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2022 IBA/IFA Joint Conference

Experienced legal counsel will share invaluable information regarding the latest developments in international law and its importance to franchising.
CFE Credits Available
Yes
May 17 - 18, 2022
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Grand Hyatt Washington
1000 H St NW
Washington , DC 20001
United States

Registration Now Open!

Experienced legal counsel will share invaluable information regarding the latest developments in international law and its importance to franchising.
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Hot Topics in Franchise Law
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News From Around the World
Earn CDP, CLE & CFE Credits

Speakers

Speaker
Additional Speakers

Alan Greenfield

Shareholder
Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Iain Irvine

Vardon Legal, Australia

Robert A. Lauer

Haynes and Boone, LLP, U.S.A

John Pratt

Hamilton Pratt, U.S.A.

Dagmar Waldzus

BUSE Rechtsanwälte, Germany

Larry Weinberg

Partner
Cassels

Donald Wray

Domino’s Pizza LLC, U.S.A.

Agenda

Tuesday, May 17th
Session Title
Registration Desk Open
Time Start
02:30 pm
Time End
05:30 pm
Session Title
Reception and Dinner
Time Start
06:00 pm
Time End
09:00 pm
Wednesday, May 18th
Session Title
Registration Desk Open
Time Start
07:30 am
Time End
04:00 pm
Session Title
Welcome & Introduction
Time Start
08:00 am
Time End
08:10 am
Session Title
Plenary 1: Hot Topics roundtables
Session Summary
  • Perspective of Different Countries re. Vaccine Mandates
  • Electronic Signatures
  • Franchise Companies as Technology Suppliers
  • Sanctions
  • Lessons learned from KSA and The Netherlands
  • Impact of Metaverse on Franchising
  • Enduring Impacts of COVID-19
  • International Aspects of M&A
  • Brexit
Time Start
08:10 am
Time End
09:25 am
Session Title
Concurrent Interactive Workshops
Session Summary

Workshop 1: Supply Chain Challenges and Their Impact on International Franchising

Workshop 2: How to Deal with Geopolitical Risks in International Franchising

Workshop 3: Litigation or Dispute Resolution - Unwinding a Joint Venture

Time Start
09:30 am
Time End
10:30 am
Session Title
Refreshment Break
Time Start
10:30 am
Time End
10:50 am
Session Title
Plenary 2: The New Draft EU Vertical Block Exemption Regulation: Impact on Franchising in the European Union
Session Summary

The EU Vertical Block Exemption Regulation (VBER) will expire on 31 May 2022, to be replaced by a new set of rules (‘new draft VBER’). In this session a panel of speakers from the EU as well as USA will summarize the new rules, pointing out changes to the current framework and discussing the impact for franchisors and franchisees active in the EU.

Time Start
10:50 am
Time End
12:05 pm
Session Title
Luncheon Program: International Franchising in Uncertain Times
Session Summary

Join us for a conversation with two international franchising veterans on how international franchising has faced the recent challenges, whether it remains an attractive arrangement for both franchisors and franchisees, and what steps can be taken by the relevant stakeholders to better allocate the risks going forward.

Time Start
12:05 pm
Time End
01:35 pm
Session Title
Concurrent Interactive Workshops
Session Summary

Workshop 1: Supply Chain Challenges and Their Impact on International Franchising

Workshop 2: How to Deal with Geopolitical Risks in International Franchising

Workshop 3: Litigation or Dispute Resolution - Unwinding a Joint Venture

Time Start
01:45 pm
Time End
02:45 pm
Session Title
Refreshment Break
Time Start
02:45 pm
Time End
03:00 pm
Session Title
Plenary 3: News from Around the World
Session Summary

A panel of expert franchise law practitioners from select countries around the world will discuss recent and topical legal developments affecting franchising in their countries.

Time Start
03:00 pm
Time End
04:15 pm
Session Title
Conference Adjourns
Time Start
04:15 pm
Tuesday, May 17th
Session Title
Registration Desk Open
Time Start
02:30 pm
Time End
05:30 pm
Session Title
Reception and Dinner
Time Start
06:00 pm
Time End
09:00 pm
Wednesday, May 18th
Session Title
Registration Desk Open
Time Start
07:30 am
Time End
04:00 pm
Session Title
Welcome & Introduction
Time Start
08:00 am
Time End
08:10 am
Session Title
Plenary 1: Hot Topics roundtables
Session Summary
  • Perspective of Different Countries re. Vaccine Mandates
  • Electronic Signatures
  • Franchise Companies as Technology Suppliers
  • Sanctions
  • Lessons learned from KSA and The Netherlands
  • Impact of Metaverse on Franchising
  • Enduring Impacts of COVID-19
  • International Aspects of M&A
  • Brexit
Time Start
08:10 am
Time End
09:25 am
Session Title
Concurrent Interactive Workshops
Session Summary

Workshop 1: Supply Chain Challenges and Their Impact on International Franchising

Workshop 2: How to Deal with Geopolitical Risks in International Franchising

Workshop 3: Litigation or Dispute Resolution - Unwinding a Joint Venture

Time Start
09:30 am
Time End
10:30 am
Session Title
Refreshment Break
Time Start
10:30 am
Time End
10:50 am
Session Title
Plenary 2: The New Draft EU Vertical Block Exemption Regulation: Impact on Franchising in the European Union
Session Summary

The EU Vertical Block Exemption Regulation (VBER) will expire on 31 May 2022, to be replaced by a new set of rules (‘new draft VBER’). In this session a panel of speakers from the EU as well as USA will summarize the new rules, pointing out changes to the current framework and discussing the impact for franchisors and franchisees active in the EU.

Time Start
10:50 am
Time End
12:05 pm
Session Title
Luncheon Program: International Franchising in Uncertain Times
Session Summary

Join us for a conversation with two international franchising veterans on how international franchising has faced the recent challenges, whether it remains an attractive arrangement for both franchisors and franchisees, and what steps can be taken by the relevant stakeholders to better allocate the risks going forward.

Time Start
12:05 pm
Time End
01:35 pm
Session Title
Concurrent Interactive Workshops
Session Summary

Workshop 1: Supply Chain Challenges and Their Impact on International Franchising

Workshop 2: How to Deal with Geopolitical Risks in International Franchising

Workshop 3: Litigation or Dispute Resolution - Unwinding a Joint Venture

Time Start
01:45 pm
Time End
02:45 pm
Session Title
Refreshment Break
Time Start
02:45 pm
Time End
03:00 pm
Session Title
Plenary 3: News from Around the World
Session Summary

A panel of expert franchise law practitioners from select countries around the world will discuss recent and topical legal developments affecting franchising in their countries.

Time Start
03:00 pm
Time End
04:15 pm
Session Title
Conference Adjourns
Time Start
04:15 pm
Conference Registration (USD)
750to800
$

Location & Travel

The 2022 IBA/IFA Joint Conference will take place at the Grand Hyatt Washington in Washington, DC. IFA has a room block available for a discounted rate of $359/night + 14.95% tax. Booking within the IFA room block is now open and will close on May 6, 2022 or when the room block is full - whichever comes first! Rooms may be booked through the link below.

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