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 latest updates to commercial and company law and regulation that have an impact on best practice. Reducing the risk of infringement of these laws could be vital to your or your clients business. 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. The seminar will take a very interactive approach, with plenty of opportunities for discussions and 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
09.00 Registration and refreshments
09.30 Chair’s introduction
Rebecca Attree, Principal, Attree & Co.
09.45 Commercial law update
11.00 Company law update
12.00 Intellectual property law update
13.45 Data protection and privacy law update
14.30 Employment law update
15.30 Competition law update
16.15 The impact of Brexit
17.00 Final questions
17.15 Close of course
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.
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.
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.