Upcoming sessions

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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.

23 September 2021, 9:00 – 9:30

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.

28 September 2021, 9:00 – 9:30

Speakers: Enrico Fabrizi and GC of Proctor & Gamble

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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.

30 September, 9:00 – 9:30

Speakers: Craig McCarthy and Kate Davis

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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.

5 October 2021, 9:00 – 9:30

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.

7 October 2021, 9:00 – 9:30

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.

12 October 2021, 9:00 – 9:30

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.

14 October 2021, 9:00 – 9:30

Speaker: Caroline Bush

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Selling products in the UK and EU – how are things changing?

The law around product compliance and the responsibilities of different actors in the supply chain, including online marketplaces, are set to change. If your business is involved in the manufacture or supply of physical goods then this important update is for you. In this session, we look at the impact of Brexit on supply chains and the current discussions and proposals in both the EU and the UK to regulate and enforce product safety.

21 October 2021, 9:00 – 9:30

Speakers: Katie Vickery and Thomas Stables

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How to build reputational and crisis risk into compliance programmes

This session from our Reputation and Crisis team will look at how companies can prepare for dealing with reputational risk areas, including through effective war-gaming, practical crisis plans, and lining up specialist experts for different types of crisis.

2 November 2021, 9:00 – 9:30

Speakers: Ashley Hurst, Jamie Halpin and Henry Fox

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UK Subsidy Control – a fresh approach to the regulation of grant funding and public/private investments

The UK government has recently published a new UK Subsidy Control Bill which will replace the previous EU State aid rulebook and regulate subsidies, grants and investments made by public bodies across the UK. The new regime is expected to enter force in early 2022.
Our session will look at the opportunities and risks that the new regime will create compared to the previous EU State aid rules, with a particular focus on the position of private companies receiving public sector investment or support, including through established grant programmes (such as Innovate UK) and public/private matched fund investment vehicles.

4 November 2021, 9:00 – 9:30

Speakers: Marc Shrimpling and Rebecca Malone

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Human rights due diligence, supply chains and modern slavery: where are we in the UK, and in Europe?

Increasing focus is being given across Europe to human rights due diligence, supply chain transparency and modern slavery risks. Using France and the UK as examples, in this session we are going to discuss the obligations and expectations on companies now, how we anticipate those obligations and expectations may develop and change in the near future, and what that means for businesses looking to futureproof their compliance systems.

9 November 2021, 9:00 – 9:30

Speakers: Chris Wrigley and Lucie Mongin-Archambeaud

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