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Get to know the IBA European Regional Forum Officers of 2021.
If you were asked to name a well-known example of a class action, the first one to spring to mind might be Hollywood's Erin Brockovich, based on the true story of a Californian community that claimed for damages against an energy corporation for suspected groundwater contamination, and secured a multi-million-dollar settlement.
Chris Owen, Co-Chair of the IBA European Regional Forum was recently invited by the Slovak Bar Association to give a talk on the subject of keeping mentally fit in your professional life. Chris began the talk by looking at the historical reluctance within the legal profession to talk about our own or other people’s mental wellbeing. It was not considered an appropriate subject of conversation.
At the 2nd IBA European Automotive and Mobility Services Conference held last week we heard from Professor Nick Reed as the keynote speaker of the need for a radical transformation of mobility services based on a coherent vision that embraces safety, sustainability, prosperity, equality and inclusion. To Professor Reed, the 2020s are likely to be the decade of transport data which we will need to aggregate and analyse to inform that vision.
By Dr Joanna Schubel. The expert committee in the Polish government published in July 2020 a draft regulation on a new corporate group law. The proposed solutions are revolutionary for Polish corporate law as they include a recognition of a common interest of the group. The committee hopes that the draft will still be discussed in the Polish parliament this autumn.
What if future EU mandatory human rights due diligence legislation comes to rescue of French Corporate Duty of Vigilance law?
French Law has recently implemented a recent obligation on companies to implement a human rights due diligence vigilance plan. EU legislators are also considering introducing legislation requiring companies operating on the EU market to take steps to prevent any human rights and environmental violations arising out of their business activities. However, the scope and the applicability of the law has yet to be determined
How will contemplated laws protect the results of AI activity in Europe? Considerations under selected provisions of EU law
The legal protection of artificial intelligence is one of the current challenges to EU law. Since it is accepted that artificial intelligence regulation should remain in the realm of intellectual property law, the same approach could be adopted to the results of artificial intelligence activity. Copyright law has historically been adopted to protect immaterial goods created by humans.
There is a mental health crisis in the Spanish legal profession. This we know. Yet speak with any senior leader in the sector, and you would be forgiven for thinking that nothing is wrong.
La necesidad de tomar medidas para mejorar la salud mental de los profesionales legales
A film of the conference presented by the IBA European Regional Forum and supported by the IBA Closely Held and Growing Business Enterprises Committee and the IBA Corporate Counsel Forum.
In May, the European Regional Forum organised a webinar on the topic, What good can come of this? Emotional and mental wellbeing and the legal workplace post Covid-19. The webinar explored the challenges law firms in developing working practices face when supporting the emotional and mental wellbeing of their staff, during and after the pandemic.
Key messages relating to the world of startups – European Regional Forum, March 2020.