This two-hour CLE program will provide in-house counsel, HR professionals and business leaders with practical guidance and checklists to tackle the key issues that arise when their company moves into new jurisdictions around the world. We will look at three critical elements of international expansion:

  1. Getting the Structure Right, Early.  What factors do you consider when choosing the type of business entity to use for a particular type of business, long term objective and country?  Understand the impact your choice of business entity can have on your future business and related legal issues.
  2. Realities of Global Employment.  What are the most significant international employment, hiring and termination issues for in-house counsel dealing with international expansion and ongoing operations? Take away strategies to help you avoid the biggest pitfalls and successfully manage a global workforce.
  3. Equity Compensation.  How are companies thinking about equity outside of Canada? Learn whether the use of equity grants to provide future incentives and variable compensation for executives and other employees is available or advisable in other jurisdictions in light of securities law, tax withholding/reporting, exchange controls and other requirements.

Panelists will provide strategies and tips for navigating in new jurisdictions, including some of the hottest and most challenging countries.

Alejandro Teijeira, ACC Membership Chair and Target Canada, Group Manager and Senior Counsel
Carolyn Picard, Director Legal Services – Labour & Employment, Bombardier Inc.
Valerie Diamond, Baker & McKenzie, San Francisco
Susan Eandi, Baker & McKenzie, Palo Alto
Cheryl Elliott, Baker & McKenzie, Toronto
Chuck Magerman, Baker & McKenzie, Toronto
Alex Pankratz, Baker & McKenzie, Toronto
Sonia Yung, Baker & McKenzie, Toronto

Please Note: This program qualifies towards 2.0 hours of substantive CPD credits with the Law Society of Upper Canada.

For additional information regarding the program, please contact:

Jennifer Ng
Tel: +1 416 865 2326
jennifer.ng@bakermckenzie.com

Event Details:
Date: Thursday, May 28, 2015
Time: 8:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Location: Arcadian Loft 401 Bay Street, Simpson Tower, 8th Floor Toronto, ON M5H 2Y4