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Corporate Counsel Conference

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Corporate Counsel Conference

Date & TimeTBC
Format Conference
Price

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$360.00

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$480.00

CPD Units 4
  • Ethics & Professional Responsibility
  • Professional Skills
  • Practice Management & Business Skills
  • Substantive Law
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Developed in consultation with expert corporate counsel legal practitioners and using peer-based learning techniques, this is a one-stop shop for essential tools and information to help corporate lawyers excel in practice.

Further details below.

 

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Program Overview

  • Corporate Counsel Conference - Friday 23 Nov
    • 8:30 AM Registration Begins
    • 8:50 AM Conference Opening & Welcome
    • 9:00 AM Changing the Game: Innovation in practice for corporate lawyers

      This practical session will provide insights into guiding and influencing a proactive culture of compliance within your organisation to ensure that risk and legal considerations are front and centre across your operations.

      Topics covered include:

      • How to best engage with your executive team by framing legal and risk advice in the context of business opportunity and strategic decision-making
      • Driving organisational buy-in to ensure legal considerations remain a core company value
      • Balancing commercial and legal priorities – the corporate and personal perspective
      • Overcoming challenges raised by internal politics

      Presenter: Bruce Hardy, Innovation Practice Lead & Legal Counsel - Technology, Innovation & IP, Telstra

    • 10:00 AM Allocating Risk: Limitation provisions

      Limitation provisions continue to play a crucial role in balancing and managing the commercial risks associated with binding agreements. To ensure that clauses have the desired effect, it is essential that they are drafted carefully and precisely, and that you are aware of the potential pitfalls in the drafting process.

      An essential guide to the minefield of drafting these provisions, this session covers the following topics:

      • Limitation of liability provisions in contracts (and typical exclusions)
      • Approach to consequential loss in contracts
      • Time-bars in contracts and under legislation
      • Application to indemnities
      • Recommended drafting techniques

      Presenter: Tim Ma, Senior Associate, King Wood & Mallesons

    • 11:00 AM Morning Tea
    • 11:30 AM Leveraging Legal Leadership: Keeping legal concerns a company-wide priority

      With nearly a quarter of CEOs around the world singling out innovation as their top priority in the coming year (PwC’s 20th CEO Survey) it’s more important than ever for corporate counsel to be across the potential applications of new and emerging technologies and how they could add value for your organisation.

      In this session, you will receive insights into:

      • Dealing with the impact of disruptive change and communicating this impact to leadership
      • Identifying where technology really adds value and understanding whether you need it
      • New disruptive technologies -blockchain, e-signatures and click wrap contracts, and how they are changing the way we do business
      • Tools and metrics to help corporate counsel analyse the progress, performance and contribution of legal teams

      Presenter: Craig Laughton, Executive General Manager, CPA Australia

    • 12:30 PM Walking the Tightrope: Balancing business needs with ethical obligations

      "Join our experienced panel as they share ethical issues that they have encountered. This engaging conclusion to the conference focuses on:

      • Ethical issues relating to legal professional privilege
      • Dealing with conflicts between your ethical obligations as a lawyer and your role in the organisation, with the advice based on the real-life experience of the panellists  

      Moderator: Carmelina Quatela, Corporate Counsel, Law Institute of Victoria

      Panellists:

      • Stephen Newman, General Counsel, BDO
      • Mette Aiken-Petersen, Manager, Ethics & Professional Practice Department, Law Institute of Victoria
      • Mary O'Leary, General Counsel - Corporate, Orica
    • 1:30 PM Lunch

Further Details

  • Full Description

    Developed in consultation with expert corporate counsel legal practitioners and using peer-based learning techniques, this is a one-stop shop for essential tools and information to help corporate lawyers excel in practice.

    Our exceptional speakers include the Chief Legal Counsel for Jetstar, Innovation Specialist and Legal Counsel for Telstra, as well as experienced practitioners from major law firms. Join them to investigate key developments and trends in the corporate counsel environment.

    This is a great opportunity to build new skills and practical knowledge, as well as network and share ideas, challenges and strategies with others working in corporate roles.

     

  • Presenters

    TBC

  • Learning Outcomes

    Through this conference, attendees will:

    • Be equipped with a tool kit to manage the most salient contemporary issues facing in house counsel, including complicated ethical issues.
    • Network with other in-house counsel, sharing challenges, strategies and solutions
    • Investigate key new and emerging technologies and trends and find out how they can help you innovate the way you do business
    • Develop their understanding and ability to align the need for compliance with the commercial imperatives of their organisation
    • Hone their understanding of the use, application and limitations of indemnity, exclusion and limitation clauses