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Catch up on the latest legal changes with
recordings from our recent webinars
To help you stay up to date with changes in law and regulation, CMS hosts regular webinars
and podcasts on a range of topic areas. This document gives you links to recently recorded
sessions, so that you can catch up at a time that suits you.

As well as providing timely and practical insight into current legal and sector issues, recorded sessions may help you
meet your regulatory training requirements. Many CPD and CLE regimes allow catch up recordings to count
towards CPD and CLE hours targets.

Please contact the CMS Client Training Team if you have any queries:

   I have a query about CPD

Look out for more webinars and podcasts in our 2021 programme:

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What we’re covering

 Rebound & Remodel: The future of work >   Sustainability & climate change >   Risk, Resilience & Reputation >            Advertising Marketing & Consumer >

 Corporate >                               Disputes >                          Employment & Pensions >                    Energy >

 Financial Services >                      Hotels & Leisure >                  Intellectual Property: Insights Series >   Life Sciences & Healthcare >

 Real Estate, Construction & Planning >    Tax >                               Technology, Media & Telecoms >             Culture, Diversity and Skills >
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                        The future of work
Rebound & Remodel:                                                                                               Data protection compliance             Technology challenges with                    Your HR roadmap to the
The Future of Work                                                                                               in a new landscape: don’t let          remote working                                new norm
                                                                                                                 COVID-19 mask your
                                                                                                                 responsibilities to data
                                                                                                                 subjects!

                                                                                                                 5 mins                    July 2020   8 mins                    July 2020          10 mins                   July 2020

                                                                                                                 To access this recording click: here   To access this recording click: here          To access this recording click: here
60 mins                                                                                             July 2020

As organisations look towards recovery and adapting to the new landscape they are faced with lots of
uncertainty and challenges. One certainty is that changes to the workplace and workforce are inevitable.         Health & safety: what to               Real estate and planning:                     The Future Is Now: The
How do organisations reshape and strive to emerge stronger following the pandemic and beyond?
                                                                                                                 expect in the months ahead             office demand, planning and                   Future of Work in the UK
Our Future of Work series will look in depth at the different areas organisations will need to think about                                              relocation post COVID-19
and deliver a series of know-how videos to support in these areas.
In this launch webinar, you will hear from our diverse expert panel who will share their views on this very
topical area. Our speakers will outline the key consideration for organisations as we look, not just at the
immediate recovery phase, but the longer term future of work and the workplace.
Topics for discussion will include:
1. T he workplace – the influence of technology and AI, agile working trends, changing attitudes to the
   office environment, health and safety considerations and how these all impact what the workplace of
   the future will look like;
2. T he workforce – the human elements of work, work/life balance, community, wellbeing & culture and           9 mins                    July 2020   15 mins                   July 2020          60 mins              December 2020
   the interplay with performance in this new environment; and
3. T he infrastructure of work – crucial as organisations look further ahead, we will consider emerging                                                                                              Register for the UK session here.
   trends in transport/infrastructure in cities.                                                                 To access this recording click: here   To access this recording click: here          Register for other sessions in this
                                                                                                                                                                                                      international series here.
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              Sustainability and climate change
ESG Exchange                                                                        Risk Essentials:
                                                                                    climate change risk

                                                                                    60 mins                   June 2020

                                                                                    Climate change is an enormous
                                                                                    and multifaceted risk. No sector,
                                                                                    or area of the economy, is immune
                                                                                    to the enormous changes ahead.
                                                                                    Climate policy, law and litigation is
30 mins                                                             March 2021     developing at increasing pace at all
                                                                                    levels including sector, regional,
ESG (environmental, social and governance) issues are increasingly recognised as    national and international levels.
interrelated business risks, critical to long-term shareholder value and business   Pressure and expectation of
resilience, that require to be monitored at board level. The pandemic has           investor and other stakeholders
accelerated the ESG agenda, and as we look forward to 2021 and the steps            is mounting. The demand for
needed to rebuild our economy, climate risk and responsible business principles     monitoring, reporting and filing of
feature heavily in boardroom discussions. ESG Exchange brings together a range      emissions is increasing at significant
of CMS lawyers and experts to discuss the real world implications of ESG            rates. The legal and commercial
through a series of weekly 30 minute conversations running throughout March         risks are significant. This session
2021. CMS experts and guests will explore the practical issues which are faced      will contextualise the breadth and
by businesses arising out of supply chain issues, business ethics, employment       depth of climate law risks, and in
practices, board behaviour, and safety & security practices.                        doing so dispel many myths and
                                                                                    then look at perspectives from the
To gain insights that will help shape your organisation’s ESG agenda and            Finance and Insurance sectors,
minimise business risk, register to join the conversation here.                     which in turn span a number of
                                                                                    other sectors.

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                                                                                    click: here
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Risk Essentials: Trends and            Risk Essentials: Finding a                 Risk Essentials: internal                   Risk Essentials: future facing              Risk Essentials: Navigating the
recent developments in                 purpose – the changing                     investigations – the people                 commercial contracts                        new workplace landscape –
M&A Disputes                           landscape of privilege                     dimension                                                                               managing employment, data
                                                                                                                                                                          and conduct risks

60 mins              January 2021     60 mins               November 2020       60 mins                November 2020       60 mins                November 2020       60 mins                September 2020

Our expert panel will share insights   The courts have continued to produce       There has been a sharp rise in              In this webinar, we will take a look at     Before COVID-19 struck, many
and provide practical guidance on      new decisions on privilege over the        organisations conducting internal           some significant trends and issues facing   employers publicly endorsed flexible and
key issues that arise in M&A           last couple of years, with common          investigations in recent years. A greater   commercial contract parties in the          agile working, but the practical reality of
Disputes, including: Market trends     threads including the distinction          focus on culture and governance, more       post-COVID world.                           the Government’s lockdown meant that
in M&A risk allocation techniques      between legal and commercial               robust regulatory regimes and an                                                        many were forced to adopt radical new
                                                                                                                              — Good faith case update: a number
including W&I (warranty and            considerations in litigation, and how      increase in whistleblowing have all been                                                ways of working in highly challenging
                                                                                                                                 of recent court decisions have
indemnity) insuranceNotices, time      the courts approach the exercise of        contributing factors. There are a number                                                circumstances. As lockdown has eased,
                                                                                                                                 focused on concepts of good faith
limits and claim preparation,          determining the dominant purpose of        of legal issues to consider right at the                                                many businesses and employees either
                                                                                                                                 – we will review the key issues in
including learnings from recent        a communication. Our panel will share      very outset and throughout the process.                                                 cannot, or do not want to, go back to
                                                                                                                                 this developing area of the law.
cases Issues with claims               insights into the practical implications   In addition to legal privilege and data                                                 their old way of working. Whether or
quantification To access this          of these decisions and how businesses      protection, employment law and people       — Managing supplier contracts: many        not your business is embracing this
recording click: here                  may need to adjust to this new             management issues play a part. The             suppliers are in an economically         change, these new ways of working
                                       landscape.                                 process of interviewing witnesses,             vulnerable position following the        create significant opportunities as well
                                                                                  confidentiality and the possibility of         pandemic and resulting lockdowns         as risks for organisations.
                                       To access this webinar recording click:    disciplinary sanctions all need to be          – we will examine the legal,
                                       here                                       addressed. In this session we focus on         practical and reputational issues        In this webinar we explore the risks
                                                                                  the people side of running an internal         that may arise.                          arising from these changes that
                                                                                  investigation, and shares his insights on   — How to sign contracts when               businesses may face. Our experts look at
                                                                                  conducting investigations remotely.            socially distanced: execution of         issues such as the changing employment
                                                                                                                                 documents has presented                  law landscape, how to protect customer
                                                                                  To access this webinar recording click:        challenges during the pandemic –         and staff personal data and ensure
                                                                                  here                                           we will discuss e-signature and          effective cyber security, as well as
                                                                                                                                 other measures adopted to                heightened risks around individual
                                                                                                                                 overcome these challenges: what          conduct and corruption when staff are
                                                                                                                                 does this mean for completions in        no longer under management’s
                                                                                                                                 the future?                              watchful eye.

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Risk Essentials: Know what             Risk Essentials: contractual           Risk Essentials: reputation          Risk Essentials: Start as you            Risk Essentials:
you’re signing up for –                obligations – developing the           management in Scotland               mean to go on – using early              climate change risk
damages in commercial                  New Normal                                                                  dispute management to set
contracts                                                                                                          yourself up for success

60 mins           September 2020      60 mins                  July 2020    60 mins                 June 2020   60 mins                 June 2020       60 mins                   June 2020

Our panel brings some clarity to the   In this webinar we look ahead to       In this session we will take a       No matter how carefully you              Climate change is an enormous
often-confusing area of contractual    what the New Normal for contract       practical look at: developments      manage your relationships with           and multifaceted risk. No sector,
damages. Key issues considered in      obligations may look like after the    in defamation including the          employees, customers and third           or area of the economy, is immune
this session include:                  COVID19 crisis, with a particular      Defamation (Scotland) Bill and       parties, it is an unfortunate fact       to the enormous changes ahead.
                                       focus on good faith concepts           recent case law; lessons learned     of life that all businesses have to      Climate policy, law and litigation is
— direct versus indirect losses
                                       emerging under English contract law.   in dealing with social media         face disputes from time to time.         developing at increasing pace at all
— liquidated damages and 			                                                  and press issues; and crisis         That does not mean you have no           levels including sector, regional,
			penalties                           The session includes: a review of      management practicalities.           control over how they develop or         national and international levels.
— the minimum obligation rule          the current law in this area; an                                            how they are resolved. This session      Pressure and expectation of
                                       overview of external reactions to      To access this webinar recording     will help you to manage disputes         investor and other stakeholders
— the interplay between contract
                                       the crisis; consideration of the       click: here                          effectively from day one. The            is mounting. The demand for
   and insurance policy.
                                       policies, legislation, procedural                                           session will include: What to do         monitoring, reporting and filing of
                                       changes and ideas that have                                                 when a claim first hits your desk;       emissions is increasing at significant
To access this webinar recording
                                       emerged from these discussions;                                             managing costs; and choosing             rates. The legal and commercial
click: here
                                       and our thoughts on how these                                               the field of combat: litigation,         risks are significant. This session
                                       various elements may collectively                                           arbitration or ADR?                      will contextualise the breadth and
                                       shape the future development of                                                                                      depth of climate law risks, and in
                                       the law in this area.                                                       To access this webinar recording         doing so dispel many myths and
                                                                                                                   click: here                              then look at perspectives from the
                                       To access this webinar recording                                                                                     Finance and Insurance sectors,
                                       click: here                                                                                                          which in turn span a number of
                                                                                                                                                            other sectors.

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                                                                                                                                                            click: here
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Liquidated damages,                    Risk Essentials:
covenants to pay and                   Trade Secrets and Confidential information:
penalty clauses – how                  the risks and rewards of a hidden asset
far can you go?

60 mins                  April 2020   60 mins                                              March 2020

In recent years, the courts have       The regime for protection of confidentiality and trade secrets
developed a new approach to            changed in the summer of 2018. The legislative impact was
distinguishing between liquidated      minimal, but the subtlety of change belies the significant shift
damages provisions and penalty         in both exposure and opportunity. We will use a case study to
clauses. Rather than whether or        consider the risk and reward arising from trade secrets and
not the amount payable is a            confidentiality in the UK and beyond.
genuine pre-estimate of a party’s
loss, the focus is now on whether      The risk of unlawful publication or misuse is now much
the payment provision is a primary     greater – definitions are clearer, and the enforcement measures
or secondary obligation. This is       are now cross-border and far reaching. There is a more
intended to be a more flexible         substantial risk exposure in acquiring trade secrets or other
and commercial test – but how          confidential information from third parties, in particular arising
successful has it been in delivering   from incoming employees or corporate acquisitions.
on those aims? Our panel will
explore the case law and offer tips    The commercial rewards are greater too. An asset which has greater
for achieving contractual certainty.   protection has greater value for shareholders. But cultural changes
                                       to protecting trade secrets and confidential information can be
To access this webinar recording       slow to develop, and we will consider how to best identify and
click: here                            capture these assets within an organisation. The law requires
                                       businesses to proactively take steps to maintain confidentiality
                                       in order to qualify for protection. We will consider the legal,
                                       technical and human measures which can be deployed to
                                       maximise protection, as well as techniques which could be
                                       deployed in an enforcement scenario.

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             Advertising, Marketing & Consumer
Consumer & Retail Conference:              Advertising & Marketing Series
Alternative Futures

60 mins                   October 2020    Our annual Advertising & Marketing Conference goes online with series of
                                           events providing updates on legal and regulatory issues affecting the advertising
                                           and marketing sector.
Whether it’s COVID-19, heightened
environmental concerns, or global          To access all sessions in this series click here
social justice movements, Consumer &
Retail companies have faced a year of
                                           Digital advertising in the                   ASA round-up
reckoning. Success in this new world
                                           competition spotlight
means remodelling businesses and
some deep corporate soul searching.        60mins            December 2020             60mins           November 2020
This year, over two one hour webinars,
we take a look at some of the forces       To access this webinar recording click:     To access this webinar recording click:
driving these changes and the              here                                        here
‘alternative futures’ for the sector.
                                           Working with Influencers –                  Q&A with ASA Chief Executive,
To access this recording, click here for   an insider’s perspective                    Guy Parker
session 1 and here for session 2           60mins            December 2020             60mins           November 2020

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                                           An embattled sector emerging
                                           from a crisis
                                           60mins            November 2020

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Corporate 101 Surgery                              UK FDI and merger control in 2021 and beyond                         Advising the Board in a time of           Tech Exit Triage
                                                                                                                        crisis – the impact of COVID-19
                                                                                                                        on boardroom governance,
                                                                                                                        directors’ duties and liabilities

60 mins                          January 2021     60 mins                                           December 2020     60 mins                     June 2020    60 mins                            May 2020

Corporate law can be very technical. The highest   In this webinar we discuss:                                          Companies are facing unprecedented        Our Tech Exit Triage webinar, being held in
risk areas are likely those where you don’t know                                                                        challenges as a result of the COVID-19    conjunction with technology M&A advisory
                                                   1. T
                                                       he proposed scope of the UK’s new foreign direct
what you don’t know. Often you are not even                                                                             pandemic, which in turn requires          specialists Hampleton Partners, is aimed at
                                                      investment (FDI) control regime as set out in the
aware of a problem until it becomes a problem.                                                                          directors to take stock of their duties   the owners of tech businesses starting to
                                                      National Security and Investment (NSI) Bill:
Unfortunately, that is frequently during due                                                                            and potential liabilities in new and      look beyond COVID-19 and planning on
diligence for M&A or a fundraising round,          — What sectors and deals are likely to be vulnerable to scrutiny.   untested ways. The draft Corporate        selling in the next 12-18 months. We will
when lawyers pour over your dataroom. They ask     — How the regime is not confined to non-UK parties but will         Insolvency and Governance Bill            focus on uncovering and remediating the
questions about transactions that took place          capture UK buyers.                                                provides yet further issues to be         key issues running up to the decision to
3 years prior: “Did you attach the buyback                                                                              considered in this context. Our panel     start a sale process that can make the
                                                   — How the proposed hybrid mandatory and voluntary
agreement to the resolution?”, “Did you                                                                                 will outline the key issues and risk      difference between a successful exit and a
                                                      notification regime will work.
circulate the resolution to all eligible                                                                                areas that directors should bear in       frustrating and disappointing experience.
shareholders?” “Did you get s.431 election         — What powers the Government has, and the retrospective             mind when navigating these uncertain
                                                                                                                                                                  In this session we’ll touch on:
notices signed?” etc. Sometimes these technical       nature of the Bill.                                               times, and will provide some practical
issues amount to nothing, and sometimes they                                                                            tips to help when advising board          — Reviewing key customer contracts for
                                                   — How to integrate UK FDI into strategic planning for regulatory
can become value adjustment items. But they                                                                             members on these issues.                     change of control provisions.
                                                      clearance, and how we can help.
are all easily avoidable, once you know what                                                                                                                      — Carrying out an IP health check to ensure
to watch out for.                                  2. How the CMA intends to police mergers post-Brexit:                To access this recording                     that ownership of valuable IP is not
                                                   — What it will mean to have a twin-track of potential               please click: here                           challenged.
To help you learn what to watch out for,
partners from CMS’ Transaction Team will              notifications to the CMA and the European Commission.
                                                                                                                                                                  — Ensuring that your company’s share
draw on past projects as they discuss:             — What you need to know about the CMA’s increasingly                                                             ownership is definitive.
— the issues that often fall within the              aggressive stance in reviewing UK mergers.
                                                                                                                                                                  — Better understanding your company’s tax
   “don’t know” category;                          — What are the key issues that the CMA scrutinises in merger                                                     affairs to see whether anything would
— why it is important that General                   reviews.                                                                                                       concern a potential buyer.
   Counsels get it right; and                      3. P
                                                       ractical steps to mitigate your risks should you need                                                     — Considering matters in respect of your
— how to get it right.                                to make notifications under either the foreign                                                                 company’s source code and operational
                                                      investment or merger control rules.                                                                            systems.
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European M&A Study 2020

2 mins                           March 2020

Described by clients as “a uniquely rich and
invaluable resource for deal makers across
Europe”, the 12th edition of our annual
market study analyses over 5000 of the
latest M&A transactions. Its findings will
help dealmakers prepare for negotiations
by analysing market trends and comparing
standard approaches across a range of issues
including liability caps, warranty and
indemnity insurance and earn out provisions.

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             Disputes 101 Series
In this series, the CMS litigation & arbitration team introduce you to key essentials on topics relevant to disputes, to help improve your understanding of the fundamental aspects of the disputes process,
from litigation and arbitration to mediation and settlements. From understanding how to better communicate in a contentious environment to exploring the possibilities of alternative dispute resolution
and analysing the fundamentals of reputation management, this series is aimed at in-house lawyers and non-lawyers at all levels of experience, regardless of business or sector area.
You can access all recordings, and register for future sessions, in this 9 nine part series here.

 Introduction to Civil Litigation               Communicating in a                            Introduction to ADR, Mediation                 Jurisdiction and Choice of Law                 Evidence
                                                Contentious Environment                       and Settlement

 60 mins                September 2020         60 mins               September 2020         60 mins                September 2020         60 mins                  October 2020         60 mins                  October 2020

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 Emergency Measures                             Reputation Management                         Regulatory Action and Public                   Enforcement                                     Conducting virtual hearings:
                                                                                              Law Claims                                                                                     everything you wanted to know
                                                                                                                                                                                             but were afraid to ask

 60 mins               September 2020         60 mins                   October 2020        60 mins                November 2020          60 mins                November 2020           60 mins               November 2020

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The Lifecycle of Employment                     The Lifecycle of Employment                      War of the worlds: home                       Preparing for IR35 (again) –                   TUPE in a post
Tribunal Litigation Series: The ‘ins            Tribunal Litigation Series: Receipt of           working, office working and                   and other upcoming                             lockdown world
and outs’ of documentary evidence               a claim – get off on the right foot              the diversity agenda                          employment law changes

30 mins                        January 2021    30 mins                       January 2021      60 mins                     November 2020    45 mins              November 2020            30 mins               August 2020

Documentary evidence is a crucial part of       This series covers the lifecycle of employment   For many industries, working from home        In this session we share our insights          In this session we provide a round-
the employment tribunal process and the         tribunal litigation. Our four 30 minute          has been the “new normal” for over six        on what should be on your                      up of recent developments in TUPE
contemporaneous record can make or              sessions will take you through the issues        months and this enforced change has           organisation’s project planner for             both in the context of COVID-19
break your case. We will be considering the     to consider from the point at which a            significantly accelerated a longer-term       2021, including: the Employment Bill;          and more generally. We will
‘ins and outs’ of disclosure, tackling tricky   dispute looks likely to become litigious         move towards flexible working. Whilst         and the reforms to the off payroll             consider the potential impact of
areas such as privilege and redactions, and     to receipt of the employment tribunal            most of the focus has been on the many        working rules (IR35) for the private           furlough by the outgoing employer
how data subject access requests interact       decision. It is aimed at those in your           positives of this new world of home           sector which will become a reality             on the incoming employer, TUPE
with the litigation process.                    organisation for whom employment                 working, there are a number of unintended     for employers from April 2021. These           in insolvency situations and the
                                                tribunal litigation is new or who would          consequences from a gender perspective:       will introduce a significant shift in the      potential overlap with collective
To access this recording click: here            welcome a refresher.                             how do employers stop offices becoming        tax risk for end user clients and              redundancy consultation.
                                                                                                 “men’s dens”? How do they ensure that         potentially lead to increased costs.
                                                We will map out the initial stages and           opportunities are allocated fairly, rather                                                   To access this recording click: here
                                                considerations in employment tribunal            than being given to the employees that        To access this recording click: here
                                                proceedings. From navigating ACAS                managers have a daily chat with at the
                                                early conciliation to preparing and              office coffee machine? How do employers
                                                submitting a response to dealing with            balance the worlds of home working and
                                                preliminary hearings – here’s what you           office working?
                                                need to know!
                                                                                                 As employers revisit their strategies for
                                                To access this recording click: here             office working, it’s important that they
                                                                                                 consider the impact that their future
                                                                                                 workplace model will have on gender
                                                                                                 equality. It’s not an easy area but in this
                                                                                                 session you will hear from our diverse
                                                                                                 expert panel who will share their views
                                                                                                 on this very topical area.

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Protecting business when                 Employment webinar: Data              Family friendly rights and             Lunchtime lockdown learning:               Lunchtime lockdown learning:
employees move on                        protection issues in the              protections in lockdown                whistleblowing                             contractual issues
                                         Covid-era employment                  and return to work
                                         relationship

30 mins                August 2020

Whether leaving through                  30 mins                  July 2020   30 mins                  July 2020    30 mins                   June 2020       30 mins                   June 2020
redundancy or for other reasons,
departing employees potentially          This webinar covers some of the       In this session, we consider the       In this session we look at why             In this session we focus on
pose a risk to an employer’s business    key data protection issues that       impact which the COVID-19              employers will need to be                  contractual issues, for example,
where they engage in competitive         employers should be thinking          pandemic has had on working            particularly aware of whistleblowing       when withdrawing offers of
activities post termination. The final   about as workplaces adjust to a       families, key rights and protections   issues during lockdown and when            employment and contractual
webinar in our series will look at the   new normal, including testing in      in place for working parents/carers    staff return to the workplace with         liabilities in terminating employment.
role of post termination restrictions    the workplace, storing data about     and some of the tricky questions       the heightened awareness and               We will also consider the contractual
in business protection, how they are     an employee’s health and the          which employers may be facing as       sensitivity around health and safety       changes that may be necessary as a
enforced and some common pitfalls        challenges of data security when      those employees start to return to     compliance and government                  result of the easing of the lockdown
that impact their effectiveness. We      employees are working from            the workplace. The session will        guidance. In the session we will also      restrictions – changes to working
will also consider how an employer       home.                                 also touch on future cultural issues   look at how to identify a whistle-         hours, shift patterns, annual leave
might audit its current business                                               which we anticipate will be            blower, the legal protections that         and place of work may all be a
protection measures and address          To access this webinar recording,     important to both working families     apply to them and practical steps for      necessary consequence and
any identified gaps.                     click: here                           and businesses.                        how to handle a whistleblowing             where these cannot be achieved
                                                                                                                      complaint, including some examples         consensually, employers will need
To access this recording click: here                                           To access this webinar recording,      of particular issues that may arise in     to consider alternative options.
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Lunchtime lockdown learning:         Lunchtime lockdown                  Lunchtime lockdown                   Internal investigations in
planning for the new normal          learning: considering               learning: dealing with               HR practices – UK focus
post lockdown the                    collective consultation             mental health issues
employment law implications                                              during and post lockdown

60 mins                 May 2020    30 mins              May 2020      30 mins               May 2020      45 mins                                           May 2020

Our experts will guide you through   In this session we will look at     This session will be of particular   Our international webinar series continues with a focus on
the employment law issues arising    the implementation of large-        relevance to those getting ready     the UK. It’s Sunday afternoon and you have just looked at
from the government guidance         scale redundancies which,           for the return to work of staff      your company email. An anonymous person has sent you
on returning to work from the        unfortunately, seem likely to be    in the short term. Employers         information that your star sales manager is stealing money
lockdown, which is expected to       a reality for many businesses.      will need to be prepared to          from the company, has harassed other employees, and has
be published on Sunday 10 May.       This session will include a recap   deal with the anxiety and, in        probably passed proprietary information to the competitor…
Although the health and safety       on collective consultation          some cases trauma, that staff        Is that true? How do you get to the bottom of this? What
of staff is the main risk area for   requirements, tips for how          may have endured during the          should you do? Internal threats can cause as much damage
employers, there are a number        employers should conduct            lockdown period as well the          as those from the outside. But a quick and good reaction can
of other legal issues to consider    collective consultation virtually   mental health repercussions for      help your organisation mitigate the bad effects. In this
depending on your proposed           with staff and novel issues to      those worried about the return       international webinar series, our CMS experts will provide
next steps.                          consider as a result of staff       to the workplace.                    insight on how to run internal investigations in your country
                                     being furloughed.                                                        and provide answers to these questions: What are the
We will discuss a range of                                               To access this webinar               do’s and don’ts? What are the best practices? What recent
challenging areas regarding the      To access this webinar              recording click: here                developments are there?
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off furlough, whether contractual
changes are necessary for longer
term arrangements, how to deal
with staged returns and the
employment law impact of
test and trace.

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 Episode 17 –                               Episode 16 –                                Episode 15 –                                Episode 14 – Defined Benefit Member                    Episode 13 –
 Master Trusts #2                           Update on the year ahead                    The Pensions Ombudsman                      Options and Liability Management                       Master Trusts

 15 mins               January 2021        19 mins                January 2021        20 mins            December 2020           22 mins                        November 2020          23 mins            November 2020

 The CMS Pensions LawCast looks             In this episode our speakers provide an     In this episode our speakers discuss        In this episode speakers from CMS are joined by        In this episode our speakers discuss
 ahead at the key issues developing in      update on the year ahead, including:        trends they are seeing coming out of        Abigail Currie from Willis Towers Watson to            Master Trusts. In particular, we
 the pensions sector, with a specific                                                   the Pensions Ombudsman. In                  discuss Defined Benefit Member Options and             look at:
                                            — Pension Schemes Act;
 focus on what you need to know,                                                        particular we look at:                      Liability Management. In particular, we look at:
                                                                                                                                                                                           — What is a Master Trust?;
 and practically, what you need to do.      — Funding;
                                                                                        — A shift in approach to resolving         — Background and evolution in use of
 In this episode our speakers provide                                                                                                                                                      — Recent developments; and
                                            — Consolidator Vehicles;                       complaints through informal                 liability management exercises to increase
 an update on Master Trusts. This is                                                                                                   member options;                                     — Transferring to a Master Trust.
                                            — GMP Equalisation; and                        dispute resolution;
 episode 2 in a 3 part series on
 Master Trusts. In particular, the          — Investment and Governance.                — Key trends arising out of                — Specific options available – PIE, transfer
                                                                                                                                                                                           Listen to the podcast: here
 group looks at:                                                                           TPO determinations; and                     exercises and small lump sums;
 — Ongoing considerations for              Listen to the podcast: here                 — Pension scams.                            — What’s happening in practice; and
     trustees of master trusts;
                                                                                                                                    — How to maximise success.
 — How trustee governance                                                              Listen to the podcast: here
    works in a master trust;                                                                                                        Listen to the podcast: here
 — The opportunities for and
    risks with engagement
    with members; and
 — Considerations relating to
    investment and the potential
    development of the default fund.

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 Episode 12 – Pensions                            Episode 11 –                                     Episode 10 –                                      Episode 9 –
 Regulator Investigations                         Bulk Annuities                                   DB Consolidators                                  Longevity Swaps

 20 mins               October 2020              21 mins               October 2020              12 mins             September 2020               32 mins                                                       September 2020

 In this episode our speakers discuss             This is the final episode in a three-            This is the second episode in a three-            In this episode our CMS speakers are joined by panellists from Willis Towers
 the investigatory powers of The                  part series on pensions de-risking. In           part series on pensions de-risking. In            Watson and Prudential Financial, Inc. to discuss longevity swaps. In particular,
 Pensions Regulator. In particular we             this episode speakers from CMS are               this episode discuss our speakers                 we look at:
 look at:                                         joined by Uzma Nazir from the                    discuss DB Consolidators.
                                                                                                                                                     — What is longevity risk and what is a longevity swap?
                                                  Pension Insurance Corporation to
 — Current powers;                                                                                 In particular, the group looks at:
                                                  discuss Bulk Annuities. In particular,                                                             — What determines if / when schemes undertake a longevity swap or
 — Future developments; and                       we look at:                                      — Stakeholders;                                   			buy-in?
 — Practical experience and tips.                 — Market updates;                                — TPR guidance for those setting                 — What is the legal structure of a longevity swap?
                                                                                                      up and running a DB superfund;
                                                  — Residual risks;                                                                                  — Market activity and factors driving activity
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                                                                                                   — TPR guidance for trustees; and
                                                  — PPF v FSCS cover; and                                                                            — COVID-19 - Should trustees defer longevity swaps or other de-
                                                                                                   — TPR guidance for employers.                     			risking transactions
                                                  — Fixed protection.
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 Episode 8 –                                   Episode 7 –                                    Episode 6 – Corporate                         Episode 5 –                                    Episode 4 –
 Litigation                                    ESG                                            Insolvency & Governance Act                   Pension Schemes Bill                           RPI reform

 34 mins           September 2020             21 mins               August 2020             34 mins               August 2020            20 mins                    July 2020          20 mins                    July 2020

 In this episode our CMS speakers are          In our seventh episode we discuss              In our sixth episode we discuss the           In our fifth episode we discuss the            In our fourth episode we discuss RPI
 joined by panellists from Robbins             ESG aspects of pensions investment.            Corporate Insolvency & Governance             Pension Schemes Bill. In particular,           reform. In particular, the we look at:
 Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP to                   In particular, we look at:                     Act. In particular, we look at:               we look at:
                                                                                                                                                                                           — Recent cases and implications
 discuss pensions litigation. In
                                               — Non-financial factors                        — Moratorium                                  — Criminal offences
 particular, we look at:                                                                                                                                                                   — Consultation on proposed
                                               — What’s in the pipeline?                      — Super-priority                              — The paper trail’ and                        				 changes
 — Types of pensions claims
                                                                                                                                               protecting yourself
                                               — Disclosure Regulation                        — Restructuring plan                                                                         — Impact of the reform and
 — Part 7
                                                                                                                                            — Scheme funding and 				                      				 what trustees should consider
                                                                                              — Implications for DB Schemes
 — Part 8                                                                                                                                   			investment
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 — Litigation trends                                                                          Listen to the podcast: here
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 — US perspective - class actions

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 Episode 3 –                               Episode 2 – Governance                     Episode 1 –
 Pension transfers                         and agile decision making                  Reducing Contributions

 15 mins                   June 2020      16 mins                  June 2020        18 mins                  May 2020

 In our third episode we discuss issues    In our second episode we discuss           In our first episode we discuss
 related to pension transfers from         governance and agile decision              deferring contributions to DB and
 occupational pension schemes. In          making in current circumstances. In        DC schemes. In particular we look at
 particular we look at:                    particular we look at:
                                                                                      — What is ordinarily required?
 — The impact of COVID-19                  — Trustee decision-making in
                                                                                      — Deferring DB Contributions
                                              lockdown
 — Issues for DB and DC schemes
                                                                                      — Deferring DC Contributions
                                           — Executing documents in
 — Scams
                                           			lockdown
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             Energy
CMS Renewables                     Scotland: the future                 What EU policy means              Scotland: the future                   Energy transition – evolution            The Future Of
Guide Launch Event                 of renewables                        for hydrogen projects             of renewables                          or revolution? The role                  Renewables
                                                                                                                                                 of oil and gas companies
                                                                                                                                                 in a net-zero future

60 mins            January 2021   60 mins           October 2020      60 mins       September 2020     60 mins              March 2020       60 mins           January 2020          55 mins           March 2020

Marking the launch of our          In this session we look at           Has the time come for             In this session, our panellists take   In this session our Energy Team          In this session we look at the
latest global Expert Guide on      developments in the renewables       embracing the role that           a look at the key early stage          review the findings of a                 developments in the
Renewable Energy, speakers         industry in Scotland over the last   hydrogen will play in the net-    consenting, real estate and            research by Capital Economics            renewables industry in Scotland
from CMS and the energy            six months and consider what         zero future? Renewable            regulatory considerations for          into the energy transition               over the last
sector discuss the latest          may be in store in 2021 and          technologies are expanding        demonstration or commercial            strategies of 15 of the world’s          year and what 2020 (and
developments, key trends           beyond. Our speakers from CMS        bringing with them new system     scale development of hydrogen          largest oil & gas companies. It          beyond) may have in store. In
and share their expectations       and from Ikigai will focus on:       management issues; cities seek    or carbon capture usage and            includes consideration of: the           particular, this session will
for the future of the global                                            mobility and heating solutions    storage projects.                      drivers behind strategy                  cover: The Energy Transition,
                                   — Developing hydrogen
renewable energy sector.                                                which do not adversely impact                                            adaptations; the ways in which           The Hype about Hydrogen,
                                      projects in Scotland: real
Our speakers explore the                                                the local air quality; and the    To access this webinar                 capex allocation is changing;            Carbon Capture and Storage, A
                                      estate and consenting
renewable landscape and                                                 hard to decarbonise sectors are   recording click: here                  and bull and bear projections.           look forward to COP26, and
                                      considerations;
as well as the opportunities                                            looking to hydrogen as the key                                                                                    ScotWind and Round 4 update.
and issues that arise for          — Bankable decarbonisation of       technology for achieving                                                 To access this recording click:
renewable energy developers,          critical national                 national and international                                               here                                     To access this webinar
investors and lenders.                infrastructure;                   climate change goals.                                                                                             recording click: here
                                   — Habitats update: key risks /      Governments and policy
To access this recording              opportunities following the       makers around the world are
click: here                           summer’s cases and                ramping up efforts to bring
                                      decisions; and                    forward policies that will
                                                                        facilitate the growth of
                                   — Project finance update:
                                                                        hydrogen projects and the
                                      recent issues for lenders,
                                                                        private sector is racing to
                                      borrowers and their
                                                                        develop projects from concepts
                                      advisers.
                                                                        to reality.
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Focusing on Fairness: FCA                  Focussing on Fairness: fair              Focussing on Fairness: Fair                Focussing on Fairness: Culture and
priorities for the year ahead              value products and prices                Value In A Digital Age                     Governance To Deliver Fair Outcomes

60 mins                       July 2020   60 mins            September 2020       60 mins                October 2020       60 mins                         October 2020

‘Fairness’ is set to become the            In this webinar we discuss one of the    The FCA has seen greater                   The FCA wants firms to foster healthy cultures
regulatory buzzword for 2020 as            FCA’s key areas priorities for 2020 as   digitalisation of the firms it regulates   where conduct and fair outcomes are at the
the pandemic continues to shed a           it focuses on fair value high quality    and expects the social changes             forefront of their businesses. In this webinar
new light on firms’ business models.       products and distribution networks       driven by coronavirus to accelerate        we will look how culture and governance can
In this, the first of a series of          and returns to consider fairness         the development of digital markets.        support positive customer outcomes,
webinars looking at fairness, we will      aspects of price discrimination          In this webinar we look at how             focussing on product distribution,
look at how firms need to put              once more.                               digital innovation can drive positive      digitalisation and price discrimination.
consumer interests at the foundation                                                customer outcomes and maintain
of their business models and culture       To access this webinar recording,        fair treatment of all customers.           To access this recording, click: here
and discuss the following topics:          click: here
                                                                                    To access this recording click: here
1. F air value products and
   distribution networks
2. F airness aspects of price
   discrimination
3. D
    igitalisation of firms –
   fair value in a digital age
4. C
    ulture and governance
   to deliver fair outcomes
5. Operational resilience
    to protect customers

We will continue the series in
September with five webinars
looking at each of these topics
in more detail.

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ISDA IBOR Fallbacks and                       Risk Essentials: finance                   Anti Money Laundering                     Regulatory Update: Covid,               Financial services
Supplement                                    disputes – latest developments             Update                                    Brexit, cyber and more                  regulatory update
                                              and upcoming issues

60 mins               December 2020          60 mins             November 2020         60 mins                   June 2020      60 mins               June 2020        60 mins                 March 2020

In this session, specialists from our         Our Finance Disputes panellists will       The anti-money laundering regime          In this session we look at current      An update on current regulatory
Finance Practice will provide an              look at three key risk areas in relation   has been an important part of             hot topics, including: how Covid        developments, looking in particular
overview of the ISDA IBOR Fallbacks           to the world of finance. This session      financial services regulation for many    19 is changing the regulatory           at: The post-Brexit agenda – policy
Protocol and Supplement, including            is suitable for all attendees whether      years. The regime has also changed        landscape; regulatory co-               options, redefining regulation &
an update on adherence to the                 you work in the financial services         over time, most recently with the         ordination – the new dawn?;             market access; The FCA’s sector
protocol, followed by a discussion of         sector or not: Cryptoassets: an            implementation of the 5th Money           Brexit – how the diverging              focus – common & specific
the key factors market participants           introduction to this topic and some        Laundering Directive (5MLD) earlier       negotiating positions will impact       requirements; Culture, diversity &
will want to take into account as             of the legal tools available and key       this year. This legislation made          financial services; regulatory          non-financial misconduct; Handling
they consider the role of the Protocol        developments before the English            various changes to the AML regime         expectations of data                    regulatory change – LIBOR as a
and Supplement as part of their               courts; LIBOR transition: all              and extended the scope to include         management and cyber                    model; Risk & its management –
IBOR transition plans.                        businesses will be affected by the         businesses that carry on crypto           response; and enforcement &             evolving requirements; and Three
                                              discontinuation of LIBOR as a              related activities. In this Financial     financial crime – the latest            horizon scans – duty of care, climate
Our programme will include: the               benchmark interest rate in 2021.           Services webinar we will provide a        developments.                           change & trends in enforcement.
relative merits of Protocol adherence         We will tell you what you need to          summary of: a firm’s obligations in
and a bespoke bilateral approach to           know about this topic and identify         relation to anti-money laundering;        To access this recording                To access this recording click: here
derivatives transition; practical and         the key risk areas; Securities             the new requirements that apply           click: here
legal barriers to adherence for               litigation: we will look at the            under the UK’s implementation of
certain market participants; and              types of claims typically available to     5MLD; the application of 5MLD to
potential areas for litigation or liability   shareholders and investors, the risks      crypto related businesses; legal status
arising in connection with the                for public companies and reasons           of crypto assets; update on law
Protocol and IBOR transition more             for the increase in these types of         enforcement use of the new
generally.                                    claims together with the key issues        suspicion-based powers to freeze
                                              that arise.                                and recover unlawful property.
To help you better understand the
background to LIBOR transition,               To access this recording click: here       To access this recording click: here
what this transition may require from
you and how we can help, please
visit the CMS LIBOR Transition
Insight.

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Operational resilience:                   Structured Finance and Capital
assessing your tolerances                 Market Webinar Series

35 mins               February 2020

The ability of firms and the financial
sector as a whole to prevent, adapt
and respond to, and recover and
learn from operational disruptions
will be an area of heightened
regulatory scrutiny in 2020. The FCA,
PRA and Bank of England have              Our webinar series looks at three topical   Green Bonds, Social Bonds
issued consultations on improving         issues, starting with Green Bonds.          And Sustainability Bonds
financial stability in the UK markets     The bond markets can play an essential      60mins             January 2019
through operational resilience. In this   role in attracting private capital to
session we give a high level overview     finance the transition to a sustainable     To access this webinar recording
of the proposals in the consultation      global economy.                             click: here
papers and what these might mean
for firms.                                Since the publication in January 2014       An Update On The
                                          of the original Green Bond Principles,      Securitisation Regulation
To access this recording click: here      Green Bonds, Social bonds and
                                          Sustainability Bonds confirmed their        60mins            February 2019
                                          dynamic and appeal for companies
                                          and investors. We will discuss the last     To access this webinar recording
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                                          four components of such instruments
                                          (Use of Proceeds, Process for Project       The Prospectus Regulation
                                          Evaluation and Selection, Management        60min             February 2019
                                          of Proceeds and Reporting) and how
                                          they are taken into account in the legal    To access this webinar recording
                                          documentation.                              click: here

                                          Our panel includes Nicholas Pfaff of
                                          the International Capital Markets
                                          Association (ICMA).
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            Professional Indemnity Week Series 2020
            In our Professional Indemnity Week Series, we bring you updates and discussions on a range of topical issues.

Day 1                                  Day 2                                  Day 3

150 mins           November 2020      150 mins           November 2020      150 mins           November 2020

— Bad faith claims under English      — Voluntary redress schemes and       — Construction: The Building
   law: the next frontier                 insurance implications                 Safety Bill and its implications
                                                                                 for liability/claims
— New technology: new risks           — Emerging class action risk
   and rewards                                                                — COVID-19: Implications for
                                       — Employment: New claim
                                                                                 Brokers
— Solicitors’ PI: claims trends and      trends, horizon scanning
   the hardening market                   and practical issues                — Education: The new claims
                                                                                 environment
— A tsunami on the horizon?           — When is a PI claim actually a
   Examining emerging risks in            D&O claim?                          — Where are we now with claims
   Surveyors’ PI                                                                 against SIPP operators?
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Rebound & Remodel -                        Rebound & Remodel -                       Scotland Hotels &
Scottish Tourism Series Ep.2               Scottish Tourism Series Ep.1              Leisure Update

25 mins              December 2020        19 mins             November 2020        60 mins                    May 2020

This series brings together legal and      This series brings together legal and     This session will look at the
industry experts to discuss the big        industry experts to discuss the big       challenges and opportunities of the
issues impacting, innovating and           issues impacting, innovating and          Scottish hotels market. Our guest
disrupting the Scottish tourism            disrupting the Scottish tourism           speaker Kate Nicholls of UK
sector. In Episode 2 we explore what       sector. In Episode 1 we are joined by     Hospitality has been a key individual
a climate of increasedscrutiny is likely   are joined by Vicki Miller (Director of   for the UK’s hospitality industry since
to mean for the sector.                    Marketing & Digital, VisitScotland),      the COVID-19 crisis started. We will
                                           Neil Robertson (author of the Travels     hear her take on the current state of
To access this recording click: here       With A Kilt Blog) and CMS Croatia’s       affairs and what needs to be done
                                           Gregor Famira.                            to support the industry in its
                                                                                     recovery. CMS’s Catriona Aldridge
                                           To access this recording click: here      will also be discussing employment
                                                                                     issues affecting the sector in
                                                                                     Scotland, primarily stemming from
                                                                                     Brexit and COVID-19. There will be a
                                                                                     Q&A session hosted by Roland
                                                                                     Smyth, head of CMS’s hotel team
                                                                                     in Scotland. You will have the
                                                                                     opportunity to submit your
                                                                                     questions in advance of the session.

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IP Insights Series: Tricks and tips for         Patents: Unwired Planet –                       Preparing your clients to protect and exploit their intellectual property rights                           How to navigate the
EU trade mark conversion and                    what has changed?                               in the post-Brexit world                                                                                   “perfect storm”: a guide to
overview of recent EU case law                                                                                                                                                                             beating online IP infringers

60 mins                    December 2020       60 mins                   September 2020       60 mins                                                                           September 2020          60 mins                   June 2020

Conversion is an extremely useful way for       After a series of standard essential patent     There are now just a few months until the expiry of the transition period (currently 31 December           With a rise in the prevalence of
trade mark owners to maintain protection        and FRAND decisions from the most senior        2020). Various pieces of Brexit IP legislation, and corresponding practical changes, will take effect      counterfeiting during lockdown, this
of their rights which – for various reasons –   courts in the UK and Germany (including         from 1 January 2021, irrespective of whether or not the UK is able to reach an agreement with              session which provides end-to-end
can no longer be protected at the EU level.     Unwired Planet v Huawei in the UK and           the EU regarding a trading relationship: change is upon us, deal or no deal.                               advice on the different strategies
It has particular importance to EU trade        Sisvel vs Haier in Germany), it is clear that                                                                                                              available to companies. Our
mark owners in the context of Brexit. Can       there will be far-reaching consequences for     This will result in significant changes affecting intellectual property rights in the EU and the           panellists include speakers from
conversion be of any help when an EU trade      patent owners, the telecoms industry, and       United Kingdom, particularly in relation to the protection and enforcement trade marks, designs            CMS and Snapdragon.
mark faces a proof of use request? When is      cross-border licensing.                         and database rights. New UK registered rights (comparable rights) for trade marks and designs
the best moment to request conversion in                                                        will be created and the impact of the changes on current EUIPO proceedings will need to be                 To access this recording click: here
ongoing proceedings? When is conversion         This session explores:                          reviewed. There will also be significant changes to the database rights and unregistered designs
not an option?                                                                                  regimes in the UK after 1 January 2021, resulting in a need, in some instances, for rightsholders
                                                — Key conclusions from the positions
                                                                                                to seek alternative means of protection. Furthermore, there will be a considerable change to the
                                                   taken by the UK and German Courts;
Conversion can be a useful tool, but it’s a                                                     scope of relief that can be provided by the UK courts when hearing IP disputes, and the
technical area of trade mark law which is       — What the future will hold;                    possibility of existing IP-focused settlement agreements and pleadings filed in ongoing litigation
easy to get wrong. In this session, we will     — How the telecoms industry and                requiring updates to reflect the UK’s departure from the EU.
present a practical overview of the most           the Internet of Things are affected;
important aspects of EU trade mark                 and                                          In this session we discuss these intellectual property issues in more detail, and address the key
conversion and respond to your questions in                                                     takeaway points that you and your clients should be considering in the key months leading
                                                — How portfolio valuation and
our live Q&A. We will also highlight the                                                        up to the end of the transition period. We will include practical guidance on the new UK
                                                   licensing are impacted.
most recent developments in EU trade mark                                                       comparable rights, including those arising from International Registrations, and the positive
case-law, focusing on the practical side of                                                     steps that need to taken by you and your clients to protect their IP rights early in 2021.
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the decisions and their impact on trade
mark litigation and filing strategies.                                                          To access this webinar recording, click : here

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