In-House Law Trends : Leading In-House Lawyers Meet To Discuss Emerg…

In-House Law Trends : Leading In-House Lawyers Meet To Discuss Emerging Trends and Best Practices

Sydney conference promises Award-Winning Panel Discussion

Wellington, NZ – – Law Newswire – 12 June 2007 – The demands made upon in-house counsel have markedly increased, along with demand for the in-house counsel roles and a conference in Sydney next month has some of the leading in-house counsel in the region discussing key developments. The issues are being dealt with in a conference, co-sponsored by online newswire service, in Sydney in July.

Armed with legal know-how, the role of the general counsel is met with heightened expectations and is assumed to possess cross-functional management skills, business savvy and effective leadership behaviours. The transition and continuance of a role requiring two hats can be daunting and the establishment of a legal team that can effectively account for costs, be practical decision makers and have an up to date knowledge of compliance, risk management and privilege requires skill, focus and a new business sense can be equally daunting.

The Business Savvy In-House Legal Conference, to held at the Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel Sydney on July 17 & 18 and features both award-winning counsel and case studies. The conference also looks at issues relating to managing external legal advisers

The conference is using case studies featuring well known in-house lawyers, including Hutchison Whampoa counsel Edith Shi, a senior member of the company’s management since 1991. Other notable speakers and facilitators include:

• Tony de Govrik – Former National President, Australian Corporate Lawyers’ Association
• Ashley Roff, Minter Ellison Corporate Governance Professional winner
• George Kriz, 2006 Government Lawyer of the Year winner
• Bronwyn Magdulski, 2006 Australian In-House Lawyer Young Achiever winner
• Saul Cannon, 2005 Australian In-House Lawyer Young Achiever winner
• Celia Gerreyn, Governance & Probity Consultant
• Elizabeth Opie, 2003 Australian In-House Lawyer Young Achiever winner


LawFuel publisher John Bowie said the conference drew upon some of the leading experts available in the in-house legal arena in the region. “The conference is specifically tailored towards issues facing in-house legal counsel this century. The lawyers who will speak are proven and experienced to assist both those entering this fast-developing field and those who are old hands.”

Early bird discounts are available.

Case studies focus on the development of effective, in-house counsel teams; clear communications of legal issues, understanding the true meaning of ‘commerciality’ and other issues confronting today’s counsel working in-house.

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