance

Pamela Davis/Michael Ward
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP/Juniper Networks, Inc.

In-house efforts -- compliance plans, global ethics codes, due diligence -- to meet FCPA and other anticorruption responsibilities are forced to track moving targets, with evolving rules, court challenges and shifting government enforcement priorities. This update will review key trends for technology and life science companies, with an eye towards practical options for an uncertain, budget-constrained environment.

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