EVENTS CALENDAR 2019-2020
The Seventh Annual International Law Seminar & Networking Lunch
February 27, 2020
11:30 a.m.- 3:35 p.m. (Lunch Provided)
Great Hall at the Ventana by Buckner
8301 N. Central Expressway (Northwest Hwy and 75)
Approved for 3 Hours of MCLE Credit
Theme: Trade Law and Regulations
Topics: NAFTA 2.0, Tariff Actions, Trade Wars and Sanctions
Presented in Partnership with Buckner, Polsinelli and McGinnis Lochridge
- ILS Members ($25)
- Non-Members ($35)
- ILS Action Committee and Non-Member Students ($17.50)
- ILS Council and Member Students ($0)
32nd Annual Institute
“At the Intersection of the Technology Revolution & Human Rights”
April 23-24, 2020
SMU Campus – Dallas, TX
Martha Proctor Mack Ballroom (Umphrey Lee Center)
3300 Dyer Street, Suite 101
Dallas, TX 75205
Panels and presentations include: Data Privacy, Sustainability in the 21st Century, Blockchain and Cryptocurrency, Brexit, and coverage of topics relevant in the Energy and Natural Resources, Hospitality, Manufacturing, Healthcare, and Employment industries.
Luncheon Keynote Speaker:
Randy Bagwell, U.S. Army Colonel (Ret) JD, LL.M., Senior Director, International Services, U.S. Programs, American Red Cross
Presented in Partnership with the SMU Rowling Center
Early Bird Pricing Before March 15, 2020
- Member ($200)
- Non-Member ($300)
- Students ($25)
- Council & Action Committee Members ($175)
- Government Agencies, Judges, New Attorneys (1-3 years) ($100)
Pricing After March 15, 2020
- Member ($275)
- Non-Member ($400)
- Students ($25)
- Council & Action Committee Members ($250)
- Government Agencies, Judges, New Attorneys (1-3 years) ($125)
International Trip to Toronto, Canada
May 7-9, 2020
Join ILS in Toronto, Canada
6 Hours of MCLE Credit – Approval Pending
Our Canada trip includes morning CLE programs followed by afternoon tours and dinners. Many thanks to our Canadian Firm Partners Fasken and Borden Ladner Gervais for hosting our CLE sessions.
Early Bird Pricing By April 1, 2020 (CLE Only)
Pricing After April 1, 2020 (CLE Only)
Here’s a sneak peek at what we have planned so far:
- CLE 8 a.m. to noon on May 7 at the law offices of Borden Ladner Gervais.
- CLE 8 a.m. to noon on May 8 at the law offices of Fasken.
Thursday, May 7, 2020 | 8 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Panels and Speakers
Labor and Employment Law. The impact of the unique Canadian and U.S. unionization systems on investment and international trade/law.
Trade Agreements (delve into discussion of the USCMA)
- Jesse Goldman – leading trade lawyer in the country
- Ryan Dingle – Canadian immigration law
- Ruth McChesney – Moderator, US immigration law
Tech industry (AI, R&D, etc. strong connection between Austin and Montreal as hi-tech leaders) – (discussion includes government subsidizing 30% of salaries for new AI/Tech investment/business in Canada + subsidizing benefits).
Friday, May 8, 2020 | 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Panels and speakers
Foreign Investment and National Security Considerations in Cross Border M&A – Cross-border M&A transactions often face regulatory clearance hurdles. More recently, foreign investment and national security issues have risen to the forefront on certain cross-border transactions, raising issues under the Investment Canada Act and under CFIUS in the US. Our panel of experts will walk you through a hypothetical transaction providing practical advice for how to tackle such issues and mitigate deal risks.
Minority Report: What Canada’s Minority Parliament Means for Pipelines, Climate Change, and other Energy-Related Matters – This presentation will focus on how Canada’s new minority government may impact the political dynamics related to pipelines and energy resource development in Canada over the coming 4 years. In the context of a minority parliament, understanding how Canada’s government will function is essential to understanding how policy and operational decisions will be made. After a review of the key aspects of governing in Canada in 2020, we will facilitate a panel discussion on the current political climate north of the border and its implications for legal and policy aspects of the energy sector and trends in discussions related to the environment, trade policy, and other matters of cross-border importance.
21st Century Energy – Environmental and Social Considerations for an Energy Sector in Transition – There are many drivers for change to the way modern societies interact with, produce, and consume energy. Among the most significant is increased attention to the environmental and social impacts of the industry. This panel will examine some of the largest such ESG factors for the United States and Canada, such as climate change, sustainability, and indigenous rights.
Texas Bar Annual Meeting
June 25-26, 2020
The ILS’ Annual Meeting will take place on June 25-26 in Dallas. The ILS will host CLE presentations on the following topics: Bilateral Investment Uncertainty: NAFTA vs. USMCA and Managing Cross-border Investment Disputes.
More details on the Annual Meeting coming very soon.