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Though economic recovery is gaining traction, there are many signs of sustained pressure on global supply chains. With capacities severely impacted by factors such as the extended lockdowns, labor shortages, protectionist measures and increased demand for transparency, the resurgence of consumer demand is met with rising prices and, in some cases, limited product availability. Supply chain disruptions are the new normal and require close collaboration among companies’ teams in developing sound and sustainable solutions.

Stay tuned to Baker McKenzie’s Supply Chains Disrupted video series for discussions and practical insights about current and emerging supply chain issues, with a focus on the tax, legal, trade and regulatory implications supply chain management teams should consider.

Episode 4: Supply Chain Digitalization

We explore the pace at which digitalization is being embraced, the barriers to entry, and some of the opportunities that come along with data-enabled decision-making. We also discuss insights on tax policy and how regulations are keeping up with digitalization. 

Episode 3: Key Trends in Global Restructurings

Restructuring and reorganization are common tactics in implementing supply chain strategies. What are the key considerations companies need to address especially in light of emerging tax and legal policy developments? 

Episode 2: Trade Wars & Other International Trade Triggers

We discuss some of the trade, tax, customs and transfer pricing issues that companies need to understand in relation to planning and implementing sourcing and manufacturing strategies. 

Episode 1: Supply Chains Disrupted

Our first episode provides an overview of the series and focuses on the latest triggers for disruption, and the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to supply chain management.

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Alistair Craig is a partner in Baker McKenzie's London office where he leads the Transaction Tax team. Before joining the Firm in 2013, Alistair worked in the transaction tax and international tax services groups at Ernst & Young.

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Jo Hewitt is a partner in the Corporate Department of Baker McKenzie London, and advises clients on a wide range of corporate law matters.

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Jukka Karjalainen is a partner in the London Tax Department of Baker McKenzie, and co-leads the UK Transfer Pricing practice as well as sits on the Firm's EMEA transfer pricing steering committee. He has 25 years of experience in dealing with transfer pricing and international corporate tax issues from both a private practice and an industry perspective, having spent time in-house at a multinational metals and mining corporation.

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Jennifer Revis is a partner in the EU Competition and Trade Practice Group of Baker McKenzie's London office. She is acknowledged for her timely advice and responsiveness by the Legal 500. Jennifer has been on secondment to the UK customs authorities (Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs) in their tax and excise litigation department and to the Firm's European Law Centre in Brussels. Jennifer is frequently invited to speak at external conferences and regularly contributes articles to tax journals on customs matters such as De Voils Indirect Tax Journal.

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Moiz Shirazi is a Principal Economist in the Palo Alto office. He focuses on transfer pricing and provides his clients with economic analyses and valuations that assist them in planning and supporting business reorganizations, as well as establishing and documenting global transfer prices. Mr. Shirazi has led economic analyses for a diverse set of clients from many different industries, including analyses on transfer pricing planning in the context of global restructuring, assistance in negotiating advance pricing agreements (APAs) with the IRS, intangible property valuation, preparing US and foreign transfer pricing documentation and transfer pricing controversy.

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Vladimir Zivkovic is a Director in Baker McKenzie Amsterdam’s Transfer Pricing team. He has 10+ years of experience in transfer pricing and value chain analysis. Vladimir started his career in Canada in 2008 and relocated to the Netherlands in 2011.

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Eunkyung Kim Shin is an associate of Baker McKenzie’s International Commercial Practice Group and the International Trade Compliance Sub-Practice Group in the Chicago office. Eunkyung advices clients on various regulatory compliance and trade issues, concentrating on the US export controls such as the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), economic and trade sanctions, US customs and import laws, the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and foreign anti-bribery laws.

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Ben is a partner in Baker McKenzie's IP, Data and Technology team based in London. He is a much sought-after industry specialist, with a particular emphasis on digital media and intermediary platforms. Ranked in the major directories, clients say of Ben that he "has a tremendous amount of experience advising tech and media companies, he is a star of the industry" (Chambers UK, Media & Entertainment, 2022, Band 1); "is a star who knows copyright inside out" (Chambers UK, Intellectual Property, 2022, Band 2); "is incredibly attuned to our business goals and IP risk, and has built a strong team which provides clear, pragmatic advice incorporating legal analysis as well as industry insights" (Chambers UK, Intellectual Property, 2022, Band 2); "is a real expert and has his finger on the pulse on legal developments. He understands the business and how we approach risk. He gave very practical advice and was unflappable in a particularly adversarial matter" (Chambers Global, Intellectual Property, 2022, Band 2); and that he "focuses on complex IP advisory and litigation work, particularly in digital music distribution and artificial intelligence mandates" (Legal 500, TMT, 2022, Tier 2). A Rhodes Scholar, Ben has twice been named in The Lawyer's "Hot 100" lawyers (in 2019 and 2012), along with being named E-Commerce Lawyer of the Year (UK) in the ILO Client Choice Awards 2011 and Assistant Solicitor of the Year in the British Legal Awards in 2009. He was named a "Change-Maker" in the Financial Times; European Legal Innovation Awards 2021 and is ranked by Managing Intellectual Property 2022 as a Copyright Star and a Transactions Star. Ben is also Baker McKenzie's Chief Innovation Officer, in charge of the Firm's Reinvent innovation arm.

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Erik Christenson practices in the area of general international tax planning for businesses.

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