Silicon Valley international legal conference 2018

Half-day conference

Thursday, November 15, 2018

We are pleased to present our technology and innovation international legal conference at the Rosewood Hotel in Menlo Park on Thursday November 15, 2018.

Focusing on the global legal and regulatory issues that businesses in the technology sector face, this half day conference qualifies for 4.5 Participatory CLE credits in California, including 1 credit in the recognition and elimination of bias.

The informative, interactive sessions will be presented by leading technology lawyers from across Norton Rose Fulbright’s global team as well as external industry specialists.

Program

Time Session
8:00 Registration and breakfast
8:30 Investing in frontier markets
Our panellists from Latin America, Africa and Asia will discuss
  • Investment trends in their markets
  • Strategies for sourcing opportunities and supervising portfolio companies
  • Navigating local regulatory requirements
  • Protecting IP
  • Labor law compliance

Speakers: Mario Piana, Raj Karia, Barbara Li.

9:15 National security: impact on transactions and acquisitions
This session will consider the impact of rising national security concerns and international relations on M&A and investments in the technology sector, including
  • CIFIUS and its equivalents in other jurisdictions
  • International sanctions
  • Tariffs and free trade agreements
  • Brexit

Speakers: Lior Nuchi, Kim Caine, Glenn Hall, Barbara Li, Martin Masse

10:15 Coffee break
10:30 CCPA, GDPR, ePrivacy and beyond: the influence of privacy & data on deals

Our panellists from Europe, US and Asia will cover

  • Privacy considerations at the due diligence phase
  • The key limits on use of target’s personal data by the buyer

Speakers: Jeewon Serrato, Marcus Evans, Nick Abrahams, Barbara Li

11:15 Cross-border M&A: getting the deal done
This panel will discuss the cultural and practical considerations of cross-border M&A for US based purchasers, including
  • Selecting the right acquisition structure
  • Different approaches to disclosure
  • Locked-boxes v. completion accounts
  • The use of warranty and indemnity insurance

Speakers: Sean Murphy, Lior Nuchi, Nick Abrahams, Barbara Li, Katrin Stieß, Anthony de Fazekas

12:15 Lunch
1:00

Due Diligence on diversity and cultural issues in M&A

Speakers: Mario Barrera, Lior Nuchi

2:00 End

Contacts

Nick Abrahams

Nick Abrahams

Sydney
Mario A. Barrera

Mario A. Barrera

San Antonio Austin
Kimberly Hope Caine

Kimberly Hope Caine

Washington, DC
Marcus Evans

Marcus Evans

London
Glenn Hall

Glenn Hall

London
Raj Karia

Raj Karia

London
Barbara Li

Barbara Li

Beijing
Martin Masse

Martin Masse

Ottawa
Sean Murphy

Sean Murphy

London
Lior Nuchi

Lior Nuchi

San Francisco
Mario Piana Yanez

Mario Piana Yanez

Mexico City
Jeewon Kim Serrato

Jeewon Kim Serrato

San Francisco
Katrin Stieß

Katrin Stieß

Munich