Global Forum

On January 25th join business and legal leaders from a real rainbow of united nations, including Australia, Brazil, India, Japan, New Zealand, South Africa, the UK and USA, to conclude the 2020-21 Business Beyond Covid-19 on-line event series.

Over the past year, The Legal 500 joined with The Blended Capital Group to host a dynamic debate and exploration of how business in different countries across the world has mitigated the seemingly never-ending uncertainty and risks of the Global Pandemic. Now, in our closing session before offering recommendations to the UN World Investment Forum we are exploring how business worldwide is preparing for a vaccine-driven return to a new form of reality, hopefully, during an improving 2021.

Leading legal minds:

The on-line event series was kicked off by Judge Professor Mervyn King of South Africa and Professor Paul Q. Watchman, from the UK where he was a former Senior Partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. Both Professors have kindly supported the on-line series from the start and will help deliver final recommendations to a forthcoming on-line event supporting the UN global investment event. You will be advised of the UN event date/time shortly.

REGISTER: Double session choice for Time Zones:

Respecting time zones ranging from Tokyo to San Francisco we will convene the event twice during the day at 0800hrs UK and then again at 1500hrs UK. Register here, selecting the option most suitable for your time zone.

We would like to acknowledge our generous supporters throughout the global series including:

United Nations South Africa;

Oriental Consultants Global Co., Ltd. (Japan);

Mwezi Co., Ltd. (Kenya);

Future-Fit Foundation (UK Charity);

The Tony Elumelu Foundation (Nigeria); and

Business Unity South Africa (BUSA SA).


Australia Forum

Australia locked down early, created a widely heralded National Cabinet to forge a cohesive response to Covid-19 and managed to limit deaths from the virus to 128 by late July. However, a surge in infections saw the State of Victoria reimpose a lockdown on July 9 attracting global media attention and by early August the State recorded its’ peak number of daily infections at 727[1]. As of August 17, Australia had reported 23,599 confirmed cases and 421 deaths. Australia’s call during the World Health Assembly[2] for an “impartial, independent and comprehensive investigation into the handling of the Covid-19 outbreak” sparked a furious diplomatic response from China that looks set to threaten the two country’s critical trading relations.

The second event in the global series took place on August 27th 2020. You can find out more about the event here or watch the recording of the discussion below.




South Africa Forum

The first event in the global forum series was held on June 18th in Johannesburg, chaired by Judge Professor Mervyn King, Chair of the ground-breaking King I/II/III/IV corporate governance reports.

You can find out more about the event and the various speakers here, or watch a recording of the discussion below.

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