EXECUTIVE PROGRAMME 2021

[Webinar Series] What Legal and Business Professionals Need to Understand in Europe/Asia Cross-Border Deals

31 Aug, 2 & 16 Nov 2021, 4.00pm-6.00pm SGT

Overview

The Singapore Academy of Law and Sorbonne Assas International Law School present a series of three executive seminars around the theme of “What Legal and Business Professionals Need to Understand in Europe/Asia Cross-Border Deals”.

The executive seminars will provide an in-depth discourse into these current and topical areas of doing business in Asia and Europe, and the impact they have on the ability of organisations to navigate and manage cross-border deals:

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31 August 2021
4.00pm-6.00pm

2.0 Public CPD Points (TBC)
Practice Area: Telecommunications,
Media & Technology
Training Level: Intermediate

Synopsis

E-commerce has become a standard way of doing business and the recent pandemic has only accelerated this trend worldwide. But although the technology behind this way of doing business is practically universal, the law framing those transactions remains very much regulated by different national or region-wide laws. To which extent can one discern, beyond those differences, a common pattern that may help businesses design a legal framework for transactions that will pass muster across borders? This webinar will seek to highlight the convergences and divergences of e-commerce laws in Asia and Europe.

Programme

3.30pm Participants log in to webinar
4.00pm Presentations

  • Ms Gladys Chun, General Counsel, Lazada Group
  • Associate Professor Markus Petsche, Director of the Doctoral Program, Chair of the International Business Law Program, Central European University, Budapest
  • Mrs Bénédicte Deleporte, Founder, Deleporte Wentz Avocat
5.50pm Q & A
6.00pm End

2 November 2021
4.00pm-6.00pm

2.0 Public CPD Points (TBC)
Practice Area: Contemporary issues in legal practice
Training Level: Intermediate

Synopsis

In the last two years, a number of regional laws have started to take into account climate change in the context of financial investment. In Europe, regulation 2019/2088 and 2020/852 have introduced rules concerning sustainability related disclosure in financial services and on the establishment of a framework to facilitate sustainable investments. Singapore Government unveiled its Green Plan 2030, a “whole-of-nation movement” to advance the national agenda on sustainable development with ambitious green targets for the next 10 years.

On 14 April 2021, New Zealand became the first country in the world to introduce climate change laws targeted at the financial sector. Governments are developing policies, guidelines, regulations and initiatives to promote sustainable and responsible businesses. Organisations are also embracing and integrating sustainability in their operations. What trends in the legal, regulatory and policy landscape are expected in the light of these developments, and what impact will these have on business strategies and business operations? This session seeks to explore the Asia and EU perspective on how climate change laws may affect business compliance risks and business costs, and issues that legal professionals need to be mindful of as they navigate this new landscape.

Programme

3.30pm Participants log in to webinar
4.00pm Presentations and Panel Discussion

  • Professor Malik Laazouzi, Professor of Law, University Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas
  • Mr Patrick Thieffry, Independent Arbitrator
  • Mr Joachim Jake Layes, Managing Director, JLayes Consulting Ltd
  • Mr Simon Tay, Senior Consultant, WongPartnership LLP
  • Mr Tiong Teck Wee, Partner, WongPartnership LLP
5.50pm Q & A
6.00pm End

16 November 2021
4.00pm-6.00pm

2.0 Public CPD Points
Practice Area: Data Protection & Privacy
Training Level: Intermediate

Synopsis

Contrary to popular belief among people unfamiliar with data protection legislation, obtaining consent is not the only legal path to personal data processing: for instance, an increasing number of data privacy laws envisage a number of situations in which such processing is implicitly considered within the data subject’s interest or the legitimate interest of data controllers. What are those situations and how do they differ in Europe, Singapore, and other Asian jurisdictions? This webinar will seek to shed some light on the commonalities and differences in both regions.

It is also commonly considered that obtaining consent is the ultimate shield against illegal data processing; but is this really the case? To what extent will a court or a regulator consider that an actual consent has been obtained from the data subject? Studying the requirements for consent collection in Europe and Asia is critical for businesses seeking to create a common data processing scheme for their clients in both regions; this webinar will help in making the right choices.

Programme

3.30pm Participants log in to webinar
4.00pm Presentations and Panel Discussion

  • Assoc Professor Pierre-Emmanuel Audit,
    University Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas
  • Mr David N. Alfred, Drew & Napier LLC
  • Ms Julie Martinez, Baker & McKenzie A.A.R.P.I, France
5.50pm Q&A
6.00pm End

SILE Attendance Policy

Participants who wish to obtain CPD Points are reminded that they must comply strictly with the Attendance Policy set out in the CPD Guidelines. For this activity, this includes logging in at the start of the webinar and logging out at the conclusion of the webinar in the manner required by the organiser, and not being away from the entire activity for more than 15 minutes. Participants who do not comply with the Attendance Policy will not be able to obtain CPD Points for attending the activity. Please refer to http://www.sileCPDcentre.sg for more information.