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Insight Seminars for Scotland

Posted: 18th January 2019

Programme focusing on market insights and legal hot topics, keeping you up to date with key areas of law.

Please select the seminars you would like to attend, then complete your contact details and click the submit button.  You will be sent a confirmation for each of the seminars you register for.

Please follow the link here, to select your seminars.

As well as providing timely and practical insight into our current legal and sector issues, our sessions are eligible for verifiable CPD hours.

Financing Public Infrastructure: Carillion as a Catalyst for Change

This session will discuss with industry guest speakers the Future of Projects and focus on the risks and opportunities relating to financing public infrastructure and the lessons learned from Carillion. There will be a focus on the steps that the private sector could take to re-engage public sector support for private finance.

Financing Public Infrastructure – Edinburgh: 24 January 2019 – 08:30 – 10:30

Financial Services Breakfast Seminars

A selection of topics relevant to the Financial Services industry in Scotland.  Individual topics announced as confirmed.

FS Seminar – Cryptocurrency – Edinburgh: 8 February 2019 – 08:30 – 10:30

FS Seminar – Edinburgh: 29 March 2019 – 08:30 – 10:30

FS Seminar – Edinburgh: 14 May 2019 – 08:30 – 10:30

Construction Focus

Our annual Construction Focus seminar which gives you all you need to know on the latest legal developments in the construction sector and what to look for in the year ahead.

Construction Focus – Glasgow: 27 February 2019 – 08:00 – 11:00

Construction Focus – Edinburgh: 6 March 2019 – 16:00 – 20:00

Risk, Resilience & Reputation in Financial Institutions

In July 2018, the Bank of England, the FCA and the PRA released a Discussion Paper (DP 18/4): “Building the UK financial sector’s operational resilience”. This followed on from a number of high profile crisis incidents faced by financial institutions which impacted on operations and their ability to service customers.

Please join us on 1 March 2019 for an event that will discuss:
• The regulators’ requirements regarding board level responsibility for “operational resilience”.
• A case study examining how to respond to a major “incident”, addressing crisis management, dealing with the regulators, reputation management, follow on claims, and how to protect against such incidents.

Risk, Resilience & Reputation in Financial Institutions – Edinburgh: 1 March 2019 – 08:30 – 12:30

I’m sorry Dave, I’m afraid I can’t do that: AI and ethics

Negotiating the legal and ethical minefields of Artificial Intelligence.

Webinar – 20 March 2019 – 13:15 – 14:00 – webex registration page

Competition Compliance and Enforcement

A look at key competition law considerations and developments for 2019.

Competition Compliance and Enforcement – Edinburgh: 7 March 2019 – 16:30 – 19:00

Risk Essentials Webinar: Commercial Contracts: what you need to know

This interactive webinar forms part of our bi-annual contract series, providing a practical update on the latest key contract issues.

Webinar – 27 March 2019 – 13:00 – 14:00 – webex registration page

The future of Renewables

Join us for our annual look into the future of Renewables in Scotland.

The Future of Renewables – Glasgow: 19 March 2019 – 08:30 – 09:45

The Future of Renewables – Edinburgh: 20 March 2019 – 16:30 – 19:30

PRS & Student Living – post-Grenfell issues and healthy buildings

Join us as we look at PRS & student living, addressing issues post-Grenfell and taking into account the new Scotland Planning Bill for healthy buildings.

PRS & Student Living – Edinburgh: 26 March 2019 – 08:30 – 09:45

PRS & Student Living – Glasgow: 2 April 2019 – 08:30 – 09:45

Risk Essentials Webinar: I’ve a legal privilege issue…get me out of here

There have been lots of decisions recently on fundamental questions about legal privilege, culminating in the recent decision in SFOvENRC. Some have been conflicting, some have been appealed and some have been just downright difficult to follow. For the busy in-house lawyer, it is hard to keep track, let alone know what now amounts to best practice.

Webinar – 30 April 2019 – 13:15 – 14:00 – webex registration page

Employment Roundup

The employment team’s annual round-up series is designed to keep you ahead of the curve when it comes to people issues. Our focus is to update clients on what’s been happening, why it matters, and what should be on your agenda for the year ahead.

Employment Round-up – Edinburgh: 16 May 2019 – 08:30 – 10:30

Employment Round-up – Aberdeen: 22 May 2019 – 08:30 – 10:30

Employment Round-up – Glasgow: 23 May 2019 – 08:30 – 10:30

CMS Scotland Annual Hotels Update

Join CMS for an insightful look at the challenges and opportunities in the Scottish hotels market.

Hotels Update – Glasgow: 23 May 2019 – 16:30 – 20:00

Banking and Finance Update

Our banking and finance update provides an update on a number of key developments and trends in the sector. This session will be followed by summer drinks.

Banking and Finance Update – Edinburgh: 6 June 2019 – 16:30 – 20:00

Business Comment

Business Comment is the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce’s bi-monthly magazine. It provides insight on Edinburgh’s vibrant business community, with features on the city’s key sectors, interviews with leading figures and news on new business developments in the capital.
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