1100 – 1215
British American Lawyers RegistrationRadisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh
Transport departs for Conference Venue:RBS Group – Headquarters, Gogarburn, Edinburgh
Sponsored by Epstein Becker Green
Welcome:Speaker: Mr Iain M McMillan CBE Chairman, Scottish North American Business Council
Opening Remarks:Speaker: Mr Bruce J. L. Lowe Partner, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
Speaker: Mr Grant D.Petersen, Partner Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C, Tampa, Florida
Doing Business in Europe? Part 1 - Data Protection's "Perfect Storm" –
New EU Law, New Fines, New Enforcers - Are you ready?
Speaker: Mr Rafi Azim-Khan, Head of IP/IT and Privacy, Europe, Pillsbury &
Chair of British American Business' Law Forum.
Speaker: Mr David Smith, Assistant Information Commissioner, ICO
- What the 2011 and 2012 changes and Facebook prosecution trends
mean to you if you handle EU data or transfer it to the US.
- The Minority Report utopia & nightmare.
- New E-Privacy "Cookie" Directive de-mystified.
- New Web Sheriff and sanctions.
- New increased fine levels of £500,000.
- "Nuclear" fine proposals 2% of global turnover
- Social Media problems - Facebook and Twitter - Data Transfers - a look at BCRs, Model Contracts and what's changing in 2012
- What actually is "consent"?
- Looking Ahead - Right to be Forgotten, New European Directive/Regulation, Extension of BCRs
Doing business in Europe? Part 2 - What's changed & What you need to know.
Speaker: Rafi Azim-Khan, Head of IP/IT and Privacy, Europe, Pillsbury & Chair of British American Business' Law Forum.
Speaker: Ms Lynsay Taffe, Director of Communications, Marketing and Public Affairs. Advertising Standards Authority Limited
- Major upheaval of trading and consumer law has been matched by dramatic new media/data protection developments
- Affects all EU businesses and US companies doing business in Europe
- Affects all aspects of bricks and mortar trading as well as web/e-commerce activity
- What can you say about your new product/service?
- What can you say about your competitors?
- Dangerous claims/increasing substantiation problems for your goods/services sales efforts
- New Social Media and Website pitfalls
- Web Policing Initiative
- Pricing problems
- UCPD/CPRs - what you need to know
- Key UK/EU case studies/real life examples
Labor Law Update - Doing business in the US? Key considerations for European businesses and personnel.
Speaker: Ms Claire Durkin, Vice President and Regional Executive, URS Energy and Construction
Speaker: Mr David Garland, Labor and Employment Law, Epstein Becker Green, New York
Speaker: Ms Ana Salper, Labor and Employment Law, Epstein Becker Green, New York
- Are you looking to open a US office?
- Have you acquired a US business?
- What practical steps should you take to reduce US labor law risks?
- What are the key differences between EU and US labor law regimes
- Business immigration issues clarified
- Collective bargaining arrangements
- Wrongful termination across the Pond
The UK Bribery Act - Key FCPA differences. How does it affect you?
Speaker: Mr Gregory K Cinnamon, Partner, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP, Atlanta, Georgia
Speaker: Mr Richard O Cunningham, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP - Washington, DC
- An introduction & why it’s not just UK companies that need to
- "Doing Business in the UK"? How little contact/presence is required
to be caught?
- "Associated Persons" - who are you responsible for?
- Sub-contractor and Agent dealings
- FCPA compliance not enough?
- The general offences clarified
- The SFO's approach to enforcement
- Practical Best Practice - What should you be doing right now?
Closing Remarks: Mr Iain McMillan CBE, Chairman
Scottish North American Business Council
Transport back to Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh