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    Focus on Asian Investment into the U.S.: What’s in Store for 2017

    The Washington Foreign Law Society is co-sponsoring an exciting event with the International Law forum of the Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia.  This dynamic discussion will consider the questions and challenges posed by the steadily increasing investment in the U.S. from China and Asia at large.  In mid-2016, Chinese investment in the U.S. hit record highs.  Will it last?  What is next?

    Join us on Thursday, December 1, 2016, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Baker & McKenzie, 815 Connecticut Ave., N.W.  Suite 900, Washington, D.C. 20006 (Farragut West [Orange/Silver/Blue]; Farragut North [Red]).  Panelists for this discussion are:

    • Keida Ackerman, Senior International Investment Specialist, SelectUSA, U.S. Department of Commerce
    • Susan Kovarovics, Partner, Bryan Cave LLP
    • Brian Whisler, Partner, Baker & McKenzie
    • Simone Williams, Managing Principal, Williams Global Law PLLC

    Yi Fang, an Associate at Baker & McKenzie will serve as moderator and facilitate the conversation that will also consider how the incoming Trump administration’s trade and compliance policies will affect Asian investment in the U.S.  The panelists will also share their thoughts on what, if any, consequences or developments may occur with respect to the FCPA, sanctions, and export controls compliance, as well as updates in CFIUS review and EB5 legislation.

    Whether you’d like to refamiliarize yourself with the most recent international investment law developments, learn something completely new, or network with like-minded professionals, you will surely find value in this event.

    Discounted ticket prices for WFLS members:

    Members: $20

    Non-members: $30

    Student Members: $20

    Purchase your ticket today at www.wbadc.org.