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In brief

Our four-part webinar series is your passport to ensure that your organization is up to speed on the key labor and employment issues affecting business operations in Europe, the AmericasAsia Pacific, and the Middle East and Africa.

In each regional 60-minute webinar, our in-market presenters will discuss the most recent developments and challenges impacting employers and will share legal updates, practical tips and takeaways for companies to action now.

We hope you can join us at the sessions applicable to your organization.


Join us for an educational trip around the globe without leaving the comfort of your home office. We know that the pandemic has posed unprecedented challenges for US multinational employers. In addition to keeping your employees safe and maintaining business continuity, it is difficult to keep track of the rapidly changing legal environment for employers both in the US and beyond. Since employers’ legal and litigation landscape is likely to continue to evolve as companies rebound and adjust to the new normal, it’s imperative to understand the significant trends shaping the future of work in different areas of the world.

EUROPETopic: Global Guided Tour for US Multinational Employers – EuropeClick here to view the recording
AMERICASTopic: Global Guided Tour for US Multinational Employers – AmericasClick here to view recording
APACTopic: Global Guided Tour for US Multinational Employers – APACClick here to view recording
MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICATopic: Global Guided Tour for US Multinational Employers – Middle East and AfricaDate: 23 June 2021 09:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)Click here to register

Speakers

Each webinar will be presented by a region-specific team covering nuances particular to Europe, the Americas, Asia Pacific, and the Middle East and Africa regions. To view the complete roster of presenters for each regional program, click here.

CLE Accreditation 

Approved for 1.0 general California CLE credit, 1.0 general Illinois CLE credit, 1.0 areas of professional practice New York CLE credit, and 1.0 general Texas CLE credit. Participants requesting CLE for other states will receive Uniform CLE Certificates. Baker & McKenzie LLP is a California and Illinois CLE approved provider. Baker & McKenzie LLP has been certified by the New York State CLE Board as an accredited provider in the state of New York for the period 12/12/18-12/11/21. This program is appropriate for both experienced and newly admitted New York attorneys. Baker & McKenzie LLP is an accredited sponsor, approved by the State Bar of Texas, Committee on MCLE.

While CLE credit may be pre-approved in certain jurisdictions, final CLE accreditation approval is anticipated, but not guaranteed.

Author

Nick is a partner in Baker McKenzie's London office and a member of the M&A and Corporate Finance teams. Before joining Baker McKenzie, Nick was a partner in another international law firm for over 14 years and was the head of Middle East and based in Dubai from 2007 to 2010. Nick spent one year on secondment to a San Francisco law firm between 1999 and 2000.

Author

Lisa A. Fontenot has advised clients as to mergers and acquisitions and other complex corporate transactions, securities transactions, regulation and corporate governance matters for 25 years. Ms. Fontenot is ranked as a leading attorney in the Corporate Law and Mergers & Acquisitions Law categories of the current and prior editions of The Best Lawyers in America©. She was previously named a Woman Leader in Tech Law by The Recorder – San Francisco, a Woman of Influence by the Silicon Valley Business Journal, and shortlisted for the 'Best in Media and Entertainment' Euromoney Legal Media Group Americas Women in Business Law Award.

Author

Jannan Crozier is a partner in Baker & McKenzie's Corporate Group based in London and the Firms Global M&A Chair. Jannan practices in Corporate Law and advises clients in relation to cross-border mergers and acquisitions and negotiated carve out transactions.
Jannan joined Baker & McKenzie's London office as a trainee solicitor in 2003, qualifying as a solicitor in the Corporate Group in 2005 and being promoted to partner in 2015.
The Legal 500 lists Jannan as a "Next Generation Partner" within M&A: upper mid-market and premium deals, GPB 500 million and ".. is especially experienced in cross-border M&A, and complex carve-outs."

Author

Alyssa is Baker McKenzie's Chief Sustainability Officer. In this role, Alyssa is responsible for the Firm’s multi-practice sustainability client offering as well as for overseeing the Firm's internal sustainability program, goals and reporting, working closely with other Firm functions that are key to the Firm’s sustainability efforts. She maintains the Firm's relationships with global policy-shaping forums such as the World Economic Forum, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and the UN, with a keen focus on engaging the businesses community on sustainability issues, and promoting collaboration, such as through the Firm’s patronage of the Action Platform for Peace Justice and Strong Institutions (Goal 16), working with clients and like-minded businesses to encourage deeper corporate engagement on Goal 16.
Alyssa brings to the role of Chief Sustainability Officer strong client relationships and deep industry knowledge, thanks to her most recent role as Global Chair of the Firm's Consumer Goods & Retail (CG&R) Industry Group and her practice as an M&A lawyer, dual-admitted in the United States and France, advising French, American and multinationals and private equity funds on their acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, partnerships and strategic alliances worldwide, as well as on their international expansion. With nearly 30 years of transactional experience, Alyssa was a partner in the Paris office of Baker McKenzie for 15 years, ran the Paris office M&A practice through 2012 and was a member of the Firm’s EMEA M&A Steering Committee.
In her CG&R industry role, Alyssa organized numerous initiatives, seminars, roundtables and conferences with global industry experts, including several focused on sustainability given its importance to the industry. She created a Baker McKenzie podcast series, Off the Shelf, to provide short, practical tips and legal advice to CG&R companies, is ranked by Legal 500 as a “Leading Individual” in the luxury goods sector and participated in the Vogue Business Brand Index as a member of its Advisory Board. She has been interviewed by several leading industry publications on topics of relevance to the industry, including sustainability.
Alyssa is based in Paris, France, is a Franco-American dual national and speaks French and English fluently.

Author

Robert Wright is a senior lawyer in the Baker McKenzie Asia Pacific M&A group and is a lead member of the Hong Kong office Private Equity team. Robert has significant experience in advising financial sponsors and multinational corporates across a range of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, corporate restructurings and strategic investments for listed and unlisted companies.

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