2020 has been a disruptive time for many businesses, with the landscape looking very different now than it was 12 months ago.
To help businesses prepare for the challenges we’re likely to face in 2021, Bevan Brittan is hosting a legal review webinar series during January. This series is designed to equip General Counsels, in-house legal teams and professionals dealing with risk and compliance issues, with topical insights across the spectrum of issues that are likely to be of most relevance and concern during the year to come.
Legal Review: Data Protection
Monday 18th January
2020 has seen some significant new developments in data protection regulation, including the key decision of Schrems II. This session will highlight the latest guidance and key trends in data protection.
Legal Review: Corporate, Insolvency and Finance
Tuesday 19th January
The business landscape has changed dramatically in 2020. We will look at challenges and opportunities for businesses looking to restructure or grow and those looking for mergers & acquisitions or investment. We will reflect on developments in case law and legislation, including the Supreme Court case of Sevilleja v Marex Financial on reflective loss.
Legal Review: Commercial, Projects and Contracts
Wednesday 20th January
As support schemes come to an end, a rise in contractual disagreements is expected. We’ll be discussing recent developments in contract law, including Covid-19 guidance, how the doctrine of good faith is evolving, and Bains v Arunvil Capital, a Court of Appeal decision on remedying a material breach.
Legal Review: Property and Construction
Thursday 21st January
Both the property and construction markets have seen significant changes over the last 12 months. We look at the long term impact of these developments, including Covid-19 issues for landlords and tenants, and Bresco v Lonsdale, a Supreme Court decision on adjudication against insolvent party.
Legal Review: Disruptive factors in 2020 (and beyond)
Friday 22nd January
To end the seminar series we will look at the most disruptive pressures for businesses in recent times, including Brexit, Covid-19, fire safety and regulatory challenges and climate change. We’ll look at the current legal position and anticipate likely trends for 2021.