Employment & Immigration law group
Tuesday 4 May 2021, 15:30 - 17:30 CET
International home working: Implications for businesses to consider.
With COVID-19 impacting our working habits, many businesses are seeing an increasing number of staff requesting to work from home/home countries on a permanent basis.
We will discuss the legal requirements for home working in our respective jurisdictions and to discuss what needs to be considered when ‘working from home’ means working in a different country, perhaps because an employee wishes to return to their home country to be nearer relatives or because they are taking the “I can work from anywhere approach” and are looking to work from a holiday home or just another country that they fancy living in.
Barbara Egger Russe
Corporate & Insolvency, Banking And Restructuring (“IBR”) joint session
Wednesday 5th May 2021, 15:30 - 17:30 CET
Introduction of members
New member presentation: Andrew Yates, Debenhams Ottaway
Gun-Jumping in Poland (pre-merger co-ordination between parties in M&A transactions), by Joanna Affre together with Przemek Rybicki – our head of competition
Corporate Questionnaire, status update
Future questionnaires and publications of the PG (e.g. UBO registers)
Planning of next meeting in Paris
Closing by Sjoerd Tilman
Pia V. Kohrs
Renewable energy, environment and regulated markets
Thursday 6th May 2021, 11:30 – 14:00 CET
Welcome by the chair
Introduction to the new practice group; Who is around the table; Program of the day
Short presentation by each of the members (introduction, field of practice and area of expertise) General organizational aspects of the new practice group
– External presentation:
Energy outlook Europe and New Green Deal, by Giles Dickson (president Wind Europe)
– Internal presentations:
Short presentations on the main aspects of renewable energies in Germany (Dr. Axel Röpke), Spain (Pia V. Kohrs), Norway (Sven Farbrot) and Belgium (Chris Shijns).
Questions about the above presentations
Brainstorming and open discussion regarding next meetings and future initiatives
International Litigation, ADR and Contracts Group
Thursday 6 May 2021, 14:00 - 17:00 CET
Welcome by the chairs
Introduction to the practice group, who is around the table.
Programme of the day:
new German supply chain law and similar legislation (Ch. Schlemmer)
The supply chain law shall hold companies liable for tracing intermediate goods or finished products procured abroad at all stages of their supply chain for any production processes that are harmful to the environment or violate labor conditions.
Open discussion on similar legislation in other states
Enforcement of judgements and arbitral rulings in the UK after BREXIT
A review of the key changes relating to enforcement of judgments from European countries before the Courts of England and Wales, following the end of the UK’s transition period out of the European Union on 1 January 2021.
Angharad Parry is a barrister at Twenty Essex Chambers in London, with a practice in both litigation and arbitration. She specialises in work with a conflict of laws element, and has written widely on private international law and enforcement issues arising out of Brexit. Her full CV can be found at https://twentyessex.com/people/angharad-parry/
next topics for Paris (October 2021) and other meetings
Cristina von Holzen
International Trade, Transport and Insurance law
Thursday 6th May 2021, 12:00 - 13:15 pM CET
12:00 (CET): Welcome
12:00 – 12:30 :
Presentation by Tim Hiscock from Strong & Herd, Manchester: “What Incoterms Do Not Do”
12:30 to approx. 13:15 p.m.
Discussion by participants; brief country update or information on important legal developments or recent court decisions by each participant (approx. 5 minutes per participant).
Anneloes Van Tuijn
Private Wealth Group
Friday 7th May 2021, 16:30 - 18:30 CET
16:30 – 17:00 Welcome by the chairs
Introduction to the practice group, who is around the table
17:00 – 18:00 Presentations
by Matthew Cameron from Ashtons Legal and Dennis Phillips from Buckles Solicitors on:
Validity of Wills and top tips to be aware of when drafting Wills across jurisdictions – in particular where there are assets in France, Spain and Italy
18:00 – 18:30 Questions/discussion
on above presentation and implications in other jurisdictions
Friday 7 May 2021, 15:00 - 18:00 CET
Digital Services Act (DSA) and Digital Market Act (DMA) : Overview and perspectives
Social Media Censorship: Copyrights and Freedom of Speech
By Hans Jonkhout
Standard Essential Patents & Frand Licensing : What’s new in the EU ?
By François Herpe
Practice group open Discussions (next events, Member firms key projects or files in IP, KM, etc.)
International Business Group (IBG)
IBG members only.