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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.

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Commercial Law
Data Protection: Lessons learned from the COVID-19 lockdown and how best to prepare for a second lockdown

23 September 2020
Host: Dulce Miranda
Presenters: Dr. Söntje Julia Hilberg, Gonçalo Quintino, and Arnaud Raynouard

The outbreak of the COVID-19 has significant impact on different areas including data protection. In case of a second lockdown, what measures and policies should your organization have in place? Are the temporary measures implemented in the first lockdown useful and applicable in a second lockdown? We’ll discuss:

  • If a vaccine is developed:
    • Can you write a policy to ask people to declare whether or not they have been vaccinated?
    • Can you keep a log and force people to do it?
    • Would the EU/governments be open to changing data privacy laws to allow this for exceptional circumstances like pandemics?
  • If an effective treatment is found:
    • COVID-19 will then turn into something more like an everyday sickness, do you then abolish your policies or keep it in case something similar happens with a different disease?
    • Can you ask employees in their contracts to opt into disclosure of health information and what are the consequences?
  • How to build a resilient Data Privacy Organization and a data privacy compliant crises management?

Join our Deloitte specialists who will share the lessons learned and what can be done in the next phase from a data protection perspective.

Commercial Law
Contract Lifecycle Management: Unlock the power of your contracts

28 May 2020
Host: Klaus Gresbrand
Presenters: Nick Conway, Kai Jacob, Mark Ross, and Jasmijn Verraes

Managing contracts can be a formidable challenge for a company. This is all the more true as human-language – and even paper-based – contracts are still prevalent. Modern Contract Lifecycle Management (CLM) tools have evolved to be much more than just a repository of contracts. They provide alerts on contract life events, empower in-house lawyers and business users with automated contract drafting and provide detailed analytics insights. Advanced CLM applications will even manage the contract negotiation process. We’ll discuss:

  • What functionality you can expect from a state-of-the-art CLM tool.
  • The anatomy of a CLM implementation project.
  • Business case for CLM, both in terms of contract types and the use of the technology itself.

Gain practical insights from our Legal and Tax specialists on the importance of CLM and the best practices of the CLM tools.

Special Edition – Commercial Law
Contract review and analysis in unprecedented uncertainty

21 May 2020
Host: Mark Ross
Presenters: Bryan Foster, Klaus Gresbrand, and Kai Jacob

COVID-19 is causing unprecedented disruption to global business. Organisations are looking to identify and mitigate the operational, economic, and business risks emanating from this pandemic. All departments will likely be impacted, including your legal department. Understanding what your contracts entail concerning potentially relevant provisions to the non-performance of contractual obligations is one in a number of crucial steps in helping to develop appropriate mitigation plans. We'll discuss:

  • Identification and collation of impacted contracts.
  • Contract culling strategies.
  • Leveraging AI and legal managed services to identify potentially relevant clauses, such as Force Majeure, BCP, Notice, and others identified by in-house and outside counsel. 
  • Enhancing extracted contractual data with information from ERP, procurement, and finance systems. 
  • Counter-party notification, reach out, and remediation.

Join us to learn more about contract reviews and how to mitigate the risks impacting your organisation.

Commercial Law
Investment management: The investment tools and market trends in Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, and Luxembourg

6 May 2020
Host: François Lerusse
Presenters: Joao Pinheiro Silva, Joana Pereira Dias, Ignacio Echenagusia , José M. Gómez, Agustin del Rio Galeote, Simona Terranova, and François Lerusse

In a more and more complex and regulated environment, investors and managers want safe, flexible, cost efficient, and global investment structures. To make their choice, many elements are to be analyzed: eligibility of assets, eligibility of investors, level of supervision, availability of the European passport, roles of external service providers, establishment and running costs, tax efficiency, etc. In this webcast, our multi-jurisdiction team of lawyers will present an overview of the latest trends in Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, and Luxembourg, and will introduce the features of one or more performing collective investment vehicles available in these countries. In particular, we’ll discuss:

  • General overview of the markets.
  • Luxembourg Reserved Alternative Investment Fund.
  • Portuguese REIT regime. 
  • Spanish REIT regime. 
  • Swiss Limited Partnership for Collective Capital Investments and the future Limited Qualified Investor Fund.

Join us to learn more about the complex investment management in major jurisdictions in the region.

Special Edition - Commercial Law
State aid in times of COVID-19: A practical overview of the coordinated response by the European Commission and Member States

29 April 2020
Host: Hendrik Viaene
Presenters: Rafael Piqueras and Hendrik Viaene

The outbreak of the COVID-19 infection has an undeniably significant economic impact. Almost all Member States have already announced or implemented support measures for citizens or companies. State aid spending in the context of COVID-19 is increasing exponentially on a daily basis and in all industry sectors, with more than EUR 600 billion spent by Member States since the beginning of the outbreak. 

The European Commission is showing a much-desired flexibility and readiness through the adoption of a Temporary Framework to enable Member States to support the economy within the boundaries of competition law. Even so, companies must be aware of State aid risks and think twice before accepting state subsidies, tax breaks, state guarantees, R&D grants, etc. in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak. They may end up having to refund the State aid, increased with a substantial recovery interest rate. 

In this Dbriefs, our Deloitte Legal international team of experts will:

  • Provide a reminder on the basics of State aid (what is State aid, who are the stakeholders, what are the incentives).
  • Explain the measures adopted so far by the European Commission in the context of the COVID-19 crisis, with a particular focus on the Temporary Framework and its subsequent amendments (what are the permitted types of aid, what are the limitations, how long will this regime apply).
  • Provide an overview of the instruments adopted by different Member States across the EU (what types of measures are being implemented, which sectors are or will be beneficiaries of the aid, examples of aid to individual companies).
  • Discuss the forecast, likely scenarios and way forward for State aid matters in the COVID-19 context.

Join our Deloitte Legal specialists who will share its experience from acting on State aid matters during the financial crisis back in 2008-2009 and during the present COVID-19 crisis.

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