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    02.01.17 IBL CLE Roundtable Discussion: Corporate Planning Through International Law
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    Wednesday, February 1
    6:00 p.m. Registration
    6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
    Reception to Follow

    Brooklyn Law School
    Subotnick Center
    250 Joralemon St.

    The Dennis J. Block Center for the Study of International Business Law is pleased to invite you to a Roundtable Discussion: Corporate Planning Through International Law: The Use and Abuse of Tax Treaties, Investment Law, and Political Risk Insurance.

    About the Program
    Corporations are not formally subjects of international law. Yet in diverse fields, business entities can make use of robust treaty regimes to protect their ventures around the globe. By navigating a labyrinth of thousands of bilateral and multilateral treaties, corporations can unlock access to valuable benefits and protections far in excess of what is ordinarily available under national law – including especially tax treatment, protections for foreign direct investment, and political risk insurance.

    Corporate planning through international law is fast becoming a critical field of practice in our increasingly globalized economy.  At the same time, international economic law in these areas continues to feed into global anxiety over the distribution of benefits and burdens across the globe, and the national community’s loss of sovereignty. The international legal bar remains bitterly divided over how far international tax and investment law ought to discipline the domestic regulatory action of sovereign states.

    The panel of scholars and practitioners in international tax, the law of foreign direct investment, and political risk insurance will examine how multinational corporations can use international law to plan for growth in the 21st century. The speakers will explore practical aspects of corporate planning through international law, with due attention to the broader social consequences and legitimation concerns attending such maneuvers.

    Review the Agenda.

    Steven Dean, Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School
    Celina Penovi, Senior Counsel, Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), World Bank Group
    Simon Batifort, Associate, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP

    Julian Arato, Assistant Professor of Law & Assistant Director, Dennis J. Block Center for the Study of International Business Law, Brooklyn Law School

    CLE Credit Offered
    The program provides 2 CLE credits in the State of New York. Partial credit is not available. The credits are transitional and non-transitional and the category is Professional Practice. Brooklyn Law School may offer financial assistance to participants who meet certain qualifications and our financial aid policy is available at


    Register at by January 25. The cost of the program is $40, regardless of whether you attend for CLE credit.
    The program is free of charge for all faculty and students, as well as for members of the 1901 Society.

    A full refund will be made for cancellations up to 24 hours before the start of the program. No refunds will be issued less than 24 hours before the program begins.

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