Month: October 2019

October 29, 2019 HELA lunch talk with Judith Merkies and Alvaro Renedo Zalba

Join HELA lunch talk on the Fragility of EU Law-making with Judith Merkies and Alvaro Renedo Zalba.

Judith Merkies is a former Member of the European Parliament (for the Netherlands). Experienced international lawyer specialized in European law. Has worked in the private sector and in the European Commission before being elected to Parliament. Special focus: (the lack of) public policy response to the impact on society by disruptive innovations.
Alvaro Renedo Zalba Is a Spanish career diplomat who specialized in EU affairs for the past 13 years. Alvaro Renedo Zalba served as Director of the Department of European Affairs and G20 in the Presidency of the Government of Spain. Alvaro Renedo Zalba is also an academic his current research project focuses on ways to optimize efficiency in existing channels of diplomatic interlocution between the EU and the US administration.

When: Tuesday, October 29th at 12:00 pm

Where: 2009 WCC

* Non-pizza lunch will be served

November 1, 2019 Brexit and European Challenges from a US Tax Perspective

Within the context of general uncertainty around the Brexit deadline scheduled for October 31, 2019, that could be delayed further as a result of the British Parliament Special Session on October 19, 2019, this panel will bring in certainty in one of the most important areas for business, the economy as well as for public and private legal practitioners, namely, the impact that Brexit will have in fiscal policy and taxation law.

Speakers will focus on tax treaties and showcase how supranational law (at the international, European and US levels) produces consequences that go beyond the intended territorial scope of its application. Likewise, they will review how states, even if they are able to leave regional blocks of integration, are progressively bound by rules and standards created by those blocks, substantially limiting their status as autonomous subjects of international law.

Speaker: Stephen Shay, Senior Lecturer, Harvard Law School; Kathleen Saunders Gregor, Partner, Ropes & Gray LLP.

Chair: Jose M. Martinez Sierra, RCC Director, Jean Monnet ad Personam Professor in EU Law and Government, Faculty Sponsor Harvard European Law Association

When: Friday, November 1st at 12:00 pm

Where: 3018 WCC

October 31, 2019 Corporate Law and New Technologies

Research Fellow of the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) and member of its board, Luca Enriques is Professor of Corporate Law at Oxford University and one of the founding academic editors of the Oxford Business Law Blog. He completed his LL.M. at Harvard Law School and worked at the Bank of Italy. He was a consultant to Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton and an adviser to the Italian Ministry of the Economy and Finance on matters relating to corporate, banking and securities law with a special focus on European Union policy initiatives. He was also a Commissioner at Consob, the Italian Securities and Exchange Commission.

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