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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
Brexit from the Legal perspective: Are you ready?

21 March, 12:00 – 1:00 PM CET (GMT +1)
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.

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

29 March, 12:00 – 1:00 PM CEST (GMT +2)
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.

Archived Webcasts

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.

Commercial Law
EU General Data Protection Regulation: New challenges and opportunities

22 September 2016
Host: Annika Sponselee
Presenters: Dr. Söntje Julia Hilberg, and Dr. Sebastian Leder

After more than four years of debates throughout Europe, the EU Parliament finally passed the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in April 2016. Beginning on 25 May 2018, the unified rules apply throughout the EU and introduce some material changes. Companies face additional requirements and severe penalties for non-compliance. Therefore, it is more important than ever to focus on the establishment of effective data protection measures. But this often called “burden” caused by the new regulation is only part of the story, there is more to be told about it. So far, many companies still hesitate to use their data in the best way for their business, i.e., to invest in new data-driven business models. One of the reasons often mentioned is the difficulty to evaluate and control the risks. The GDPR might change that in the future as it follows a risk-based and technical approach. Methodologies such as standardization and certification, as well as modern concepts, like “privacy by design” and “privacy by default”, will help mitigate risks. Therefore, the GDPR can also be seen as an “enabler” and as an opportunity to develop new strategies to optimize the use of data. We’ll discuss:

  • Main changes under the GDPR and “checklist to comply” – how you get ready for May 2018.
  • New business opportunities and “roadmap” – how you analyze and structure your potential.
  • Future prospects (Analytics show case) – how you might use your data in the future.

Hear from Deloitte's Legal and Risk team of experts to have a better understanding of the impact that the GDPR will have on the use of data in your businesses.

Employment Law
Collective dismissals in Europe: Legal and practical issues

16 September 2016
Host: Stijn Demeestere
Presenters: Ivana Azzollini, Eric Guillemet, Klaus Heeke, and Pablo Santos Fita

Multinationals have recently been reshaping their business model or legal structure to increase efficiency, to reduce costs, or sometimes for tax reasons. Some of these changes may have a significant impact on personnel and involve relocations, or even collective dismissals and/or closures. With a special focus on Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain, we’ll discuss:

  • Threshold for a collective dismissal.
  • Subsequent phases of the collective dismissal procedure.
  • Best practices to plan a reorganization.
  • How to avoid the typical pitfalls during the information and consultation procedure.
  • Is the social plan always needed? What are the main components?
  • Points of attention when implementing the reorganization.

Gain insights from the Deloitte experts and have a better understanding of collective dismissals and its impact.

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