Washington, D.C., December 13, 2004 – LAWFUEL – First with law new…

Washington, D.C., December 13, 2004 – LAWFUEL – First with law news – Baker and McKenzie LLP will launch an Embassy Roundtable Luncheon Series tomorrow, beginning with the Embassy of Canada, and continuing with a different featured embassy each month through June 2005. Following a brief presentation by embassy officials, Baker & McKenzie lawyers and multinational corporation clients will join in a discussion on trade and economic issues between the two countries, including country-specific issues such as NAFTA, the Byrd Amendment and border security in the case of Canada.

Other embassies to be featured in the series include (subject to change):

· The Embassy of Mexico (January 25, 2005)
· The German Embassy (February 10, 2005)
· The Embassy of Singapore (March 2005)
· The Embassy of The United Kingdom (April 2005)
· The Embassy of Switzerland (May 2005)
· and The Korean Embassy (invited June 2005)

“The Embassy Roundtable Luncheon Series is designed to provide an exchange of ideas and information concerning current trade and economic issues between the US and foreign countries,” said Terrie Gleason, a Partner in Baker & McKenzie LLP’s Washington, DC Office, Chair of the Firm’s Global Customs Practice and Coordinator of the Homeland Security Group. “As a Firm we are proud to have relationships with Embassies from around the world, but moreover, we are pleased to be able to extend this unique opportunity to our international clientele, ultimately supporting their global business needs.”

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