In the wake of disaster - Sony Ericsson's GC on reacting when disaster hits your business

At last month’s Legal Week Corporate Counsel Forum Europe, held at Luton Hoo and chaired by former Herbert Smith senior partner Lord David Gold, Sony Ericsson vice president and general counsel Jonathan Pearl led a panel alongside former Northgate Information Solutions legal head Jeremy Evans on crisis management. The pair outlined how their companies had dealt with the disasters of the Japan earthquake and tsunami earlier this year, and the enormous fire following the Buncefield oil depot explosion in Hemel Hempstead in 2005. Delegates heard how the crises affected the businesses as well as the legal teams’ roles in dealing with the initial disasters and getting the business back on track.

After the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, a key location for Sony Ericsson, the team acted quickly to locate staff and get the business back on track. Jonathan Pearl outlines the issues for a corporate after such a disaster


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