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Charting a course through legal issues in international supply chains

Date: 16th May 2023
Location: Webinar


In this interactive panel session with audience Q&A our expert speakers provided practical tips for businesses that work with global supply chains.

Our technology and international trade specialist lawyers discussed:

  • Due diligence – why prevention is better than cure
  • Rules of origin and outsourcing – how to make sure you’re paying the right tariffs
  • Managing cross-border risks – including sanctions, state secrets and foreign exchange
  • Managing collaborations with third parties – how to maximise your position
  • Avoiding the common pitfalls in IP creation and how to protect your IP across multiple jurisdictions
  • The merits of choosing ‘home’ law – understanding your options.

Meet the speakers:

Dominic Hopkins: Dominic is joint Head of the Central England Office of HCR Hewitsons, acts for domestic and foreign businesses in complex technology, engineering and product failure disputes and is experienced in cross-border cases (litigation and international arbitration).

Nicolas Goffman: Nicolas leads the HCR Hewitsons international practice and advises UK companies on cross-border contracts and overseas risk, and also helps investigate foreign companies.  Nicolas has practised law in China and is fluent in the language.

David Beynon: David is a commercial, technology and intellectual property lawyer.  His main areas of focus include supply chain transactions, research and development activities, and strategic outsourcing/service-related projects.  In addition to his general commercial practice, he frequently advises clients on the existence, ownership, protection, development and exploitation of their intellectual property rights.

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