Silicon Valley international legal conference 2018


November 15, 2018


Time Session
8:00 Registration and breakfast
8:30 Investing in frontier markets
Our panellists from Latin America, Africa and Asia will discuss
  • Investment trends in their markets
  • Strategies for sourcing opportunities and supervising portfolio companies
  • Navigating local regulatory requirements
  • Protecting IP
  • Labor law compliance
Speakers: Mario Piana, Raj Karia, Barbara Li.
9:15 National security: impact on transactions and acquisitions
This session will consider the impact of rising national security concerns and international relations on M&A and investments in the technology sector, including
  • CIFIUS and its equivalents in other jurisdictions
  • International sanctions
  • Tariffs and free trade agreements
  • Brexit
Speakers: Lior Nuchi, Kim Caine, Glenn Hall, Barbara Li, Martin Masse
10:15 Coffee break
10:30 CCPA, GDPR, ePrivacy and beyond: the influence of privacy & data on deals
Our panellists from Europe, US and Asia will cover
  • Privacy considerations at the due diligence phase
  • The key limits on use of target’s personal data by the buyer
Speakers: Jeewon Serrato, Marcus Evans, Nick Abrahams, Barbara Li
11:15 Cross-border M&A: getting the deal done
This panel will discuss the cultural and practical considerations of cross-border M&A for US based purchasers, including
  • Selecting the right acquisition structure
  • Different approaches to disclosure
  • Locked-boxes v. completion accounts
  • The use of warranty and indemnity insurance
Speakers: Sean Murphy, Lior Nuchi, Nick Abrahams, Barbara Li, Katrin Stieß, Anthony de Fazekas
12:15 Lunch
1:00 Due Diligence on diversity and cultural issues in M&A

Speakers: Mario Barrera, Lior Nuchi
2:00 End
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