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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

The Key Features Of Alternative Dispute Resolution And Recent Developments

Thursday 8 September 2022, 12.00 BST/13.00 CEST (moved from 16 June)
Host: Robert Griffiths

Presenters: Laura Askew, Mihnea Galgotiu-Sararu, Paolo Terrile

When navigating a dispute, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) processes can be used in order to encourage the parties to reach a settlement. ADR can lead to a quicker resolution and reduced costs, so ADR will be a key consideration when determining overall strategy. During this webcast, our experts will be examining the ADR landscape in England, Romania and Italy. What does your organisation need to know to keep up to speed? We’ll discuss:

  • Key features of ADR in each jurisdiction (including negotiation, early neutral evaluation, expert determination and mediation).
  • Any recent developments and anticipated changes going forward.

 Learn more about the ADR landscape across these jurisdictions.

 

 

Class Actions/Mass Litigation In Different Jurisdictions

Thursday 6 October 2022, 15.00 BST/16.00 CEST (moved from 28 June)
NB THIS WEBCAST WILL RUN FOR 90 MINUTES 

Host: Eduardo Villellas

Presenters: Robert Griffiths, Patrycja Bolimowska, Mihnea Galgotiu-Sararu, Víctor Manuel Avila, Silvia García, Paolo Terrile, Erlind Kodhelaj

The rise of class actions and mass litigation has been evident in recent years. The regulation of this kind of litigation and the way it is handled in each jurisdiction is different. During the webcast Deloitte Dispute Resolution experts will explain the current status of this kind of litigation in their jurisdictions. This webcast will be of particular interest to legal counsels and in-house lawyers whose companies are present in several jurisdictions. How can your organisation manage disputes in the most efficient and effective way? We’ll cover the following countries, amongst others:

  • UK
  • Poland
  • Romania
  • Mexico
  • Spain
  • Italy
  • Albania

Keep up to date with developments in your area.

 

 

ESG series

Intellectual Property And ESG: How Companies Can Manage IP Strategically For Sustainability

Tuesday 18 October 2022, 12.00 BST/13.00 CEST

Host: Alex Woolgar

Presenters: Richard Murrell

It is widely believed that innovation offers promising solutions to the paradox of improving quality of life for a growing global population, while moving to eliminate unsustainable consumption. Energy efficiency and renewable solutions can help to avert the climate emergency; new agricultural methods can feed a growing population from increasingly depleted land; hyper-personalisation can meet individual needs while reducing resource consumption  and waste. How can businesses position themselves to contribute towards this innovation and maximise the benefits of doing so? We’ll discuss:

  • The role that IP can play in promoting a sustainable future. 
  • Some of the key IP challenges and opportunities for companies developing sustainable solutions. 
  • How to balance business imperatives with providing environmental and social benefits to wider society.
  • What an optimal future-facing IP strategy may look like. 

Learn more about this developing area.

On-demand webcasts

ESG
Employment Law Perspectives In ESG   

On demand, aired 18 July 2022
Host: Ivana Azzolini

Presenters: Rebecca Butler, Fernando Bazan, Adam Tomiak of EBG Law

We often think of climate and environmental impact first when considering ESG goals. But social issues are often top of mind. A strong ESG proposition can help companies attract and retain quality employees, enhance employee engagement and experience and increase productivity overall, yet there can be a divide between compliance with regulation and meeting internal goals. Our experts will discuss local trends and developing  labour laws  in  Italy, LATAM, Spain, UK, and US. What employment law and HR issues can arise? We’ll discuss:

  • What’s hot: The main guidelines for a sustainable workforce management from a labour law perspective. 
  • How to do it: Developing strategies and tools for sustainable HR management of legal and business requirements. 
  • Coming soon: The all-around approach to ESG in HR management.

Learn more about the current ESG landscape across these jurisdictions.

 

 

Employment Law
Pay Equity In A Global Context: Key Topics And Trends For An Equitable Workplace

On demand, aired 10 February 2022
Host: Nicolaas Vermandel

Presenters: Robert O’Hara (EBG), Wendy Van Hullebusch, Alexis Lemajic, Jessica Kearsey, Kathryn Dooks, Ann Knuckles Mahoney (EBG)

More and more companies focus on pay equity for a number of motives, such as ESG, employer branding, talent attraction and increased legal scrutiny.
Organisations should be mindful of pay discrepancies that might still exist
within job bands and analyse them based on gender, race, sexual orientation and other categories protected by law as any missteps can be very damaging. What changes might your organisation still need to make? We’ll discuss:

  • Key components of a pay equity audit, including the importance of conducting an audit under legal privilege.
  • Latest pay equity trends.
  • A global overview of evolving pay equity laws and legislation, with a focus on the US, UK and Canada.

Learn more about the pay equity audit landscape.

 

 

Corporate Law 
Companies In Financial Difficulties - EU Restructuring Directive And Its Implementation In The Member States

On demand, aired 2 February 2022
Host: Frank Tschentscher 
Presenters: Marie Waechter, Bernhard Koeck, Ruben Kamerling

On 20 June 2019, the European Union adopted the Directive 2019/1023, on restructuring and insolvency (‘the Directive’), making it mandatory for EU Member States to offer a "preventive restructuring framework" for companies in distress. In part, the Directive is a reaction to the forum shopping phenomenon observed in European companies in financial crisis but also responding to a lack of pre-insolvency proceedings in restructuring regimes of many EU member states. How might this affect your organisation? We’ll discuss:

  • An overview of the content and scope of the Directive.
  • Current status of implementation into national legislation.
  • Key features of the respective implementation laws of:
    • Germany 
    • Netherlands
    • France
    • Austria
  • The implications for companies in distress (and their creditors).

Keep up to date with this developing area.

 

 

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