Knowledge Notes

UK Knowledge Collection | International disputes, corporate sustainability, and dealmaking trends in Europe

Published on 17th May 2024

Welcome to this week's Knowledge Collection

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June sees the return of London International Disputes Week, offering a broad mix of events covering a wide range of topics. Our Disputes team is hosting several events at our London office, as well as participating in other panel events. They will be discussing subjects including international arbitration, crypto, corporate crime and construction disputes.

The International Bar Association has proposed updating its guidelines on arbitrator conflicts of interest, and our Insight looks at the impact these changes would have on parties and arbitrators if they were to be adopted.

Our new litigation toolkit provides helpful information for businesses considering England as the jurisdiction to hear any disputes arising from their contractual relationships, and our update on employment law this week looks at the changing process for making and responding to employment tribunal claims as the roll-out of a digitalised system continues.

Our compliance webinar series continues next week with an ESG and supply chain slant, as it looks at the impact on businesses of the EU's Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive and the Deforestation Regulation.

Finally, Osborne Clarke's corporate law experts have prepared a report analysing the trends emerging from European dealmaking last year, and what to expect from the rest of 2024.

Recent Insights

English litigation toolkit: how a typical English High Court contractual claim is dealt with

The toolkit sets out how a typical High Court contractual claim is dealt with. It covers timescale, cost, proving the case, enforcement, pre-judgment help, appeal, settlement and the advantages of English law and jurisdiction.
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Conflicts of interest in international arbitration: updates to the IBA Guidelines

The International Bar Association proposes updating its Guidelines on Conflicts of Interest in International Arbitration for the first time in a decade.
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Employment Law Coffee Break

Our update for UK employers explores government guidance on AI in HR and recruitment, neuroinclusive interviews, and new dates for the roll-out of the digitalised employment tribunal process.
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Dealmaking confidence returns to Europe in 2024 after a subdued 2023

A look at the key findings from Osborne Clarke's report on European corporate transactional trends.
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HFSS newsletter | May 2024

A look at how high fat, salt and sugar products are regulated in the UK, France, Germany and Spain, and at what is on the horizon.
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Upcoming Events

Eating Compliance for Breakfast | Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive update

Regulatory and Compliance | Webinar | 21 May | 09:00-09:30

The session discusses the progress of the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive and what it means for business.
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The Future of AI in Financial Services: where are we now and where are we going?

22 May | 13:00-14:00

An update on the financial services regulators' current strategic approach to AI.
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The future of infrastructure: is now a critical tipping point for development and investment decisions?

22 May | IMechE, SW1 | 16:00-18:00

Lord Adonis, the former Labour transport secretary and founding chair of the National Infrastructure Commission, will set out his view on the future of the UK and European infrastructure markets, followed by a panel discussion with leading industry participants on market opportunities and networking drinks.
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Eating Compliance for Breakfast | EU Deforestation Regulation: preparing for December 2024

23 May | 09:00-09:30

An overview of the new requirements under the regulation, and how best to prepare for the December 2024 compliance date.
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London International Disputes Week | 3-6 June

In its fourth year, London International Disputes Week explores the theme of "Uniting for global challenge and opportunity". Our Disputes team is supporting the following sessions, three of which we are hosting in our London Wall office.

International Arbitration Day: Space – the new disputes frontier | 3 June | 16:30-18:30

International Arbitration Day: Silicon Valley leads the way – is arbitration the answer for tech disputes? | 3 June | 16:30-18:30

When alternative becomes mainstream: the future for ADR on the global construction stage | 5 June | 09:00-10:30

The impact of Satoshi Nakamoto on English law | 5 June | 09:00-10:30 | One London Wall

Crypto fraud: interim relief in the English courts | 5 June | 11:00-12:30 | One London Wall

Arbitral Institutions' Congress | 5 June | 09:00-15:30

A new aggressive dawn in UK corporate crime enforcement?  What the new Serious Fraud Office regime may mean for UK and international business | 5 June | 16:00-17:30

Construction disputes skills crisis? | 6 June | 09:30-10:30 | One London Wall

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* This article is current as of the date of its publication and does not necessarily reflect the present state of the law or relevant regulation.

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