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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, July 9, 2015 at 11:00 AM ET, 3:00 PM GMT
Includes an online presentation

Economic Warfare and "Smart Sanctions": A Tour of U.S. Sanctions related to Ukraine, Iran, Cuba, and Cybersecurity

This presentation will survey recent developments involving U.S. economic sanctions administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), including sanctions issues related to the conflict in Ukraine, the Iran nuclear deal, and the use of sanctions to deter and punish cyber economic espionage. The comments will reflect the experience of the speaker, who participated actively in developing and implementing sanctions policy in the Obama administration as Special Counsel to the DoD General Counsel from 2011-2015. David A. Simon, Counsel, 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. ...