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"Under the Wire" CLE Seminar-Navigating International Waters: Cross-Border M&A, International Arbitration, and Construction Disputes

Date: 25 April 2024
Time: 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM ET
Location: K&L Gates Pittsburgh, 210 Sixth Avenue, Partnership Center, Floor 28, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

At each session, our presenters will speak on a variety of timely and relevant topics. See below for the program agenda.


8:30 - 9:00 AM: Breakfast and Networking

9:00 - 10:30 AM: Cross-Border Deals in Uncertain Times

A conversation regarding the overall state of the deal market, followed by a panel discussion addressing foreign direct investment regimes, merger control, managing cross-border due diligence reviews, representation and warranty insurance, and national security-geopolitical risks relevant to cross-border M&A.


  • Guillermo S. Christensen, Partner
  • David A. Edgar, Partner
  • Jennifer P.M. Marsh, Partner
  • Megan A. Wotherspoon, Partner
  • Nikolaos Peristerakis, Partner

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM: International Arbitration and Construction Disputes

This presentation will cover key components of international arbitration, from agreement to arbitrate through issuance of award, including its benefits, how it differs from typical US litigation, and trends in institution and seat selection. This program will also focus on specific issues and considerations in international arbitration and resolution of construction disputes.


  • Jackie S. Celender, Partner
  • Justin N. Leonelli, Associate
  • Matthew E. Smith, Partner
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