Virtual Executive Roundtable: COVID-19 – Reopening Liability & Risks

The roundtable will feature a broad discussion on the future of the UK-US cooperation, with a focus on the intersection of trade & economic policy and national security. The COVID19 crisis has added urgency to the question of how resilient and safe our supply chains are. While the US and the UK have disagreed on 5G network security, a recent decision by the UK government to change its 5G supplier strategy raises interesting questions about 5G rollout and future leadership in mobile communications.

As two of the world’s leading free trade champions, the UK and the US have an opportunity to take the lead and set an example of several highly pressing issues. Join us for this virtual roundtable to discuss:

  • How do we use our world-leading frameworks to promote respect for IP and encourage innovation worldwide?
  • Where is the balance between maintaining the global supply chains which have helped deliver prosperity in the transatlantic corridor and beyond, and defending key national security interests?
  • How do we ensure the UK and the US take full advantage of the immense promise of 5G? Can the ‘D10’ proposal work?


Rafi Azim-Khan, Partner, Pillsbury

Rafi is a Partner at international law firm Pillsbury. He practices out of the Silicon Valley and London offices and is Head of the Data Privacy and IP/IT Practices in Europe. He has the rare Hall of Fame ranking in the 2020 Legal 500 Guide, knows a number of the Data Commissioners very well and has co-authored 5 books including Regulation of the Internet and E-Business: The Practical Guide.

Rafi is also on the firm’s Covid-19 team and is doing a lot of work currently for Silicon Valley clients developing cutting edge tracking technology and many businesses in a wide range of sectors looking to use such technology to help reduce return to work risks and Covid-19 liability.


Wednesday 24th June


4:00 PM – 5:00 PM BST

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT


Zoom Virtual Meeting