International Law and Practice

Hot Topics in International Law


Join us for our annual seminar in International Law. This two-hour program is designed to provide attorneys with the latest developments in international law. Moderated by Brian Russell of the Verso Corporation, speakers in this year's program include:

  • Wally Dietz & Jaime Barwig of Bass Berry & Sims PLC will address how to navigate privacy and data issues in foreign jurisdictions. 
    • How do U.S. attorneys begin doing work for clients in foreign countries without creating legal issues for the client or even landing in jail? Before moving into a foreign country for any type of legal work, whether investigations, litigation, or cross-border transactions, U.S. attorneys must first be cognizant of the legal landscape in that jurisdiction regarding privacy and data laws. What attorneys in the U.S. do by routine or habit could run afoul of foreign legal restrictions and create new legal problems for the attorney and the client.  In particular, this session will focus on privacy and data issues in the European Union, mainland China, and Brazil
  • Samar Ali of Bone McAllester Norton PLLC will address the cross-jurisdictional issues that come into play when working with clients doing business internationally.
    • This session will focus on such questions as when to allow your clients contracts to be governed under English law, New York law or Tennessee Law; when to rely heavily on Alternative Dispute Resolution language; when it is necessary to set up a subsidiary; and what types of tax law issues need to be considered in such transactions. She will also provide a risk assessment strategy that you can use for clients doing work in South America, Europe, Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia.
  • Mohammad Syed of Syed Law Firm PLLC will address advising foreign businesses and entrepreneurs with start up and operations in the USA, with a focus on business law and immigration matters.
    • Topics covered will be drafting adequate business plans for L (intracompany transfer) and E (treaty trader/investor) visas, choice of entity and formation issues, and cultural issues in advising foreign nationals doing business in the USA.

CAN'T MAKE IT IN PERSON: This course is also being presented as a live webcast. Learn more or sign up now.

You may park in the Commerce Street Garage (corner of 3rd Avenue/Commerce St.). We will be validating parking tickets, so please make sure to bring your ticket

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Course Information January 15, 2016
  • Registration: 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Schedule: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: Nashville, TN
Tennessee Bar Center, 2nd Floor
  • International Law Section Members receive section discount
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking Validation
  • Premium Coffee
Course Credits Dual Credits: 0.00
General Credits: 2.00
Total Credits: 2

This program will be filed for Tennessee CLE credit. Please contact TBA for Georgia, Mississippi and Alabama credit.

Course Agenda

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