Having been established for over a decade as a “must attend” global compliance conference by senior in-house legal and compliance professionals, our Annual Corporate Compliance Conference returns this year in a new and unique virtual format to deliver our market-leading content to you during these unprecedented times.

Held across five weeks from 7 September – 9 October 2020, the virtual conference will provide a continuing stream of practical insights and analysis on significant developments across all key corporate compliance areas:

  • Anti-Bribery and Corruption;
  • Antitrust Compliance;
  • International Trade, Export Controls and Sanctions;
  • Supply Chain, Product and ESG Compliance and Liability; and
  • Customs and Brexit.

As well as hearing live from our experts from across the globe across the five weeks, we will also be publishing a series of articles, blog posts and video blogs on our centralised Corporate Compliance Content Hub.  Details of how to access the Content Hub will be circulated, along with your joining details for the live sessions, ahead of the conference.

Further details of the five weeks, including dates and times, are set out below. We hope you will participate in and enjoy this exciting virtual five weeks conference for any or all sessions.

Anti-Bribery and Corruption

7 – 11 September 2020

During our Anti-Bribery and Corruption week, we will focus on:

  • major developments and trends in the UK and the US, including how the COVID pandemic has impacted on-going investigations and enforcement priorities;
  • trends and developments in higher risk markets with practical tips on how to manage risks in markets in Africa, Asia, the CIS and the Middle East;
  • anti-bribery and corruption challenges during the M&A process; and
  • the impact of the COVID pandemic on compliance programme risks and mitigation tools.

Please click here for the full agenda for our Anti-Bribery and Corruption week.

Antitrust Compliance

 14 – 18 September 2020

During our Antitrust Compliance week, we will focus on:

  • key global antitrust compliance themes;
  • the implications of recent UK and EU enforcement action in relation to distribution agreements;
  • recent competition law enforcement and the risks that can arise in responding to a crisis, as well as considering what your business needs to keep in mind when exploring competitor collaborations; and
  • the CMA’s competition law and consumer enforcement powers post Brexit, highlighting recent enforcement practice and increasing use of director disqualification orders.

Please click here for the full agenda for our Antitrust Compliance week.

Export Controls and Trade Sanctions

21 – 25 September 2020

During our Export Controls and Trade Sanctions week, we will focus on:

  • important changes in the legal framework in the UK, EU, and US;
  • trends in trade investigations and the rise of enforcement across various jurisdictions; and
  • foreign investment reviews by the UK, EU, and US and practical considerations for businesses moving forward.

Please click here for the full agenda for our Export Controls and Trade Sanctions week.

Supply Chain, Product and ESG Compliance and Liability

28 September – 2 October 2020

During our Supply Chain, Product and ESG Compliance and Liability week, we will focus on:

  • the key regulatory and other drivers behind the increasingly numerous and diverse range of claims that businesses make about their products and supply chains, from product performance and compliance to all manner of claims about environmental, climate, sustainability and human rights performance;
  • the issues these claims create for in-house legal teams and the impacts for businesses when claims become disconnected from the reality;
  • trends in environmental, human rights and sustainability claims and what they mean for supply chain governance and due diligence. We are delighted that our experts will also be joined by Professor Robert McCorquodale of Brick Court Chambers, expert in business and human rights law and Susanne Stormer, Chief Sustainability Advisor, Vice President at Novo Nordisk; and
  • key legal issues and anticipated future legislative developments for product regulation and liability specifically as well as AI more broadly.

Please click here for the full agenda for our Supply Chain, Product and ESG Compliance and Liability week.

Customs and Brexit

5 – 9 October 2020

During our Customs and Brexit week, we will focus on:

  • how the structure of supply chains may change as a result of the crisis caused by COVID-19 and some of the key customs considerations and practical steps that businesses should consider when trying to spread their supply chain risk;
  • the impact of the end of the Brexit transition period and the UK’s new relationship with the EU and international trading partners. We are delighted that our experts will also be joined by Neil Feinson, Joint Deputy Director for Trade in Goods Trade Policy Group at the Department for International Trade and Sally Beggs, EU Exit Guidance, Legislation and Stakeholder, Customs and Borders Design at HMRC; and
  • global Customs hot topics that you need to be aware of, such as global trade wars, the new US-Mexico-Canada trade agreement, and current EU customs valuation challenges.

Please click here for the full agenda for our Customs and Brexit week.

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About this virtual conference

All times can be found via the agendas and are all BST.

If you reside in a different time zone and wish to verify your time – please click here to see the time in your location.

Joining details will be circulated to you ahead of the conference which will include details for the Content Hub.

Leading Compliance & Investigations Practice

Tier 1 in UK Legal 500 in 2020 for:

  • Trade, WTO, Anti-dumping, and Customs
  • Regulatory Investigations & Corporate Crime
  • Product Liability

Top 5 Global Elite Firm Global Competition Review (2015 – 2020)

Top 10 Investigations Firm Global Investigations Review (2020)

Client resources for our Leading Compliance & Investigations Practice

Global Compliance News
Sanctions and Export Controls Blog
Supply Chain Compliance Blog
Brexit Blog

COVID-19 Recovery & Renewal Support

COVID-19 and antitrust law
COVID-19 PIER (Product Import / Export Review)
Beyond COVID-19: Resilience, Recovery & Renewal Resource Hub

Dates for your diary

We have a variety of trade conferences being organised by our global teams. If you wish to participate in these events you can obtain additional information on these conferences via the links below.

Global Trade and Supply Chain Webinar Series

Various dates from July – December 2020

Time Zone: EST

For more information about this event being organised by our global team, please click here.

Dutch Export and Sanctions Update

15 October 2020

Time Zone: CET

For more information about this event being organised by our Amsterdam team, please click here.

Dutch Customs and Imports Update

23 October 2020

Time Zone: CET

For more information about this event being organised by our Amsterdam team, please click here.

Swiss, EU and US Sanctions and Export Controls and Brexit

Week commencing 9 November 2020

Time Zone: CET

For more information about this event being organised by our Zurich team, please click here.

“To register your interest in attending, please register here