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Upcoming seminars and webinars

An overview of upcoming events organised by Deloitte Legal, or external events involving our practitioners as facilitators

Breathe new life into the protection and monetization of trade secrets

Dbriefs Legal | Webinar | 18 March 2020 | 12:00 PM CET

Host: Dulce Miranda

Presenters: Nuria Acinas and Peter Kits

In the course of their activities, companies develop information that is commercially valuable. Information is the currency of the knowledge economy and competitiveness is increasingly dependent on trade secrets of technical, strategical, and commercial nature. By protecting such a wide range of information, whether as a complement or as an alternative to other intellectual property rights, trade secrets allow innovators to get profits from their invests in innovation. For that reason, the European Commission approved a Directive for the protection of undisclosed information, that has now been transposed by the member states. In order to obtain legal protection against any kind of misappropriation, the company that controls such information must take reasonable measures to keep it secret. We'll discuss:

  • Requirements for protection of trade secrets.
  • Trade secret vs. patent.
  • Legal aspects: licensing and legal protection measures.
  • Technical protection measures.

Join us to know the steps that you need to put in place to protect your confidential information.

Corporate law: Current case law and recent amendments (Kontich)

Seminar | 7 May 2020 | 1:30 PM CET

Emmanuel Leroux, partner in the Corporate-M&A practice, will co-facilitate an afternoon study session organised by M&D Seminars.

Dismissals: The latest legal developments

Seminar | 15 May 2020 | 8:45 AM CET

Stijn Demeestere, head of the Employment, Pensions and Benefits team, will speak during an Intersentia seminar that will look at dismissal in law and practice.

Corporate law: Current case law and recent amendments (Ghent)

Seminar | 5 June 2020 | 1:30 PM CET

Emmanuel Leroux, partner in the Corporate-M&A practice, will co-facilitate an afternoon study session organised by M&D Seminars.