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Sidley Austin LLP is the 2015 sponsor for ACC's International Legal Affairs Committee.



The International Legal Affairs Committee helps ACC members working in international legal and business affairs to develop professionally and serve their clients in a cost and time-effective manner. Resources provided include tips for managing global legal departments and hiring foreign nationals.

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Upcoming Meeting

Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 11:00 AM ET, 3:00 PM GMT
Includes an online presentation

Evidence of Foreign Regulatory Actions in US Litigation: Strategies for the Defense

Last month‰s Legal Quick Hit focused on the risks inherent in the use of different product labeling in different countries. In June, we will hear about a related, but different issue that arises when your product labeling in the U.S. is the same as your product labeling in another country. The issue arises when ex-U.S. regulatory agencies have challenged the labeling and the U.S. counterpart agency has not. This presentation will discuss litigation strategies when plaintiffs‰ counsel want to introduce foreign regulatory actions in U.S. litigation and what inside counsel ‹ both inside and outside the U.S. ‹ should consider both to exclude that evidence and to diffuse its impact. Kara L. McCall, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP

Recent Committee-Developed Resources

Customs Provisions in International Business Agreements

Mar 2015 QuickCounsel
This QuickCounsel examines the diversity and the efficiency of provisions that drafters of international contracts may dedicate to customs costs and formalities.

Contractual limitation of currency risks

Feb 2015 QuickCounsel
This QuickCounsel outlines the importance of foreseeing exchange rate risks by including provisions in a contract between parties involved in overseas transactions.

Data Protection & Privacy - Belgium

Dec 2014 Article Download pdf
This article summarises the legislative framework for the protection of personally
identifiable information (PII).


Public Procurement Multi-Jurisdictional Guide

Sep 2014 InfoPAK
Sponsored by Practical Law
The Public Procurement Multi-Jurisdictional InfoPak Guide provides practical analysis of topical cross-border issues and country-specific Q&A guides on public procurement law and practice worldwide. ...