The COVID-19 pandemic has caused an unprecedented global crisis, including notable disruptions of international trade and supply chains, which have presented new challenges and risks to companies doing business internationally. The pandemic also exposed vulnerabilities in supply chain infrastructure, such as a lack of diversity in suppliers, weaknesses in offshore sources of supply and insufficient contractual remedies to deal interruptions in the supply of key products and services, among others. What should companies be doing now to protect their operations, continue to navigate the uncertainties caused by the pandemic and prepare for a post-COVID world?

Join Baker McKenzie for two live webinars, in coordination with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). One will provide a wide perspective on strategic supply chain restructuring in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the other will dive deep into key considerations for strengthening and restructuring food-system supply chains. Below you will find details on each of them.

Register Today: Strategic Supply Chain Restructuring

July 9 | 8 am CT / 15:00 CET | Register here

The global COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on supply chains.  Supply chain resilience holds the key to recovery and applying the lessons learned from the pandemic is the key to making supply chains resilient.  In this program, speakers will provide key considerations for companies when rethinking their supply chains, including:

  • Creating a culture of preparedness
  • Evaluating financial, geographic, and demand risks
  • Planning for disruptions through collaboration and oversight
  • Managing flexibility in timing of reverse transition services

Register Today: Restructuring Food-System Supply Chains in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

July 22, 2020 | 8:00 am CT / 15:00 CET | Register here

During the program, speakers will highlight key weaknesses that have been exposed in food system supply chains in the wake of the pandemic including, among other things, a lack of diversity in suppliers, vulnerabilities in off-shore sources of supply and a lack of contractual remedies to effectively deal with interruptions in the supply of key products and  services.

Speakers will then examine the elements of the food system supply chain lifecycle and discuss key strategies for addressing those weaknesses going forward from both a U.S. and EU perspective. 

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Peter George practices international commercial law and regularly advises clients, both on the buyer and provider side, on domestic and multi-jurisdictional sourcing transactions, complex business process transactions involving human resources, finance and accounting and other web enabled services.


Sam is a partner in the Chicago office in the Intellectual Property and Technology practice. He represents customers in managed services, IT procurement, complex licensing, and supply chain agreements, with a focus on the financial services industry. He is a frequent speaker on outsourcing, cloud services and blockchain.


Amy focuses her practice on regulatory and transactional issues in information technology and outsourcing, including cross-border data transfers, data security, global privacy, website privacy policies, behavioral advertising, and outsourcing for both domestic and multijurisdictional transactions. She is an associate in the Chicago office.