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Staying on top of all the legal issues for your day-to-day activities and corporate life events in many jurisdictions is a challenge, especially in this current environment. That's why Deloitte Legal launched Dbriefs, live webcasts, to help you gain insights on key legal trends and critical issues affecting your global business operations.

Commercial Law
News on EU Privacy Law: ECJ Safe Harbour Ruling and EU General Data Protection Regulation

17 February, 12:00 noon – 1:00 PM CET (GMT +1)
Host: Dulce Miranda
Presenters: Miroslava Kuklincova, Maria Vidal, and Stefan Wilke

The end of 2015 has brought and the beginning of 2016 will continue to bring across thrilling changes to data privacy and protection landscape of the EU. On 6 October 2015, the ruling of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) likewise an earthquake sent ripples through the global privacy community. In consequence, even the validity of the remaining vehicles for the legitimisation of personal data transfers to countries outside the EU / the EEA, i.e., EU Model Clauses and Binding Corporate Rules, are subject to review of the national data protection agencies and the Art. 29 Working Party. Further, at the beginning of 2016, the EU Data Protection Directive of 1995 shall be replaced by the new EU General Data Protection Regulation. This Regulation will incorporate a unitary privacy regime within the whole EU. It will bring across, however, material changes, e.g., in terms of severe penalties which were formerly known only from antitrust law breaches. We'll discuss:

  • The ECJ Safe Harbour ruling and its consequences on international transfers of personal data including its impact on BCRs and EU Model Clauses.
  • Potential solutions and recommendations for future transatlantic transfers of personal data.
  • The EU General Data Protection Regulation: what is really new and what are your urgent to-dos.

Deloitte Legal’s experienced IT / Privacy experts will share insights about the impact of these news on businesses for their typical handling and transfers of personal data.

Commercial Law
New EU Public Procurement Directive: Keeping up with the Changes

2 March, 12:00 noon – 1:00 PM CET (GMT +1)
Host: Kathleen De hornois
Presenters: Ole Magnus Karlsen and Alexis Treca

The relevance of the new EU public procurement directive is not limited to EU28 but impacts every company worldwide that sells goods or services to public organisations in the EU. What do you need to know about the implementation and the transposition of the directive that may affect your operations? We'll discuss:

  • The importance of the public procurement market in the EU.
  • What is included in the directive in terms of innovation, digitalisation, and flexibility.
  • The implementation timeframe and status in the different member states including Belgium, France, and Norway.
  • Comparison with the new EU Concessions Directive.

Gain insights from the Deloitte experts and understand the key changes and timeframe that may impact your company.

Employment Law
Workforce-on-Demand: A New Era for Employment?

16 March, 12:00 noon – 1:00 PM CET (GMT +1)
Host: Nicolaas Vermandel
Presenters: Fernando Bazan, Gijs Celis, Sashil Durve, Boris Emmerig, and Liesbeth Van Malderghem

Employment patterns have changed considerably over the past decade. Based on studies conducted by the International Labour Office of the UN, full-time, stable employment contracts represent less than one in four jobs and that fraction is falling. The standard employment model is less and less dominant. New technology and changes in the way enterprises organise production are key factors behind the shift in employment relationships and the spread of new forms of work. It may therefore not come as a surprise that the Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends 2015 survey also indicate that global HR managers regard workforce-on-demand as a key trend and priority. In view of these, legal and tax experts as well as HR consultants of Deloitte will address the following topics:

  • Workforce-on-demand – drivers, trends, and challenges.
  • Strategic elements such as work force planning, talent and engagement management, etc.
  • Legal and tax boundaries in Europe.
  • Governance structure, e.g., how to align HR, procurement, and business.
  • Quid recruitment, management, etc. – how to reward? Quid about performance management?
  • New forms of collaboration – crowdsourcing, virtual free lancers, etc.

Gain insights from the Deloitte experts and understand how your company may manage these new trend and priorities.

Commercial Law
European Insolvency Law Reform: Be Ready for the Future!

22 March, 12:00 noon – 1:00 PM CET (GMT +1)
Host: Arnaud Pédron
Presenters: Santiago Hurado, Zbigniew Korba, and Martin Ströhmann

On 5 June 2015, the new Regulation 2015/848 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 May 2015 was published on insolvency proceedings, which follows the same structure and normative model as the previous version (Regulation 1346/2000). However, the new regulation introduces significant innovations, focuses on filling gaps and legal loopholes of the current regulation. Its provisions will apply to insolvency proceedings opened after 26 June 2017. We’ll discuss:

  • Overview and key changes of new Regulation.
  • Impact on cross-border insolvencies.
  • Complementary changes in domestic Insolvency Laws, i.e., France, Germany, Poland, and Spain.
  • Practical implications and challenges.

Gain valuable insights into this new Regulation and explore ways of addressing them.

Archived Webcasts

Commercial Law
Transfer Pricing of Intangibles: Legal and Practical Issues

16 December 2015
Host: Jürgen Egger
Presenters: John Henshall, Dulce Maria Miranda, and Matthias Vierstraete

On 5 October 2015, the OECD released the final package of measures for a coordinated international approach to reform the international tax system under the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) project. The revision of transfer pricing guidelines related to intangibles was a significant element of that package. This is now the right time for companies to verify their compliance with the correct identification of their intangibles, the accurate allocation of revenues and the nature and scope of transactions involving intangibles, and to anticipate the impact of the application of the arm's length principle to intangibles. We'll discuss:

  • What qualifies as "intangible"?
  • Who is the owner of the intangibles?  Functions, assets, and risks related to intangibles.
  • What is the importance of legal registration of intangibles? What if activity and registration are split within the group?
  • How can you identify transactions involving intangibles?
  • How should you determine arm's length conditions and pricing for transactions involving intangibles?
  • How can you ensure that profits associated with the transfer and use of intangibles are appropriately allocated?
  • The importance of making your work "evidential" in nature, and how to do so.

Hear about the many legal and practical issues related to this topic and learn about the solutions to be in line with the rules.

* A related webcast titled "G20/OECD - BEPS: Transfer Pricing of Intangibles, Hard-to-Value Intangibles and Cost Contribution Arrangements" organised by the EMEA Dbriefs program will be held on 12 November, please click here for more details.

Corporate Law
Corporate Secretarial: Managing the Risks

18 November 2015
Host: Christoph Michiels
Presenters: Heike Richter and Denise Tuinfort

Company directors have an onerous responsibility for ensuring that their companies are fully compliant with their statutory obligations at all times in multiple locations. Ensuring timely compliance is a significant challenge to its shareholders and directors, particularly within a global environment where regulatory change is common and sanctions for non-compliance can be severe. It may be a time consuming distraction for top management. We’ll discuss:

  • Cross-border and global methodology to streamlines project timelines, aligns resources, and balances risks for all stakeholders.
  • Ways to reduce the risks associated with failing to comply with statutory obligations and to ease administrative burdens, thereby keeping the company directors focused on their businesses.
  • Necessary (technology enabled) tools available to monitor your corporate compliance enhancing transparency and providing comfort to the organisation.

Discover possible solutions to fulfil companies’ statutory obligations in an efficient manner.

Employment Law
Telework in Europe: Legal and Practical Issues

4 November 2015
Host: Pablo Santos Fita
Presenters: Klaus Heeke, Sally Mortimore, and Marcin Sekowski

Telework is an alternative type of work organisation the purpose of which is to benefit both employers and employees. A range of issues must be taken into consideration when moving to telework. We’ll discuss:

  • Legal framework for telework in certain countries in Europe (sources, definition, necessity to inform / consult employee representatives, employee information and training, equality of treatment, etc.).
  • Some of the issues for consideration.

    –  Individual contractual arrangements (voluntary character of telework).

    –  Health and safety arrangements.

    –  Equipment and costs.

    –  Data protection.

  • Pitfalls and constraints linked to telework, including country-specific challenges (work-private life balance, controlling work duration, prevention of employee isolation).
  • Effective practice and trends.

Learn about the legal and practical issues faced by companies with teleworkers in Europe.

Commercial Law
Legal Risk Management: Antitrust and Competition Law

30 September 2015
Host: Felix Skala
Presenters: Laurent Claassen, Florentina Munteanu, and Sebastian Schnitzler

EU competition authorities are gearing up. The retail sector has recently received increased attention from most competition authorities within the EU. They have looked at both suppliers and retailers, specifically on drawing the line between recommended price and imposed price, and controlling the restrictive impact on competition of aggressive promotions and discounts. In addition, the authorities are taking a close look at the limitations imposed by producers on the e-commerce activities of their dealers. What do you need to know about all these issues? We’ll discuss:

  • Standard assessment and measurement of Compliance risk and adaptation of the governance structure to address the corresponding responsibilities .
  • New challenges in the retail sector, including the outcome of the recent investigations of competition authorities in this sector, best practices with regards to promotional campaigns, and hidden threats.
  • Anti-competitive effect on e-commerce and where the parties should pay specific attention, with a special focus on Germany.

Gain insights from the Deloitte experts and understand what you need to do to ensure the risks incurred by your company are under control.

Employment Law
Individual Dismissals in Europe: Legal and Practical Issues

16 September 2015
Host: Nicolaas Vermandel
Presenters: Laurence Debart, Sashil Durve, and Julien Hick

When multinational companies dismiss individuals in Europe, whether due to economic conditions or other drivers, it is important to understand and consider legal systems and cost involved in the countries concerned because significant unplanned costs could otherwise be incurred. What important issues and which budget should HR leaders take into account? We’ll discuss:

  • Legal framework regarding individual dismissals in Europe, including recent changes in the Netherlands as well as new trends.
  • Dismissal cost overview of 30 European countries based on different case studies, i.e., recent hire, middle management, as well as managing directors based on the International Dismissal Survey Deloitte has recent published.
  • Pitfalls and other constraints associated with dismissals, including legal ramifications, budget exposures, timing constraints, and country-specific challenges. 
  • Lessons learned and effective practices.

Learn about the many legal and practical issues and pitfalls potentially affecting multinational companies that seek to downsize their workforces in Europe.

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