Are you up to date with the latest laws and regulations that affect your business? This seminar will provide you with a comprehensive review of the most recent updates to commercial and company law and regulations that have an impact on best practice. Reducing the risk of infringement of these laws could be vital to your or your clients’ businesses. Learn what the implications are and understand how to avoid violations and their consequences.
The panel of carefully selected, highly experienced legal experts will focus exclusively on the areas of law that have an impact on how you conduct your business and consider and discuss the implications of Brexit. The seminar will take a very interactive approach, with plenty of opportunities for questions. It is also an ideal opportunity to network with others and discuss solutions to your concerns.
This intensive one-day seminar will enable you to:
Who should attend
Rebecca Attree, Principal, Attree & Co.
Commercial law update
Company law update
Intellectual property law update
Data protection and privacy law update
Employment law update
Competition law update
The impact of Brexit
Rebecca Attree, Principal since 1995, Attree & Co, qualified International Company Commercial Solicitor and experienced mediator and trainer based in London. Previously she worked for City law firms Richards Butler (now Reed Smith) and Laytons. Rebecca has more than 25 years’ experience in negotiating and drafting commercial contracts and resolving disputes. She has particular expertise in advising on high value cross-border agreements that raise issues of applicable law, jurisdiction and competition law. She has expertise in drafting a broad range of commercial agreements such as joint ventures, agency, distribution, software licences, transfer of technology and research and development agreements and has advised numerous blue chip clients operating within the EU and internationally. As a mediator, Rebecca is regularly involved in resolving disputes relating to the interpretation and performance of contracts and therefore sees current problems that businesses are facing in the light of changes in the law.
Selina Sagayam, Partner and Head of UK Transactional Practice Development, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, is responsible for the knowledge and practice management and functions of the firm’s English law transactional practice. Her practice focuses on international corporate finance transactional work, including public and private M&A, joint ventures, international equity capital markets offerings and advisory work focused on corporate governance, shareholder activism and securities law advice. She also advises boards and senior management of international corporations, exchanges, regulators, investment banks and financial sponsors (private equity and hedge funds) on financial services and provides regulatory advise. Selina is regarded as one of the leading public M&A advisers in the UK and has advised on hostile, competitive and recommended takeovers.
Sophie Lawrance, partner at Bristows, specialises in competition law. She has a particular interest in working with businesses in technology and pharmaceutical sectors, and in relation to the competition issues that arise in connection with standardised technology. Sophie regularly advises on the competition issues which arise from licensing, distribution and agency arrangements, and has significant experience of advising on the behavioural issues which affect companies with larger market shares. Her experience extends to the contentious aspects of competition law and she has been involved in substantial cases before competition regulators at EU and national level. Issues on which she has advised include both substantive competition law and procedural issues, such as legal professional privilege. She has also acted in litigation before the High Court and the Court of Appeal.
Paddy Kelly is a Partner in the London office of Laytons LLP. He leads the firms international practice that includes international litigation and arbitration, international trade and investment Law (including investment treaties), EU law, competition law, banking and finance, and energy and natural resources.
Robert MacGinn, Partner, Laytons, is a Chartered Trade Mark Attorney and member of the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys. He advises clients on all aspects of their intellectual property rights, from brand strategy though to protection, commercialisation and enforcement. His IP practice includes advising on registrability, availability and suitability of proposed brand names as trade marks, developing brand protection strategies nationally and globally, reviewing marketing and branding material, including packaging and devices (logos) and advising in contentious matters including trade mark oppositions and infringements and design infringements, as well as domain name and copyright disputes. He works with clients across many industries, including software companies, pharmaceutical manufacturers and professional service firms.
Michael Farrier, partner, Boyes Turner, advises on all aspects of employment law, both contentious and non-contentious. As an accredited mediator with experience in work place mediation, he has a particular interest in discrimination and workplace dispute resolution. Michael specialises in employment law training practice and he regularly advises on negotiating and concluding the termination arrangements for directors and senior executives, which often include post-termination restrictions and non-competition provisions. With a particular speciality in discrimination law, Michael is often asked to comment in the local and national press, as well as websites including the Times and the BBC.
Lilly Taranto is a senior associate in the global Privacy and Information Management practice of Hogan Lovells. She has an in-depth knowledge in advising major international and domestic companies on cross-border data transfers including binding corporate rules, employee monitoring, e-marketing, data security breaches, online privacy and general data protection compliance issues. Lilly focuses on running large multi-jurisdictional data privacy projects involving more than 80 countries in the travel, entertainment, technology, telecom, pharmaceutical, finance and retail sectors.