POSTPONED: Value Added Tax – Developments and Challenges for the Legal Profession

05/29/2018 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
More than 170 countries have adopted Value Added Tax (VAT) systems so, almost any transaction that has a non-U.S. element (i.e. vendor, purchaser, intermediary, etc.) is likely to come into contact with this tax. With average global rates above 15% and beyond 21% in the European Union, the impact of VAT can be more severe than with domestic sales taxes, so understanding and managing it should assume a high priority....
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Celebrate Diversity with the International Law Section & New England Muslim Bar Association

05/24/2018 - 6:45pm to 9pm
The International Law Section/New England Muslim Bar Association invite you to join us for an Iftar (the meal eaten by Muslims at sunset who are fasting during the month of Ramadan)....
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Third-Party Funding in International Arbitration

05/02/2018 - 05:30 PM to 07:00 PM
The International Centre for Dispute Resolution’s Young & International group and the Boston Bar Association invite you to an event discussing Third Party Funding in International Arbitration featuring a panel presentation of distinguished guest speakers from around the United States and the world....
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Brazilian Lawyers without Ties: An Insider Look at Doing Business in Brazil

04/18/2018 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Join us for an intimate round table discussion with members of Juridico Sem Gravata (Brazilian Lawyers without Ties) as Brazilian compliance professionals give an insider’s view of compliance issues for multinationals doing business in Brazil...
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Check the Box Elections for Non-US Business Entities

04/12/2018 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
This program focuses on the use of check the box elections for non-US business entities, in particular on passive investment companies. ...
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International Climate Agreements in the Age of Trump

03/12/2018 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
Join us to learn about the current state of international climate agreements, and the outlook of U.S. participation in them, in light of the stated and implied policy of the Trumps Administration....
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European Patent Oppositions for US Lawyers

02/16/2018 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
In this session, we will break down the European patent opposition process from a U.S. perspective. We will discuss differences and similarities between European oppositions and U.S. post-grant proceedings, the interplay between oppositions and national litigation, and strategies for effectively deploying oppositions as part of a global patent strategy....
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Insider Views on International Dispute Resolution

01/24/2018 - 04:30 PM to 07:30 PM
Join us for a visit with Alexander Fessas, the Secretary General of the ICC International Court of Arbitration and a leader in international ADR based in Paris....
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South China Sea Arbitration (Philippines v. China)

12/18/2017 - 12:00PM to 1:00PM
China’s assertion of exclusive rights to nearly the entire South China Sea, and a massive program of artificial island-building that it instituted on rare coral reef ecosystems, prompted the Philippines to commence an arbitration under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea. Join Andrew Loewenstein, who served as counsel to the Philippines, for an insider’s perspective on the recently decided case, which established landmark precedents for the Law of the Sea and international environmental law....
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Tax Court Rules that Gain on Sale of US Partnership Interest by Foreign Partner is not ECI

11/09/2017 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Partnership and international tax experts from RSM US LLP will discuss the Tax Court’s recent decision in Grecian Magnesite Mining, Industrial and Shipping Co. SA v. Commissioner, which rejects the IRS’s long-standing position set forth in Rev. Rul. 91-32....
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A Conversation with Former Israeli Supreme Court Justice Elyakim Rubinstein

11/08/2017 - 05:30 PM to 07:30 PM
Join the BBA for a moderated discussion with former Israeli Supreme Court Justice Elyakim Rubinstein, who retired on June 12, 2017 as the Deputy President of the Supreme Court of Israel, where he had served since 2004. Prior to his appointment, Justice Rubinstein served as the Attorney General of Israel from 1997 to 2004, and as a judge on the Jerusalem District Court from 1995 to 1997. He began his career as a diplomat in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where he participated in the peace delegations that led to the 1979 Camp David Accords (between Israel and Egypt), the 1993 Oslo Accords (between Israel and the PLO), and the 1994 Jordan Accords (between Israel and Jordan)....
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Overseas Work Assignments: The legal and tax repercussions for employees

10/31/2017 - 12:00PM to 1:00PM
While the idea of being sent on an international work assignment can sound very exciting, employees a re often unaware of the employment law and tax implications of accepting such an assignment....
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CLE - The Golden Age of International Arbitration

09/27/2017 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
Professor William W. Park, the prolific author of authoritative treatises, books and articles on international arbitration and a prominent international arbitrator himself, will speak alongside a distinguished group of panelists on International Arbitration....
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CANCELLED: International Law Year End Celebration

06/27/2017 - 05:30 PM to 07:30 PM
Join the BBA's International Law Section for drinks and refreshments as we celebrate a successful program year and thank outgoing co-chair Andrew Loewenstein for all his hard work! Not a part of the International Section, but looking to join? Come meet our group!...
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