Monday, May 21, 2012




We regret to inform you that the CLE on  “AN INTRODUCTION TO U.S. EXPORT CONTROL REGULATIONS” has been postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. We will advise as to what date it has been rescheduled when that information is available. 

IPS apologies for the inconvenience. If you have any questions / concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the Section Representative contact information for this mini-cle:
Name:  Shahzad Q. Qadri
Firm:    Wong Fleming
Telephone #:  (425) 869-4040

CLE Topic Information

Join Mr. Lawrence Ward as he helps practitioners navigate the complexities of the U.S. export control regulations.  This CLE will provide a brief overview on the three main sets of U.S. export control regulations: (1) the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”) as administered by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”); (2) the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (“ITAR”) as administered by the U.S. Department of State’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (“DDTC”); and (3) the trade embargoes administered by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”).  The session will also discuss the Obama Administration’s proposed export control reform efforts.

Attendees at this interesting CLE will gain an understanding of:
  • How to identify issues arising from the U.S. Export Control Regulations;

  • How to avoid common pitfalls arising out of U.S. Export Control Regulations;

  • Solutions and best practices when dealing U.S. Export Control Regulations issues arise;

Asia Business Forum

Join the ABF for a special presentation about mergers and acquisitions by Asian companies in the Pacific Northwest. Inbound M&A activity is increasing from Asian investors, and our guest speaker will offer insights about market trends and case studies of successful deals. We will also have a lively discussion of the news events and issues making an impact in the region and across the Pacific.

News updates: A roundtable discussion of hot issues and trends in select Asian countries.

Featured presentation: M&A activities by Asian companies in the Pacific Northwest and beyond by Paul Louie, Managing Director at Cascadia Capital in Seattle. Mr. Louie has 15 years of experience working in Asian capital markets and currently advises companies on transactions with Asian-based corporations and private equity investors.

Date: May 22, 2012

Time: Networking begins at 5:30 p.m. Forum starts at 6:30 p.m.

Cost: $10 (Please register in advance through Meetup site) ($20 at the door--cash/check only)

Location: Davis Wright Tremaine LLP (Law office) 1201 Third Ave., Suite 2200, Seattle, WA

Note: Light snacks and drinks will be provided.

About Asia Business Forum: The Asia Business Forum’s mission is to create a meeting place and discussion platform for professionals in Greater Seattle engaged in work related to Asia, helping them share knowledge, ideas, experience and expertise. ABF is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization established in the State of Washington in 2011.

Meetings are held every other month, and venues alternate between Seattle and Bellevue. More information and registration:

See FLYER for more details.

IBA African Regional Forum 9th – 10th August 2012 in Kampala

This year Uganda, through the Uganda Law Society, will be hosting the African Regional Forum 2012 at Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort from 9th – 10th August 2012.

This conference titled “Building The Foundations Of A Successful Future – The Rule Of Law And Economic Confidence In Africa” comes at an exciting time of change and opportunity for the Africa, giving all our delegates the opportunity to gain real insights into the changing relationships between the region and the wider world.  This conference will once again host inputs and commentary from some of the worlds' leading practitioners as well as giving delegates ample time to network during a Reception on the 8th of August, and a Closing Cultural Dinner on the 10th of August 2012 taking place at The Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort.

Click here for a  a brief about the Conference.

For additional info contact:
Grace Babihuga Nuwagaba
Executive Director; Uganda Law Society;
Plot 5A Acacia Avenue; P. O. Box 426, Kampala
Direct line: +256 312 262 420; Cell: +256 772 460775