Tag: Industry Events

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Encore Presentation: EPA’s Expanded “Waters of the U.S.” Definition: Navigating the Unprecedented Reach and Scope of New Rule
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Construction Law Masterclass: FIDIC in Qatar
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Legal and Insurance Lessons Learned From Major Catastrophic Events and Construction Claims (Live Event)
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K&L Gates’ Partners Found Illinois Chapter of Construction Owners Association of America
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Sales of Goods: Battle of the Forms Under UCC and CISG – A Practical Perspective (Live Audio Conference)
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Insurance for Major Design and Construction Projects
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Upcoming Event: Hot Topics in the Construction Industry
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K&L Gates Enters Middle East with Opening of Dubai Office

Encore Presentation: EPA’s Expanded “Waters of the U.S.” Definition: Navigating the Unprecedented Reach and Scope of New Rule

Presented by Strafford Publications

Due to overwhelming popularity, Strafford Publications has scheduled an encore presentation of the May webinar "EPA’s Expanded "Waters of the U.S." Definition: Navigating the Unprecedented Reach and Scope of New Rule" with live Q&A for Tuesday, July 1, 1:00pm-2:30pm EDT. Friends of K&L Gates are eligible to receive a 50% discount off the cost of registration.
 
The speakers on the panel will:

  • Provide environmental counsel with an in depth review of the EPA’s newly proposed revision that widely expands the reach of its rule defining "waters of the United States" 
  • Examine the huge number of entities, businesses and local governments that will be impacted and how—and the expected legal challenges that the rule change will precipitate 
  • Outline and analyze practical next steps for counsel in moving forward with transactions involving waters under and not yet under EPA control 

After the presentation, the speakers will engage in a live question and answer session with participants to answer questions about these important issues directly.

Panelists:
James T. Banks, Partner, Hogan Lovells US, Washington, D.C.
Kathryn Kusske Floyd, Partner, Venable, Washington, D.C.
Barry M. Hartman, Partner, K&L Gates, Washington, D.C.

Friends of K&L Gates will receive a 50% discount off the cost of registration. To receive the discount, please register by clicking here, or call 1-800-926-7926 ext. 10 and ask for the Clean Water Act Jurisdiction Expansion program on 7/1/2014, and mention code ZDFCT.
 
We hope you can join us! 
 
Via Webinar

For more information on this topic, click here to view our recent alert, "EPA and the Army Corps Propose Rules Expanding Clean Water Act Jurisdiction, Potentially Affecting Everyone Who Uses Lands Where Water Might Be Present," published  on April 3, 2014.

 

Construction Law Masterclass: FIDIC in Qatar

On 15 May 2014, K&L Gates presented an interactive workshop in Doha based around a real-life construction scenario to a group of owners, developers, contractors and professional consultants involved in construction in Qatar and the GCC.

Topics covered included:

  • Drafting FIDICs in a Gulf context
  • An Employer’s view of risk allocation under FIDIC
  • The new Ashghal contract – a new dawn for FIDIC?
  • Common pitfalls and mistakes operating FIDIC on a project in Qatar
  • Dispute provisions in FIDIC Arbitration/Courts
  • Other arbitration forums in Qatar & the UAE, and problems associated with enforcement

To download a copy of the presentation, click here.

For more information, please contact Matthew Walker.

Legal and Insurance Lessons Learned From Major Catastrophic Events and Construction Claims (Live Event)

Sponsors: Marsh and K&L Gates

September 10, 2013

TKP Conference Center
109 West 39th Street
(Between 6th and Broadway)
New York, NY

Join Marsh and K&L Gates for a complimentary one-day seminar at the TKP New York Conference Center on Tuesday, September 10, 2013, at 8 a.m.

During this seminar, our experts will discuss important topics from both a legal and risk management perspective to better prepare you for managing the risks associated with catastrophic events.

We will cover:

  • Lessons learned from Superstorm Sandy and the World Trade Center Disaster.
  • Contractor default insurance and claim management techniques.
  • Optimizing post-disaster claim recovery.
  • Project risk management techniques to reduce the likelihood and impact of cost overruns and schedule delays.

Registration and Continental Breakfast begin at 8:00 a.m.
Sessions 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Cocktail Reception 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

We look forward to seeing you on September 10th!

*Important Note — Due to construction taking place next to the TKP New York Conference Center, the entrance to 109 West 39th Street is not easily visible.  An alternate entrance is 104 West 40th Street (between 6th & Broadway).  Once inside the main lobby, take the elevators to the 2nd floor.  Registration check-in will be to your right.

To RSVP, please register or contact Ale Muzika.

K&L Gates’ Partners Found Illinois Chapter of Construction Owners Association of America

Chicago partners Greg Andre and Dan Rosenberg have co-founded an Illinois chapter for the Construction Owners Association of America ("COAA").  An inaugural program is scheduled for October 6th at which Greg will lead a panel presenting on Integrated Project Delivery.  Greg chairs the chapter’s Executive Committee and Dan chairs its Program Committee.  Officers must be owner members and consist of representatives of the University of Chicago, University of Illinois, Exelon Corporation and Northwestern Memorial Hospital.  COAA is national organization dedicated to providing education, information and networking for real estate owners with ongoing construction work.  Its members consist primarily of educational and health care organizations, both of which are active in construction today.

For more information, please visit the COAA website, here, or contact any of the following people:

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Sales of Goods: Battle of the Forms Under UCC and CISG – A Practical Perspective (Live Audio Conference)

Offered via Webinar by Lorman Education Services

Please join K&L Gates partners Jason L. Richey and Richard F. Paciaroni for this informative seminar on Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Daylight Time.  (CLE credit is being provided for this event, where available.  See the registration link to the right for more details.)

Session Description
This live audio conference will focus on Standard Terms and Conditions for Sales of Goods, Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) 2-207 “Battle of the Forms,” and a discussion of the UN Convention on the International Sale of Goods (CISG) with an emphasis on the outcome of the Battle of the Forms.

The session will analyze when the UCC and CISG apply to certain transactions.  We will then look at “best practices” in use for standard forms for both buyers and sellers, examine some example scenarios and compare and contrast likely outcomes between UCC and CISG controlled contracts.  The program will also look at recent legal developments for both the UCC and the CISG.

Registration:
Click here to register and receive a 20% discount.  When registering, use priority code 15800 and discount code F2716129.

Insurance for Major Design and Construction Projects

Please join K&L Gates and Aon on January 26, 2011 for a complimentary seminar where a panel will discuss key issues relating to insurance for large construction projects.  The panel includes K&L Gates Construction and Engineering Group partners and representatives from Aon Construction Services Group and Aon Risk Solutions.  Owners, developers, contractors and design professionals will benefit from this presentation.  This program will be offered as a live event and as a webinar.

Topics Include:

  • An examination of the traditional risk allocation model – problems and benefits
  • Wrap-up policies (CCIPs and OCIPs) – benefits v. drawbacks
  • Builders risk policies – what you need to know
  • Errors and omission policies – how to properly insure professional liability
  • Key considerations when filing claims and how to respond when claims are denied

If you missed this event, please enjoy complimentary access to the slide show presentation available here.

Upcoming Event: Hot Topics in the Construction Industry

Please join us at our Washington, D.C. offices on January 26th for a complimentary breakfast seminar that will provide a cross-disciplinary overview of various issues facing the construction industry. Lawyers from our Construction, Government Contracts, Commercial Disputes, Labor & Employment, Real Estate, Intellectual Property, Antitrust, and e-DAT practices will discuss recent legal, regulatory, and legislative developments affecting construction companies and government contractors.

Topics To Include:

  • Construction claims
  • Copyrights in architectural drawings
  • Killer contract clauses
  • The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
  • Unfair trade issues arising from submitting bids
  • Bid protests
  • Insurance coverage issues for construction companies
  • Commercial lease agreements
  • Mechanics liens and payment and performance bonds
  • Employment and immigration issues for government contractors
  • Document retention and litigation issues related to e-mail and electronically stored information

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K&L Gates Enters Middle East with Opening of Dubai Office

New York and Dubai— Global law firm K&L Gates LLP has established its 33rd office worldwide with the opening of an office in Dubai, the firm’s first in the Middle East.  The launch, which follows K&L Gates international office openings in Singapore and Frankfurt earlier this year, includes the addition of partner Paul de Cordova to the firm’s corporate and projects practices, as well as the relocation of one of the firm’s senior dispute resolution partners, Neal R. Brendel, from the firm’s Pittsburgh office.

“The Gulf Region is, has been, and will continue to be of strategic importance to the global economy,” said K&L Gates Chairman and Global Managing Partner Peter J. Kalis.  “K&L Gates is delighted to launch our presence in the Region to serve our distinguished clients who are active in the United Arab Emirates and throughout the Middle East.”

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