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EU Whistleblowing Directive

What you need to know

Event Details

Webinar

Global | June 24, 2021 | 9:30 – 10:30 am ET

By December 17, 2021, the EU Member States need to implement the EU Whistleblower Directive into national law. As of today, protection of whistleblowers is heavily fragmented across the EU Member States. The Directive aims at creating a certain minimum level of harmonized rules across all 27 EU Member States while at the same time giving Member States the right to extend the scope of the Directive by more favorable provisions. 

The Directive requires businesses operating in the European Union to meet a certain threshold, which on some topics goes beyond what is currently known as the market standard. Global businesses operating in the European Union will need to examine their existing whistleblowing policies and procedures against what is contemplated under the Directive and respective national laws. Due to the Directive, one can reasonably expect increased legislative activity in the area of whistleblowing laws within the next few months across EU Member States, aimed to implement the Directive. If a Member State fails to implement the Directive by the December deadline, whistleblowers may nevertheless invoke the benefit of the Directive under certain circumstances. 

Please join partners from Norton Rose Fulbright's European offices for a virtual update and overview of recent key developments in the European Union in the area of whistleblowing in light of the new EU Whistleblower Directive. The webinar is designed to facilitate the updating of global corporations' compliance risk management, while accounting for upcoming compliance and enforcement risks.

Moderator

Julie Searle, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright, Austin and Houston

Speakers

Dr. Alexander Cappel, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright, Frankfurt

Christian Dargham, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright, Paris

Karsten Kühnle, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright, Frankfurt

Prof. Sharon Oded, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright, Amsterdam and Professor of Corporate Compliance and Enforcement, Erasmus University Rotterdam

Continuing education information

This program is eligible for 1 professional practice continuing legal education credit in New York, 1 participatory CLE credit in California and 1 general CLE credit in Texas.