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European In-house Counsel Summit 2021

February 9 & 10, virtual event │ Starts 09.00 GMT (Greenwich Mean Time)

The European In-house Counsel Summit is now a virtual event

The 9th annual IFLR European In-house Counsel Summit takes place over February 9 & 10, covering developments in the UK and European capital markets; M&A; legal technology; corporate sustainability; Brexit; competition law; and the impact of COVID-19 on the legal team.
 
With the long-term implications of COVID-19 still unknown and the impact of Brexit unclear, 2021 proves to be a challenging year for UK and European banks and corporates. Amidst all the uncertainty, the European In-house Counsel Summit will offer the opportunity to meet virtually to network, learn and discuss the main challenges facing in-house counsel.

WHAT IS A VIRTUAL FORUM?

what is virtual
Through the use of a specially designed events platform, panel discussions and presentations, and participation in breakout sessions and networking groups can be viewed live from a desktop computer or mobile device.

 

Online venue
Can't watch the event live? Watch the recordings on demand at a more convenient time for you.
Online venue
Grow your network with the right people: benefit from smart AI matchmaking with other delegates
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Same event, just an online venue: visit sponsor booths, download resources, join the main presentation or breakout sessions and use one of our virtual private meeting rooms.

HOW DO I ATTEND A VIRTUAL FORUM?

Sign up online
SIGN UP ONLINE
Register your place online - sign ups are limited to support several hundred attendees during live sessions.
access your invitation
ACCESS YOUR INVITATION
An exclusive attendance link will be sent to you. This link will provide you with access to all of the event's content and sessions.
watch live or on demand
WATCH LIVE OR ON DEMAND
Once logged in, you can view all sessions live, at a later date to suit you and can download any available presentation materials.

VIRTUAL AGENDA 2021

All session times are in GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) unless stated otherwise.
February 9
February 10

Tuesday, February 9

Opening comments
8:55 - 9.00 GMT
A year of change: key legal implications of COVID-19
9.00 - 9.50
GMT
  • What were the main challenges in-house counsel faced during the pandemic and how were these overcome?
  • What were the key lessons learned from 2020?
  • Assessing business continuity plans and fool-proofing against future disruptions
  • Impact of COVID-19 on litigation and contracts
  • Understanding the core issues of restructuring and insolvency
Errol Bong

Errol Bong

Head of compliance & legal counsel, Noble Group
Martin Rock

Martin Rock

Director M&A, Commerzbank
Peter Wittman

Peter Wittmann

Managing director, Asia-IO
Eric Xin

Eric Xin

Senior managing director, managing partner, private equity, CITIC Capital
Mona He

Mona He

deputy general counsel, BMI Group
Nassib Abou-Khalil

Nassib Abou-Khalil

chief legal officer, Nokia
Amanda Gill

Amanda Gill

managing director and associate general counsel, Deutsche Bank
Noemi Navarro

Noemi Navarro

legal director and company secretary, Hotelbeds
Networking break
9:50 - 10.05 GMT
Latest developments in the debt and equity capital markets
10.05 - 10.55
GMT
  • COVID-19 impact: disclosing COVID-19 and raising capital during a pandemic
  • Brexit: new rules and impact on cross-border capital raising
  • European COVID-19 capital markets quick fixes
  • LIBOR transition: active transition of legacy debt; being ready to raise debt linked to risk-free rates
  • ESMA’s review of EU MAR: new rules on market soundings, insider lists
  • SPACS: how do they work, why are they being done now?
Errol Bong

Errol Bong

Head of compliance & legal counsel, Noble Group
Martin Rock

Martin Rock

Director M&A, Commerzbank
Peter Wittman

Peter Wittmann

Managing director, Asia-IO
Eric Xin

Eric Xin

Senior managing director, managing partner, private equity, CITIC Capital
Matthew Tobin

Matthew Tobin

partner, Slaughter & May
Networking break
10:55 - 11.10 GMT
Assessing the current M&A landscape
11.10 - 12.00
GMT
  • Impact of COVID-19 on M&A deals
  • Dealing with increased regulatory/political intervention in M&A deals
  • Consequences of the new UK National Security and Investment rules for UK M&A
  • M&A outlook for 2021 and beyond
Errol Bong

Errol Bong

Head of compliance & legal counsel, Noble Group
Martin Rock

Martin Rock

Director M&A, Commerzbank
Peter Wittman

Peter Wittmann

Managing director, Asia-IO
Eric Xin

Eric Xin

Senior managing director, managing partner, private equity, CITIC Capital
Gavin Weir

Gavin Weir

partner, Akin Gump
Weyinmi Popo

Weyinmi Popo

partner, Akin Gump
Anna Halmer

Anna Halmer

vice president corporate and M&A law, Delivery Hero
Networking break
12:00 - 12.15 GMT
Fireside chat with MoloLamken
12.15 - 12.45
GMT
Errol Bong

Errol Bong

Head of compliance & legal counsel, Noble Group
Martin Rock

Martin Rock

Director M&A, Commerzbank
Peter Wittman

Peter Wittmann

Managing director, Asia-IO
Eric Xin

Eric Xin

Senior managing director, managing partner, private equity, CITIC Capital
Lunch and networking
12:45 - 13.45 GMT
Recent trends, issues and challenges in data protection and privacy
13.45 - 14.30
GMT
  • Data protection, cyber security and fraud risk: main insights gained from the move to remote working
  • Regulator requirements on data protection and GDPR in a remote-work environment
  • What is the expected impact of Brexit?
  • Implications of the recent ECJ ruling on international transfers and SCCs
Errol Bong

Errol Bong

Head of compliance & legal counsel, Noble Group
Martin Rock

Martin Rock

Director M&A, Commerzbank
Peter Wittman

Peter Wittmann

Managing director, Asia-IO
Eric Xin

Eric Xin

Senior managing director, managing partner, private equity, CITIC Capital
Greg Lascelles

Greg Lascelles

partner, Covington & Burling (moderator)
Jonas Bengtsson

Jonas Bengtsson

general counsel, Telia Company
Lara Oyesanya

Lara Oyesanya

general counsel & chief risk officer, Contis
Closing remarks and close of day one
14:30 GMT
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February 9
February 10

Wednesday, February 10

Opening comments
9:00 - 9.05 GMT
Employment law and the future of the workforce
9.05 - 9.55
GMT
  • Impact of remote working on employment law and employment contracts
  • How will teams oversee the return to the office? How should you manage a team that is split between the office and remote working?
  • Hiring, on-boarding and training in a remote environment
  • Tips for keeping teams motivated and protecting employees’ mental health and wellbeing
Errol Bong

Errol Bong

Head of compliance & legal counsel, Noble Group
Martin Rock

Martin Rock

Director M&A, Commerzbank
Peter Wittman

Peter Wittmann

Managing director, Asia-IO
Eric Xin

Eric Xin

Senior managing director, managing partner, private equity, CITIC Capital
Annalisa Reale

Annalisa Reale

partner – employment law, Chiomenti
Béatrice Pola

Béatrice Pola

partner, Proskauer
Tarun Tawakley

Tarun Tawakley

head of employment law, Deliveroo
Kylie Morsley

Kylie Morsley

head of employment law, QinetiQ
Networking break
9:55 - 10.10 GMT
Legal tech: maximising the value and efficiency of the in-house legal team
10.10 - 10.55
GMT
  • Leveraging the right technology, tools and techniques
  • Managing an increasing workload with fewer resources
  • How has the pandemic impacted the way the legal team works?
  • What have been the lessons learned on how to maximise efficiency?
Errol Bong

Errol Bong

Head of compliance & legal counsel, Noble Group
Martin Rock

Martin Rock

Director M&A, Commerzbank
Peter Wittman

Peter Wittmann

Managing director, Asia-IO
Eric Xin

Eric Xin

Senior managing director, managing partner, private equity, CITIC Capital
Jane Clemetson

Jane Clemetson

commercial legal director, Reach
Sean Thomas

Sean Thomas

group general counsel, Alpha Sights
Alexis Alexander

Alexis Alexander

general counsel, Liberis
Networking break
10:55 - 11.10 GMT
Global competition law outlook
11.10 - 12.00
GMT
  • Recent trends in regulatory enforcement
  • Foreign direct investment considerations
  • Managing regulatory investigations
  • Sustainability and competition law
Errol Bong

Errol Bong

Head of compliance & legal counsel, Noble Group
Martin Rock

Martin Rock

Director M&A, Commerzbank
Peter Wittman

Peter Wittmann

Managing director, Asia-IO
Eric Xin

Eric Xin

Senior managing director, managing partner, private equity, CITIC Capital
Matthew Readings

Matthew Readings

partner, Shearman & Sterling (moderator)
Simon Burden

Simon Burden

senior solicitor competition law, Vodafone
Niamh McCarthy

Niamh McCarthy

head of competition law, International Airlines Group
Networking break
12:00 - 12.15 GMT
Streams
12.15 - 12.55
GMT

Stream A: Diversity and inclusion

  • Recruiting and retaining a diverse and inclusive team
  • Developing and implementing effective D&I policies
  • Impact of COVID-19 on diversity and inclusion in the workplace
Ama Ocansey

Ama Ocansey

UK head of diversity & inclusion, BNP Paribas
Sheila Hopkins

Sheila Hopkins

chief legal officer, Norgine
Ehsan Haque

Ehsan Haque

global head of legal and compliance, Hamilton Capital Holding

Stream B: Brexit

  • How to strategically place and manage your business throughout the Brexit process
  • Dealing with the uncertainty of a Brexit deal and impact
  • Key issues for the legal team
Peter Tyson

Peter Tyson

Brexit programme director, Standard Life Assurance

Stream C: ESG and the role of the legal team in building a sustainable business

  • Understanding the current laws and regulations governing ESG
  • How can the legal team help shape and implement a successful ESG policy?
  • Working with internal sustainability teams and the board to unlock sustainable business opportunities
Oliver Heiland

Oliver Heiland

director legal & compliance, Allianz
Silvio Cavallo

Silvio Cavallo

general counsel, Pillarstone
Errol Bong

Errol Bong

Head of compliance & legal counsel, Noble Group
Martin Rock

Martin Rock

Director M&A, Commerzbank
Peter Wittman

Peter Wittmann

Managing director, Asia-IO
Eric Xin

Eric Xin

Senior managing director, managing partner, private equity, CITIC Capital
Post-panel breakouts
12.55 - 13.25
GMT

These interactive breakout sessions will allow delegates who participated in one of the streams a chance to ask follow up questions directly to the speakers and delve deeper into the topics discussed. It’s also a chance to make new connections with industry colleagues, share ideas and hear what other attendees took away from the previous sessions.

Errol Bong

Errol Bong

Head of compliance & legal counsel, Noble Group
Martin Rock

Martin Rock

Director M&A, Commerzbank
Peter Wittman

Peter Wittmann

Managing director, Asia-IO
Eric Xin

Eric Xin

Senior managing director, managing partner, private equity, CITIC Capital
Closing remarks
13:25 - 13.30 GMT
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ATTENDEE PROFILE

The event hosts an audience of over 350 in-house counsel and private practice lawyers but now that the event is virtual, joining has never been easier. Attendees from all career levels are eligible to attend
350+ registrants every year
Attendance split
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Speakers 2021

The 2020 speaker line-up will be announced shortly. If you feel you have something to contribute or would like to position yourself as an expert in your field, please get in touch with Natalie Canter for in-house speaking enquiries or Melanie Petch for law firm or service provider opportunities.
 
Please see below for our 2020 speakers.

 

 

Michele Baccelli
Michele Baccelli
Hoffmann Eitle
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Mike Gruber
Mike Gruber
Hoffmann Eitle
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Mark Jones
Mark Jones
Hoffmann Eitle
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Dominik Scheible
Dominik Scheible
Hoffmann Eitle
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Holger Stratmann
Holger Stratmann
Hoffmann Eitle
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Get access to the IFLR European In-house Counsel Summit 2021 below.

IN-HOUSE COUNSEL

Access to both days is FREE
  • Legal counsel
  • General counsel
  • Heads of legal

LAW FIRMS

Access to both days is £250
  • Partners and of counsel
  • Consultants
  • Service providers
Free registrations are limited to maintain virtual platform performance so early application to attend is advised. Registration includes:
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LIVE DISCUSSIONS

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ONLINE NETWORKING

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Chiomenti
Covington
MoloLamken
Proskauer
Shearman Sterling
Slaughter and May

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Contact Lucy Huckle
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Call: +44 (0) 207 779 8577

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Contact Melanie Petch
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Call: +44 (0) 207 779 8836