Osborne Clarke


In-house Lawyer Day 2020: The full agenda

Supporting your business through Transformation

Digitalisation | Supporting digitalisation through strategic tech investment and M&A

Monday 23 November, 9:30-10:30

M&A transactions are often part of how a business advances its digitalisation strategy, buying in technology or skilled teams, or targeting businesses which can be transformed. Strategic investments can hedge against change or give you a fast track to new developments. We’ll discuss process, key terms and risk areas to watch out for as you shepherd your organisation through tech-centric acquisitions and investments.

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Is the traditional litigation model dead?

Monday 23 November | 14:00-15:00

2020 has seen a rapid acceleration of trends disrupting the way that parties resolve commercial disputes. In an increasingly challenging risk landscape, it is important to consider all the options for conducting, funding or even avoiding the litigation process.

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Urban Dynamics | Future of work: re-booting the workplace

Tuesday 24 November | 9:30-10:30

Re-thinking how, where and when we work. This session will explore the challenges and needs of our new agile world, from harnessing the talent of a remote workforce to rethinking our office spaces and building better.

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Consumer law update

Tuesday 24 November | 14:00-15:00

In this session, we will look at what all consumer-facing businesses need to know about recent changes and upcoming reforms, including the New Deal for Consumers and the Collective Redress Directive.

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Decarbonisation | The impact on business

Wednesday 25 November | 9:30-10:30

The government and many businesses have put net zero ambitions at the core of their strategy. But how will they achieve those goals? Our decarbonisation experts will look at recent trends and legal drivers in carbon policy and regulation, finance, low carbon land use, buildings and infrastructure, and low emissions mobility.

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Data protection | Cross-border data transfers: what you need to think about

Wednesday 25 November | 14:00-15:00

In this session, we will be sharing our insights into what businesses should be considering in relation to cross-border data transfers with both the end of the Brexit transition period and Schrems II in mind.

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Brexit | From here to 2021

Thursday 26 November | 9:30-10:30

By the date of this session, we should either have the text of the EU-UK free trade agreement – or know we are heading for ‘no trade deal’. This session will give an overview of the most likely of those outcomes, and also provide a reminder of the new UK legal concept of ‘retained EU law’.

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Corporate compliance investment and returns: trends from Covid and beyond

Thursday 26 November | 14:00-15:00

Businesses are facing ever more regulation and increasing fine levels. Approaching corporate legal compliance and risk management in an efficient and cost effective way is more important than ever. In this session, we will be discussing how businesses are spending their legal compliance budgets and how they are measuring the return on investment, what impact the coronavirus has had on how businesses approach compliance, and the lessons that can be learnt.

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