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Preparing for the European Whistleblower Directive

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Produced on November 17, 2020

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Course Information

Time 1h 1m
Difficulty Intermediate

Course Description

On November 27, 2019, the European Union enacted a new directive on the protection of whistleblowers, titled “Directive 2019/1937 on the protection of persons who report breaches of Union law.” This Directive creates what is arguably the strongest whistleblower protections worldwide. In addition to prohibiting retaliation, the Directive also requires companies to put in place robust internal reporting systems for the receipt and investigation of whistleblowers’ concerns.

Presented by Johanna Schwartz Miralles, this program will provide an overview of current European whistleblower protections and will discuss how those protections have been strengthened by the Directive. The program will benefit attorneys counseling international corporations on compliance issues, as well as labor and employment attorneys seeking a deeper knowledge of European whistleblower law.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Analyze the current European whistleblower protection landscape, including legal protections for whistleblowers and companies’ compliance obligations
  2. Examine the 2019 Whistleblower Directive
  3. Discuss likely developments in the law due to the Directive, including changes to reporting procedures, the scope of protected activity, and data privacy rules
  4. Highlight best practices clients can implement in response to the Directive 

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Johanna Schwartz Miralles is Counsel at Delcade, a boutique French law firm with offices in Paris, Bordeaux, and Lille. Her legal practice spans a broad range of fields, including international commercial contracts, compliance, whistleblower protections (Sapin II), business litigation and arbitration.

Johanna received her J.D. from Harvard Law School and her PhD from Aix-Marseille University, where her work focused on whistleblower protection laws in the United States and France. Before moving to France, Johanna practiced as a litigator at a large international firm in the United States.


Russell B.

The Presenter was outstanding.

Jenik R.

solid, straight shooter. she knows what she knows and also what she does not know. super

Charles s.

Best articulation of whistle blower law ever heard

jeffrey H.

good presenter-calm and concise

Jennie W.

Great presenter and informative presentation.

Chase L.

Very detailed course materials!

Diane H.

Super programme!

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