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Join Afridi & Angell of the UAE and Steptoe & Johnson LLP of Washington DC for a 90 minute webcast geared to US companies wishing to perform work in the UAE or for the UAE government, particularly in the aerospace, defense, engineering and government services areas. 
  
The program will include: 
  • A brief overview of Emirati business culture and the government procurement market 
  • Basics of Emirati government procurement rules and regulations, with emphasis on aerospace, defense, and engineering/construction procurement 
  • Any key requirements for US (and foreign) companies wishing to sell directly to the UAE government 
  • A brief summary of offset, import and taxation issues relevant to selling to the UAE government as a foreign company 
  • A brief summary of UAE ethics and anti-corruption laws relevant to public sector sales, as well as a discussion of US legal considerations applicable to American companies working in or with the UAE and US government procurement rules impacting government to government sales 
About Our Presenter ...
Charles Laubach, Partner 
Afridi & Angell Legal Consultants 

Charles Laubach is a partner at Afridi & Angell and has been practicing as a legal consultant in the UAE since 1986. His practice involves regulatory compliance, contracts and government procurements, infrastructure and project finance, corporate and commercial, international trade controls, and employment matters. Charles has an active practice advising on government as well as private sector procurement and contracts. He advises foreign defense suppliers on qualification for and negotiation and performance of contracts with regional defense and security customers. Charles is a member of the Pennsylvania and D.C. Bars. He holds a J.D. and an M.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, an M.A. from the University of London School of Oriental and African Studies, and a B.A. from Dartmouth College. 
About Our Presenter ...
Andrew D. Irwin, Partner
Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Andrew D. Irwin is a partner in Steptoe’s Washington office and has also spent time in our Century City office.  He focuses his practice at the intersection of international regulatory law and government procurement, concentrating primarily on corporate investigations and related compliance counseling.  He has a particular background in laws and regulations that relate to export controls/sanctions, foreign corruption, and government contracting fraud.  He also has considerable experience in general corporate ethics/compliance counseling, as well as ethics/compliance program administration and development.  He has conducted investigations and reviews in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East (including on the ground in wartime Iraq).  Prior to coming to Steptoe, Mr. Irwin spent several years as inside counsel for one of the world’s largest engineering and construction companies.

Education
The George Washington University School of Law, J.D., with honors, 1996
Princeton University, A.B., magna cum laude, 1993