David Buckle

DMB Law International

David Buckle is a former Royal Air Force officer who has lived and worked extensively in the Far East, Middle East and Europe, and is now an international corporate and commercial lawyer.

David has a first degree in English, History and Economics, an honours degree in Law and a master’s in business administration. He is a member of the Law Society of England and Wales, the Society of Computers and Law, the Institute of Personnel and Development, the Institute of Management, the Institute of Directors (where he was a consultant for 20 years) and the British Computer Society. He is a director of the British Polish Chamber of Commerce.

He has worked with boards of directors and senior management teams to develop governance systems and structures. These include business, HR and Risk Management strategies.

His client base extends from State Owned Enterprises, through listed companies to SMEs in the private, public and not-for- profit sectors, focusing in particular on legal risk management and cross border alliances.

David has designed and delivered executive training programmes in Germany, Italy, Belgium, France, Finland, Poland, Hungary, Romania, Russia, Kazakhstan, UAE, Lebanon, Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Namibia, Taiwan, Pakistan and Brunei.

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Avoiding Legal Risk in International Business or Lessons from the Coal-Face…...

In his Key Note Address, David will share with you some of his experiences of managing cross border legal risk and provide some insight into developing a successful international business strategy. Over the years David has worked with companies whose names cannot be mentioned in this public forum, but who have given him some eye-opening experiences that he would like to share! These will include, but is not limited to, looking at: - Differences in culture and its impact on the negotiation of contracts and in dispute resolution. Use of local agents and advisors: local agency regulation and what you are required to do. The nature of the contract: distributor? Agent? Licence? Subcontractor? Use of local employees Bribery and corruption Jurisdiction and language of the contract