Arnall Golden Gregory Partner to Lead Discussion on Understanding Logistics Outside U.S.

The German, Mexican and Vietnamese markets present great opportunities for logistics and transportation businesses. But understanding the rules for operating in those countries is critical to success.

International business lawyer Michael E. Burke will moderate a discussion at the Georgia Logistics Summit by four panelists who thoroughly understand how logistics works in those markets: Bernd Baunack, Managing Director & National Manager, Vietnam, Kuehne+Nagel; Steve Markham, CEO, BLG Logistics; Chris Swartz, Director of Global Transportation & Logistics Services, AJC International; and Josip Tomasevic, Vice President and CPO, Global Purchasing & Materials Management, AGCO.

Their panel, “International Logistics: Partnerships & Possibilities,” takes place from 10:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. on March 31 and is the opening discussion at the two-day Summit, which will be held at the Georgia World Congress Center in downtown Atlanta.

Based in Arnall Golden Gregory’s Washington office, Mr. Burke is a member of the firm’s Logistics and Transportation Team. He structures deals and mitigates legal risk for domestic, international outbound and international inbound transactions. Mr. Burke’s experience includes advising life sciences, manufacturing, software, mining, retail and online businesses.

He authors the Irish Export Insights blog, is an editor and co-author of the “Corporate Counsel’s Guide to Doing Business in China”, 3d ed., and is the United States Country Councilor for LAWASIA, an international organization that focuses on legal issues in the Asia Pacific region. Mr. Burke formerly chaired the 23,000-member American Bar Association Section of International Law.

AGG’s Logistics and Transportation Team represents third-party logistics providers (3PLs), warehouse operators, freight forwarders, carriers (trucking and airlines), non-vessel operating common carriers, customs brokers, shippers, insurers, sureties, banks and other capital providers, and others involved in the logistics and transportation industry.

About Arnall Golden Gregory LLP

Arnall Golden Gregory, with more than 150 attorneys in Atlanta and Washington, DC, employs a “business sensibility” approach, developing a deep understanding of each client’s situation in order to find a customized, cost-sensitive solution. A past honoree on The National Law Journal’s prestigious Midsize Hot List, the firm advises on corporate, litigation and regulatory matters for numerous industries, including business services, healthcare, life sciences, logistics and transportation, real estate, franchising, information services, energy, and manufacturing. AGG is a solutions partner that subscribes to the belief “not if, but how.”

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