The Fundamentals of International Legal Business Practice: Global Trends in Changing Times

22 Jun - 11 Aug 2021 1300 - 1400 BST

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A virtual training programme presented by the China Working Group of the IBA Asia Pacific Regional Forum and IBA Young Lawyers’ Committee

This eight-part training webinar series is part of an on-going programme devised by the IBA’s Section on Public and Professional Interest (SPPI) to assist young lawyers and junior members of the profession with their understanding of the fundamentals of international legal practice. The programme aims to provide young Chinese lawyers with practical training on a range of international business practice issues. Participants will have ample opportunity to share their professional and cultural experiences through session discussions and Q&A.

Fees

  Prices in GBP + UK VAT @ 20%, where applicable:

IBA members

Free

Non-members

Free

Session 1:Avoiding conflicts of interest and other ethical traps

Tues 22 June 1300-1400 (BST) / 2000-2100 (China time)

**Accredited by the Law Society of Hong Kong with 1.0 CPD point**

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Topics will include:

  • An overview of the rules on conflicts of interest in other countries, such as China, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Philippines, Singapore and the United States
  • Managing conflicts of interest for local and cross-border matters, and case studies of other ethical traps in each country
  • Tips on ensuring a consistent approach in resolving conflicts of interest issues and to manage client’s expectations

Session 2: The A to Z of client relationship building skills

Wed 30 June 1300-1400 (BST) / 2000-2100 (China time)

**Accredited by the Law Society of Hong Kong with 0.5 CPD point**

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Session 3: Career development – career models for young lawyers and the qualities of a future partner

Wed 7 July 1300-1400 (BST) / 2000-2100 (China time)

**Accredited by the Law Society of Hong Kong with 0.5 CPD point**

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In the last decade, technology, innovation and a shift in legal consumers buying practices have upended the legal industry and reshaped the way legal services are delivered. The dominance of the law firm partnership as the primary provider of legal services has been challenged by the rise of in-house legal departments, non-firm services providers and the Big Four. The impact of these changes has not been lost on the legal job market, where opportunities and new career models abound for young lawyers seeking alternatives to the ‘up-or-out’ trajectory in most law firms.

This session will:  

  • Explore these career models, and discuss whether they have had any impact on the career prospects of young lawyers in China/Asia;

  • Examine how law firms in China/Asia are responding to these changes, including the creation of new roles (project management, knowledge management, data science and analytics, etc.) within law firms for those with legal backgrounds other than the traditional partner and associate roles; and

  • Identify the qualities, traits or skills required of young lawyers looking to succeed as partners in a law firm.

Session 4: Building your personal brand and international professional network through the IBA

Wed 14 July 1300-1400 (BST) / 2000-2100 (China time)

**Accredited by the Law Society of Hong Kong with 0.5 CPD point**

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The IBA is the largest global association for the legal profession and also the biggest referral network in the legal world. When used effectively, there is no better place to build connections with leading international practitioners around the world and expand your business globally.

In this session, the panellists will share tips and advice on how to strategically build and expand your personal brand through the IBA, like many other young lawyers in other jurisdictions have, as well as how to use the IBA as a tool to build your personal and professional network.

Session 5:Cross-border M&A: fundamental issues to M&A transaction

Tues 20 July 1300-1400 (BST) / 2000-2100 (China time)

**Accredited by the Law Society of Hong Kong with 1 CPD point**

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This session aims to provide an introduction to cross-border mergers and acquisitions by discussing transaction structures, due diligence, deal documentation and closing processes. 

The panel will also draw on their experience to discuss recent trends and topics in cross-border M&A transactions, including the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, and changing political and regulatory considerations worldwide.

Session 6: Cross-border dispute resolution: a quick guide to arbitration in the Asia Pacific region

Tues 27 July 1300-1400 (BST) / 2000-2100 (China time)

**Accredited by the Law Society of Hong Kong with 1 CPD point**

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This session will provide a practical guide for handling international arbitration in outlining mechanisms in the Asia Pacific region. The session will address practical difficulties in handling factual witnesses and expert witnesses, some of the cultural aspects at play in cross-border dispute resolution, enforcement issues as well as the divergence in judicial and arbitral systems in the region.

Session 7: European Union-China investment and compliance risk management

Wed 4 August 1300-1400 (BST) / 2000-2100 (China time)

**Accredited by the Law Society of Hong Kong with 1 CPD point**

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Our speakers from China, France, Italy and the UK will discuss practical cases and cover legal and cultural challenges dealing with acquisitions of European targets by Chinese companies as follows:

  • Identifying targets and contractual processes from NDA to SPA important clauses for cross-border acquisitions by Chinese entities in Europe. 
  • Negotiation tips to conclude successful closing for Chinese companies acquiring European target companies.
  • Key post-closing challenges and success stories.

Session 8: Developing legal advocacy skills for young lawyers

Wed 11 August 1300-1400 (BST) / 2000-2100 (China time)

**Accredited by the Law Society of Hong Kong with 1 CPD point**

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Being an effective legal advocate requires a combination of writing, oral and interpersonal skills. The panellists at this session will discuss the top lessons that they’ve learned in becoming a better oral advocate, in transforming into a more skilled writer and in dealing with others, whether superiors, adversaries or judges.  The panellists will also speak as to how they have evolved as attorneys over the years and what they would tell the younger versions of themselves coming out of law school.  

Certificate of Attendance

Certificates of attendance for this webinar are only available to IBA members. IBA members who have attended the live broadcast for more than 30 minutes based on verified sign-in and sign-out times will be sent a certificate to the email address provided at the time of registration. Certificates can only be issued to the name provided at the time of registration. If you have any queries relating to your certificate of attendance, please email webinars@int-bar.org.