Monday 9 November 2015
Grand Connaught Rooms, London

08.30   Morning refreshments and registration

08.50   Welcome from the Chairs
Ciaran Fenton, Leadership and Behavioural Change Consultant, Ciarán Fenton Limited

9.10   The Inside Track: The Challenges For Today’s QC
Kathryn Britten, Chairman, KPMG Forensic UK

9.30   20 Trends for the future
Olivier Chaduteau, Managing Partner, Day One Consulting and Author of The Legal Department of the Future

10:00   Panel Discussion: Challenges and opportunities for today’s Law Department

Chair: Julia Chain, Director of Services, RPC Consulting

10.30   Coffee

10.55   Board Dynamics: GC Plus
Chair: Ciaran Fenton, Director, Ciarán Fenton Limited

11.40   Breakout Sessions

Breakout Session 1: Sponsored by Mitratech
Strategies to Move Your Law Department Up the Value Chain

In-house legal departments must manage ever-increasing risk and compliance challenges and increasing litigation costs, evolving from a company cost centre into a strategic business partner. Law departments are forced to do more with less, while they must also increase visibility, predictability, and responsiveness. Delegates attended this session to learn how leading legal departments have invested in building the skills, processes, and tools to support these changes, move up the value chain, and drive business value.

Chair: Jason Parkman, CEO, Mitratech
Reza Ghadiri-Zare, Group Legal Advisor, Standard Chartered
Tony Moss, Head of Investigations, British American Tobacco

Breakout Session 2: Sponsored by Exigent
The Contract Folder: Hidden Value or Ticking Bomb?

Managing contracts is becoming more complex and the risks of failure more severe. Value creation opportunities exist throughout the contract lifecycle. In order to discover and capture this hidden value, GCs need to extract and aggregate unstructured data from legacy systems and use advanced technology to enforce obligations, manage contractual risk, compliance and performance.

Nicola Stott, MD, Exigent and Kevin van Tonder, Director Global Legal Services, Exigent.

12.55   Lunch
Lunchtime Speaker
Umar Yasin, Director, QuisLex

14.00  Managing outside counsel for mutual success (aka how to avoid soiling the carpet): Charles Ehrlich

14.55 Management Talk: Challenges for today’s Law Department
Chair: Bruce MacMillan, General Counsel, Legal Practice Technologies

  • Legal Department KPIs: Keith Austin, Senior Vice President, Head of Legal Services UKIEEMEA, DHL
  • The way ahead: Managing an international legal team: Peter Wexler, Senior VP & Group General Counsel, Schneider Electric
  • LPO 2.0 – Transformation of the Legal Services Delivery Model: Mark Ross Global Head, Legal Process Outsourcing, Integreon

15.45   Coffee

16.00  Breakout Sessions

Breakout 1: Sponsored by Elevate
Running the legal department with business discipline

Running a successful business is difficult – ask any CEO. You must assess your current state, envision the future, then chart and navigate a course to get there. This session examined how leading legal departments are adopting business disciplines from other corporate functions, including:

  • Building consensus, alignment and buy-in
  • Using metrics to measure progress and enable course correction
  • Analyzing and managing costs
  • Deciding what to build and what to buy
  • Operating at the speed of business

Jack Diggle, Director, Legal Business Solutions, Elevate Services
Dr. Dierk Schindler, M.I.L., Head of EMEA Legal Field & WW Contract Management & Services, NetApp


Breakout 2: Sponsored by Recommind
Investigations – combining analytics technology and lawyers to stay ahead of the game

The phone rings. A voice at the other end tells you your company is subject to a regulatory investigation. Worse perhaps, a suspect in a criminal investigation. If you’re ‘lucky’ may be your compliance team just told you that they received a whistleblowing report about alleged violations of regulations and allegation of bribery or fraud by your company. You want to get to the bottom of it quickly working with experts in the field. The challenge? You don’t have a complete understanding of the problem. What do you do…

Chair: Simon Price, CEO, Recommind

Barry Vitou, Partner and Head of the Global Corporate Crime Team, Pinsent Masons
Peter Pope, Partner and Co-Chair of the White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice, Jenner and Block

17.15  Leadership: The Female Perspective

Carmel Mulhern, Group General Counsel, Telstra
In this presentation Carmel Mulhern, Group General Counsel of Telstra Corporation Limited, discussed different styles of leadership, the nexus between diversity and world class performance and the pursuit of talented people and diverse teams. In particular, she explored the importance of striving to be a leader and ‘doing away with the sticky floor’, and reflects on her own experiences on her path to leadership.

17.35 Dynamic Boards And Board Dynamics – The GC Contribution
Michael Coates, Head of Legal, Shell UK

17.55  Chair’s Summing Up
Ciarán Fenton, Leadership and Behavioural Change Consultant, Ciarán Fenton Limited

18.00  Drinks Reception


Moderater: Chris Bull, MD, Kingsmead Square

  • Antonella Barbieri, Director, Business & Legal Affairs, Italy and Germany, Fox International Channel
  • Max Hübner, Director, Corporate Legal & Tax,PGGM
  • Elaine Hutton, European Counsel, Bare Escentuals
  • Bart Schwartz, Chairman, GuidePost Solutions