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International Restrictive Covenant and Confidential Information Issues for Multinational Employers and Senior Executives – Live Q&A Zoominar Series 2020

CM Murray LLP, in association with Littleton Chambers and Fisher Phillips LLP, invite you to join us for a series of one-hour live Q&A Zoominars on current International Restrictive Covenant and Confidential Information issues.

The annual International Restrictive Covenant and Confidential Information Conference, that was due to take place in September 2020, has been replaced with this series of live, online discussions. The series provides a unique opportunity for In-house Counsel, HR Professionals and Private Practice Employment Law and Dispute Resolution lawyers to hear from leading experts around the world on international restrictive covenant and confidential information issues for multinational employers, founders and senior executives. 

1. Trade Secret Protections in the “New Normal”: Is your Information Secure from WFH and RTW Mishaps and Misappropriation?

 Date: Wednesday 15 July

Time: 4.00 pm – 5.00 pm BST / 11.00 am – 12.00 pm EDT / 5.00 pm – 6.00 pm GMT

The panel will address:

  • The new global Work from Home reality as a complicating factor in trade secrets agreements
  • Managing and protecting confidential information during RTW
  • Employees quitting via Zoom and the difficulties of getting your company’s “stuff” back
  • Best practices to monitor trade secrets hygiene during WFH and RTW
  • How to prosecute a misappropriation case in this new environment

Chair: Chris Stief, Fisher Phillips LLP, Philadelphia & Pittsburgh, USA

Speakers:

Merrill April, CM Murray LLP, London, UK

Jonathan Cohen QC, Littleton Chambers, London, UK

Mike Avila, Partner, Fisher Phillips LLP, Philadelphia & Washington D.C. Metro, USA

Listen to the recording here

 

2. The Impact of Global Disruption on Restrictive Covenants, and Protection of Confidential Information and other Business Interests around the World

Date: Tuesday 22 September

Time: 4.00 pm – 5.00 pm BST / 11.00 am – 12.00 pm EDT / 5.00 pm – 6.00 pm GMT

The panel will address: 

  • What protection do employers have if your business has diminished or your focus has changed?
  • The impact of increased global (virtual) mobility on restrictive covenants
  • The impact on remote working on policing, enforcing and drafting restrictions
  • Impact on geographical restrictions
  • Issues with enforcement across borders

Chair: Sarah Chilton, CM Murray LLP, London UK

Speakers:

Beth Hale, CM Murray LLP, London, UK

Chris Stief, Fisher Phillips LLP, Philadelphia & Pittsburgh, USA

Gavin Mansfield QC, Littleton Chambers, London, UK

Joydeep Hor, People + Culture Strategies, Australia

Register to attend here

 

3. Atypical Worker Restraints and Beyond: Protecting Confidential Information and other Business Interests in Atypical Worker, Independent Contractor, Shareholder and Franchise Relationships

Date: Wednesday 2 December

Time: 4.00 pm – 5.00 pm BST / 11.00 am – 12.00 pm EDT / 5.00 pm – 6.00 pm GMT

Details of discussion topics to follow. 

Chair: David Reade QC, Littleton Chambers, London, UK

Speakers:

David Fisher, CM Murray LLP, London, UK

Mike Avila, Fisher Phillips LLP, Philadelphia & Washington D.C. Metro, USA

International guest speaker details to follow.

Register to attend here

 Save the date for our 2021 In Person Second International Restrictive Covenant and Confidential Information Conference in London:

Date and Time:

Wednesday, 22 September 2021 Welcome Drinks, 6.30 – 9.00 pm

Thursday, 23 September 2021 Conference – 8.45 am – 5.30 pm, with closing drinks

Venue: One Whitehall Place, 1 Whitehall Court, Westminster, London SW1A 2EJ

Please register your interest to participate in and to suggest panel ideas for the 2021 specialist International Restrictive Covenant and Confidential Information Conference here.