CLE = “Investing in Europe: How to Seize New Opportunities and Navigate Legal Challenges – Practical Tips for Strategic and Financial Investors”

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Join us for a round-table to discuss current trends in doing business across Europe.  Partners from leading European law firms and in-house counsel based in the US will share their insights into:

– Outlook of investments between the US and the EU: BREXIT and other hot topics.
– EU Privacy/data protection reform and its effects on the transatlantic economic and commercial relationships.
– Data privacy considerations in cross-border M&A transactions.
– Impact of legal and cultural differences between the US and the EU: TUPE rules, tax structuring and other challenges in deal making.

The CLE will be followed by a networking reception featuring European wines and hors d’oeuvres.  The CLE and reception are offered free to all IPS members as the IPS is a co-sponsor of this event.

Date & Time: 
Thursday, March 23, 2017
4:30pm – 5:00pm: Registration
5:00pm – 6:30pm: Panel discussion and Q&A
6:30pm – 8:00pm: Wine tasting and networking

The Washington Athletic Club, The Noble Room
1325 6th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101 (MAP)

Guest Speaker:
Laura Lemire, Privacy Attorney, Microsoft Corporation

Bob Calmes, Head of New York Office, Arendt & Medernach (Luxembourg)
Yan Pecoraro, Resident Partner – New York, Portolano Cavallo (Italy)
Dirk Sievert, Deputy Head, New York Office, Noerr LLP (Germany)
Rubén Ferrer, Managing Partner of New York Office, Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados (Spain and Portugal)

Law & Legal Procedure: 1.5

Free for IPS members.

Kindly RSVP by (1) sending your email to to reserve your space AND (2) registering via the WSBA website (click HERE) to ensure you get your CLE credits.  If you do not register through the WSBA website, we will ask you to sign in as a walk-in attendee on site.

More Information:
Click HERE for the flyer of this event.  This information is also available via the IPS listserv and on the IPS LinkedIn.