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Tuesday 25 April (1830 - 2200)

Corporate Counsel Forum (Lead)

Tuesday 25 April (1830 - 2200)

Corporate Counsel Forum (Lead)

Wednesday 26 April (1000 - 1015)

Corporate Counsel Forum (Lead)

Wednesday 26 April (1015 - 1115)

Programme details

GCs in large businesses today work in an increasingly complex, risk conscious global environment. They inevitably and necessarily develop skills and competences which are in demand at board level. But does that mean that GCs should seek board positions? How can GC directors marry their responsibilities to the organisation as a whole, with the need to build a close working relationship with the CEO? How will the appointment of a GC be seen by the rest of the board - will it raise their compliance game or lull them into a false sense of security? This session will address the pros and cons for GCs of obtaining a seat on the board, as well as the potential pitfalls and how to avoid them.

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Wednesday 26 April (1145 - 1245)

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Companies face an expanding kaleidoscope of regulatory requirements, both from home and abroad. Against this backdrop, how can GCs ensure that their businesses are adequately equipped to handle regulatory investigations? Are there approaches which could make investigations easier to handle, such as good data management or compliance communications, that could be factored into day-to-day business practice? What do the regulators themselves regard as good and bad practice in their engagement with those they are investigating? Most importantly, what can GCs do to encourage a culture that supports compliance and avoids the need for the regulator to call?

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Wednesday 26 April (1245 - 1400)

Corporate Counsel Forum (Lead)

Wednesday 26 April (1400 - 1500)

Corporate Counsel Forum (Lead)

Programme details

In-house legal departments are changing at an unprecedented rate. No longer necessarily confined to the status of cost centre, the most innovative are increasing their use of technology and looking to recruit and develop talent to perform in very different ways from the past. This session will hear from GCs who are at the cutting edge of these developments.

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Session/Workshop Chair(s)

Wednesday 26 April (1500 - 1545)

Corporate Counsel Forum (Lead)

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At the end of this inaugural Corporate Counsel summit we will take stock of what participants have found most useful in the day's sessions and provide a forum for the sharing of wider thoughts and ideas. Through our discussions in this session we will be looking to generate ideas to shape the agenda for future summits.

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