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Dispute Resolution for International Deals (May 16)

Dispute Resolution for International Deals (May 16)

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Navigating international business transactions requires a well-defined strategy for resolving potential disputes. This program will equip in-house counsel with the knowledge and tools to effectively address these challenges. Including identifying the most effective options for resolving international business/legal disputes, considering factors such as cost, time, confidentiality, and enforceability. Gain a comprehensive understanding of international arbitration, including its core principles, procedures, and advantages/disadvantages compared to other methods.

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05/16/2024 at 11:00 AM (EDT)  |  Recorded On: 05/16/2024  |  60 minutes
05/16/2024 at 11:00 AM (EDT)  |  Recorded On: 05/16/2024  |  60 minutes The join link will be active 5 minutes prior to the start of the program.

Dimitris Emvalomenos

Dep. Managing Partner

Bahas, Gramatidis & Partners LLP

Dimitris Emvalomenos, Lawyer (LL.B. - Athens University Law School, LL.M. - QMUL), Accredited Mediator in Greece (Ministry of Justice) and the UK (CEDR), is the Dep. Managing Partner at Bahas, Gramatidis & Partners LLP (BGP). 

Lawyer since 1987, Dimitris is the Leader Partner of BGP’s Commercial and Corporate section. 

With attention to detail and project management capabilities, he has assisted numerous international and Greek clients, including high profiled groups of companies and financial institutions, navigating complex commercial and corporate deals as well as resolving highly demanding disputes, with emphasis on alternative dispute resolution and mediation.

His key areas of practice are Commercial Law, Product Liability /Safety, Consumer Law, Competition Law, Network Contracts, Banking /Financial Law, M&As, ADR /Mediation. 

He is a member of various professional associations, such as Piraeus Bar, Greek Commercial Lawyers’ Association, Competition Law Partnership, Greek Association for Arbitration,  Greek Association of Law and Economics,  Hellenic Association for Financial Law, International Bar Association (IBA), International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC), European Justice Forum (EJF), DRI Europe, CEDR, CIArb, SCLA, Athens Mediation and Arbitration Organization (EODID), Hellenic Union of Mediators (EED), Greek Mediators’ Association (SEDI).

He is the author of numerous articles published in international and Greek journals. 

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Yannick Neneng

Managing Partner

Neneng Law Office

NENENG Yannick is Managing Partner at Neneng Law Office, a small size boutique law firm based in Douala, serving Cameroon and the CEMAC African region. Neneng is an attorney of the Cameroon Bar Association and a member of the International Society of Primerus Law Firms. He maintains an extensive practice in the areas of Business law, Corporate law, International Investment law, Tax, Tech and Telecom as well as Fintech. Neneng regularly counsel clients on aspects focus on company formation, foreign direct investments, share transfer, merger and acquisition, legal advisory, compliance and regulatory and tax. Conversant with the applicable national laws in Cameroon and the regional laws of the CEMAC and OHADA African regions, he can handle transactions offering advice on the law, the business environment, legal and administrative procedures and a wide range of associate issues. Neneng’s clients ranges from individuals, companies to Fintech startups.

Roger E. Barton

Managing Partner

Barton LLP

Roger E. Barton is the Managing Partner of Barton LLP. He applies his management expertise and over 30 years of experience to leading a firm that is dedicated to providing its clients with quality and results through a practical and business-minded approach.

Roger is an accomplished litigator with an international reputation for achieving outstanding results for his clients. He has been rated by The American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel Magazine and the National Law Journal as one of the Top Commercial Litigators in the United States and has an “AV Preeminent” peer review rating in Martindale, the highest rating in the legal profession for professional excellence and ethical standards. He is a Senior Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, the invitation-only trial lawyer honorary society limited to less than one-half of one percent of lawyers in America. He has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America and has consistently been selected to Super Lawyers in Thomson Reuters’ annual survey of the top 5% of lawyers in the New York Metro Area, 2013 to present.

Roger has tried numerous bench and jury cases to conclusion in the U.S. Federal District Courts, U.S. Tax Court and in state courts across the county. He has argued Federal appeals in the Second and Third Circuits and at the state level. He is also an experienced practitioner in the various forms of ADR including mediation and arbitration both domestically and internationally as well as the enforcement and appeal of international arbitration awards.

Roger’s clients range from large corporate and financial institutions to privately held businesses and senior executives. He routinely litigates cases involving failed financial transactions, breach of contract, securities and common law fraud, shareholder and partner disputes, investor actions, broker-dealer and FINRA matters, employment, including non-compete and non-solicit actions, and senior executive compensation. Roger is also a Designated Author & Analytical Columnist for Reuters Legal News and Westlaw Today in the areas of Securities Litigation & Regulation and the Business of Law.

Roger combines his substantive expertise as a litigator with his practical business skills. He views each case as an opportunity to partner with his client in early case assessments, analyzing business goals and developing strategy and budgeting to achieve a disposition consistent with the desired business result. He is frequently asked to lead seminars across the country for in-house counsel audiences on the topic of managing litigation as a business.

In conjunction with the Firm’s corporate attorneys, Roger counsels domestic and foreign financial institutions, emerging growth companies, foreign startups, hedge funds, private equity funds, venture capital funds and privately held corporations in connection with corporate governance, mergers, acquisitions, corporate finance, restructurings, joint ventures and international alliances. Roger is a member of the Board of Directors of BritishAmerican Business, Inc., a member of BAB Executive Committee, as well as Chair of BAB Accelerate. Prior to Barton, Roger was with Sidley Austin in New York.

James D. Benak

Of Counsel

Barton LLP

James D. Benak is an accomplished litigator who has achieved exceptional outcomes as a trial lawyer and counsel for large public companies in the utilities, engineering, transportation, manufacturing, consumer products, and technology industries. He acts as lead trial counsel in insurance coverage, patent infringement, trade secret infringement, trademark and trade dress infringement, fraud, and other significant litigation in state and federal courts and internationally.

Jim’s positive results comprise several multimillion-dollar recoveries, including bad faith and punitive damages awards on behalf of public company clients. He is an experienced public company general counsel and advisor to boards of directors on matters of strategy, corporate governance, transactions, employment, shareholder litigation, and mergers.

Jim has client side experience as in-house counsel to Union Pacific Railroad, and General Counsel to its technology subsidiaries, and General Counsel to NYSE company Wallace Computer Services, Inc. As a private practitioner, Jim was a partner with Jenner & Block for over a decade as senior trial partner and lead trial counsel for large public and private companies.