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Day 1 of Global Tech Week: Monday 28 February 2022

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Who should attend

Global Tech Week is designed for legal practitioners and other professionals with an interest and or responsibility for implementing financial and digital innovation in their business.


Day 1 of Global Tech Week includes our Keynote as well as sessions on Cybersecurity and data privacy, Digital assets and International trade.

Topics and issues that will be explored throughout the week include:

  • digitalization trends – What does the landscape of digitalization look like in 2022?
  • new and emerging disruptive technologies including distributed ledger technologies, digital currencies, artificial intelligence and robotic process automation
  • the related key legal areas including data privacy, cyber security, M&A and capital raising, ESG, dispute resolution, intellectual property, outsourcing and third party risk as well as ethics and corporate digital responsibility and contracting trends


Keynote delivered by Dan Cobley

13:00-14:00 GMT | 08:00-09:00 EST

Join this session delivered by Dan Cobley, former Google UK and Ireland MD and co-founder of ClearScore and Salary Finance.

Speaker: Dan Cobley, Co-Founder, SalaryFinance and ClearScore

Adopting, designing or marketing new technologies: what you need to know before it's too late*

16:00-17:00 GMT | 11:00-12:00 EST 

It’s a well known truth that retrospective corrections are always more painful and costly. Never more so when the corrective lesson is being given by an aggressive plaintiff bar or regulator, or a sales cycle slowed to a virtual halt by customer push back. Trust and the ethical high ground is difficult to reinstate once lost. Yet the growing matrix of global data privacy and cybersecurity laws can seem overwhelming.

Led by our global heads of Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Paula Barrett and Michael Bahar, this session will equip attendees with key points to focus on, which they can take back to their business to inform a data strategy and risk assessment which adds real value and potential cost savings to their product and service development initiatives. Topics covered will include privacy and security by design, data transfers and localisation, biometrics, marketing, AI, Crypto and other emerging technology regulatory themes.


  • Michael Bahar, Co-Lead of Global Cybersecurity and Data Privacy, Eversheds Sutherland
  • Paula Barrett, Co-Lead of Global Cybersecurity and Data Privacy, Eversheds Sutherland
  • Marie McGinley, Head of Intellectual Property, Technology and Data Protection, Eversheds Sutherland

Q&A contrasting the tax and regulatory issues involving digital assets - a global perspective

17:00-18:00 GMT | 12:00-13:00 EST 

This session is designed to cut through the noise surrounding digital assets whilst updating you on the tax and regulatory concerns in the UK, Europe and US and explore whether any common themes are emerging.

The panel will be chaired by Deborah Hutton where she will be posing questions to Tax Partners Jonathan Sambur and Tim Kiely and Financial Services Partner Jonathan Master.


  • Deborah Hutton, Partner, Eversheds Sutherland
  • Jonathan Sambur, Partner, Eversheds Sutherland
  • Tim Kiely, Partner, Eversheds Sutherland
  • Jonathan Master, Partner, Eversheds Sutherland

International trade, antitrust and FDI developments

17:00-18:00 GMT | 12:00-13:00 EST 


  • Martin Bechtold, Partner, Eversheds Sutherland
  • Peter Harper, Partner, Eversheds Sutherland
  • Mark Herlach, Partner, Eversheds Sutherland
  • James Lindop, Partner, Eversheds Sutherland

* i. CLE credit is approved for the webcasts marked with an asterisk in CA, GA, NE, NY, PA and TX. CLE credit is pending in IL, VA and WA. An individual attorney application may be required for attorneys licensed outside these states. Please check with your respective bar(s) for confirmation. The approved program's content is not transitional, and is appropriate for experienced NY attorneys only.
ii. Reminder: distance learning courses should be attended in an educational setting that is free from distractions.

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