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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 Meetings

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 9:00 AM ET, 1:00 PM GMT
Includes an online presentation

EMEA - Update on the Proposed European Union Data Protection Regulation

It is thought that the proposed EU Data Protection Regulation, arguably the most lobbied piece of European legislation, will be adopted by the end of 2015. It is therefore, imperative that businesses across all industries start to consider how to implement the requirements of the proposed Regulation to avoid facing potential fines of up to 5% of annual worldwide turnover. This legal quick hit presentation aims to provide practical guidance on how businesses can effectively and efficiently achieve this. In particular, the webcast will: (a) provide an update on the status of the proposed Regulation; (b) identify the ways in which businesses will be affected by the proposed Regulation; and (c) suggest practical ways of preparing for the Regulation. William RM Long, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP, London

Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 11:00 AM ET, 3:00 PM GMT

Upcoming Webcast

US Antitrust Compliance Programs: Guidance on Crafting Robust Cost-Effective Compliance Programs That Are Protected by the Attorney-Client Privilege

Apr 23 2015 2:00 PM ET On-Line CLE/CPD Program
On Demand 60 Minutes
Sponsored by Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP

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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. ...