Episode 1 – APAC Consumer sector predictions for 2021
Episode 2 – In the crosshairs of enforcement: Competition and consumer law forecast for APAC
Episode 3 – Product safety in 2021: class action risk and ACCC activity
11 February 2021
Kristin Stammer, Partner, Sydney
In an introduction to our video series, partner Kristin Stammer highlights the areas our Asia-Pacific Consumer team will be exploring as they discuss the trends predicted to transform the sector in 2021.
17 February 2021
Sarah Benbow, Partner, Melbourne
Adelaide Luke, Partner, Head of Competition, Asia, Hong Kong (Singapore)
Consumer goods are often the focus of competition law enforcement activity, particularly in jurisdictions where the competition law regulator doubles as the consumer protection agency, as is the case in Australia. In this podcast, we take a look at recent enforcement patterns in Australia and across Asia, and consider the trends to come.
26 February 2021
Aoife Xuereb, Senior Associate, Melbourne
In this video, senior associate Aoife Xuereb discusses 5 predictions for product safety in Australia in 2021 from an enforcement and class action perspective.
Episode 4 – Managing ESG risk: moving from internal control to external impact
Episode 5 – E-commerce as the main growth driver in Indonesia’s digital economy in 2021
Episode 6 – The Rise of Employee Activism in the Consumer Sector
9 March 2021
Tim Stutt, Senior Associate and Australian Lead, ESG, Sydney
Environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues are increasingly playing an important role in the way consumer companies engage with customers, employees, regulators and investors.
23 March 2021
Cellia Cognard, International Counsel HBT
We predict that the strong will get stronger in 2021. In spite of COVID-19, e-commerce will continue to be the main growth driver riding the massive digital adoption wave in Indonesia.
31 March 2021
Natalie Gaspar, Partner, Melbourne and Fatim Jumabhoy, Partner, Singapore
2021 and beyond will likely see a rise in workplace complaints from employees. We discuss how to prepare, and how the union movement might respond more generally to ESG issues
Episode 7: Is the cliff coming for the data economy?
Episode 8 - Confronting the class action – risks for consumer companies
Episode 9: Managing contractual risk during supply chain transition
12 April 2021
Peter Jones, Partner, Sydney and David J Ryan, Senior Associate, Melbourne
The value of data as a genuine asset cannot be doubted for the consumer sector, but will the future continue to allow the current forms of data analysis and monetisation. Or are we on the cusp of a significant political, societal and regulatory backlash?
23 Aprl 2021
Leah Watterson, Senior Associate, Melbourne
Consumer companies face current and emerging class action risks from a range of areas including corporate disclosure and employment issues. We highlight the key areas to keep an eye on in 2021.
5 May 2021
Chad Catterwell, Partner, Melbourne and Kathryn Sanger, Partner, Hong Kong
There are a number of key issues that businesses need to be mindful of when considering strategic realignment of their supply chain. In this video we explore these issues, together with predictions in light of Covid-19.
Episode 10: Trends in advertising claims in China – Is there a fine line between yes and no?
Episode 11: Consumer M&A in 2021: Trends, developments and opportunities
27 May 2021
Cathy Liu, Partner, HSF Kewei
Consumer behaviour continues to be impacted by COVID-19, with the ‘homebody economy’ seemingly here to stay in 2021. We discuss the resulting trends in advertising claims in China, for example the increasing link between “clean” and “safe” for household care products...
8 June 2021
Malika Chandrasegaran, Partner, Sydney and Joseph Fisher, Partner, Tokyo
Looking beyond the pandemic, we discuss our key predictions for consumer M&A in 2021.