Commercial and Company Law Update

An intensive one-day seminar providing an up-to-date review of the latest law and regulations that affect companies and directors

Course overview

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:

  • Examine the latest key elements of commercial and company law that affect your business practices
  • Understand the implications of recent case law for your organisation
  • Get to grips with the latest legislation and regulations
  • Gain a wealth of information in the area of IP law and the Trade Secrets Directive
  • Deal successfully with the implications of GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018
  • Recognise how the latest employment laws affect you
  • Become familiar with new developments in competition law
  • Anticipate the impact Brexit could have on your and your clients’ businesses

Who should attend

Who should attend

  • In-house lawyers
  • Private practice lawyers
  • Company directors
  • Company secretaries
  • Commercial managers
  • General managers

Programme

Chair’s introduction
Rebecca Attree, Principal, Attree & Co.

Commercial law update

  • Recent cases on contract interpretation and variation
  • Indemnity, exclusion and limitation of liability – what’s new?
  • Current status of ‘good faith’
  • Current trends in dispute resolution clauses
    Rebecca Attree

Company law update

  • Recent case law and its implications
  • Companies Act 2006
  • Directors’ duties and liabilities
  • Corporate Governance Code
  • Insolvency, administration and the new compensation orders
  • Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015
    Selina Sagayam, Partner, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

Intellectual property law update

  • Trade marks: a review of recent cases and Brexit advice for brand owners
  • Designs and copyright: a summary of latest case law and its implications
  • The Trade Secrets Directive: best practice
  • Patents and the European Unified Patent Court
    Robert MacGinn, Partner, Laytons

Data protection and privacy law update

  • GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018
  • New policies and procedures
  • Demonstrating compliance
  • Data breaches and consequences
  • Latest updates
    Lilly Taranto, Senior Associate, Hogan Lovells

Employment law update

  • Recent case law and its implications
  • Discrimination law
  • Gender pay gap
  • GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018 from an employment law and HR perspective
    Michael Farrier, Partner, Boyes Turner

Competition law update

  • Recent trends in enforcement by the CMA
  • The relevance of EU competition law post Brexit
  • Digital markets, big data, distribution agreements, MFNs
  • Legal professional privilege and risk management
    Sophie Lawrance, Partner, Bristows

The impact of Brexit

  • Trade in goods
  • Managing supply chain
  • Trade in services
  • Customs issues
  • Relationship between the EU and UK
  • Impact on specific legal areas including:
    • Competition law – Immigration
    • Company law
      Paddy Kelly, Partner, Laytons

Final questions

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We do not currently have dates confirmed for this course; please contact us to be informed when it is scheduled; or to discuss running this course on an in-house basis for your staff.