External Point of Contact

For more information on legal matters contact the Office of the General Counsel at Penn.


Signing International Agreements

Before an agreement can be signed, it must be reviewed by both the Executive Director of Global Initiatives and the Office of General Counsel to ensure that your institutional agreement conforms to the University guidelines and to determine the appropriate signatory. For more details please refer to the International Agreement FAQs.


For more information please contact: 

, Executive Director of Global Support Services
Phone: +1-215-898-4665


Entity Registration Requirements

Registration and reporting requirements are critical to ensure compliance with foreign governments. Extensive or significant engagement by Penn in a foreign country may trigger applicability of foreign insurance requirements, labor and tax laws. In order to determine whether a registration is needed, please see the International Activity Questionnaire. For more information, contact the Office of Global Support Services or Tax and International Operations. GSS will assist in identifying the appropriate legal and/or tax resources within the University. 


Use of Penn Name

Consult with Office of the Secretary to ensure compliance with the University’s education and research missions and to promote its objects. The University also regulates the use of University of Pennsylvania, Penn, names of schools and programs, its shield, insignia, trademarks and logos.

For more information contact:
, Senior Director of Operations & Technology
Phone: +1-215-573-5048


Privacy Laws

Be sensitive to local privacy laws as laws vary by country. In most cases, there must be appropriate security controls to avoid the unauthorized access, and disclosure of personal data. Contact the Office of Audit, Compliance, and Privacy for advice regarding the applicability of international privacy regulations if your work involves other personal information.


For specific questions please contact:
, University Privacy Officer
Phone: +1-215-898-1934