The International Commerce, Trade, Franchising and Product Law Section: Hot Topics Digital Round Tables

5 Oct 2021 1430 - 1600 BST

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A virtual round tables session presented by International Commerce, Trade, Franchising and Product Law Section

This is the traditional Hot Topics session, which we as a Section organise at each Annual Conference and which have always been great - and very well attended- successes. This virtual round tables session will give participants the opportunity to attend successively up to three virtual tables in break-out rooms dedicated to a specific hot topic. At each virtual table, two moderators will guide the discussion surrounding the selected hot topic. There will be an introduction to the sessions by the co-chairs and a wrap-up afterwards for all participants.

Hot Topics:

• Rapid changes in the post-Covid retail industry and its impact on franchising and distribution contracts

• The impact of sustainable development and supply chain disruption on free trade agreements

• The rising importance of an ESG compliance system

• Economic sanctions: exploring the impact on international trade

• Dispute resolution: mediation, arbitration, courts… which to choose? How to secure the process (for example, letter of intents (LOIs) and bank guarantees)

• The impact of Covid-19 on franchising networks and franchise documents

• Ghost kitchens: enduring lessons learned from the pandemic period and recovery

• The impact of sustainable development on regional trade agreements

• When you find yourself in times of trouble – for example, regarding product liability issues caused by off-label-use during the pandemic

 

PLUS - post-webinar networking

As part of your IBA webinar experience, the IBA will be providing a networking room at the end of this webinar for attendees to join and chat with other participants. The programme is called REMO and in order to participate you will need to register ahead of the webinar:

 • Simply register here: https://live.remo.co/e/the-international-commerce-trade

• Click on the ‘Save me a spot’ button

• Enter your email address and create an account, or log in if you have an account

• Follow the instructions received by email to access the room at the end of the session.

Fees

  Prices in GBP + UK VAT @ 20%, where applicable:

IBA member

Free

Non members

£45

Certificate of Attendance

Certificates of attendance for each session will be provided, automatically, to all delegates who have registered in advance and attended the live broadcast for a minimum of 30 minutes based on verified sign-in and sign-out times. Certificates can only be issued to the name provided at the time of registration. If you have any queries relating to your Certificate of Attendance, please email webinars@int-bar.org

Conference Co-Chair
Pieter Tubbergen

Conference Co-Chair
Tubbergen Advocatuur, Rotterdam, the Netherlands; Website Officer, International Sales Committee

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Guillermo Sanchez Chao

Conference Co-Chair
Chevez Ruiz Zamarripa y Cia, Mexico City, Mexico; Co-Chair, International Trade and Customs Law Committee

Olivia Gast

Conference Co-Chair
Gast Avocats, Paris, France; Corporate Counsel Forum Liaison Officer, International Franchising Committee

Tao Xu

Conference Co-Chair
DLA Piper, Reston, Virginia, USA; Co-Chair, International Franchising Committee

Carolina Monteiro de Carvalho

Conference Co-Chair
Mundie e Advogados, São Paulo, Brazil; Vice Chair, International Trade and Customs Law Committee

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Chiga Erege

Conference Co-Chair
British American Tobacco, London, England

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Co-Moderator
Christoph Wagner

Co-Moderator
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, Berlin, Germany

Martine de Koning

Co-Moderator
Kennedy Van der Laan, Amsterdam, the Netherlands; Vice Chair, International Franchising Committee

Riccardo Cajola

Co-Moderator
Cajola & Associati, Milan, Italy; Chair, Artificial Intelligence Working Group

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Dalton Albrecht

Co-Moderator
EY Law LLP, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Senior Vice Chair, International Commerce and Distribution Committee

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Melissa Murray

Co-Moderator
Bird & Bird (MEA) LLP, Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Publications Officer, International Franchising Committee

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Alan Greenfield

Co-Moderator
Greenberg Traurig, Chicago, Illinois, USA; Secretary, International Franchising Committee

Christopher S W Blake

Co-Moderator
Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP, Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Co-Chair, International Commerce and Distribution Committee

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Silvia Bortolotti

Co-Moderator
Buffa Bortolotti & Mathis, Other City, Italy; Conference Coordinator, International Franchising Committee

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Laura Opilio

Co-Moderator
CMS Adonnino Ascoli & Cavasola Scamoni, Rome, Italy; Senior Vice Chair, International Commerce and Distribution Committee

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Camila Corvalan

Co-Moderator
Beccar Varela, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Alessandro Barzaghi

Co-Moderator
Cocuzza & Associati, Milan, Italy; Membership Officer, International Commerce and Distribution Committee

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Riccardo Cajola

Co-Moderator
Cajola & Associati, Milan, Italy; Chair, Artificial Intelligence Working Group

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Peter Snell

Co-Moderator
Cassels, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Newsletter Editor, International Franchising Committee

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Ewa Rutkowska

Co-Moderator
KRK Kieszkowska Rutkowska Kolasinski, Warsaw, Poland

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Javier Canosa

Co-Moderator
Canosa Abogados, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Co-Chair, International Commerce and Distribution Committee

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Carolina Monteiro de Carvalho

Co-Moderator
Mundie e Advogados, São Paulo, Brazil; Vice Chair, International Trade and Customs Law Committee

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Andrew Jacobson

Co-Moderator
Seward & Kissel LLP, New York, New York, USA; Chair, Export Controls, Sanctions and Anti-Corruption Subcommittee