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Insight: A Seminar on the Nexus between Law, Business and Commercial Financing in the U.S.A.

This seminar will provide information and insight into the inner workings and interconnection of the American legal system, financing and trade in the current US economy. The focus will be on the structural aspects of the laws which enable commercial lending in the U.S.A.

We will look at how that system impacts business by following a small business through financing processes. These processes may take place at its inception, at important milestones in its growth, such as its transition to a larger public company, or at exit points like bankruptcy. We will also investigate bankruptcy in general; what it means to creditors, debtors and to the banking and legal systems.

You will benefit from this seminar if you are a practicing lawyer or involved in corporate or commercial law, financial institutions, commercial financing, lending portfolio management and international transactions.

This seminar will be interactive, will include group work and will allow participants to engage in simulations of the processes of financing a small business in the U.S. At the end of the seminar participants will be able to answer the following questions:

  • What is the history of financing in the U.S. legal system?
  • How does the system work and how do the laws promote trade?
  • What terminology do I need to know to understand this aspect of the American legal system?
  • How does bankruptcy work in the U.S. and how is it helpful to the U.S. economy?
  • How does this information apply to a global economy and how instructive for Sri Lanka ?
  • What can I gain from understanding this system and how does it impact me?

WHO: The seminar will be conducted by Mr. Joseph Alexander, Visiting Fulbright Scholar, Commercial Lawyer and Educator from the U.S.

WHEN: This will be a full day seminar conducted on 10 November 2005 from 9.00 a.m. onwards.

WHERE: The Seminar will be conducted at the TransAsia Hotel.

HOW MUCH: A Fee of Rs. 4,900 will cover all materials, lunch and tea/coffee breaks. Any remaining proceeds will benefit the Fulbright Alumni Association of Sri Lanka.

REGISTRATION: Hurry! Spaces limited. Call the US-SL Fulbright Commission at 7 Flower Terrace, Colombo 7. Tel: 256 4153/ 471-8744 to register by the 1 st of November 2005.

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