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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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23 - 24 May 2018, Oslo, Norway

IBA - 13th Annual Bar Leaders’ Conference in person

International Bar Association

When: 23-24 May 2018

Where: Oslo, Norway

A conference presented by the IBA Bar Issues Commission

Once again, this key event will bring together delegates from around the globe to discuss the latest developments, and so often thorny issues, affecting the profession of law today. This year’s programme will, as always, include input from expert panellists and commentators as well as encouraging interaction from delegates in several discussion sessions.


  • Rule of Law under attack: an analysis of the situation in Poland, Hungary, Zambia and Venezuela
  • The role of Bar Associations in promoting trade in legal services
  • Trends in legal education and lawyer competence
  • What kind of Brexit agreement will be reached – hard, soft or none? What would be the likely consequences of each for lawyers and legal practice?
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30 May 2018, Online

Sapin II – expecting a visit from the French Anti-corruption Agency? Prepare for a regulatory inspection online

In cooperation with Duff & Phelps
Duff & Phelps LLC

Sapin II - Expecting a visit from the French Anti-Corruption Agency?  Our advice on how to make sure you are prepared for a regulatory inspection from this new authority, and on how to interact with the inspection team to optimise the outcome for your firm.

16:00 - London
17:00 - Paris

This webinar will provide advice on how to make sure you are prepared for a regulatory inspection by the new anti-corruption authority in France, and on how to interact with the inspection team to optimise the outcome for your firm.

One year on from the Sapin II law’s entry into force, the French Anti-corruption Agency (FAA) has published guidance to assist regulated firms and a number of inspections have commenced, just as the authority announced at the beginning of 2017. The FAA has issued a comprehensive list of 163 questions to help firms prepare for a visit, although at first glance the scope and content of the information and documents seem all-encompassing, and references to internal controls and an ongoing compliance programme are prominent.

Thorough preparation is essential to ensure that firms can provide the requested information in a timely fashion, and to identify staff members who may be interviewed and ensure they are properly briefed ahead of their contact with the investigating team.

In this webinar we will address the key points that the FAA will be looking to verify, examining whether the overall anti-corruption framework properly covers the firm’s activities and is effective.

Firms that can demonstrate their understanding of the regulator’s agenda during an inspection process and take an active role is the inspection process should be well placed to ensure the best possible outcome.



Jean-Jaques Quang, a director at Duff & Phelps, is in charge of compliance and risk activities in France. He has hands-on experience of many anti-corruption frameworks internationally and more recently in France, working for large international corporates on both the preventive compliance aspects and on detecting corruption with corporate investigations.

Hannah Rossiter, a director at Duff & Phelps, is in charge of compliance and regulatory activities in France. She has significant experience with inspections with French administrative authorities such as the ACPR, AMF and FAA, and advises and prepares clients ahead of or during the regulatory inspection process.


If you would like to attend this webinar in French at 11am CET, please click here.

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30 May 2018, Online

Sapin II - les contrôles administratifs de l'AFA : comment s'y préparer? online

Duff & Phelps LLC

Sapin II - les contrôles administratifs de l'AFA : comment s'y préparer? comment interagir avec l'Agence lors des contrôles? 

10:00 - London
11:00 - Paris

Un an après l'entrée en vigueur de Sapin 2, les contrôles administratifs de l'AFA sont désormais rodés et s'effectuent avec un rythme de croisière conforme aux volontés du régulateur. Bien que l'AFA propose un canevas de revue composé de 163 questions, il convient de se préparer méthodiquement à l'arrivée du régulateur, tant sur les documents à rassembler et à présenter de manière séquentielle, que sur les interlocuteurs identifiés et amenés à interagir avec les inspecteurs.

Lors de ce webinar, nous discuterons les éléments clés abordés par le régulateur, pour apprécier la cohérence globale d'un dispositif, au-delà de l'efficacité requise.

Anticiper les contrôles administratifs selon la grille d'analyse du régulateur, c'est ainsi se prémunir d'un contrôle qui s'enlise et qui rallonge d'autant le temps de l'inspection.

Jean-Jaques Quang, Director chez Duff & Phelps, en charge des activités Compliance & Risk. Jean-Jacques possède une pratique des dispositifs anticorruption à l'international et plus récemment en France, pour le compte de grands groupes ; tant sur le volet prévention que sur le volet détection et investigation.

Hannah Rossiter, Director chez Duff & Phelps, en charge des activités Compliance & Regulatory. Hannah possède une grande pratique des régulateurs tels que AMF, ACPR et AFA ; conseille, prépare et accompagne les clients lors des contrôles administratifs.


If you would like to attend this webinar in English at 17:00 CET please click here.

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31 May 2018, Stockholm

Lånefinansiering – marknadstrender, produkter och avtalsvillkor in person


NÄR: 31 maj, 2018

VAR: Tändstickspalatset, Västra Trädgårdsgatan 15, Stockholm

Lånefinansiering – upp­da­te­ring kring ak­tu­el­la mark­nadst­ren­der, pro­duk­ter och av­tals­vill­kor

De lå­ga mark­nads­rän­tor­na har med­fört att den svens­ka mark­na­den för fö­re­tags­fi­nan­sie­ring i dag är starkt kon­kur­rens­ut­satt. Företag som sö­ker fi­nan­sie­ring har ett brett spekt­rum av pro­duk­ter och lån­gi­va­re att väl­ja mel­lan. De se­nas­te åren har fi­nan­sie­rings­mark­na­den i Sverige ock­så ge­nom­gått en di­ver­si­fi­e­ring, bå­de vad av­ser ak­tö­rer och for­mer för fi­nan­sie­ring­en. Den svens­ka mark­na­den har tra­di­tio­nellt sett va­rit bank­do­mi­ne­rad, men på se­na­re år har nya ak­tö­rer som kre­dit­fon­der, för­säk­rings­bo­lag och and­ra fi­nan­si­el­la in­sti­tut gjort ett in­tåg på mark­na­den. Dessutom har nya fi­nan­sie­rings­for­mer ta­git mark­nads­an­de­lar; in­te minst har vi sett en la­vinar­tad ut­veck­ling för fö­re­tagsob­li­ga­tio­ner.

Under se­mi­na­ri­et be­hand­las bland an­nat:

  • Marknadsutvecklingen i siff­ror
  • Bond el­ler lån – vil­ken fi­nan­sie­rings­form pas­sar bo­la­get?
  • Kreditfondernas pro­duk­ter, sär­skilt an­gå­en­de uni­t­ran­che-fa­ci­li­te­ter
  • Mer lån­ta­gar­vän­li­ga vill­kor, till ex­em­pel co­ve­nant li­te och por­ta­bi­li­ty
  • Vad som lig­ger i fram­ti­den rö­ran­de re­gu­la­to­ris­ka frå­gor och hur det kan kom­ma att på­ver­ka mark­na­den
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31 May 2018, Webinar

Webinar: State of Policy & Procedure Management in 2018 online

NAVEX Global Inc

When: Thursday, May 31 

Time: 10 AM PT, 1 PM ET 

Get an exclusive preview of the Ethics & Compliance Policy & Procedure Management Benchmark Report findings.

We’ll address questions like:

  • Are you keeping pace with contemporary policy management best practices?
  • How does the latest DOJ Guidance impact policy management programs?
  • Are you properly prepared with an audit trail to defend your program?
  • What common metrics should be used to measure program effectiveness?

With input from over 1,000 participants, and advice from industry experts Tom Fox and Carrie Penman, this must-attend event offers the guidance needed to analyze your program and make improvements. We’ll send you the Benchmark Report when it’s published after the event.

Can’t attend? Register to get the recording after the event.

This webinar is eligible for CPE credits for SHRM and IIA.

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31 May 2018, Online

International ICOs – legal challenges and implications online

White & Case LLP

This webinar will cover initial coin offerings (ICOs) in the international context, with a particular focus on the European Union and the United States. It will describe the anatomy of an ICO, the various forms in which tokens can be structured, the respective legal consequences and ways to deal with the respective challenges.


Carsten Lösing 
Local Partner, Hamburg

Carsten Lösing is a local partner in the German bank finance practice. He advises national and international banks, financial services firms as well as non-banks, including fintech companies of all sizes ranging from start-ups to blue-chip corporates. He is an expert in financial services regulation, including bank regulatory, transactional, bank insolvency, compliance and supervisory matters, and has extensive experience in financings including acquisition, project and asset finance.

Dr Lösing frequently represents his clients before the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority. He helps clients to navigate regulatory requirements, examinations, investigations, enforcement actions and administrative proceedings, and to negotiate various agreements related to financial services. He advises on all sorts of payment instruments and systems, credit cards, Bank Identification Number sponsorship agreements and consumer financial laws with a focus on retail bank and consumer financial products and services, anti-money laundering laws, deposit protection matters, regulation of swaps and other derivatives. He helps clients to drive innovation when advising on payment processing, peer-to-peer structures, online payments and mobile banking.

Benjamin Saul 
Partner, Washington, DC

Ben Saul represents banks, non-banks, fintech and regtech companies of all sizes in a wide range of matters, with particular expertise in retail banking and consumer financial services (CFS) issues. He has a full-scope practice that includes handling regulatory, enforcement, litigation and transactional matters.

In the CFS context, Mr Saul has handled matters involving the full alphabet soup of consumer finance laws and every consumer asset class. His fintech matters have also ranged widely, including work on artificial intelligence applications, mobile and digital banking, merchant acquiring, payments and emerging payments, data analytics, marketplace and online lending, digital currencies and blockchain, personal finance, foreign exchange and regtech.

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1 - 2 June 2018, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

IBA - 6th Annual World Life Sciences Conference in person

International Bar Association

When: 1-2 June 2018

Where: Intercontinental, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

A conference presented by the IBA Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Committee, supported by the IBA Closely Held and Growing Business Enterprises Committee, the IBA Corporate Social Responsibility Committee, the IBA Healthcare and Life Sciences Law Committee, the IBA Technology Law Committee, the IBA North American Regional Forum and the IBA Latin American Regional Forum.

This year's event will feature dynamic roundtable session as well as concurrent sessions covering the hottest topics and the latest developments from across the different sectors of the Life Science Industry.


  • Recent trends and future of life sciences
  • Artificial Intelligence and other technologies in the Life Sciences
  • Blockchain, health data and privacy
  • Recent developments in the life science patent litigation
  • The complex net of relationships and collaborations in the global life science
  • New trends and rules on interaction with HCPs





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4 June 2018, London, UK

Insolvency Update Seminar in person

9 Stone Buildings

When: Monday 4th June 2018

Where: Exeter Suite 2
             The Strand Palace Hotel,
             372 Strand
             WC2R 0JJ

Time: Registration from 4.30pm. Seminar from 4.45pm to 7.15pm, with refreshments to follow.

Cost: The cost is £75.00 (£62.50 plus vat)

Chaired by Mr Peter Shaw QC, this seminar will cover:

  • Rory Brown - Anti-suit injunctions to restrain subversive creditors
  • Peter Shaw QC - The never ending saga of security for costs in insolvency cases – some tips and strategies
  • Joseph Curl - Officeholder liability: recent developments
  • Giselle McGowan - Payments to directors in light of Global Corporate v Hale

If you would like to book a place or to receive future notification of our seminars please email us below. 

This event carries 2.5 CPD Hours.

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5 June 2018, Cherry Hill, NJ

Rutgers Business Outlook online

Flaster Greenberg PC

Get the pulse on the South Jersey economy at this forum featuring leading industry experts. Our panel will report on current conditions and provide a six-month outlook in their respective business sectors relative to the Southern New Jersey marketplace. This series offers three events per year where attendees receive first-hand data and information about our regional economy and the various sectors comprising it. Mark your calendar for the third and final session of the year on October 30.

Industries and Panelists:


Dave Robbins, Jr.
President, South Jersey Gas
Senior Vice President, South Jersey Industries


Luke A. Tilley, Ph.D.
Vice President, Chief Economis
Wilmington Trust


Jeffrey Brown
Vice Chairman & President
NFI Industries


Gerald B. Shreiber
J&J Snack Foods


Alan H. Zuckerman, Esq.
Managing Shareholder
Flaster Greenberg PC


$10 pre-registered attendees
$15 late registration (after May 31)*

Date and Time:

Tuesday, June 5, 2018
8:00 - 9:45 a.m.


Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill
2349 West Marlton Pike
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

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