Spring Series 2019 – Germany
As a leading global law firm, we constantly strive to be at the forefront of groundbreaking developments that affect the global economy and its players.
The rapid technological developments currently being observed pave the way for both new business models as well as opening up opportunities for existing businesses. This, however, involves risks and inevitably requires changes in both the regulatory and legal frameworks. Besides technological advancement, the stability of financial markets and the European banking industry remains a major focus to ensure economic growth on both a local and global level.
We support our global clients to successfully navigate their business activities in accordance with these complexities, whilst assisting them in making the right decisions for their business. During this year's Spring Series, we will address a number of highly topical issues as follows:
Spotlight "Italian Banks": Market trends for NPLs and Unlikely to Pay (UtP) exposures
3 April | Frankfurt
Non-performing loans (NPLs) remain a major issue for parts of the European banking system. The Italian NPL market is by far the busiest European market and the Italian government guarantee scheme GACS has significantly supported the Italian banks to clean up their balance sheets. In addition to NPLs, UtPs are now gaining momentum in Italy.
GDPR – one year on – Which pitfalls came into light and how can companies handle them?
10 April | Hamburg
Almost one year after the introduction of GDPR, we still read about it every day in the press. The authorities are now imposing the first penalties for infringements. Companies are asking themselves whether they have deficits in fulfilling the regulations. What sanctions will they face, and how will issues develop in the future?
Practice Innovation at White & Case – How comfortable are you with the legal-tech landscape?
10 April | Frankfurt
In today's digital world, clients are demanding more of their law firms in the area of AI and legal tech. Come join us for an innovation talk with our Firm's dedicated Practice Innovation team that will provide insights from legal-tech leaders and include practical case studies focused on client needs. This is a unique opportunity to gain real-world insight about innovation, the opportunities and the challenges related to the latest legal-tech offerings.
Modern antitrust in times of digitalisation and new distribution formats
9 May | Düsseldorf
The retail landscape has undergone tectonic shifts over the last decade. Emerging new distribution formats have started challenging traditional brick-and-mortar chains long ago, but the industry has undergone radical change more recently, with manufacturers increasingly engaging in dual-distribution, price comparison websites starting to offer direct purchase options, former online pure players opening brick-and-mortar stores, retail platforms offering sales opportunities for other retailers via online market places, and the like.
Blockchain in Real Estate – A global revolution in the making?
5 June | Frankfurt
Blockchain has the potential to revolutionise the way the real estate sector operates, from smart contracts to the management and execution of highly standardised property sales and leases as well as the adoption by land registries.
Building an outstanding legal team – An audience with Pearson's General Counsel, Bjarne Tellmann
18 June | Frankfurt
The role of the General Counsel is constantly evolving, requiring excellent technical legal knowledge, commercial acumen and team management skills to lead and motivate global teams. With technological innovation, disruption and shrinking budgets, GCs have to figure out how to deliver more for less. We are pleased to have Bjarne Tellmann, General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer of Pearson, and author of "Building an Outstanding Legal Team: Battle-Tested Strategies from a General Counsel", coming to speak about his experiences.