Join us at our annual commercial update where we will bring you up to speed on the latest legislation, and review the significant developments that affect your commercial agreements and what they mean for you in practice.

Returning virtually this year, all the details you need about each session can be found below. RSVP below to confirm which session/s you would like to attend and please do share this invitation with members of your team and other colleagues who might be interested.

Whether you are able to join us for one or all of them, we look forward to speaking with you in March!

RSVP here!


What you need to know about the new EU and UK antitrust rules dealing with distribution / supply chain?

Tuesday 15 March, 11.00 am - 12.00 noon

This session will focus on key proposed changes at EU and UK level that may impact antitrust supply chain compliance in different distribution models. We will explain the practical significance of key amendments to, and potential differences between, the EU and UK Vertical Block Exemption Regulations and Guidelines in respect of dual distribution, selective, exclusive and franchising distribution models, resale price maintenance and online resale restrictions. The new rules will enter into force on 1 June 2022 and we will also be exploring what this means from an implementation and enforcement perspective going forward.

 

Commercial Case Law Update

Tuesday 15 March, 2.00 - 3.00 pm

Our annual update on decisions of the English commercial courts most relevant to in-house practice, including cases on: contract formation and interpretation; liability; and force majeure and material adverse change in a COVID context.

 

Developments in data privacy and e-signatures

Wednesday 16 March, 11.00 - 11.45 am

During this session we will discuss some key legal and regulatory developments affecting the world of privacy and data protection, including an update on the proposed reform of the UK data protection regime and the latest on international data transfers. We will also share a brief refresher on the practical implications of using electronic signatures in the UK.