Speakers: Timothy P. Law John N. Ellison

Event Type: CLE / CPD

Location Name:
The Union League of Philadelphia, 140 South Broad Street, Philadelphia PA 19102
Start Date/Time:
23 February 2017, 8:30 AM ET
End Date/Time:
23 February 2017, 11:15 AM ET


8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.  Registration/Networking/Buffet Breakfast

Session I, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. International Arbitration

International arbitration is becoming a more common forum for the resolution of disputes arising out of international transactions, such as the purchase of insurance in the international marketplace. Focusing on international insurance arbitration, this presentation compares international arbitration proceedings to litigation in the United States.

After this seminar, attendees will be able to: (a) recognize the benefits and pitfalls of international arbitration; (b) negotiate better  international arbitration provisions; and (c) identify strategies to  better contain costs and achieve effective results in international arbitrations.

PANELISTS: Timothy P. Law, Partner, Reed Smith LLP; John N. Ellison,  Partner, Reed Smith LLP


Session II, 10:10 a.m. - 11:10 a.m. Risks and Opportunities in Trade Agreements and Global Economic Sanctions Under the Trump Administration

As the new U.S. Administration begins to implement its agenda, there is significant uncertainty regarding its plans with respect to international economic sanctions against Russia, Iran and Cuba. This timely and interactive session will consider existing U.S. and Canadian  sanctions against these countries and what changes may result from the change in administrations. The panel will discuss the international geo-political implications of any proposed amendments to sanctions laws and regulations, how this might undermine the current coordination of Western sanctions against Russia and Iran in particular, and what risks and opportunities might emerge for companies with  international operations in those countries.

PANELISTS: Paul Lalonde, Dentons Toronto; Kenneth J. Nunnenkamp, Dentons Tysons; Teresa R. Novic, Esq.

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