Navigating a Complex World: Ensuring Corporate Compliance Abroad

Price: $0 OnDemand

Ernest T. Patrikis
Partner, White & Case LLP
Matthew Eckford
Global Relationship Manager, TMF Group
Stephanie Colton
Legal Entities Manager, Thermo Fisher


This is a complimentary program sponsored by TMF Group.

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When your business is expanding internationally, you will find that some of the most favorable countries can also have the most complex regulations.  When you are providing advice to your organization on how to comply with these regulations, the rules are complex and adherence is difficult.

Join us for this 60-minute program where our experienced panelists will discuss how to comply with these laws in the top 10 most complex jurisdictions, including Argentina, the United Arab Emirates, and South Korea, and ensure that your company is operating legally and effectively.  Our panelists will discuss the compliance framework that business must comply with, the differentiators that make these jurisdictions more complex than others, and real-life examples of issues faced when operating in these jurisdictions.

Educational Objectives:
• Understand the corporate secretarial compliance issues involved when operating and expanding globally
• Learn about the regulatory framework of the most complex jurisdictions
• Recognize the particular difficulties that arise when attempting to comply with regulations in the most complex jurisdictions
• Gain practical tips on compliance when conducting business in these jurisdictions

Who would benefit most from attending this program?
General and in-house counsel for companies operating internationally as well as domestic companies considering expanding internationally; executives of international and domestic companies will also benefit from this webinar.



Mr. Ernest “Ernie” Patrikis advises global banking and insurance clients on a range of U.S. regulatory issues and reforms, including implementation of the provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act, such as the Volcker Rule, enhanced prudential standards and resolution planning, and consumer financial protection issues.  Mr. Patrikis is one of the few lawyers in private practice whose perspective is informed by 45 years of industry experience.  His extensive track record, across both the banking and insurance sectors, makes him ideally placed to advise on matters relating to the regulatory and supervisory landscape.

Mr. Patrikis is a recognized authority on banking law and regulations, and has served on the banking, insurance, securities regulation and other committees of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.  He is also currently president of the Center for Transnational Legal Studies, the body which publishes the treatise on Regulation of Foreign Banks and Affiliates in the United States, and that sponsors programs and seminars on topics relevant to global banking organizations.  He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Economics Club of New York, and a member of the Monetary Law Committee of the International Bar Association.

Mr. Patrikis served for 30 years at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, including as General Counsel, as Chief Operating Officer and as First Vice President.  He also spent eight years at AIG, where as General Counsel and Senior Vice President, he directed on of the largest corporate law departments in the world.

Mr. Patrikis is admitted to practice in New York.  He earned his J.D. from Cornell University Law School and his B.A., with honors, from the University of Massachusetts.


Mr. Matthew Eckford is an experienced and qualified Company Secretary.  Having qualified within the Big 4, he is a Global Relationship Director at TMF Group with responsibility for service delivery in EMEA and International Entity Management services.

Mr. Eckford has significant experience designing and implementing global company secretarial solutions for multinational companies – realizing effective management of global legal entities.  His experience covers guidance on the creation of legal entity global policy, delivering global assurance projects, legal entity reductions programmes and cost reduction initiatives.

Mr. Eckford lives in the Greater London area, United Kingdom, and is married with two children.


Ms. Stephanie Colton is the Senior Legal Entities Manager at Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO), and has been with the company for 12 years.  Ms. Colton and her team manage subsidiary governance, tax reorganization support, the company’s subsidiary database, and special projects required to handle a global portfolio of 1100 legal entities.  She is a graduate of San Diego State University and the University of San Diego, and lives in California with her family.