Geopolitical and economic risk - the implications for international business and law

17 May
15:30 - 17:00

Our panel will give their view on the major geopolitical events that could shape commerce in the years to come. With a growing threat of further conflict in Europe and Asia, fragmenting globalism and worsening global economic security, business and law has an important role to play in meeting these challenges. Join us and our special guest speaker Andrew Sentance CBE, one of the most influential economists in the country and a former Member of the Monetary Policy Committee for the Bank of England, as we look into the complexities of these issues and provide insights into their latest developments in three critical areas of business and law:

  • Supply Chain and Jurisdictional Tensions:
    • the threat of protectionism, the drive to near-shoring and the flow of investment into regeared supply chains in new regions of the world
    • the quest for greater resilience and the detrimental impact it can have on compliance and regulation
  • Social and Governance under the Spotlight: 
    • how economic and social pressures are creating a more challenging environment for progressive ESG and commercial decision making
    • culture wars and the pressures on corporations to communicate and achieve higher standards on the human rights
    • greater politicised legislative intervention and the risk posed to the rule of law
  • Economic Distress
    • Where is the forecasted wave of insolvency and what measures are businesses taking to protect themselves
    • Where is the action – pre-pack administrations and distressed purchases on the rise

This event will provide attendees with an opportunity to engage with industry experts on these critical issues. We do hope you can join us in-person, but for those who aren’t able we will also offer a virtual presentation online.

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