Breakfast and Registration: 7:30 – 8:00 a.m.
Session 1: 8:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Around the World in 120 Minutes: A Pragmatic Approach to Understanding International Commercial Contracts
Presented by Philip D. Porter, Elizabeth M. Donley, and Patrick Ayad of Hogan Lovells US LLP and an in-house panelist. In today’s global economy, we will all find ourselves advising international companies or customers. This panel will provide a global tour highlighting the differences you will come across when contracting internationally, in countries such as China, Brazil, Germany, Italy, and Russia. You will take away a deeper understanding of the differences between Common Law and Civil Law jurisdictions and how their practitioners and adjudicators approach cross-cultural contracting. The panel will demonstrate how standard clauses in commercial contracts differ across jurisdictions, using Warranty, Specific Performance, Liability for Damages, Limitation of Liability, Consequential Damages and Loss of Profits, Indemnity, and Intellectual Property clauses as practical examples. These differences can translate to unintended legal outcomes, and this session will show you why “choice of law” is more than looking for a seemingly neutral jurisdiction.
If there are any questions about this event, please contact Nikki Stevens at +1 202 637 8669 or firstname.lastname@example.org.