AM2022 International Section
Panel 1 – ESG in M&A and Financing: Why Corporate/Commercial Lawyers Should Take Notice
Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors are becoming key drivers of business decisions and key business risks. Being able to identify and help clients navigate these risks will shape the future legal practice as the regulatory landscape quickly shifts to incorporate ESG factors into a wide range of legislation. From the impact of forced labour and child labour in global supply chains, to that of targeted human rights and environmental mandatory due diligence on transactions and investment decisions, of GHD emissions on upcoming legislation, and of critical ESG risk analysis and planning on corporate governance practices, the importance of ESG cannot be underestimated. This panel will address key practical issues and broaden your awareness of the impact of ESG on the 2022 business landscape.
Panel 2 – A Roundup of 2021 Global Data Privacy Developments and A Look at What’s Coming in 2022
The panel will discuss global data privacy developments and trends that emerged during 2021, including developments in Canada, California and Europe, and the new Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL) in China, which went into effect on November 2, 2021. It will also look forward to developments in 2022, and how these changes impact technology companies, retailers, government institutions and are now being taken into account in due diligence for financing and M&A transactions.
Edward Lenci, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, New York, NY
Douglas K. Chia, President, Soundboard Governance LLC, Princeton, NJ
Jennifer King, Partner, Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Yousuf Aftab, Director, A2, New York, NY
Luigi Bruno, IKEA, Sweden
Aaron Simpson, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, New York, NY
Sherry Truong, Asana, San Francisco, CA
- January 26, 2022
- Online On-Demand