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25 January 2009

Brad Newby Moderates Expert Panel at Ccca World Summit

Today, in front of a capacity audience, Farris partner, Brad Newby, moderated an expert panel at the 2009 Canadian Corporate Counsel Association (CCCA) World Summit. The session was titled: Across Borders, Across Cultures: Challenges in International Business Negotiations. In this engaging and informative session, drawing mainly on examples from the Asia-Pacific region, delegates learned new tips to improve communication and minimize misunderstandings during the negotiation process, including advice when negotiating dual-language contracts, methods to expedite or delay negotiations and methods for disagreeing without sinking the deal. Moderator Bradley Newby partner at Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP Panellists Ralph Ybema - Director, China Resources Microelectronics Ltd. Past President, Hong Kong Corporate Counsel Association Selvaraja Muthaya - Regional Contracts Manager, Honeywell Secretary, Malaysian Corporate Counsel Association Carlos Hornedo Andrade - President, Minas de Celestita, S.A. de C.V., Mexico Richard MacKenzie - Former Vice President Law and Associate General Counsel, BMO Financial Group Farris and Lex Mundi were co-sponsors at the 2009 CCCA World Summit.

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