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

9:00AM-10:00AM
China Update

Timothy Stratford & Weishi Li
Covington & Burling LLP
SPEAKER BIOGRAPHIES

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, 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 activites connected with China.

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

Roger Bickerstaff, Stefan MŁnch & John Shi/Martin Felli
Bird & Bird LLP/JDA Software
SPEAKER BIOGRAPHIES

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 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 sellerís liabilities, security for purchaserís 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
Doing Business In Israel

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

As Israel has become a global hotbed of emerging technologies, Israeli companies have become more entwined with Silicon Valley's growth and future prospects. This presentation will discuss some important ins and outs of investments and operations in Israel, and with Israeli companies.

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

Brian Zimbler
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
SPEAKER BIOGRAPHIES

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
Managing Anti-Corruption Compliance

Pamela Davis
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
SPEAKER BIOGRAPHIES

In-house efforts -- compliance plans, global ethics codes, due diligence -- to meet FCPA and other anticorruption responsibilites 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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