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25 September 2017 at 14:01 BST

Multinational companies size up European tax investigations

At tomorrow's GC Futures Summit, expert Conor Quigley QC will discuss the latest trends in state aid investigations whilst Lloyds Bank general counsel Kate Cheetham sheds light on how she implemented a diversity programme with impact.

Conor Quigley QC: Expert on state aid investigations

Multinational companies are increasingly concerned by the European Commission's state investigations into tax, according to leading barrister Conor Quigley QC. Mr Quigley, who has advised several multinationals on state aid investigations, says the cases are also of interest to their competitors who are keeping a close eye on decisions such as Apple and Starbucks.  The two companies have been ordered to pay billions of Euro in recovery of foregone taxation as a result of perceived preferential treatment by the tax authorities. Mr Quigley will discuss the current state of play over such investigations as well as how Brexit will impact such issues at the GC Futures Summit 2017 tomorrow at 1 New Change, London.

Data assets

The event will also look at other current areas of concern for corporates - from the implementation of GDPR and its impact on data assets to dealing with reputational issues. The event will also discuss the latest legal technology initiatives and their their impact on corporate legal departments as well as the role of ethics and why general counsel must be involved in cultural transformation at a company where Kate Cheetham, general counsel of Lloyds Bank, will discuss how she set up a diversity programme which triggered a number of corporate changes. If you would like to attend, please email benmartin@globalcitymedia.com 


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