Cross-Border Joint Ventures: Cultural, Business, and Legal Perspectives

Featuring Siarhei Lukin (Fulbright Scholar, Economics, Belarus State University, Minsk), Dobrina Georgieva (Finance, UST), and Edward Hayward (Partner, Oppenheimer, Wolff, and Donnelly LLP)

Date & Time:

Friday, October 10, 2014
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM


Free and open to the public.


Room 235

University of St. Thomas School of Law

Join the Murphy Institute for a lively discussion of how law, religion, language, and culture can affect cross-border joint ventures with our interdisciplinary panel of expert speakers.  The program will be moderated by Dr. Kenneth Kemp from the St. Thomas Philosophy department.

Dobrina Georgieva  is a professor of finance at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business.  Born and raised in Bulgaria, Georgieva witnessed the transition from planned to market economy.  Her interest in the link between law and finance in post-communist countries led her to pursue an M.B.A. and Ph.D. in the United States.  Her research and teaching interests include corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, international finance and development, regulation of capital markets, and the impact of law and culture on global contracts.

  Edward Hayward  is a partner at Oppenheimer, Wolff & Donnelly LLP. He has more than thirty years of experience dealing with cross-border transactions and investments, U.S. business immigration law, and litigation matters worldwide.  He practiced in Brussels, Belgium, for seven years and focused on EU law, Belgian law and international aspects of U.S. law and regularly advises international companies on U.S. investments and American companies on international investments and sales.

Siarhei Lukin is a visiting Fulbright Scholar and professor and chair of the International Management Department, Faculty of Economics, Belarus State University, Minsk.  He is currently researching the modern concepts of corporate social responsibility and their practical applications in U.S. corporate activities while at St. Thomas Center for Catholic Studies.  

Application has been made for 1.0 Continuing Legal Education credit. 

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