TerraLex Program

Appropriate Attire

The dress code for the business program in Taipei is business casual. No suits, jackets, or ties are required. Nice jeans are OK. Evening activities will be smart casual, i.e. - For men: jackets requested, ties optional. For women: pantsuits, dresses or other similar attire. For Tours: Totally casual - comfortable walking shoes, nice jeans/casual sportswear, tee shirts, and umbrellas. Be comfortable.

THURSDAY, March 29

4:30 PM – 6:30 PM Conference Registration for delegates arriving early.
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Meet in Lobby
Optional Dinner: Hui Gan Restaurant
Informal Dinner at a Pamir’s favorite local restaurant: “Hui Gan” - featuring a delicious Chinese banquet

FRIDAY, March 30

8:00 AM – 12:30 PM Conference Registration
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Accompanying Guests:
Tour A1: Yangmingshan National Park and Tamsui
Tour A2: Yangmingshan National Park and Spa
8:45 AM – 9:00 AM
Joyful Room
Opening Business Session for the 2007 Asia Pacific Regional Meeting
Welcome by TerraLex Chairman and Host Firm
  • Charles McCallum, Warner Norcross & Judd, MI -USA, and TerraLex Chairman
  • Michael Lee, Tony Hsu and Nicholas Chen, Pamir Law Group - Taiwan
9:00 AM –9:50 AM
Joyful Room
Partnering with Your Client - A Concept That Works (For TerraLex Members Only)
Join us for a fresh approach to teaming. During this presentation, Suzanne will share both sides of the story. When Allianz Life decided to centralize their national litigation with a single national firm, they undertook an extensive RFP process, selecting Leonard, Street and Deinard as their strategic partner. Suzanne will highlight Allianz Life’s strategic objectives for litigation management, the benchmarks they set for success and the substantial efficiencies, increased effectiveness and reduction in settlement costs the company has realized. She will talk about why Leonard, Street and Deinard had the winning RFP with its national litigation strategy and pricing proposal, and how the law firm maintains the ongoing relationship with the Company.
  • Suzanne Pepin, Senior Vice President and former Secretary and Chief Legal Officer (2000-2005), Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America
19:50 AM – 10:10 AM Coffee Break
10:10 AM – 11:10 AM
Joyful Room
Current Trends and Strategies in International Licensing
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11:10 AM – 11:45 PM
Joyful Room
TerraLex – A Future Look A
Charlie and Jacqui will share projects and plans for the remainder of ’07 and beyond
  • Charles McCallum, Warner Norcross & Judd, MI -USA, and TerraLex Chairman
  • Jacqui Kiviat, TerraLex Executive Director, FL-USA
Responding to TerraLex Referrals: A Case Study
This will be a lively, interactive session covering the TerraLex referral process. We will use a real success story, involving several members, to illustrate.
  • Jacqui Kiviat, TerraLex Executive Director, FL-USA
11:45 PM – 12:15 PM
Joyful Room
How to Hyper Engage Your People to Create More Profit
Sneak preview snapshot and sign-up for later interactive session. What law firm, worldwide legal network, in house legal department or company doesn’t need guidance to define goals, empower people, create the environment and implement programs to create better people, process and profits?
  • Brenda Fiala, RedBlack Consulting
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
Longevity Room
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Luncheon - Capital Links: Taiwan - The Next Big China Play
Presentation will begin with a 10 minutes film sweep of 50 years of Cross-Straits Relations followed by remarks and Q&A. What will happen when Cross-Straits links open in the near future?
  • Peter Sutton, CLSA, Taiwan
1:30 PM – 2:10 PM
Joyful Room
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Best Practices in Research: Preparing for the Business Development Pitch

The session empowers TerraLex members with actual roadmaps, templates and checklists of things to be done prior to a potential client business development meeting.
  • Derek Benton, Lexis Nexis Martindale-Hubbell, Director - International Operations
2:10 PM – 2:30 PM Coffee Break
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Joyful Room
Current Trends for Venture Capital/Private Equity: “What is to Be Done?”

Session Chair: Pieter Ariens Kappers, Boekel de Nerée NV, Netherlands
Panel:

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Sun Room
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Interactive Workshop: “Hyper Engaged Employees Create More Profit: Are You Maximizing Your People’s Potential?”
Employees who have a high level of engagement in your company’s goals, values and brand(s) make your business more profitable. Highly engaged employees make a competitive difference and will positively impact both the top and bottom lines. Engaged people have 2-3.5 times better business performance, lower turn-over, better customer relationships, and higher levels of innovation and efficiency. Brenda will discuss proven strategies and tools for increasing engagement levels in Asia with people from multiple cultures.
  • Brenda Fiala, RedBlack Consulting Group
3:30 PM – 4:45 PM Break-Out Discussion Session: Cross-Selling: On the Road from Singapore to Taipei: T2A: TerraLex to Asia Pacific - A2T: Asia Pacific to TerraLex
We will review the Singapore Cross-Sell Workshop Summary and assess the progress to date and plan “Action Item” recommendations for the Board and leadership of TerraLex to consider as priorities for ’07 to ’08. We will focus on T2A and A2T action items.
Room Discussion Leader/Facilitator: Secretary/Recorder:
Joyful Room 1
Joyful Room 2
Sun Room
Moon Room
Star Room
1. William Wan
2. Nick Watson
3. Rasheed Khan
4. Tadeo Hilado
5. Victor Yang
1. Eugene Yu
2. Dorothy Siron
3. Patricia Ginsberg
4. Evelyne Tseng
5. Michael Lee
6:00 PM Meet in the Lobby for Bus
6:15 PM – 6:45 PM Pamir Law Group Office Tour
6:45 PM – 7:00 PM Transportation
7:00 PM – 9:30 PM “The Indispensable Party: Emperor Qin Shi Huang” – Networking Dinner at China Pa Restaurant
9:30 PM - Free Evening Activities

SATURDAY, March 31

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Accompanying Guests
Tour B1: Yingge and Taiwanese Tea Ceremony Experience - ancient and modern ceramics/pottery center and introduction to all styles and modern tea culture
Tour B2: “Shop ‘Til You Drop in Taipei”-The grand tour of themed market places (jade, flower, computer, etc) and the modern shopping centers of the Xinyi, New District.
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Joyful Room
Managing the New Electronic Discovery Rules for US Litigation
How to be “Ready to Respond To Massive Demands For Electronic Records” in anticipation of your Next U.S. Litigation or Government Investigation. The complexities of US litigation just got worse. The new Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure require all litigants in US federal courts to disclose and discuss, at the outset of every lawsuit, confidential details regarding how their electronically stored information/data are created, stored, processed, deleted and destroyed.
  • Joseph Wu, Pamir Law Group, Of Counsel
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Joyful Room
Globalization and Anti-Takeover Mechanisms: Current Trends and Strategies
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Sun Room
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Partnering with Your Law Firm - A Concept That Works (For In-House Counsel Only)
Desiring close teaming between in-house and outside counsel, Allianz Life decided to centralize their national litigation with a single national firm. They undertook an extensive RFP process, selecting outside counsel to be their strategic partner. Suzanne will highlight strategic objectives, benchmarks for success and the substantial efficiencies, increased effectiveness and reduction in settlement costs the company realized.
  • Suzanne Pepin, Senior Vice President and former Secretary and Chief Legal Officer (2000-2005), Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America
11:00 AM – 11:15AM Coffee Break
11:15 AM –11:45 PM
Joyful Room
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Everything You Need to Know About Offshore Structures to Plan/Manage Your (Clients’, Company’s, Firm’s, Partners’, Family’s) Future
This session will present a series of charts illustrating a variety of offshore structures which can be considered for different purposes (including both treaty and non treaty structures) which major transactional practitioners as well as in- house counsel can consider using.
  • R.M. Marc Hein, Juristconsult Chambers (Chambers of Marc Hein), Mauritius
11:45 AM –12:00 PM
Joyful Room
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Protecting Your Business: Blueprint for Your Firm’s Emergency Preparedness Plan - Bird Flu and Natural Disaster Planning
The only thing harder than preparing an emergency plan is trying to explain later why one didn’t have a plan in place. In Asia, we face tsunamis, earthquakes, typhoons, monsoons, cyclones, floods, mudslides, missile tests, threats of invasion, military coup, and many natural as well as man-made challenges to maintaining a normal business. What can you do to protect your firm?
  • Sunshine Lo, Pamir Law Group
12:00 PM – 1:15 PM
Sukhothai Restaurant
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Luncheon: India: Perspectives on India’s Growth Prospects

Pepsico is one of the world’s most widely recognized brand names and global giants. Mr. Sinha is the Pepsico Director resident in Taiwan and is a native of India. Pepsico’s worldwide chairperson is Ms. Indra Nooyi, also native of India. Mr. Sinha will share his personal views on the recent developments of the Indian economy and the opportunities for international business partners.

Session Chair: Harsh Surana, Singhania & Co., Solicitors & Advocates
Uday Sinha, Pepsico Inc. (Taiwan), Director

1:30 PM – 2:15 PM
Joyful Room

How Outside Counsel Select Law Firms: Panel of In-House Counsel

  • Richard Thurston, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation, General Counsel
  • Frank Fang, Logitech Far East Limited, Legal Director, Asia Pacific
  • Vincent Shih, Senior Attorney, LCA, Microsoft Taiwan Corporation
  • YEH, Ching-Yuan Law and Regulation Commission, Taipei City Government, Chairperson
Sun Room Best Practices in Research: Case Studies (For In-House Counsel Only)
  • What Are Best Practices When In House Counsel Learns that There is Potential US Intellectual Property Litigation.
  • What Are Best Practices When VC’s and Private Equity Investors Want to Know “How to Find Out Everything Possible about the Potential Investment Target”
    • Derek Benton, Lexis Nexis Martindale-Hubbell, Director - International Operations
2:15 PM – 3:15 PM
Joyful Room
Worldwide Sourcing and Supply Chain a
  • Robert Ranucci, Viewsonic International, General Counsel
Sun Room
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Interactive Workshop: “Hyper Engaged Employees Create More Profit: Are You Maximizing Your People’s Potential?” (Sign Up Required, 25 In-House Counsel Only)
Employees who have a high level of engagement in your company’s goals, values and brand(s) make your business more profitable. Highly engaged employees make a competitive difference and will positively impact both the top and bottom lines. Engaged people have 2-3.5 times better business performance, lower turn-over, better customer relationships, and higher levels of innovation and efficiency. Brenda will discuss proven strategies and tools for increasing engagement levels in Asia with people from multiple cultures.
  • Brenda Fiala, RedBlack Consulting Group
3:15PM – 3:30 PM Coffee Break
3:30PM – 4:15 PM Break-Out Discussion Session: Pan Asia Pacific Marketing Planning Session / Pan Asia Pacific Multi-Jurisdictional Cross-Selling Strategies, Tactics, Targets and Action Items
Room Discussion Leader/Facilitator : Secretary/Recorder:
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4:15PM – 4:45 PM Chairman’s Corner: Asia Pacific Strategic Issues: New Membership in Asia Pacific and Oliver Twist: Please TerraLex, May I Have Some More?
Review Action Items for Potential New Members in Asia Pacific. What should be considered as strategic goals for TerraLex in Asia/Pacific and elsewhere? Share your ideas with the chairman.
Room Discussion Leader/Facilitator : Secretary/Recorder:
Sun Room Chairman Charles McCallum
Asia Pacific Regional Vice Chair Jay K. Lee
Asia Pacific Regional Vice Chair Victor Yang
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6:00PM – 6:15 PM Meet in the Lobby for Bus
6:15 PM –10:00 PM “Xing Qun Lounge”: An Evening of Zen Atop the Taipei 101 – The Soul of Asia Pacific

SUNDAY, April 1

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Meet in Lobby
Delegates and Spouses/Guests Tour – The Essence of Taipei

MONDAY~ FRIDAY, April 2~6

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Meet in Lobby
Delegates and Spouses/Guests Tour D – The Magic Island Post Conference Tour