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Navigating global challenges: Helping you succeed in a world of business uncertainty - Chicago

Who should attend

This cross-sector legal event is aimed at in-house teams and senior executives operating at an international level.

Synopsis

Join us for a compelling interview with David Chmiel, world-renowned geopolitical adviser, speaker and commentator. David will draw upon his experience, as both an international affairs adviser and former cross-border lawyer, to explore current geopolitical events and their impact on business.

David's interactive and thought-provoking assessment of the state of the world will set the stage for a day of discussions about how senior executives can manage and mitigate these risks while still taking advantage of global opportunities.

Following our keynote, Eversheds Sutherland lawyers from around the world will deliver a half-day CLE program, discussing examples of how legal teams can successfully navigate the current business climate.

Agenda

8:45 a.m.
Keynote: A world in transition: the current geopolitical environment and what it means for business

David Chmiel, adviser, speaker and commentator on geopolitical events and their impact on business.

9:45 a.m.
Navigating a cyber attack: what you need to know

Navigating the rapidly evolving threat and global regulatory environments require a proactive, holistic, risk-based strategy that starts at the top. This “wargame” workshop runs through a realistic cyber attack, designed to replicate real-life incidents and attacks and to simulate global regulatory expectations, crisis communications, litigation pressures and the human dynamics of crisis response. By working through the scenario, we will help to inform their preparedness and cyber resilience.

10:45 a.m. Choose two breakout sessions (45 minutes each)

  • How innovative in-house teams deliver value in the evolving legal market
    With increased globalization and an ever-changing legal landscape, in-house legal departments are being asked to create innovative solutions to better serve the business and do more with less. This session will explore the strategies that in-house teams are developing to meet these demands and deliver legal services that maximize value for their business.
  • Tearing up the rulebook: how measures to tax the digital economy will challenge business structures forever
    The rise of the digital economy is disrupting traditional approaches to taxing business. Instead of being taxed where based, proposed international and state reforms seek to attribute value to customers, users and data and tax businesses in the jurisdictions of these customers, users and data generation. For global businesses with a digital presence, these reforms could have a significant impact on future corporate development and structuring decisions. Join our international taxation professionals to explore the scope and potential impact of these groundbreaking new tax proposals.
  • How to drive a global diversity agenda: legal and cultural challenges
    This session aims to provide insight into diversity monitoring and reporting obligations across different countries and jurisdictions. We will look at issues and offer cultural insights around all aspects of diversity including; gender pay, race and sexuality.
  • Cross-border investigations: successfully managing global regulators and the cost of getting it wrong
    In a globalized work force, giving early consideration to the complex regulatory landscape is crucial. Our panel of international professionals will share their experiences of working across different geographies and discuss how to reduce risk in an increasingly regulated world.

12:45 p.m.
Guiding M&A and tax through a volatile global market

In an unpredictable geopolitical landscape, pursuing a long-term growth agenda is more complex than ever before. Join our panel of international Corporate and Tax professionals from across the US, UK and Asia to hear best practices on how to structure for success.

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