We are running a webinar for members on Social & Governance Disputes Risks in End-Use of Technology on Weds 8 December to look at examples of how technology businesses have been targeted by advocacy organisations in relation to end use of technology. This webinar will hear from speakers with Q&A and knowledge sharing around issues which have arisen, how those issues have been resolved, and consideration of how to mitigate risks and deal with crises as they arise.
- 10:00-10:10 Welcome and introductions – Craig Melson, techUK
- 10:10-10:40 Sarah Ellington, DLA Piper - how technology businesses have been targeted by advocacy organisations in relation to end use of technology
- 10:40-11:00 Q&A and member discussion on risk and crisis mitigation
- Sarah Ellington – Sarah is a disputes lawyer with over ten years’ experience in cross-border disputes and crisis management for governments, governmental agencies and international organisations, as well as multinational corporations. She has been recognised for her expertise in disputes relating to business and human rights issues, being described in Chambers Global 2021 as a “very skilful litigator” and “a forward-looking lawyer” and is highlighted for her “pioneering mediation expertise in the field of business and human rights”. She is also recognised for ESG in the Legal 500 ranking for Commercial Disputes – Premium. She is one of only a few lawyers to combine experience on complex and high-profile group litigation with advising on complaints to non-judicial mechanisms, such as OECD National Contact points, UN Special Procedures mandates and private, sector-based accountability mechanisms. She also has experience drafting and developing novel mechanisms in this field. Sarah uses this experience to advise clients on managing liability and disputes risks in the context of compliance and regulatory advice and works with clients across several sectors on related risk management, governance and crisis management in corporate transactions, commercial contracts, project development and financing.
Lucas Banach is Programme Assistant at techUK, he works on a range of programmes including Data Centres; Climate, Environment & Sustainability; Market Access and Smart Infrastructure and Systems.
Before that Lucas who joined in 2008, held various roles in our organisation, which included his role as Office Executive, Groups and Concept Viability Administrator, and most recently he worked as Programme Executive for Public Sector. He has a postgraduate degree in International Relations from the Andrzej Frycz-Modrzewski Cracow University.
Craig is Associate Director for Climate, Environment and Sustainability and leads on our work in these areas ranging from climate change, ESG discslosures and due diligence, through to circular econom, business and human rights, conflict minerals and post-Brexit regulation.
Prior to joining techUK he worked in public affairs and policy has an avid interest in new and emerging technologies. Craig has a degree in Ancient History from King’s College London and spends his time watching Watford FC and holding out hope for Half Life 3.