All businesses will have a vast array of contracts, both with suppliers and customers. It is inevitable that some of these contractual relationships will be affected by Brexit, whether because of a change in regulation or an increased costs of doing business.
Recently, the English courts rejected a bid to terminate a contract because of Brexit, but uncertainty will remain for some time regarding commercial and contractual relationships In light of that uncertainty, how do you manage those relationships?
This debate will explore options available, both from a legal and contractual perspective. It will also highlight the capabilities that businesses can acquire to work with uncertainty and the complexities of an unknown landscape.
Svend Littauer, Entreprenor Ltd, specialist in back office outsourcing and international operations
Maren Strandevold, Associate, Haynes and Boone CDG LLP, a Dispute Resolution lawyer specialising in commercial contracts
Catherine Hayes, Managing Partner, Transition Dynamics – Business Psychologist specialising in organisational culture and transition
Soren Lundsberg, Group General Counsel, G4S
Read more about our moderator and speakers here:
Svend Littauer is the founder of Entreprenör. Svend has over 25 years experience dealing with cross border trade, having worked with companies from across the world with their international operations. His background is rooted in the legal framework of business, ensuring companies are operating within the relevant jurisdictional rules – encompassing everything from contract to employment relationships. Having been instrumental in building a successful Nordic focused corporate services brand in the UK, Svend established his own business, Entreprenör in 2017. A one-stop solution for companies looking to establish their overseas presence. He is active within the various London based foreign Chambers of Commerce and is also a liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators.
Maren Strandevold is an associate in Haynes and Boone CDG, LLP’s dispute resolution team. Her practice covers international arbitration and court litigation and includes complex contractual disputes covering a wide range of commercial and construction contracts. Much of Maren’s work is in the oil and gas industry, and she regularly advises client’s on their contractual rights, including rights associated with termination of contracts. She has recently acted for a client in a significant dispute relating to termination of a contract for force majeure. Maren’s practice is by its nature international and involves cross-border aspects and she frequently handles matters involving multiple jurisdictions.
Catherine Hayes is a managing partner at Transition Dynamics a consultancy that specialises in Organisation Development, Change and Cultural Transformations. Catherine has over 20 years experience in supporting leaders and their organisations to navigate their change and transformation challenges to deliver tangible results. She combines her business experience with applied research in organisational and clinical psychology, to create diagnostic tools and approaches that support leaders and their workforces to understand and work with the complexities of their change agendas and transitional challenges. She also runs the Exec MBA Transition Leadership Series at Cass Business School.
Soren Lundsberg is Group General Counsel for G4S. Søren began his career as a lawyer in Denmark and since 1984 he has had a wide range of legal experience as general counsel for international groups in Denmark, Belgium and the US before joining Group 4 Falck in 2001 as Group General Counsel. He was involved in the Group 4 Falck merger with Securicor and a number of other acquisitions by the Group. Søren has overall responsibility for all internal and external legal services for G4S as well as the Group’s insurance programme. Søren is non-executive director of Basico A/S, a member of the Danish Bar and Law Society, a member of the advisory board of the Danish-UK Association and author of the book Executive Management Contracts, published in Denmark.
Kenneth Refshauge, NBCC member and organiser of the event.
This event is kindly hosted at the offices of Haynes & Boone LLP.