Tuesday 1 November 2016
K&L Gates offices, One New Change, London

08.30 Morning refreshments and registration

08.50 Welcome from the Chairs

Moderator: Stephen Blundell, Managing Director, Redstone Consultants

09.00 Creating a world class in-house legal department now and for the future

09.20 The Global Track: Navigating complexity – how companies are driving growth in an era of uncertainty and disruption
How current macroeconomic and geopolitical uncertainty is combining with disruptive forces to challenge current business models and what companies are doing to reinvent or transform themselves in this new, complex environment.

09.45 BoardTalk: Risk, Regulation and Compliance – Guiding the board

ChairJoseph P. Gromacki, Head of M&A, Jenner & Block


  • Nikki Conran, General Counsel, Northern, Central & Eastern Europe, Schneider Electric
  • Liz Kelly, Company Secretary, St James’s Place; NED, Saffron Building Society
  • Max Hübner, Corporate Director Legal and Tax, PGGM
  • Simon Enoch, Company Secretary, General Counsel, Darty
  • Charlie Lightfoot, Partner and London Office Managing Partner, Jenner & Block

10.30 Coffee

11.00 Leading during times of change: A conversation

11.30 Management Talk: Law Department 2030

ChairAlessandro Galtieri, Legal Director – Corporate Law and Data Protection, Colt Group


  • Phil Auld, Head of Legal, Digital & Specialist Commercial, Lloyds Banking Group
  • Will Scrimshaw, Head of Skype Consumer Legal, Senior Attorney, Corporate, External and Legal Affairs, Microsoft


  • Ruth Murphy, Chief Counsel, Business and Public Sector, BT
  • Aine Lyons, VP & Deputy GC, Worldwide Legal Operations, VMware
  • David M. Klein, Vice President of Legal Services, QuisLex

12.45 Lunch

14.00 CyberRisk: Devising a strategy

14.45 BrexitTalk: Challenges for today’s law department

Chair: Janice More, GC, LSEW


  • Noreen Doyle, Chair, Credit Suisse International; Vice Chair, Credit Suisse; Chair, British Banker’s Association
  • Simon Man, ‎Managing Director, Associate General Counsel, Deutsche Bank AG
  • Liz Walker, GC, BT Global Services
  • Christian Tuddenham, Partner, Jenner & Block
  • Dearbhail McDonald, Group Business Editor, Independent News Media

15.30 Coffee

15:50 Shaping an ethical corporate culture

Chair: Christine Braamskamp, Partner, K&L Gates


  • Mollie Stoker, GC, Lucozade Ribena Suntory
  • Serena Grosso, GC, Mangiarotti
  • Nick Deeming, Advisor, Blueprint for Better Business (and former in-house counsel)
  • Oboama Addy, General Counsel & Head of European Legal Department, FUJIFILM Europe GmbH

16:35 Cultural Transformation: Why GCs must be involved

Chair: Catherine Berney, International Leadership and Organisational Development Consultant, Mannaz A/S


17.10 NEDTalk: Ten tips on getting a board position

17.30 GlobalTalk: Foreign Direct Investment – A world of opportunities

  • Dennis Unkovic, Partner, Meyer, Unkovic & Scott
    Author of Face: How Saving Face Changes Everything; Understanding Asia: Winning Strategies for Business Success, The Art of Investing in America: Secrets to Success

17.55 Chair’s Summing Up

Drinks Reception