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International Contracts and Agreements – Know Your Party


September 9, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm


Paradigm Center

6477 Center St
Mentor, OH 44060 United States

International Contracts and Agreements – Know Your Party presented by Mentor Means Business

Thursday, September 9, 2021 8:00 AM – Noon
Mentor High School
6477 Center Street
Mentor, OH 44060

Register today at www.mentormeansbusiness.com

International agreements can include representation or distribution contracts, licensing, manufacturing and/or sourcing agreements. Laws and regulations governing those agreements are not always what parties to the contract expect – and the consequences for those misunderstandings can be dire. This hybrid seminar will cover what business managers should be aware of BEFORE they enter into an agreement with an entity located in another country, what remedies are available when something goes wrong, and how to prevent inadvertent violations of US regulations related to forced labor, bribery or new requirements outlined in the USMCA. The seminar will be presented by three legal professionals, each with on-the-ground experience in the Americas, Europe, Latin America and Asia.

This seminar will focus on the practical business aspects of entering into contractual obligations with parties located in other countries. It will be particularly suitable for:
• Exporters and Importers, logistics managers and compliance professionals
• Manufacturers, distributors and service companies doing business with foreign entities
• Companies interested in licensing or sourcing production overseas
• Companies contracting to manufacture foreign products in the US

• International contractual do’s and don’ts specific to the Americas, Europe, Latin America and Asia.
• Potential liabilities related to violations of US regulations, foreign employment and labor laws
• IP and trademark protections
• Supply chain disruptions, force majeure
• Anticompetitive red flags
• Examples for each region

Coaraci Nogueira Do Vale
Senior Partner and Managing Partner of the São Paulo office at the law firm Rosman, Penalva, Souza Leão, Franco, Vale, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Daniel Ujczo
Senior Counsel for International Trade and Transportation at the law firm Thompson Hine LLP, Columbus, OH

Pingshan Li
Partner at the law firm Thompson Hine LLP, Cleveland, OH

Messiers Ujczo and Li will present in person while Mr. Vale will present remotely from Brazil.

Breakfast included. Contact Kelly Conrad, EconomicDevelopment Administrator at conrad@cityofmentor.com or (440) 974-5740 with any questions regarding this seminar or other needs.

International Contracts and Agreements