IPT webinars

  • International Commercial Contracts Webinar Series - International Joint Ventures Part Two: Funding, Profit Allocation, Exit and Deadlock/Dispute Resolution
    In August we held our first webinar on the topic of International Joint Ventures which covered options for how to structure Joint Ventures in various countries and key features of Joint Ventures in different countries. In this webinar we delve more deeply into issues including funding / contribution of assets, profit allocation, exit - puts, calls, tag along, drag along and deadlock / dispute resolution.
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  • International Intellectual Property Webinar Series 2016 - Content Protection and Digital Piracy
    In this webinar, members of our experienced global team consider hot topics for content owners and platforms alike, including liability of link-providers, media box suppliers and wifi network providers, ISP blocking injunctions (including a comparison of the approach of the courts of the UK, Germany, the Netherlands and Italy in recent cases), and impact on copyright enforcement of the European Commission's Digital Single Market Review. The webinar will also cover a number of important recent cases, including the decisions of the Court of Justice of the EU in GS Media, Svennson and McFadden.
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  • Liability: An overview and liquidated damages and indemnities
    As business and trading becomes ever more global having knowledge of liability positions in different jurisdictions can be hugely important in negotiating commercial deals.
    This webinar focuses on the question of liability issues in China, Hong Kong, the UK and Australia, and some of the issues to consider when drafting and negotiating commercial contracts. We look at general issues associated with liability clauses as well as a more detailed look at liquidated damages and their treatment across these jurisdictions and a refresher on what the use of indemnities actually mean for both parties to a contractual arrangement.
    Speakers draw on their local knowledge and experiences on the back of creating the Global Contract Laws tool to be found here.
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    Nicholas Boyle, Australia
    Carolyn Bigg, Hong Kong
    Matthew Duncombe, United Kingdom

  • Automation and Robotics
    True 'smart' technology - systems that can use data from many sources to learn and improve - are transforming everything from manufacturing and enterprise services to consumer goods and social media. The use of automation and artificial intelligence is at the heart of this transformation, but it brings with it a broad range of legal, regulatory and ethical challenges. With smart sensors and the 'Internet of Things' providing the eyes and ears of these intelligent systems, controlling who holds data about you and what they use it for becomes more difficult.
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  • Incentivising collaboration in a multi supplier environment
    Incentivising collaboration in a multi-supplier environment is crucial to the successful delivery of end-to-end integrated services. During this session, our lawyers will discuss the increasing fragmentation of service delivery across a wide supplier base, the mechanisms used to incentivise collaboration, lessons learned from recent projects and how businesses can best manage risk.
    This webinar will be most relevant to anyone involved in managing or procuring a multi-supplier procurement or ecosystem.
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  • The new French law of contracts - what's in it for businesses?
    This webinar forms part of DLA Piper's International Commercial Contracts Group and focuses on the new French law of contracts: what's in it for businesses?
    On February 10, 2016, the French government enacted an Ordinance overhauling the provisions of the French Civil Code relating to contracts and obligations. What does this new contract law cover? Is there innovation? What risks does it trigger for business operators? Does it have an international impact?
    In this webinar, our speakers cover the overhaul of French contract law, recommendations to navigate new essential provisions and comparative views from other key jurisdictions, in order to gain understanding of what this reform means for you.
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    Gregory Tulquois interview to Les Echos regarding the French civil code
  • International Joint Ventures - Introduction to Structures and Key Features Webinar
    As businesses think about entering into Joint Ventures to meet specific business / commercial objectives, the choice of entity can help or hinder the achievement of those objectives.
    This first webinar (in a series of three) focuses on the question of which forms of entities are most commonly used in China, Germany, the UK and the United States, and some of the key characteristics of each form of entity.
    Webinar Two will delve more deeply into issues such as exit, governing law and financing and Webinar Three will consider contractual joint ventures and commercial arrangements between joint venture partners.
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  • Hot Topics in Advertising and Marketing Law
    As brands conduct global advertising campaigns and promotions, they are facing ever-increasing challenges in complying with the evolving, varied legal landscape. A sound and practical legal strategy is imperative to avoid regulatory action and lawsuits that can severely damage brand equity.
    In this webinar, members of our experienced global team review current hot topics in advertising and marketing law across the world, offering their legal perspective on topics that are enforcement priorities for regulators, including:
    • digital direct marketing;
    • geo-blocking;
    • use of social media/influencers; and
    • comparative advertising.
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  • Der Brexit und seine Folgen
    Fokus: Intellectual Property, IT & Datenschutz
    Der Brexit wirft insbesondere in den Bereichen Intellectual Property und IT & Datenschutz viele Fragen auf: Was sind die Folgen für das geplante Einheitspatent und das Einheitspatentgericht (Unified Patent Court)? Welche Auswirkungen hat der Brexit auf Unionsmarken und Gemeinschaftsgeschmacksmuster? Sind erweiterte datenschutzrechtliche Maßnahmen zu treffen?
    The webinar and slides are available in German only.
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  • European Union Trade Mark Regulation
    23 June 2016
    On March 23, 2016 the new European Union Trade Mark Regulation entered into force. Together with the Trade Mark Directive it contains the most extensive amendments to the trademark system since the introduction of the Community Trade Mark 20 years ago.
    Every trademark owner and practitioner should therefore become acquainted with the key changes, successively coming into force.
    The slides are available in German only.
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  • European Union Trademark Reform
    7 April 2016
    European trademark law is facing the biggest reform since the introduction of the Community trademark system in 1996. The recently adopted European Trademark Reform will bring substantial changes not only to Community trademarks but also for owners of national trademarks in the EU. During this webinar, our speakers explored the key changes and how they may affect your business.
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  • European Data Protection Regulation Webinar
    22 December 2015
    On December 15th, European policy makers reached political agreement on European data protection reform and the terms of the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The final text will take effect in early 2018. After many years of heated debates, the GDPR, formally known as the "Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data", will be replacing the European Data Protection Directive adopted in 1995.
    In this webinar we answer 20 of the most frequently asked questions by our clients - ranging from "Will we need to appoint a Data Protection Officer?" to "How large are the fines likely to be?"
    Please note that the password to view the recording is 20645278
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  • Safe Harbor invalidation next steps: EU model clauses do's and don'ts
    30 November 2015
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  • Government IT Contracting Trends Webinar
    10 November 2015
    A challenge in any long term outsourcing transaction is innovation and incentive to improve services. Governments are therefore looking for new ways to engage with the private sector to ensure that long term transactions continue to deliver value for money. Based on our experience in a number of jurisdictions on some of the largest government outsourcing deals in the world, this webinar will share some of our experience in the most recent efforts by government to ensure continued best performance by its IT partners.

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  • European Court invalidates US Data Protection Safe Harbor - what does this mean for business?
    8 October 2015
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  • Liability - approaches to limitations and exclusions around the world
    3 June 2015
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  • Technology and Sourcing webinar series 2014 - IP and open source in corporate transactions
    11 June 2014
    This webinar discusses IP and its relevance in corporate transactions, the various types and peculiarities between the UK and US, and will also focus on the increasing importance of open source.
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  • Technology and Sourcing webinar series 2014 - Best practice in Agile Contracting
    28 May 2014
    Another year on and evidence of robust contracting around agile software development projects is still relatively thin on the ground. There are some examples of template contracts, particularly in Scandinavia (Danish K03 and similar examples in Norway and Sweden), but these are as yet little known and little used. There are also developing hybrid contract forms which mix elements of traditional waterfall with agile contracting to try to balance agility with risk control and certainty. In this session, we consider the relative merits of these contract forms and approaches and discuss what we consider to represent best practice in agile contracting. We also reflect on some of the recommendations we made in our similar webinar in March 2013 and note any advances in thinking and practice.
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  • Technology and Sourcing webinar series 2014 - Cyber security (UK/US focus)
    7 May 2014
    Cyber security and cyber crime have become very high profile risk issues over the last 18 months - an issue that boards of directors need to address.
    A fundamental problem clients confront when tackling cyber-crime is the territorial limits of national laws in the Internet's borderless environment. This webinar is part 1 of 2 and focuses on cyber security and cyber crime in the UK and US.
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  • Technology and Sourcing webinar series 2014 - Perils and pitfalls for payment provisions
    9 April 2014
    The payment provisions are a fundamental part of any sourcing arrangement. There are a range of models which can be used in a contract - each of which have pros and cons and strike a different balance between risk and reward. A combination of factors will dictate which model is likely to work best in any given circumstance, including the risk appetite of the customer, the need for flexibility to deal with changing circumstances, the relationship of the parties and the incentives which otherwise exist in the contract. This seminar will consider both traditional and newer payment models, and discuss the key issues to consider with each.
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