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What You Need To Know About Shariah-Compliant Finance & Islamic Commercial Law
Thursday, September 18, 2008 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
CLE Credits: 3.0 credits in professional practice.

Abed Awad, Law offices of Abed Awad

Adjunct Professor, Rutgers Law School NJ

Yusuf Talal Delorenzo, Chief Shariah Officer, Shariah Capital Inc.

Bernard K. Freamon, Professor of Law, Director, Program for the

Study of Law in the Middle East, Seton Hall Law School NJ

Michael J.T.McMillen, Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P., NY
Allen Merhej, Norton Rose LLP, London,U.K.

Program Chair: Robert E. Michael, Robert E. Michael & Associates
Sponsoring Association Committees: Foreign and Comparative Law, Mark Meyer, Chair & Council on International Affairs, Michael Byowitz, Chair

Petrodollars and increased Islamicization are fueling sharply increased interest in the rules and regulations of doing business with


FCPA: Complying & Implementing Risk Management Strategies

The topics to be covered include:

-Trends in international cooperation among enforcement officials

-Analysis of recent cases against companies and individuals

-The long arm of the FCPA: update on FCPA enforcement explosion in Europe

-Dos and don’ts of hosting, traveling, entertaining and lodging of foreign officials

-Conducting due diligence of foreign commercial intermediaries, agents, distributors and joint venture partners to minimize liability risks

-Books and records requirements of the FCPA

-Overcoming cultural and legal challenges in rolling out a compliance culture

-Weighing the pros and cons of voluntary disclosures

-Conducting internal investigation in challenging countries

For more information on this program, and to view the distinguished faculty, please click here to view the Brochure.



* The 20% discount for 4 or more attorneys or allied professionals from the same firm is only applicable if registering as a group.


These programs will be held at The New York City Bar, 42 West 44th St. NY, NY. Register now by calling (212) 382-6663 or visit our website

For a limited time only, to entice you to sneak a peak at our new training center, enjoy a 20% discount off of member and nonmember prices when you attend a September program or purchase a DVD/CD/VHS from a September 2008 program. Registering 4 or more attorneys or allied professionals from the same firm? Receive an additional 20% discount off of the member and non-member prices. In addition, if your firm has less than 10 attorneys, you can receive a 20% discount if 2 or more attorneys attend.


We look forward to seeing you.


City Bar Center for CLE

September 19, 2008 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
CLE Credits: 7.5 credits in professional practice.

Program Chair: Claudius O. Sokenu, Mayer Brown LLP

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) has now become one of the focal points of the Securities Exchange Commission’s and the Department of Justice’s enforcement program. Enforcement actions, civil and criminal, are on the rise and the cost of resolving FCPA actions is getting even more onerous. At the same time, foreign anti-corruption laws and enforcement are also gaining. U.S. and other multinational companies increasingly face FCPA risks in their varied international business activities. Such risks can, however, be detected and managed before problems arise. The experienced faculty of private practitioners and regulators and prosecutors will provide an in-depth analysis of the FCPA’s current trends and their implications. The faculty will discuss timely important information on the latest enforcement trends, international developments, compliance best practices, and risk assessment and mitigation. Middle East. Being able to point your client in the right direction and give basic framework advice as to Islamic commercial law and Shariah-compliant finance vehicles is an important tool for any transnational lawyer. Yet, with six major Schools of Law (4 Sunni and 2 Shi’a), a number of smaller schismatic divisions, and accelerating trends both toward harmonizing Islamic law with post-Enlightenment Western law and rejecting those very same Westernizing precepts in favor of fundamentalist early Islamic strictures, this is not an easy task. A panel of international leading authorities will introduce you to the basic concepts of Islamic business law, teach you the essential building blocks of modern Islamic commercial transactions, and present the latest developments in both inbound and outbound investment activities in which US lawyers are playing active roles and the broader capital market developments in Shariah-compliant financings. For more information, click here to view the Brochure.


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