Combining the views of 600 senior in-house lawyers at multinational companies across four continents with the insights of Baker McKenzie experts in tax, employment and antitrust, the 7th Edition of our Global Disputes Forecast helps in-house counsel see around corners as they prepare for 2024. The forecast includes detailed predictions for disputes involving ESG, cybersecurity and data, transactions, AI, and geopolitical risk.
We remain in an era best characterized by uncertainty and volatility. Against the backdrop of economic stagnation and geopolitical conflict, the risk and cost of employment disputes is materially higher. In the year ahead, many companies will face economic and technological pressures to restructure, the wave of labor activity signals a return to prominence for American unions, ever expanding equal pay and transparency laws will encourage a spike in discrimination and bias claims, and more. In-house counsel must prepare not only for a continuance of current threats (such as the resurgence of wage and hour class actions – read more here), but also new threats (such as pattern-or-practice-discrimination lawsuits against companies as AI screening and recruiting tools).
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