The Dennis J. Block Center for the Study of International Business Law

The Center spearheads an exciting calendar of events throughout the academic year that spotlights current and emerging issues in international business law and policy. The schedule includes symposia and lectures, breakfast roundtables, international economic law forums, brown bag luncheons, and student-organized programs. Videos are available online for some of the events and presentations.

Upcoming Events

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October 10, 2014 Dennis J. Block Center for the Study of International Business Law: 2014 Scholar’s Roundtable

8:30 – 9:00 am: Opening Remarks

9:00 – 10:45 am: Panel 1: Tax
Khagesh Gautam, Tax Avoidance versus Tax Evasion – Judicial decision making in the
Supreme Court of India and Its Comparativist Critique

Omri Marian, Home-Country Effects of Corporate Inversions
Orly Mazur, Taxing the Cloud

11:05 am – 12:15 pm: Panel 2: China
Shruti Rana, The Global Battle over Copyright Reform: Developing the Rule of Law in
the Chinese Business Context

Mary Szto, Chinese Gift-giving, Anti-Corruption Law, and the Law of Virtue

1:15 – 3:35 pm: Panel 3: Global Finance and Associated Adjudication Issues
Stavros Gadinis, Global Technocrats: Accounting (IFRS), Cross-Border Fraud (IOSCO),
and Money Laundering (FATF)

Thomas Lee and Vera Korzun, International Arbitrations, National Courts: Mapping and
Navigating Border Crossings

Gregory Shill, Boilerplate Shock
Andrew Verstein, Benchmark Manipulation

3:55 – 5:40: Panel 4: Corporate Issues
Julian Arato, Corporations as Lawmakers
Aaron Dhir, Norway’s Socio-Legal Journey: A Qualitative Study of Corporate Board
Diversity Quotas

Erica Gorga, Is the U.S. Law Enforcement Stronger than that of a Developing Country?
The Case of Securities Fraud by Brazilian Corporations and Lessons for the Private and
Public Enforcement Debate


Our Programs and Past Events

  • These luncheons feature lawyers and professors who discuss their experiences, careers and legal issues with the IBL Fellows. Guest speakers range from solo practitioners to big firm lawyers, private sector corporate counsel to government lawyers, and finance specialists to human rights activists.

    2009 Brown Bag Luncheons

    • David Hung, VP, Product and Operations, Peek, Inc.
    • John Emslie’04, Associate at Drinker Biddle
    • Yane Svetiev, Assistant Professor of Law Brooklyn Law School
    • Stephen J. Choi, Professor of Law, NYU School of Law
    • Professor Robin Effron, Brooklyn Law School
    • Ryan McCarthy, Clifford Chance LLP
    • Professor Lawrence Solan, Statutory Interpretation in the EU: The Augustinian Approach
    • Rebekah Rollo, former fellow class of ’04, Associate, Clifford Chance LLP
  • Speaker: Andrea J. Gildea, Assistant General Counsel at CLS Bank International

  • Speaker: Debra Rubano, Vice President and Counsel at Allianz Global Investors U.S. LLC

  • Speaker: David Lenter
    Topic: An Insider's Perspective on Tax Reform.
  • Speaker: Professor Boldizsar Nagy of ELTE and CEU

Watch video from the IBL Symposium: What Law Governs International Commercial Contracts? Divergent Doctrines and the New Hague Principles

Have questions? We have answers.

Brooklyn Law School
Dennis J. Block Center for the Study of International Business Law
Attn: Lorraine McDonald
Fellowship Program
250 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201