Back to the office – key considerations for businesses

In this webinar, Mary Lawrence and Philip Chivers will be discussing the employment and health and safety considerations, and practical steps, for businesses as Covid-19 restrictions are lifted and employees start to return to the workplace.

Speakers: Mary Lawrence and Philip Chivers

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Focus on Governance: Exploring governance in larger private companies

In this session Senior Associate Kate Mellor will discuss the governance of larger private companies. We will look at the Wates Principles – the corporate governance principles targeted at larger private companies – and how larger private companies can use governance reporting as part of a successful ESG strategy.

Speakers: Kate Mellor

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The weakest link: importance of de-risking staffing supply chains

Following on from our Spring webinar on the new IR35 tax regime, we will look more widely at workplace tax risks in staffing supply chains and why failure to prevent these practices could result in criminal liability for all suppliers and hirers alike.

Speakers: Frances Lewis and Ian Hyde

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Vulnerable consumers: how to make sure that you comply with your legal obligations

Consumer protection law places specific obligations on companies in relation to vulnerable consumers.  With GDPR style fines non-compliance being introduced across Europe in 2022 now is a good moment to consider whether or not your products, website, terms and advertising meet your legal obligations in this area.

Speakers: Katrina Anderson

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Implementing a successful competition compliance programme

In this webinar, OC Partner Enrico Fabrizi will be joined by Nicola Lopez, GC at Procter & Gamble Italy, to talk about designing, implementing and maintaining an antitrust compliance programme from the perspective of both an in-house counsel and an external lawyer.

Speakers: Enrico Fabrizi and Nicola Lopez, General Counsel Procter & Gamble Group Italy

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How public procurement is driving the ESG agenda

In this webinar, our procurement experts will be discussing how public procurement is driving the ESG agenda, including looking at recent significant developments such as the newly introduced government requirement for bidders for public sector contracts to demonstrate commitment to net zero, which comes into force from the day of this webinar.

Speakers: Craig McCarthy and Kate Davies

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Dirty Money: Introduction to anti-money laundering for non-financial institutions

Banks and payment service providers should be highly familiar with their AML compliance responsibilities. Money laundering, however, touches on a wide range of businesses outside the remit of the FCA and PRA. IN this session, Associate Director James Turner will look at the type of activities that might pull your business into scope of the AML legislation, as well as outlining the challenges you’ll likely face if the law applies to you.

Speaker: James Turner

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FCA Enforcement: Through Covid and beyond

The impact of COVID on the financial sector was significant and after the initial response, and the shift to long-term adaptation, the FCA’s regulatory priorities have re-focused over the past eighteen months. In this session, Rachel Couter and Nick Price will trace the recent attention of the FCA’s enforcement activity, and highlight where the most likely areas for scrutiny are likely to lie in the near future.

Speakers: Rachel Couter and Nick Price

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New EU Whistleblowing Requirements – why they are relevant to your business

The implementation of the new Whistleblowing Directive will require many organisations to look at their whistleblowing procedure and outcomes. In this session, experts from inside and outside the EU will discuss what the new requirements will mean for organisations across Europe and beyond, the potential benefits from getting it right and the risks from getting it wrong.

Speakers: Chris Wrigley and Lucie Mongin-Archambeaud

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Biodiversity: the risks and opportunities for business

While climate change is still grabbing the headlines, global awareness of the importance of biodiversity is increasing and terms such as biodiversity net gain, environmental net gain, nature-based solutions and biodiversity losses are becoming increasingly common. In this session, we will consider what some of these terms mean for UK businesses and what the risks and opportunities associated with biodiversity might be.

Speaker: Caroline Bush

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Managing risks in the changing workplace: A spotlight on flexible working and harassment

In this session, Anna Elliott and Leanne Coates from our employment team will look at recent case law highlighting the legal cost for businesses as they navigate requests to work more flexibly and manage inappropriate behaviour as workplaces become less visible. We will also look at the latest government position on flexible working reforms and the new mandatory requirement to prevent sexual harassment, together with the steps your business can take now.

Speakers: Anna Elliott and Leanne Coates

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