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Michael Woods Attends Round Six of NAFTA Negotiations in Montreal

Posted by on Feb 13, 2018

Participating on behalf of client stakeholders and as a member of part Global Affairs Canada Indigenous Working Group, Michael Woods attended Round Six of the NAFTA negotiation in Montreal January 22-29.  During the week in Montreal, Michael had the opportunity to meet and exchange views with Canadian negotiators, the many other stakeholders in attendance, and members of the media [see photo of Michael and Don Newman].  On January 27, Michael attended a Canadian American Business Council (CABC) lunch where he met members of a senior delegation of the U.S. Congressional Ways and Means subcommittee on Trade.  The delegation was in Montreal to meet Canadian and Mexican officials and to get an in-person sense of the status of the negotiations [photo].  Led by Subcommittee Chair Dave Reichert (R-Washington), the delegation included Representatives Adrian Smith (R-Nebraska), Tom Rice (R-S. Carolina), Mike Bishop (R-Michigan), Will Hurd (R-Texas), Patrick Meehan (R-Pennsylvania), Bill Pascrell (D-New Jersey), Sander Levin (D-Michigan), Suzan DelBene (D-Washington), Terri Sewell (D-Alabama), and Brian Higgins (D-New...

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TPP and the Evolution of Investor Rights

Posted by on Dec 15, 2015

Michael Woods of Woods, LaFortune LLP recently teamed up with  Josh Scheinert, a Toronto-based  lawyer who specializes in international investment and human rights law, on a two part series  on the TPP and the Evolution of Investor Rights. Ghislaine Murango, a third year law student at the University of Ottawa (Civil Law Faculty) and intern with Woods, LaFortune LLP, also assisted on the article.  See: http://www.nationalmagazine.ca/Blog/December-2015/TPP-and-the-evolution-of-investor-rights,-part-II.aspx http://www.nationalmagazine.ca/Blog/December-2015/The-evolution-of-investor-rights,-part-I.aspx...

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Catherine Walsh joins the CCIL Board of Directors

Posted by on Dec 3, 2015

Catherine Walsh, counsel to Woods, LaFortune LLP, has recently been nominated to serve on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Council on International Law (CCIL). CCIL was established in 1972 in order to promote the co-operative study and analysis of international legal problems by scholars in universities and by professionals in government service and private practice. Catherine is honored to be serving among some of international trade’s leading legal practitioners and looks forward to getting involved. For more information on CCIL, please...

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Jean-Marc Clément to Speak at Canadian Forum on Export & Re-Export Compliance

Posted by on Dec 1, 2015

Jean-Marc Clement, Counsel to Woods, LaFortune LLP, will be speaking at the 5th Canadian Forum on Export & Re-Export Compliance, which is being held on January 25-27, 2016 at the Toronto Airport Marriott. Widely regarded as the “go-to” event for industry in Canada, this annual conference will allow participants to network and hear from senior U.S. and Canadian government and industry professionals from the high tech, aerospace, defense, satellite, space, and other industries. Expert speakers, like Jean-Marc, will be delving into export control reform, enforcement priorities, and the interaction between U.S. and Canadian export/re-export controls, classification, licensing, permit, privacy, human rights, and security requirements. Specifically, Jean-Marc will be speaking about the Canadian Export Control List and Permit Requirements, and taking a look at how to comply, meet expectations and minimize the risk of business delays from 9:00am to 12:30pm on January 25, 2016. For more information please visit:...

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