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Chicago, July 11, 2005 – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – Baker…

Chicago, July 11, 2005 – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – Baker & McKenzie LLP attorneys from various practice groups will share their global knowledge and experience in a series of web seminars, titled, “Expanding Your Business Globally”. The web seminars will provide practical information that every company “going global” should know in the areas of commercial agreements, taxation, immigration, distribution, intellectual property and trade.

The North American web seminars kick off on July 12 with a session on Managing Risk in Global Outsourcing and Offshoring. The Firm’s Global IT, privacy, and outsourcing lawyers will provide an overview of the steps that a business, which outsources or offshores IT or business process functions may take to ensure legal compliance and avoid common pitfalls.

“In a rapidly changing business environment, our Firm recognizes the need that companies have for comprehensive legal information on global business operations,” said Terrie Gleason, Chair of Baker & McKenzie’s Global Customs Practice and the U.S. Homeland Security Practice. “In order for companies to succeed in a competitive global business environment, it is important that they are well-informed on the “best practices” in all relevant areas of a global business.”

Other upcoming seminar topics and dates are:

August 9 – Cross Border M&A Transactions
September 13 – Protecting Your Brand Globally
October 11 – International Commercial Agreements
November 8 – Tax Challenges Faced by Global Companies
December 13 – Global Import and Export Compliance
January 10, 2006 – Current Trends in Global Employment and Immigration
February 14, 2006 – International Dispute Resolution
March 14, 2006 – Trends in Asset Based Borrowing
April 11, 2006 – Global Corporate Compliance

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