27th Annual Law of Product Distribution & Franchise Seminar: Building Prosperity

06 September 2018 Chicago, IL Past Event

Location

Foley & Lardner LLP
321 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60654-5313

Contact Information

David Wise
dwise@foley.com

Agenda

8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. CT

Opportunities for growth in the Distribution & Franchise sector are widespread and excellent, but it is critical to remain up to speed on legal developments that affect both planning and day-to-day operations. Solid intelligence is the key to building prosperity.

The 27th Annual Law of Product Distribution & Franchise Seminar: Building Prosperity will not only offer the benefit of what our attorneys have learned over the past 27 years but what’s been happening in the industry over the last year and how those developments will affect the future of domestic and global distribution and franchise markets. This year, we are proud to have augmented our industry strength and scope of knowledge with presentations by attorneys who have joined us through the recent combination of Foley & Lardner LLP with Texas-based Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP.

Topics will include:

  • When “Best Efforts Fall Short: Clearing Up the Confusion
  • Termination: Building Your Best Case
  • Alternatives to Termination: Repairing Relationships Instead of Demolishing Them
  • Brand Protection: The Foundation for a Successful Distribution or Franchise System
  • States of Confusion: The Complexities of Multi-State Dealer Territories
  • The Antitrust Complexities of Dual Distribution
  • Back to Basics: Antitrust Guidelines for Non-Price Vertical Restraints in Your Distribution Network
  • Dealers, Delinquency, and Deadbeats: A Primer on Collections
  • Storm Preparation: Crafting a “Bankruptcy-Proof Dealer, Distributor, or Franchise Agreement
  • How to Avoid (and Defend Against) Claims You are a Joint Employer
  • California’s “Prop 65” – 2018 Regulatory Update
  • Staying in the Black – Kicking Gray Market Sales Out of the Distribution Chain
  • Top 10 Cases of 2017–2018
  • Cybersecurity Hot topics
  • NAFTA Renegotiations: How Far Can the Pendulum Swing?
  • The Global Supply Chain – Lessons Learned and Best Practices in Building a Case in International Arbitration
  • The Changing Landscape of International Trade – Risks and Opportunities
  • The Top 10 Cross-Border Threats

There will also be Roundtable Lunch Discussions:

Session 1: Dealer Terminations
Session 2: Pricing and Antitrust
Session 3: International Compliance
Session 4: The Global Supply Chain

This is an invitation-only event. If you are interested in attending but have not received an invitation, please contact David Wise at dwise@foley.com.

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27th Annual Law of Product Distribution & Franchise Seminar: Building Prosperity

Location

Foley & Lardner LLP
321 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60654-5313

Contact Information

David Wise
dwise@foley.com

Agenda

8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. CT