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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.

Upcoming Webcasts

Corporate Law
Transfer Pricing of Intangibles: Legal and Practical Issues

16 December, 12:00 – 1:00 PM CET (GMT +1)
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.

Archived Webcasts

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.

Corporate Law
Legal Issues Relating to Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) Actions

24 June 2015
Host: Michiel Lampe
Presenters: Christian Bednarczyk, Jean-Philippe Drescher, and Patrick Van Min

The BEPS project is an important review of the world's international tax architecture in decades. From a tax perspective, the BEPS initiative provides a number of recommendations on how the tax treatment should be obtained. However, another important aspect is the legal considerations. What does a country need to do in order to change the recommendations into law, and how companies can achieve tax result and be in-line with their local law and other treaties or agreements? Deloitte's Corporate Reorganisations presenters together with the Deloitte Tax professionals will guide you through a couple of tax and legal issues including group structure simplification, the adapting of intercompany agreements, and more generally, the aligning of legal structures with the upcoming new BEPS environment. We’ll discuss:

  • Legal involvement in regard to Action 2 – hybrid mismatch arrangements.
  • Legal perspective on Action 5 (a new term of art – spontaneous compulsory exchange).
  • Legal basis of Action 15 – multilateral instruments.
  • Increase of transparency and how information is shared under legal basis

Learn more about this complex and politically important project and how it can affect your company.

New Energy Procurement Strategies of Energy-Intensive Industries

27 May 2015
Host: Antonella Alfonsi
Presenters: Emanuele Bottazzi, Sebastien Soleille, and Florian Alexander Wesche

Medium-size and large national and international energy-intensive industrial companies are facing high energy costs and increasing regulatory requirements. To reduce costs, companies build up their own know-how, e.g., by setting up energy trading departments, and they also assess measures to benefit from certain relief mechanisms that were recently specified by the EU Commission in 2014. On the other hand, the increasing energy regulatory requirements, in particular, REMIT (Regulation (EU) No. 1227/2011 – Regulation on wholesale Energy Markets Integrity and Transparency) forces these companies with a large energy consumption (>600 GWh) or the company's own trading department to implement a compliance system including a reporting system. We’ll discuss:

  • Overview of the EU legal framework regarding energy-intensive companies including REMIT and State Aid Guidelines.
  • Implementation of the European law regarding energy-intensive companies in selected EU Member States including Renewable Energy Act in Germany and the French and Italian implementation.
  • Procurement optimisation strategies of energy-intensive companies including cost reduction, energy trading, and contractual implications.

Learn the complexities in the energy sector and how companies are responding.

Corporate and M&A Law
M&A compliance: From the Legal Perspective

13 May 2015
Host: Andreas Jentgens
Presenters: Nora Fu, Christofer Mellert, and Andrea Sciortino

M&A compliance has recently become a very important topic within the M&A world. Specific compliance due diligence services are offered and normally via the forensic services units. Compliance due diligence should also be part of the legal due diligence. What should you know? We’ll discuss:

  • IT tools and methods available from both forensic and legal departments.
  • Influence of compliance on the Sale and Purchase Agreement (SPA) and other transaction documents, in particular new clauses in the SPA (e.g., references to the UK Anti Bribery Act and the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act), guarantees on the compliance organisation, corruption, and special covenants.
  • Post-merger integration of the target into the existing compliance organisation of the purchaser.
  • Directors’ and officers’ liability in relation to compliance within an M&A process.
  • Our practical examples.

Explore the important developments on M&A compliance from the legal perspective.

Commercial Law
Legal Risk Management: Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Corruption 

22 April 2015
Host: Willem Henckens
Presenters: Azahara Cots, Steven Dewulf and Begona Fernandez

The most important risk that all companies must manage is the risk of criminal activity. This does not only mean abstaining from committing crimes, but also effectively preventing criminal conduct by identifying risks and notifying the authorities when potentially criminal conduct has been detected. Money laundering and corruption are two well-known economic crimes. What do you need to know about these legally-imposed obligations? We’ll discuss:

  • The basic (inter)national rules and principles on AML and anti-corruption, including the various obligations the authorities have imposed such as Foreign Corrupt Practice Act (FCPA), Bribery Act in the UK, etc.
  • The risks that companies face when they do not meet these obligations.
  • Best practices related to AML and anti-bribery management system.
  • Future developments and challenges.

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

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