Speed Networking Sessions

Check out  these informative short presentations offered by members at the 2020 Super Conference. Topics focus on specialized practice areas, industry developments and new legal issues. These briefings are a great way to find out about the breadth of resources available through Ally Law. 

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The Good the Bad and the Ugly: Take Good Care of Employee Privacy Before Being Fined!

Firm: Richards Cardinal
Presenter: Juan Pablo Cardinal
Location: Buenos Aries, Argentina

With an uptick in employee privacy issues and no uniform approach to regulation in this area, the exact impact of privacy in an employee relationship is yet to be framed.
Meanwhile, numerous regulators, most notably in Europe, are imposing heavy fines on companies. This session will discuss practical considerations for addressing issues around employee privacy.

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Migration into Australia – What Does the Future Hold?

Firm: Thynne + Macartney
Presenter: Ruth Wang
Location: Brisbane, Australia

In 2019 immigration into Australia’s grew the population by more than 210,000 people. When Australia closed its borders in response to COVID-19, it reduced its net migration to almost zero with Prime Minister Scott Morrison estimating annual migration will be approximately 34,000 in the year ahead. This reduction has significantly impacted industries such as tourism, construction and education. Has immigration stopped altogether, who is able to enter Australia, and what might a relaxation in current policies look like? Join Ruth Wang, Associate and Registered Migration Agent, to learn more.

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Are You Getting What You Paid For?: IP Tips and Tricks for Commercial Transactions

Firm: Russell Kennedy
Presenter: Gina Tresidder
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Intangible assets like Intellectual Property (IP) are indispensable to modern businesses and a key target for investors. However, just because you acquire a business, it does not follow that you automatically acquire the right to use the IP assets. Gina Tresidder, a specialist IP lawyer from Russell Kennedy Lawyers, will discuss key principles that all commercial lawyers should be across for business sales, such as: how to prepare a business for sale by identifying and remedying red flags for potential purchasers; crucial due diligence, completion and post-completion steps to secure target IP; and how to avoid epic due diligence fails.

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What’s Yours is Mine: Shareholder Disputes and Effective Strategies for Prevention and Resolution

Firm: Russell Kennedy
Presenter: Joe Denina
Location: Sydney, Australia

Join me in a discussion about avoiding pitfalls when shareholders find themselves in a dispute over a shareholder’s agreement or a constitution. Key concepts will include: who is covered by a shareholders agreement; methods for appointing and removing directors; decision-making for shareholders and directors; share issuance and buying and selling; and dispute resolution regimes.

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Life Sciences for Multinationals

Firm: Gitti + Partners
Presenter: Paola Sangiovanni
Location: Milan, Italy

Gitti and Partners’ life sciences practice focuses on assistance to multinational corporations selling medical devices and pharmaceutical products. We assist hospitals and start-ups as well. Our legal services span from corporate and M&A to commercial, regulatory, data protection compliance, anti-corruption, criminal corporate liability, public procurement, regulatory and litigation.

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Advanced Energy Projects

Firm: Moye White
Presenter: Zaki Robbins
Location: Denver/USA

In this session, we’ll discuss the development and financing of utility-scale and distributed generation advanced energy projects. Moye White has a particular focus on agreements relating to land acquisition, project construction, power purchase, and renewable energy credits.

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Antitrust Counseling and Compliance

Firm: Phillips Nizer
Presenter: Mark Elliott
Location: New York/USA

Countless interactions with suppliers, customers and competitors in virtually any industry can implicate antitrust and competition laws. In this session, we’ll cover the principles of antitrust law and an understanding of the latest antitrust developments, and its pertinence on a global scale to nearly any client.

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Why Investment in Australian Agriculture is Hot Right Now

Firm: Thynne + Macartney
Presenter: Ari McCamley
Location: Brisbane, Australia

Australian agriculture has emerged as a particularly bright spot in the last 12 months. The drought broke in many parts of the country, bringing bumper crops and record prices for livestock. Significant changes in ownership of rural property occurred, with T+M acting in sales and purchases of rural property with a combined value over $750 million. Producers on the east cost have now been told to expect a wet summer, with the declaration of a La Nina in the Pacific Ocean. Join us to find out what else to expect in next 12 months and what this means for investors in the industry.

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Even Where There’s a Will, There’s Still a Way

Firm: Russell Kennedy
Presenter: Walter MacCullum
Location: Sydney, Australia

If you have clients who either reside in Australia or have assets in Australia, its important to know the laws relating to claims that may be made against deceased estates. Walter MacCallum, a principal from the Sydney Office of Russell Kennedy, has been litigating deceased estates for 22 years. In 7 minutes he’ll explain to you the laws relating to ‘family provision’ in Australia and how even the best laid plans of testators can be undone and wills can be effectively be re-written. Knowing what steps the will maker can take to prevent claims and what to do when faced with a claim could be critical to your clients’ estate planning.

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Renewable Energy Booming in Chile

Firm: Arteaga Gorziglia
Presenter: Ignacio Arteaga
Location: Santiago, Chile

Latin America has emerged as the new hub for renewable expansion, with more than a quarter of primary energy coming from renewables, which is twice the global average. Chile stands out among its Latin American neighbors, with its rapidly expanding clean energy grid, which includes vast solar fields and wind farms. Find out why Chile is the regional leader and what opportunities exist for your renewable energy clients and investors. introduce briefly.

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Recent Developments in Compliance in China: Data Privacy and Corporate Social Responsibility

Firm: R+P China Lawyers
Presenter: Robin Tabbers 
Location: Shanghai, China

Compliance is a key topic for all that do business in China. While corruption and bribery continue to receive much attention, data privacy and general operational compliance are gaining more importance for foreign-invested enterprises operating in China. China has been slow to develop a full-scope data privacy framework, but the PRC Cyber Security Law (2017) and various draft regulations suggest what companies operating in China can look forward to: strict rules on collecting, management and the export of personal data. Foreign-invested companies are concerned because traditionally seen as ideal targets for China’s powerful enforcement authorities. China is implementing a corporate social credit system, which will combine a company’s compliance record into one CSC score. This score is also influenced by the business it is in and the (third-party) suppliers that it works with. It can result in rewards such as lower taxes, better credit conditions, and public procurement opportunities; as well as punishment (incl. blacklisting, additional audits).

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Hong Kong’s National Security Law – Why it Affects Everyone, Everywhere

Firm: Boase Cohen Collins
Presenter: Alex Liu
Location: Hong Kong

A year of civil unrest in Hong Kong culminated in Beijing imposing a tough new national security law on 30 June 2020. Broadly defined acts of secession, subversion, terrorism and colluding with foreign forces now carry heavy penalties.
Four months on, supporters say the law has restored stability, detractors insist freedoms have been restricted. What is clear, however, is that the law affects us all, whether we are residents or visitors, small businesses or corporations, government bodies or NGOs.

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There is no PLANet B – Learn About Renewable Energy Contracts

Firm: Rich May
Presenter: Eric Krathwohl
Location: Boston/USA

We’ll run through a summary of renewable energy options, how they can save your clients money and help save the planet. We’ll briefly discuss the commonly encountered contracts by businesspeople not specifically in the energy business, as well as the more complicated renewable transactions for energy companies. Many of the issues and the terms of these contracts and transactions are similar around the world.

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HIPAA & COVID19 – Privacy/Security Issues

Firm: Evans & Dixon
Presenter: Denise Bloch
Location: St. Louis/USA

HIPAA sets privacy and security requirements for Covered Entities including health plans, health care clearinghouses, and healthcare providers.  Covered Entities and their Business Associates continue to have obligations to protect health care information (PHI) during the COVID19 health care emergency. Certain information can be disclosed without a patient’s authorization, including disclosure to public health authorities during the coronavirus outbreak. This presentation will give a brief overview concerning issues and considerations related to privacy and security as they apply during the pandemic.

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