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European In-house Counsel Summit 2021

February 9 & 10, virtual event | GMT (Greenwich Mean Time)

ABOUT THIS EVENT

The IFLR European In-house Counsel Summit will be taking place virtually on February 9 & 10.


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.
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VIRTUAL EVENT FEATURES

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Much like an in-person conference, a virtual event brings together top experts and industry peers for dynamic discussions and networking. Through the use of a specially designed events platform, you can access all content and participate in Q&A’s, live polling, breakout sessions and networking groups from a desktop computer or mobile device. You can also view all sessions on demand at a time that suits you.
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Speaker interaction
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Personal Programme
Personal Programme
Create your own schedule with meetings and interesting sessions
On-demand
On-demand Access
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Networking
Messaging and Video calls
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AGENDA

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
Alessandro Galtieri

Alessandro Galtieri

deputy general counsel, Colt Technology Services (moderator)
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?
Matthew Tobin

Matthew Tobin

partner, Slaughter & May
Charlotte Bellamy

Charlotte Bellamy

senior director, market practice and regulatory policy, ICMA
Amaya Mazaira

Amaya Mazaira

head of treasury and structured finance legal, Santander UK
Jacqueline Wygas

Jacqueline Wygas

director, managing counsel, NatWest Markets
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
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
Sentheel Salvam

Sentheel Salvam

associate general counsel, Centerbridge Partners
Graham Kirk

Graham Kirk

group general counsel & company secretary, Cobham
Networking break
12:00 - 12.15 GMT
Fireside chat with MoloLamken and Joseph LaRosa, General Counsel at Regeneron
12.15 - 12.45
GMT

Life at a company on the cutting edge of the race to develop effective therapies for COVID-19 will be the topic of Steven Molo’s fireside chat with Joe LaRosa, Executive VP and General Counsel of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Steven Molo

Steven Molo

partner, MoloLamken
Joseph LaRosa

Joseph LaRosa

executive vice president, general counsel & secretary, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
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
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
Daniel Cooper

Daniel Cooper

partner, Covington & Burling
The Schrems II Decision: What it Means for Privacy Programs
14.30 - 14.50
GMT

On 16 July, the Court of Justice of the European Union released its much-anticipated decision in the Schrems II case, invalidating the US-EU Privacy Shield and providing clarity around Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs). The decision will have an immediate impact on the future of international data flows and your business. Key Takeaways:

 

  • Understand how transfer mechanisms play a part in privacy programs
  • Gain insight into what the Schrems II decision means
  • Understand what the future might look like for EU-US personal data transfers
Efrain Castaneda

Efrain Castaneda

privacy counsel, OneTrust
Closing remarks and close of day one
14:50 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
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?
Jane Clemetson

Jane Clemetson

commercial legal director, Reach
Sean Thomas

Sean Thomas

group general counsel, Alpha Sights
Alexis Alexander

Alexis Alexander

general counsel, Liberis
Christopher Thurn

Christopher Thurn

founder, Alacrity Law
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
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
Jacob Westin

Jacob Westin

head of legal Nordic & Europe/Canada, Takeda
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
Valerie Meyer Bahar

Valerie Meyer Bahar

partner, Niederer Kraft Frey

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
Prash Mehta

Prash Mehta

head of Brexit planning and policy, BT
Anna Grafton-Green

Anna Grafton-Green

Brexit legal lead, NatWest Group

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
Jeff Twentyman

Jeff Twentyman

partner, Slaughter and May (moderator)
Silvio Cavallo

Silvio Cavallo

general counsel, Pillarstone
Fiona Watson

Fiona Watson

lead counsel – EU Green Deal, Amazon
Melissa Darby

Melissa Darby

corporate counsel, compliance and sustainability regulation, Cummins
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.

Closing remarks
13:25 - 13.30 GMT
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SPEAKERS

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.
Angela Wilson
Angela Wilson
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Jayanthi Simha
Jayanthi Simha
Invensense
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Kelly McCarthy
Kelly McCarthy
Sideman Bancroft
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Misha De Larkin
Misha De Larkin
Flex
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Lyndsey Heaton
Lyndsey Heaton
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Lindsay White
Lindsay White
Applied Materials
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Helen Tieh
Helen Tieh
Looker
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Kanda Ishihara
Kanda Ishihara
Veritas Technologies
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Emilie Russell
Emilie Russell
Paragon Legal
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Deborah Sterling
Deborah Sterling
Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox
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Deirdre Wells
Deirdre Wells
Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox
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Rachel Walsh
Rachel Walsh
Goodwin Procter
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Sonya Sigler
Sonya Sigler
PractiGal
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Marcela Robledo
Marcela Robledo
Baker McKenzie
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Sabiha Chunawala
Sabiha Chunawala
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Parijat Sharma
Parijat Sharma
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REGISTRATION TYPE

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
TESTIMONIALS
"Some observations really provoked further thought
"Fresh and honest discussion from panellists - best GDPR panel in a while
"Entertaining, real experience and fascinating talk

SPONSORS

Akin Gump
Alacrity
Chiomenti
Covington
MoloLamken
OneTrust
Proskauer
Shearman Sterling
Slaughter and May

EVENT PARTNER

TheDeal

CONTACT US

Programme

 
Email Lucy Huckle
+44 (0)20 7779 8577

Sponsorship


Email Melanie Petch
+44 (0)20 7779 8836