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Wall Esleeck Babcock and The International Society of Primerus Law Firms Present Catalyst: A European Business Forum

Winston-Salem, North Carolina (PRWEB) July 30, 2012

Wall Esleeck Babcock LLP and The International Society of Primerus Law Firms will present a day long forum entitled Catalyst: A European Business Forum on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., followed by a cocktail reception for all guests. The event will be held at Graylyn International Conference Center at 1900 Reynolda Road in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Catalyst will feature preeminent experts in European business and law and is intended for businesses considering expansion into Europe as well as those already doing business in Europe. The speakers will address practical business, legal and financial issues, risks and opportunities for doing business in Europe.

“Catalyst promises to be an informative and thought-provoking business forum,” said Ann Creelman, Senior Vice President International, The International Society of Primerus Law Firms. “With the business climate and economic situation in Europe in constant flux right now, it is more important than ever to consider appropriate strategies for doing business within European countries.”

“Primerus lawyers from Europe will be participating and speaking at the event” said Linda McCarty, a partner at Wall Esleeck Babcock. “In addition, there will be speakers with expertise in the European marketplace, as well as business leaders from North Carolina sharing their experiences from doing business in Europe. This is sure to result in dynamic and enlightening discussions.”

Topics to be presented at the event include Positioning Your Company for European Business—Is your “to do” list for doing business in Europe complete?; Exporting to Europe—How do you get your products to Europe?; Logistics, Transportation and Customs Regulations in Europe—How do you move your products effectively in Europe?; Establishing a Presence in Europe—What is the best legal structure for operating in Europe and for bringing your profits home?; European Business Etiquette—What are the do’s and don’ts in European business etiquette?; Selling via the Internet to European Consumers—Is your company complying with the European Consumer Protection Laws?; Transfer Pricing and Other Tax Considerations When Doing Business in Europe—Is your company complying with U.S. and European transfer pricing rules and documentation requirements?; Strategies to Mitigate Your Financial Risk When Entering the European Market—Are your invoices denominated in $ or €? How do you hedge currency risk?; and The Euro—A Sustainable Currency?

Speakers participating in the event include Christoph Sander, Consul General of Germany, Atlanta, Georgia; Richard Brenner, President, Amarr Garage Doors, Winston-Salem, North Carolina; William S. Creekmuir, President, Clarity Advisors, LLC, Atlanta, Georgia; Linda McCarty, Esq., Partner, Wall Esleeck Babcock LLP, Winston-Salem, North Carolina; Derek Chen, Director of Foreign Operations, North Carolina Department of Commerce, Raleigh, North Carolina; Professor Andreas Furrer, Partner, MME Partner, Zurich, Switzerland; Dr. Phillip von Dietz, Partner, Broedermann & Jahn, Hamburg, Germany; Dr. Christian Seyfert, Partner, Winheller Attorney, Frankfurt, Germany; David Jones, Partner, Greer & Walker, Charlotte, North Carolina; John Norman, Senior Partner, Greer & Walker, Charlotte, North Carolina; Daniel Feldkamp, Executive Vice President, Get Ahead LLC, Charlotte, North Carolina, with remarks from Allen Joines, Mayor, Winston Salem, North Carolina.

Early registration for Catalyst is $300 (before August 15th). After August 15 registration will be $345. To register, go to For additional information, please contact Mercedes Cowper, Primerus Services Coordinator at mcowper(at) or call 800-968-2211, ext. 3629

The International Society of Primerus Law Firms (Primerus) is a society of top-rated, independent, boutique law firms that have earned the right to display the Primerus seal of quality. Primerus brings together the world’s finest law firms that share a commitment to providing quality service for reasonable fees. With 2,800 attorneys from nearly 200 member law firms in 35 countries around the world, Primerus is truly a global legal team – offering seamless and efficient service, wherever legal needs arise. For more information, please call 800-968-2211 or visit

A member of The International Society of Primerus Law Firms, Wall Esleeck Babcock LLP is a corporate boutique law firm based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, offering sophisticated counsel to businesses in all facets of corporate and international law. For more information, visit or call 336.722.6300.

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