Perspectives

Dbriefs Legal

Explore the latest webcasts

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

Employment Law
Restrictive covenants and competition clauses in European employment contracts: A hindrance or protection?

21 June, 12:00 – 1:00 PM CEST (GMT +2)
Host: Fernando Bazan
Presenters: Petter Schjelderup, Tim Spellmann, and Eleanor Welch

Restrictive covenants are one of the only limitations on the freedom to provide services to workers. In order to keep such clauses valid and applicable, it is necessary to comply with a series of relevant legal requirements that may vary according to the jurisdiction in question. The difference between the validity or invalidity of a clause may be motivated by failure to comply with a statutory requirement. We will analyze the content of the restrictive covenants with special attention in the followings:

  • Analysis of the legal requirements.
  • Maximum terms.
  • Compensation requirements.
  • Types of restrictive covenants.
  • Application of the restrictive covenants in the different jurisdictions.

Learn and benefit from the Deloitte experts to get practical ideas for employers dealing with restrictive covenants issues across a number of countries.

Archived Webcasts

Commercial Law
Global regulatory crisis management: New trends and future best practices

24 May 2017
Host: Alex Schemmel
Presenters: Andrei Burz-Pinzaru, Joana Pereira Dias, Frank O'Toole, and Alex Schemmel

The regulatory framework for corporations and corporate executives is becoming more and more complex. With liability expanding from direct involvement in regulatory violations or criminal activities to indirect or circumstantial "complicity", there is an increasing tendency for regulatory authorities to not only focus on business entities, but also on "targeting" corporate executives. Business-driven integrity is what makes legally compliant behavior on the part of the company's management bodies and employees possible. While prohibition-driven compliance programs serve the purpose of avoiding punishment and are therefore often viewed as a hindrance or a cost center, the business-driven integrity approach aims at adding value and therefore, at achieving a competitive advantage. Which are the key elements of business-driven integrity and how can they support an effective regulatory crisis management? We'll discuss:

  • Introduction – the need for international risk management.
  • An integrated approach – managing "dawn raid" situations and internal investigations.
  • Market abuse: new European legislation and the need for compliance programs.
  • Fraud: an international perspective.

Hear from the Deloitte's inter-disciplinary team of experts about new trends and future best practices to have a better understanding of how to truly manage regulatory crisis situations, and thus minimize liability risks for corporate entities and executives.

Employment Law
Posted Workers Directive: New employers’ obligations across Europe

29 March 2017
Host: Filip Van Overmeiren
Presenters: Ivana Azzollini, Sashil Durve, Pablo Santos Fita, and Marcin Sekowski

Directive 2014/67/EU is implemented in several European countries and will have high impact on companies’ international mobility plans and procedures across Europe. We will cover the main attention points with a special focus on the legal environment in targeted countries (Italy, Poland, Spain, The Netherlands, etc.):

  • Local labour conditions to be applied to seconded employees.
  • New secondment declarations / notifications.
  • New compliance requirements (social documents, contact person, etc.) and liability mechanisms.
  • Employers’ sanctions for non-compliance.

Gain insights from the Deloitte experts and have a better understanding of your new liabilities as sending employer.

Corporate Law
Brexit from the Legal perspective: Are you ready?

21 March 2017
Host: Andreas Jentgens
Presenters: Cloe Barnils, Kim Chatterley, and Julia Sierig

Brexit will have a huge impact on a number of very important aspects of doing business within or with the UK. Strategic decisions need to be made by international businesses and organizations on how they should respond to the changing environment. Legal questions are at the core of the strategic implications and practical implications. What legal areas are impacted by the UK leaving the EU? How can companies prepare for “Brexit” turning into a reality? What challenges lie ahead? Have you identified and covered the risks and unlocked the opportunities that might arise? This Dbriefs will make “Brexit” tangible for you, by highlighting the following points:

  • Different scenarios for Brexit: What would a “hard” Brexit look like? Will the UK end up in a trade position (with the EU) like Norway or Canada?
  • Legal implications, for example:

- What consequences will Brexit have on certain legal forms or cross-border reorganizations?

- What restrictions on the free movement of workers are to be expected and how can multinationals prepare?

- Will the UK be a “third country” with regard to personal data and data protection?

  • Possible responses and implementation.

Gain insights on these issues and be prepared for the upcoming challenges.

Commercial Law
Intercompany Contracts: BEPS and the increased importance of contractual documentation

15 February 2017
Host: Willem Henckens
Presenters: Dulce Miranda, Richard Schmidtke, and Stefan Wilke

Following the publication of the final OECD Reports regarding BEPS Action 8-10 (Aligning Transfer Pricing Outcomes with Value Creation) and Action 13 (Transfer Pricing Documentation and Country-by-Country Reporting), intercompany contracts between related parties (IC Contracts) are the starting point of a transfer pricing analysis. However, IC Contracts can be ignored for transfer pricing purposes to the extent that they are not aligned with the conduct of the parties. We'll discuss:

  • The increased importance of IC Contracts in accordance with BEPS and its local implementation in various countries..
  • The urgent need for care and attention to the proper IC Contract drafting
  • How the introduction of technology solutions can support the IC Contract creation and management.

Gain insights from Deloitte's tax and legal experts and have a better understanding of the increasing importance of contractual documentation in the light of BEPS.

Commercial Law
General terms and conditions in the digital era / 4.0

15 December 2016
Host: Muriel Feraud-Courtin
Presenters: Joanna Dudek, Francesco Mirarchi, and Torsten Schmitz

Small print (general terms and conditions, "GT&C") has become more important for the 4.0 industry. While products and services are digitalized, the corresponding contracts are concluded in an automated way. The use of GT&C involves not only standard legal issues ("all-time favorites") but also innovative fields of application with new legal impact. Furthermore, country specifics need to be regarded before the background of the digital challenge. We'll discuss:

  • Incorporation of GT&C in supply agreements (Rome-I Regulation, Battle of the Forms, E-Commerce) – Germany.
  • Application of "old-fashioned" rules to the new digital environment – Italy.
  • GT&C for on-line sales with specific mentions – France.
  • Digital industry and new legal forms of entering into contractual relations – Poland.

Gain insights from the Deloitte Legal experts and understand the impact for your business and the need for change.

Corporate Law
Control of executive remuneration by shareholders: Where are we today and what’s next?

30 November 2016
Host: Antoine Larcena
Presenters: Anne-Sophie Blouin, Manuel Fernandez Condearena, and Alberto Gallarati

Executive remuneration has made the headlines in a number of countries over the past few years and further legislation may be under way in France and the UK where annual binding vote is now being considered. What do these trends mean for other European companies and their executives? With a special focus on the UK, France, Italy, and Spain, and comparison with other Northern-European countries, we’ll discuss:

  • Trends related to executive officers’ salary regulations.
  • The rights of the general shareholders’ meeting to obtain information on executives’ remunerations and to approve such remunerations.
  • Regulations on various types of companies including SMEs, listed companies, etc.
  • The UK has had an advisory vote on executive annual remuneration for nearly fifteen years and a binding vote on policy since 2013. We will discuss the impact so far and what other European countries may want to consider ahead of the implementation of the European Shareholders Rights directive which will give shareholders a say on pay in a way similar to the UK’s

Learn from our experts on the constraints and good practices concerning executive officers remunerations in Europe.

Certificate of Attendance

A standard Certificate of Attendance will be made available to participants of the Dbriefs Legal webcast programme. Please be advised that participants will consult their CLE / CPD / CPE accrediting agency to determine whether self-study credit can be earned for viewing our webcast programme.

Subscription via iTunes, RSS feeds, or YouTube channel

You can also access archived programs via iTunes, RSS, and YouTube:

Subscribe via iTunes | Subscribe via RSS | Subscribe via YouTube

Did you find this useful?