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Gordon Arata Montgomery Barnett
New Orleans, Louisiana

On Wednesday, October 24th, 2018 the Tulane Journal of International and Comparative Law will present a seminar aimed at “Using Law as Facilitator – Rather than Impediment – to International Business.” The seminar will be hosted at Tulane University School of Law, Seminar Room 110 (6329 Freret Street) and start at 5:30 pm. A cocktail reception for all attendees will follow at 7:00 pm, allowing them to speak with a stellar group of panelists experienced in international work.

International commerce was a driving force behind the founding of New Orleans 300 years ago. International business has grown tremendously in the last 300 years and, indeed, the international business environment continues to expand, affording New Orleans and other U.S. business locations significant opportunities. Public and private enterprise should seek creation of laws that enhance the efficient flow of business; however, tariffs, trade restrictions, compliance and regulatory impediments may operate to interfere with that flow. Law can and should be a facilitator in the efficient flow of business - rather than an impediment.

As part of the continuing celebration of New Orleans' 300th anniversary, this dynamic presentation by a moderator-led panel of U.S. and international lawyers, academics and business panelists will offer substantive discussion for benefit of business leaders, in-house and outside counsel and law students in mechanisms to exploit opportunities for international business while also managing risk. Attendee questions and interaction is encouraged both during the seminar as well as at a short reception, open for all attendees to speak with panelists and moderators, that will follow.

Topics to be addressed:

  • Law as Contributing to or Impeding International Negotiations
    • Choice of Language
    • Choice of Forum
    • Choice of Law
    • Choice of Monetary System
  • Law as Contributing to or Overcoming International Cultural Barriers
  • Law as Decreasing Risk in International Commerce
  • Law as Contributing to or Impeding Dispute Resolution
  • Ethical Considerations
  • What Can the Legal Profession Do to Facilitate International Business In Our Communities Rather Than Impede It?

Joining The Tulane Journal of International and Comparative Law as program partners are the Association of Corporate Counsel International Legal Affairs Network; German based law firm Brödermann Jahn; Mexican based law firm Cacheaux Cavazos & Newton; New Orleans, LA based law firm Gordon Arata Montgomery Barnett; Nashville, TN based law firm Spicer Rudstrom, PLLC; The International Society of Primerus Law Firms Business Law Institute; and The International Society of Primerus Law Firms Client Resource Institute.

There is no cost to attend the seminar, but those interested in attending are asked to register in advance.