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Upcoming Webinar | Wednesday, 29 March 2023 at 14:00 UK / 15:00 Madrid

Join us for our EU Whistleblowing Directive: Local Implementation Update webinar on Wednesday, 29 March 2023 which includes updates on the latest EU employment and compliance developments.

The European Whistleblowing Directive (WBD) was supposed to be implemented by the European Union’s 27 member states by no later than 17th December 2021, impacting employers with operations in those jurisdictions.

One year on from this deadline, despite the European Commission (EC) commencing infringement procedures against those countries that had failed to implement the WBD in January 2022, we are still waiting for 11 EU member states to do so. Whilst legislation is still awaited in a number of jurisdictions, we are now in a much better position to see the challenges the European Whistleblowing Directive poses for global employers.

In our 60-minute “quick hits” format, we will help in-house counsel and legal leaders track what to keep in mind for 2023 in Europe including France, Germany, Italy and Spain, providing practical takeaways to help navigate the new landscape. In addition, we will explore the following:

  • Overview of regulatory changes and what actions companies should consider
  • Satisfying the internal reporting channel obligation, and how that fits within existing global whistleblowing frameworks
  • How can the confidentiality of the identity of a whistleblower be safeguarded
  • How should whistleblowing reports be processed and followed up
  • What is the scope of the protection of whistleblowers
  • Which sanction can be imposed in case of non-compliance
  • How to assess privacy issues arising from the EU WBD

Should you wish to explore this further ahead of the webinar, please see our recent publication Baker McKenzie – One Year On: The EU Whistleblowing Directive. The publication includes a link to our recently launched whitepaper EU Whistleblowing Directive: Act Now to make your Whistleblowing Program compliant, which provides further practical insights into WBD compliance, and information on our multijurisdictional analysis matrix solution.

The webinar will take place on Wednesday, 29 March 2023 at 14:00 UK / 15:00 Madrid and is scheduled to run for up to 60 minutes. If you reside in a different time zone and wish to verify your time – please see for the time in your location.

We will use Zoom as the presenting platform for this webinar. To register, click on the Register button below and complete the form with your information. Please forward this to any of your colleagues who may be interested.

* This webinar may qualify you for 60 minutes of Professional Development Accreditation. Please check with the relevant body in your jurisdiction.


60 minutes

If you have any questions regarding this webinar series, please contact:

Webinar content
Yonatan Pinto
Senior Business Development Manager – EMEA Employment

Webinar logistics
Rosie Slade
Events Manager – EMEA


Lorren Martin is a senior associate in the Employment & Compensation department in the London office of Baker McKenzie. After training at the Firm, she qualified into the team in 2010 and now advises on all areas of UK employment law, as well as on international deals and multi-jurisdictional projects. She is a leading member of the team's financial services group, having completed secondments to a number of leading banks and financial institutions throughout her career. She is a member of the Firm's Baker Women affinity group as well as a trainee supervisor and associate coach.


Franco-Irish, Nadège Dallais joined Baker McKenzie's Employment Practice Group in 2001 and was appointed counsel in 2015. She completed an associate training program in the Firm's Palo Alto office in 2012. Ms. Dallais is a member of the Paris Green Committee and is responsible for pro bono initiatives in the Paris office.


Serena Fantinelli joined Baker McKenzie as counsel in October 2015. She advises on all areas of labor, employment and employment litigation.


Katja Häferer joined the Munich office of Baker McKenzie in January 2009. She is a member of the Firm’s European and Global Labor Law practice groups. She advises domestic and multinational companies on employment law matters, including outsourcing and other transactions. Katja frequently speaks at in-house and external seminars, and conducts training on a wide range of employment matters. She also practiced in the Firm’s San Francisco and Palo Alto offices.


Ester Maza is a partner in Baker McKenzie's Madrid office, where she practices in employment law. Prior to joining the Firm in 2000, she worked as a legal adviser to Kronsa Internacional S.A. She has served as associate professor of employment law at Carlos III University Law School in Madrid since 2005. She also regularly lectures in several executive and post-graduate masters programs at different prestigious institutions. Ms. Maza has participated in the drafting and updating of various employment-related Ediciones Francis Lefèbvre publications. She also regularly contributes articles to specialized employment and HR-related journals.

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