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Events - conferences, seminars and webinars

21 September 2017 - 21 June 2018, Brussels or Webinar

Food Law Classes online

Loyens & Loeff

Loyens & Loeff is pleased to announce the Food Law Classes, a unique training programme developed by its Food & Beverages team.

In 10 monthly classes you will receive in-depth and up-to-date knowledge of EU, Belgian, Dutch and Luxembourg food law as well as other legal and tax matters that impact the food sector. Each class will last half a day and will focus on the theoretical framework and its practical application.

The programme is prepared and presented by members of the Loyens & Loeff Food & Beverages team as well as by high profile external speakers.


Valuable takeaways

  • In-depth practical understanding of topics relevant to the food sector
  • tips and tricks immediately applicable to your business
  • substantial study material
  • informal exchanges with speakers on food related issues
  • networking opportunities with fellow companies.



21/09/2017 - Risks, Liabilities and Sanctions

19/10/2017 - Mandatory Food Information

16/11/2017 - Voluntary Food Information

14/12/2017 - Nutrition and Health Claims

25/01/2018 - Intellectual Property Rights and Trade Secrets

22/02/2018 - International Trade

22/03/2018 - Competition Issues

26/04/2018 - Food Law in the Day-to-Day Business

24/05/2018 - Food Governance and EU Procedure

21/06/2018 - Data Protection Issues



Where: Loyens & Loeff Brussels or by webinar

When: from 13.30 till 17.30

Language: English


More information?

Visit foodlawclasses.com

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27 March 2018, London, UK

Invitation to Breakfast Briefing on Privilege & Anti-Money Laundering Reporting in person

Bright Line Law

When: Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Time: 8:00am - Arrival & welcome

           8:30am - Hot breakfast served

           9:30am - Briefing ends 

We would be delighted if you would join us for a complimentary Breakfast Briefing on Privilege & Anti-Money Laundering Reporting with Jonathan Fisher QC on Tuesday, 27 March 2018 at The Walbrook Club in central London.

In recognition of its place as a fundamental freedom, Parliament and the Courts have exempted solicitors and accountants from the anti-money laundering reporting requirement where privilege governs the communication of suspicious information. The application of the rules of privilege is challenging and failure to make a Suspicious Activity Report potentially exposes a person to criminal liability. We hope that you will join us for a discussion of this fast-moving area of law.

In the context of anti-money laundering reporting, we will consider:

  • What communications are covered by legal privilege?
  • How does legal privilege apply to in-house counsel?
  • Who is covered by legal privilege?
  • Is statutory privilege under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 different from privilege at common law?
  • If so, what are the differences?
  • When is common law privilege waived?
  • Can statutory privilege be waived?


Space is limited, please RSVP to nr@brightlinelaw.co.uk

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27 March 2018, Webinar

Webinar: Culture & Compliance Insights for 2018: What Lies Ahead for Your E&C Programme? online

NAVEX Global Inc

Date: Tuesday, 27th March 2018

Time: 1 PM GMT (60 minutes)

Uncovering the latest findings from the 2018 EMEA & APAC Culture & Compliance Programme Benchmark Report

Is your culture and compliance programme comparable to those of leading organisations? Are you focusing on the right activities for 2018?

Join us for this live webinar to hear what compliance professionals are saying are the key objectives, challenges, risks and activities for their 2018 culture and compliance programmes.

We asked over 200 compliance and ethics professionals across EMEA and APAC about their biggest challenges, their compliance programme activities and where they see their programme growing in the future. Join us to hear expert recommendations drawn from these findings to create a strategic plan and get the buy-in needed to advance your compliance programme.

We’ll answer questions such as:

  • How are new regulations changing potential ethics and compliance risks?
  • What challenges do compliance professionals face when trying to improve company culture?
  • How are organisations investing in compliance activities?
  • Do factors such as company size and location change compliance programme objectives?


Carrie Penman- Chief Compliance Officer & Senior Vice President, NAVEX Global 

Ian Painter- Associate Director, EMEA Marketing, NAVEX Global

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27 March 2018, Webinar

The #MeToo Movement: Managing Sexual Harassment Risks, Steps for Companies online

Troutman Sanders LLP

When: 27 March 2018

Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm (EST)



Ashley Z. Hager             J. Timothy Mast                 John S. West 

The #MeToo movement has triggered a wave of high-profile allegations of sexual assault in the workplace. While companies are grappling with an increased number of traditional harassment claims, their boards of directors are facing the possibility of suits by shareholders alleging oversight failures and other breaches of fiduciary duties.

Company executives, board members, and legal counsel need to be asking their Human Resources department and company management the hard questions about whether the company has taken the appropriate steps to prevent harassment in the workplace and whether the company is prepared to respond to any allegations of harassment that may arise.

This webinar will provide practical guidance on the proactive steps that a company can – and should – be taking to address the issue of sexual harassment, including:

  • Strengthening the company’s policies;
  • Checking executive employment agreements;
  • Revamping training programs; and
  • Reviewing prior settlements of sexual harassment claims.

We will also discuss the steps companies must immediately take when an allegation of sexual harassment is made, and how to investigate such claims in a manner that is effective, yet also protects the company and its brand.

Please join our Labor & Employment, White Collar and Securities Litigation Partners for a webinar that offers practical guidance and details the steps that every company needs to be taking now.

1 hour of CLE credit is pending approval

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29 March 2018, Webinar

Webinar: E-Discovery Case Law Update: Winter 2018 Recap online


When: Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 1:00PM ET / 10:00AM PT

Find out all about the biggest and most influential e-discovery case law rulings from winter 2018.

As part of Exterro's E-Discovery Case Law Project, we will be bringing you e-discovery case law updates on the most important, most influential cases in e-discovery on a timely basis, in an expert discussion format. 

In this Winter 2018 E-Discovery Case Law Update Webcast, see what new cases and trends you need to pay attention to for keeping your own legal practices defensible and efficient. 

Register for this upcoming webcast and get:

  • Expert analysis from e-discovery thought leaders who have the pulse on key issues organizations are dealing with
  • Stats and metrics which review recent case law trends
  • Tips and key takeaways for improving your e-discovery practices based on case law from winter of 2018
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5 April 2018, Online

Regulatory challenges of cryptocurrencies in Switzerland online

Pestalozzi Attorneys at Law

Switzerland is known to be a favorable jurisdiction for Fintech. Is this true? FINMA, the Swiss regulator introduced new rules. Do these new rules serve its purpose? For whom are they suitable and what problems are not resolved? And, does FINMA have second thoughts given the worldwide discussions about cryptocurrencies?
This webinar will look into the current Swiss legal situation concerning cryptocurrencies. The webinar touches on the questions what can be done without any license and where is it still necessary to apply for a license (banking license, securities dealer license, exchange license). Further, the webinar sheds some light on the pitfalls of ICO's.


Oliver Widmer is a partner and a member of Pestalozzi’s Financial Services Group and the head of Pestalozzi's Private Clients Group. He primarily advises domestic and international banks, financial institutions, wealth management service providers and high net worth individuals on banking, finance and capital markets matters. 

Urs Kloeti is Managing Partner of Pestalozzi and heads Pestalozzi's Financial Services Group. His practice is focused on regulatory matters, anti-money laundering, compliance, finance and all sorts of questions related to the banking and financial industry.

Both, Oliver and Urs, are advising clients who wish to obtain FINMA licenses in relation to crypto currencies, in particular banking licenses and licenses for either exchanges or financial infrastructures under the Swiss Financial Markets Infrastructure Act. Further, they are familiar with issues around ICO's.

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5 - 11 April 2018, Paris

IP Academy Spring Seminar 2018 in person

European Patents and Designs: The Essentials

European Patents and Designs: The Essentials 

This 5-day Seminar is designed for patent practitioners who wish to gain a practical understanding of the European Patent and Design system. 

The lectures address the essential aspects of this system, with a view to helping participants optimize their efficiency in handling cases before the European Patent Office. 

The Seminar also includes practical workshops aimed at maximizing the benefits of this learning experience. 


Lectures and workshops will be held at REGIMBEAU’s Head Office:

20, rue de Chazelles - 75847 Paris Cedex 17

Tel. +33 1 44 29 35 00

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8 - 11 April 2018, Lisbon, Portugal

Biennial Conference of the Section on Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Law (SEERIL) in person

International Bar Association

When: 8th - 11th April 2018 

Where:  Lisbon, Portugal

A conference presented by the IBA Section on Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Law (SEERIL)

Covering the biggest legal issues and challenges facing the natural resources, energy, mining, oil & power, environmental law, water and international construction industries. Attendance at this event will ensure that you stay up-to-date with current and emerging issues and opportunities and will provide you with unparalleled networking. 

Topics Include: 

  • Setting the stage for how rapid transformation and disruption will impact the law
  • The emerging new circular economy focused on using products in a closed loop system
  • Transformation in the power sector with urban and rural development and clean energy
  • Developments in the mining sector in a low carbon economy
  • The impacts of drones, additive manufacturing, nanotechnology, and other technologies
  • Project finance developments and opportunities in the transformative space
  • Renewables need oil & gas
  • Cyber-security and water
  • Technological and legal innovation in energy
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11 April 2018, Webinar

Innovation & Law: Working as a Legal Counsel in an Evolving Technological Landscape online

effacts by WoltersKluwer

When: 11 April 2018 (11:00 - 12:00 CET)

Legal counsel are increasingly aware that technology can increase productivity and efficiency and help the legal team provide value to the business. However, choosing the right tool can be a daunting, time-consuming task.

A recent survey found that 51% of legal counsel find it difficult to decide which technology to invest in. On top of this, practical issues are preventing legal tech adoption. That same survey reported 64% have difficulties securing a budget and 56% simply don’t have the time.

During our free one-hour webinar, you’ll discover how technology can bring the gains you’re looking for in productivity and efficiency. Our legal consultant will tackle common misconceptions surrounding legal technology and present a solution that integrates seamlessly with your existing processes and tools

What you will learn:

  • Why you can’t sustain your current way of working without support from legal tech
  • How investing in legal tech can help you save time and take on a strategic role
  • Features of legal tech tools that help you increase productivity and efficiency
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11 April 2018, San Diego, USA

Trade Secrets in the Life Sciences: How to protect and enforce them online

Procopio Cory Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

Many businesses owe their success to a trade secret -- whether it's the secret formula for Coca-Cola, Colonel Sanders’ herbs and spices, or Mrs. Fields’ cookie recipe. Recently, some life sciences subject matter is increasingly being attacked as ineligible for patent protection. This has resulted in pharma, biotech and other life sciences companies looking at trade secret protection as an alternative to patent protection, in addition to protecting other internal confidential subject matter. That’s why we’ve organized a roundtable on Wednesday, April 11th with Procopio Partner Paul E. Burns to dig into the key topics on how to protect and enforce trade secrets in the life science industry, including:

• The Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act and the California Uniform Trade Secrets Act
• How to Identify Subject Matter that May Qualify as a Trade Secret
• Best Practices for Corporate Counsel in Protecting Trade Secrets
• Best Practices in Enforcing Trade Secrets
• Considerations in the Decision to Commence Litigation to Enforce Trade Secrets
• Remedies for Trade Secret Misappropriation

This event is complimentary to attend but please note this exclusive roundtable has limited seating and is open to in-house counsel only. Please click here to secure your spot.

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