Los Angeles Partners Evan Chuck and Nicole Simonian recently led a CLE panel discussion for the Association of Corporate Counsel’s Southern California Chapter.

Their presentation, “Global Business Expansion: Key Strategies for Conducting Business in Foreign Jurisdictions,” covered a broad variety of compliance, regulatory and trade issues. It also examined how to mobilize and manage international workforces to address the growing need to move talent and goods across borders. Topics included entering foreign markets, international taxes and contracting, global mobility, e-commerce and data privacy, anti-corruption laws and handling turbulent business environments. Senior in-house counsel from a multinational medical device manufacturer and a multinational toy retailer joined the panelists to share their perspectives.

Chuck leads the firm’s global International Trade Practice Group. He is also the firm’s Shanghai Office liaison and chief legal representative, having previously served as the managing partner of the firm’s Shanghai office for more than seven years. His practice focuses on international transactions, with significant emphasis on cross-border acquisitions, project development and government compliance in Asia. Chuck counsels U.S. companies and their operations in Asia on compliance matters with respect to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and has defended multinational companies in anti-bribery and customs investigations with various government authorities in Asia.

Simonian serves as the firm’s Asia coordinator, responsible for managing strategic growth and other initiatives throughout Asia, including those in connection with the firm’s Hong Kong, Shanghai and Singapore offices. In addition, Simonian founded and has led the firm’s Asia Employment Practice for more than seven years. She regularly advises clients with respect to cross-border transactions and international employment issues including day-to-day compliance, strategic alliances, restructuring, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and post-acquisition integration. With her background in cross-border transactions, Simonian recognized the need to support her clients in mobilizing and managing global workforces in conjunction with companies expanding and increasing their international footprint. Her unique experience and background in corporate, trade and international employment provides a holistic approach for her clients in considering the regulatory environment in both the domestic and international context.

For further details on the topic, please contact one of the attorneys or review the slides here from the presentation, which took place Sept. 29-30.

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