Brexit Workshop: Legal challenges - what do companies have to consider?

Sponsored Event | February.14.2019 | 5pm - 9pm (Central European Standard Time)

Orrick Düsseldorf

The British Parliament has recently rejected the Brexit deal and it presently looks as if an uncoordinated withdrawal of the UK from the EU will occur on the expiry of 29 March 2019. Any company with at least trade relations to the UK now needs to prepare for this challenge.

In order to support you in this endeavor, we will cover the following topics in six short presentations and discuss practice-oriented solutions followed by Q&A:

  • Which choice of law and which place of jurisdiction make sense?
  • How do I protect my IP rights?
  • What changes can be expected in relation to company law and what does this mean in practice?
  • What does Brexit mean for cartels and merger control?
  • What should I bear in mind when transferring personal data to partners in the UK?
  • What are the tax implications of Brexit? Which economic sectors and activities are particularly affected? How should a company behave?
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Practice:

  • Technology Sector
  • Transactions Sector
  • 網絡、隱私與數據創新
  • Technology Transactions
  • 科技企業業務
  • Automotive Technology & Mobility

Dr. Christian Schröder Partner 網絡、隱私與數據創新, Technology Transactions

Düsseldorf

Dr. Christian Schröder leads Orrick's Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation Group in Europe and collaborates with team members in the United States (U.S.), Europe (EU), and Asia to provide support to global clients. As a technology-focused partner, Christian advises on cybersecurity and privacy regulatory compliance, incident response, regulatory investigations and enforcement, litigation and intellectual property licensing, and transactional matters.

Christian helps clients consider the privacy and artificial intelligence implications of new technology, supports their compliance programs, and helps them stay ahead of enforcement trends. One particular focus of his work deals with internal data transfer agreements, external data transfers with external providers, and product launches that comply with international data protection standards, as well as privacy requirements for connected cars. Christian provides guidance on privacy and data protection considerations for developing, acquiring, using, licensing and selling technology, data and intellectual property, including M&A transactions and IP focused joint ventures. He supports companies on the set-up of webshops, outsourcings, license agreements, in cases of trademark or unfair and deceptive trade practice issues, as well as on hard and software license and information technology (IT) project agreements.

Christian maintains strong working relationships with German data protection authorities and EU regulatory authorities with jurisdiction over privacy and data security matters. He effectively defends companies in cybersecurity and privacy-related investigations initiated by EU regulatory authorities. He also engages with authorities on behalf of clients and helps clients avoid proceedings and possible litigation. When litigation can't be avoided, Christian vigorously defends his clients.

For companies facing global cybersecurity incidents, Christian helps with crisis mitigation, including counseling on notification requirements, coordinating media strategies, and representing clients before data protection authorities in related regulatory investigations.

Christian regularly contributes practical thought leadership to global privacy industry publications and German privacy books and journals. Christian authors the Chapter V (international data transfers) of Germany’s leading GDPR commentary Kühling/Buchner (3rd ed.) and is co-author to the Corporate Privacy Handbook (Betrieblicher Datenschutz). As an active member of the Sedona Conference, Christian drives the development and understanding of cross border privacy. He also participates in, hosts and moderates speaking programs with fellow private practitioners, EU data protection authorities, and academics focused on privacy and data security. Legal 500 Germany noted that Christian is "a pioneer in the legal field, a data protection guru." They also recognized Christian and Orrick as "truly global" and how that it is "vital as they require the various leaders of each region to participate and bring issues to the table as a forum".

Prior to working in private practice, Christian interned with the German Federal Data Protection Commissioner and www.epic.org.

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Practice:

  • Litigation and IP Sector
  • International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution
  • Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • 併購
  • Energy & Infrastructure
  • Antitrust & Private Litigation
  • Litigation and IP
  • 重組

Dr. Nicholas Kessler, LL.M., EMBA Partner International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution, Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Düsseldorf

Dr. Nicholas Kessler, Partner in the Düsseldorf Office, is a member of the International Arbitration Group. Nicholas' practice focuses on national and international arbitrations and complex litigations, predominantly with regard to post-M&A and corporate law disputes, investment protection cases, product liability and particularly to construction disputes.

Nicholas has extensive experience with arbitral proceedings under the auspices of all of the major arbitral institutions and rules (e.g., ICC, DIS, SCC, LCIA, UNCITRAL, ICSID, ad hoc).

Nicholas graduated from law school in 2003 (University of Munster), earned a PhD in law and an Executive Master of Business Administration (M&A) in 2005 and was allowed to the German bar in 2007. In 2008 he received a Master of Laws diploma from the University of Cambridge (UK) and was entered on the roll as Solicitor of England & Wales in 2010.

Dr. Kessler is a visiting lecturer at the University of Münster and teaches the international arbitration and mediation in the university's post graduate program on mergers and acquisitions. He frequently publishes and holds speeches on arbitration and litigation-related topics.