Dissecting an International Business Transaction: The Role of the Lawyer


  • Differences between domestic and international deals
  • The lawyer’s goal - making sure that nothing goes wrong
  • Tools of the trade - Bills of Lading and Letters of Credit
  • Obstacles to successful transactions - understanding and assessing risk
  • Regulations of international transactions - tariffs, anti-dumping and more
  • Strategies to penetrate foreign markets, including licensing and direct foreign investment
  • Importance of local counsel
  • When you need a specialist - knowing what you don’t know
  • Intellectual property issues
  • Doing business in China
  • Globally speaking, what does the future hold?

Duration: 60 minutes


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  • $80 - Non-member recorded
  • $200 - All 5 Webinars - Member recorded
  • $320 - All 5 Webinars - Non-member recorded

About the Speaker

Richard H. Steinberg
Professor of Law
UCLA School of Law, and Visiting Professor, Stanford Global Studies

Professor Richard Steinberg writes and teaches in the areas of international law and international relations at the UCLA School of Law. He teaches courses in International Trade Law, International Business Transactions, and Theories of International Law. In addition to his UCLA appointment, Professor Steinberg is currently Visiting Professor of International, Comparative & Area Studies at Stanford. He is on the Board of Editors of the American Journal of International Law and previously served on the Editorial Board of International Organization. Professor Steinberg has taught law courses at the University of California Berkeley (Boalt Hall) School of Law, Sciences Po (Institut d’Etudes Politiques) in France, the University of Coimbra in Portugal, La Trobe University in Australia, and elsewhere.

About the Interviewer

Mark P. Smith
Director, Southwestern Institute for International and Comparative Law and Vice President, The Center for American and International Law

Mark Smith is Vice President of The Center for American and International Law. He serves as Dean of The Center’s Academy of American and International Law, and directs The Center’s Southwestern Institute for International and Comparative Law and its Institute for Law and Techology. He is also responsible for the Center’s programs on Actual Innocence. Mark previously was the Executive Director of The West Virginia State Bar and served as Assistant to the Executive Director of the American Bar Association. He has chaired the Dallas Committee for International Visitors and was President of the Volunteer Center of Collin County. He has taught public sector strategic planning and contemporary American conflicts at the University of Texas at Dallas and served on the Board of the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth. Mark received an undergraduate degree from Princeton University and a law degree from Yale University.

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