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Wednesday 24th April
20:15 Welcome dinner
Thursday 25th April
Growth vs. stability in emerging markets: Politics, regulation and the global business environment
- Pinpointing where opportunities exist and assessing the risk reward profile: can growth be achieved with durable financial stability
- What is the most effective market entry and organisational structure for the new global financial, economic and regulatory landscape? What can emerging market regulators learn from the crises in the developed world?
- What can be learned from the successful companies in high growth markets? What were the strategies that kept them safe and allowed them to prosper?
Stephen Archer, Business Analyst & Consultant
10:45 Plenary session
The Lawyer in-house research findings
An overview of the in-house legal sector based on survey responses from over 1,000 GCs, heads of legal and senior in-house counsel
The session will cover:
- Changes in size and budgets of in-house legal teams
- Attitude to private practice
- Challenges and opportunities in-house teams face
- Impact of technology
- Growth of performance management
- Shifting dynamic between in-house and private practice
Rob Thomas, Vice President Corporate Market Development, Thomson Reuters Serengeti
Philip McMullan, Head of Research, The Lawyer
11:45 Coffee break
12:15 Roundtables session 1
Delegates are invited to choose one of the following sessions to attend:
(a) Managing risk in commercial contracts: dealing with the rising regulatory burden
Kathryn Britten, Partner and UK Chairman, KPMG Forensic
David Eastwood, Partner, KPMG
(b) Working with your board: key skills for gaining influence in your organisation
Dermot Maguire, Head of IP. Fujitsu UK
Nailesh Rambhai, Head of Legal, Petronas Energy Trading
(c) Achieving best value in the norm: a systematic approach to efficient budget tracking, expert spend cost control and reporting
Bary Dedge, Senior Business Analyst, LSG
Charlie Morgan, Client Relations Manager, LSG
(d) The nuts and bolts of a successful compliance programme for the Bribery Act in today's regulatory environment
David Howitt, Head of Legal & Compliance, Xoserve
Simon Rose, General Counsel, United Biscuits
(e) Managing joint ventures, buying consortiums and other procurement developments
Natalie Reynolds, Sector Head - Legal, The Gap Partnership
Ian Robert, Head of Legal, Centaur Media
(f) Driving efficiency inside and out by building a winning in-house team and managing relationship and spend with external counsel
Rob Thomas, Vice President, Market Development Group - Corporate Legal Segment
Mark Collins, Head of Legal - UK and India, GEA Heat Exchangers
Jonathan Stevens, Head of Global Litigation, ATOS
(g) IP due diligence and risks in China: best practices and options
Rosalynde Harrison, General Counsel & Company Secretary, Monsoon Accessorize
Ben Woolf, Senior Commercial / Corporate Counsel, Tate & Lyle
(h) Crisis and reputation protection: the role of legal teams in dealing with investigations, civil and criminal actions that challenge corporate or individual reputation
Chris Scott, Partner, Schillings
Oliver Crofton, Co-founder, Vigilante Bespoke
14:10 Plenary session
Assessing the impact of the new general Data Protection Regulation – How will it work in practice?
- Determining the impact the proposed reforms have in practice on the businesses, regulators and consumers: are the fines proposed by the Commission the right way to prevent data security breaches?
- How will compliance be monitored, and what new obligations will be placed on national data protection authorities?
- Assessing whether the “one-stop-shop” approach will ensure a harmonised system that protects citizens whilst keeping the administrative burden on industry to a minimum
- Will the new rules give citizens greater control over their personal data, and how far will proposed measures such as privacy by design and privacy by default go in restoring consumer confidence?
Simon Bryan, Chief Legal Officer, Doha Film Institute
Fred Houwen, Legal Director, Reckitt Benckiser Group
Nigel Murray, Managing Director, Huron Legal
15:00 Stream session 1
Delegates are invited to attend one of the following workshop sessions
A/ Best practices and rules of conduct in international dispute resolution
- Determining whether it is better to arbitrate or litigate? What are the benefits of arbitration as opposed to litigation?
- What is the best option : ADR, dispute boards, final substantive resolution
- Effective use of expert evidence in international arbitration
- Achieving mutually beneficial settlements through early neutral evaluation (ENE)
Daniel Jowell QC, Brick Court Chambers
Ramsay Milne, Senior Commercial Lawyer, Scottish Water
Kevin Perry, Partner, Edwards Wildman
B/ Tools for managing a global team across emerging economies
- Understanding and assessing the legal, reputational, corruption and bribery risks with emerging markets
- Reacting to the tightening international legal framework for UK businesses
- Strategies for getting to know your market, client and partner in new jurisdictions: lessons learnt from GCs
- Structuring global teams effectively and co-coordinating corporate cultures within a global team across time zones and through language barriers
Gordon Finlayson, General Counsel, HBO Europe
15:50 Coffee break
16:10 Roundtables 2
Investments in BRICS & CIVETS: Business perspectives and legal frameworks
- As the BRICS mature what are the policies and legal framework required to maintain their competitiveness and resilience, as well as their stability?
- What are the key areas of political and economic risk?
- To what extent will future growth in emerging markets depend on growth in the developed world? Will the globe eventually see an economic decoupling between the two blocs?
Douglas Denham, Group Commercial Legal Director, De La Rue
Sanjay Thakkar, Partner and Head of India Markets Programme, KPMG
17:45 Close of Summit - Day 1
19:30 Drinks reception
20:00 Gala dinner
Friday 26th April
Eurozone update - where are we now?
- What can be learned from the institutions that not only survived the financial crisis but have recovered
- What are the policy and practical actions that can lead to long-term financial stability?
- Should central banks take on more responsibility for curbing or flagging excessive government expenditures?
- What lessons does the Cyprus bailout provide?
- When will recovery happen?
Bill Robinson, UK Chairman KPMG Economics and Regulation, KPMG
10:00 Roundtables session 3
10:45 Coffee break
11:05 Stream session 2
A/ Making use of competition law: damages, regulatory disputes, judicial review
Practical tips on how to use competition law as a tool in a wide range of commercial disputes:
- Using competition law as a bargaining chip
- Who to sue?
- Where to sue?
- Using expert economists
Tim Ward QC, Monckton Chambers
B/ The growth of strategic legal technology: What does it mean for you?
- The efficiency imperative - real world research explaining the "more for less" dilemma
- Understanding what's going on - the challenge of metrics and measuring value
- Process - the key to disaggregation and strategic technology deployment
- In-house technology hot-spots
- Barriers to in-house technology deployments and how to overcome them
Mark Smith, Director of In-house legal markets, LexisNexis
11:55 Roundtables session 4
14:00 Closing remarks
15:00 Close of Summit