Today’s supply chains are global, complex, and subject to both laws of local and distant countries and to corporate requirements imposed by the customer at the end of the chain as well as by upstream and downstream companies in the chain. The laws and requirements, many with cross-border effect, cover privacy, anti-bribery rules, employment, energy and water efficiency, environmental standards and more. Some emerging markets are closing borders to imports, thereby disrupting supply chains. While mature markets explore re-shoring opportunities as the true Total Cost of Ownership of globalization in a volatile and constantly changing world becomes more apparent. The lawyers on this panel work closely with multinational corporations across a range of supply chain issues and understand how to address the risks that these laws and regulations impose and the business opportunities that arise for visionary companies.
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