Does Foreign Ownership of U.S. Contractors Affect the Way they Do Business?

Oct 25, 2017

The 2017 Construction SuperConference (CSC) will feature an outstanding plenary panel session on Tuesday, Dec. 5, featuring a brilliant lineup of panelists. Led by Steven Charney, Chairman of Peckar & Abramson, P.C. the panel will be rounded out by Georg vonBronk, General Counsel, Hochteif AG and Ricardo Cuesta, General Counsel, Dragados.

Kevin Gaffney, CSC conference director, “Presented by Peckar & Abramson and sponsored by David Pattillo & Associates, the question will be tackled at Construction SuperConference’s day two luncheon and plenary session.” 

Many of the major contractors in the United States, both building and civil, are owned by foreign companies. The legal systems, cultures and experiences in which these foreign companies operate in their home country and elsewhere around the world are often very different from those of their U.S. subsidiaries.

The notions of “legal privilege”, the concept of the Common Law and the diversity of statutes and regulations existing within a single country (the U.S.) are very different from their experience. In this session, General Counsel from several of the leading foreign owners of U.S. subsidiaries or branches will discuss how they deal with these differences and how their own systems impact upon the operation of their U.S. subsidiaries and branches.

Registration for the 2017 Construction SuperConference, Dec. 4-6, at the Encore at the Wynn Hotel, Las Vegas is available online and your conference pass includes access to the above mentioned plenary session.


About the Construction SuperConference:
The Construction SuperConference, now in its 32nd year, is recognized as the preeminent construction conference developed for mid- to senior-level professionals who work in any of the legal and commercial construction markets.  Impactful plenary sessions and compelling panel discussions from top legal, consulting, and leaders of construction companies bring to the forefront challenging issues and new insights into the legal, business, and economic challenges and opportunities in today’s construction industry. Participants will walk away with invaluable information and resources to assist them in meeting today’s challenges. The conference will showcase many notable and expert in-house and outside construction counselors and consultants who will take up the many challenges of advising construction industry participants in a challenging economy. The program design of the conference allows ample opportunity to meet and network with representatives from the leading construction firms and the industry’s top construction attorneys.