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European In-house
Counsel Summit
A legal update for corporate and bankers’ counsel
January 22, 2015 • Grange Tower Bridge Hotel, London
Benefits of attending:
Listen to advice on takeover changes: post offer intention statements vs post-offer undertakings
How to prepare your documentation to protect yourself in advance of disputes
Debate the impact of ICMA’s changes to collective action clauses
Discover important developments in the returning private equity sector
How to stay on top of anti-corruption and anti-bribery legislation across the world
Join interactive breakout sessions on whistleblowing, data protection and making legal a business
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European In-house Counsel Summit
January 22, 2015 • Grange Tower Bridge Hotel, London
International Financial Law Review is returning for the third IFLR European In-house Counsel Summit in London
on January 22, 2015. In its first two years, an average of over 220 in-house counsel from top European corporates
(public and private) and UK and European-based banks met to discuss matters relating to financial law, including
M&A, capital markets, liability management and competition.
The 2015 event is set to be even bigger and will incorporate breakout sessions for workshops for the first time. European markets are improving and companies are more confident in following their policies of organic growth or big
ticket acquisitions. Indeed, for the latter, cash is still the preferable method. But for those requiring corporate finance, there is a raft of options available. From cov-lite to high yield and cov-loose to securitisation. Offshore jurisdictions are also having a larger role to play in the structuring of deals.
However, shrinking budgets for the management of legal departments remains. Whistleblowing is on the up, compliance costs are rocketing and data protection is a growing cost centre. The pressure is on for in-house departments to show their value. Especially when companies are entering financial markets.
The IFLR European In-house Counsel Summit will tackle these issues in a panel format. The programme has been
developed in conjunction with general counsel from top corporates and banks and will deliver an update on a range
of legal and commercial issues that in-house counsel face on a daily basis.
Reserve your place today.
Who you will meet:
General counsel
Heads of legal
Corporate counsel
Company secretaries
Chief legal officers
Private practice lawyers
To register, or for more information:
Visit: • Call: +44 (0) 207 779 8334
Email: [email protected]
European In-house Counsel Summit
January 22, 2015 • Grange Tower Bridge Hotel, London
Registration and breakfast
Chair’s opening remarks
Tim Wakefield, managing director, IFLR
Lunch and networking
The following sessions are designed for smaller groups. They
will run concurrently three times in a row so that delegates can
go to all the sessions.
Debt and equity capital markets
• ECM: pre-deal research and the potential minefield of ‘early
• How documentation has changed in the last 12 months
• Listing venue options and execution standards trends
• High yield versus cov-lite and cov-loose lending for
alternative corporate financing
• Private placements
• Protecting your company from market abuse
• How the PCS label has increased confidence in
• Keeping track of regulatory developments
A: Whistleblowing
• Effective management of claims, including those involving
senior management
• The importance of considering behavioural economics
regarding whistleblowing
• Implementing a conduct-based compliance system
Valeria Morosini, partner, Toffoletto De Luc Tamajo e Soci
Tish Clyde, SVP global industrial relations & employment counsel, DHL
Deutsche Post
B: Data protection
• The immediate impact of the European General Data
Protection Regulation
• How the Regulation will harmonise activity with regulators
across the continent
• Will the ‘one-stop-shop’ approach work efficiently?
• How to protect your business from the ‘right to be forgotten’
Richard Price, partner, Shearman & Sterling (chair)
Alison Higgins, vice president legal, Barclays
Adam Pickard, executive director, ECM, Morgan Stanley
Oliver Whiddett, assistant treasuer, Anglo American
David Dixter, partner, Shearman & Sterling
Corporate governance priorities
• Managing a global portfolio of anti-corruption and antibribery legislation
• Lessons from the Serious Fraud Office’s last year of activity:
GSK, Alstom etc
• Minimising franchise risk and protecting your company with
rigorous internal policies
• Will there be a shift toward an offence of ‘failing to prevent
economic fraud’?
Jonathan Kelly, partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Claire Chapman, general counsel & company secretary, DMGT
Robert Robinson, group general counsel, Amlin
Jonathan Kolodner, partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen &
Coffee and networking
Mergers and acquisitions developments
• Narrowing the valuation gap and limiting the impact of a
‘risk discount’
• Due diligence trends
• Cash is still king, but where should you turn for alternative
• Managing reputational risk during an acquisition
• Tracking key terms and clauses (including joint ventures)
• Takeover changes: post-offer intention statements and postoffer undertakings
• The benefits of a dual-track process
• Developing the legal department’s voice in the organic
growth versus acquisition debate
Harry Small, partner, Baker & McKenzie
Bridget Kerle, general counsel, Shazam
C: Running legal as a business
• Techniques for implementing continental or global changes
• Areas where process can be improved to gain a competitive
• Increasing the visibility of legal within your company
• Cost-cutting measures
David Holme, CEO, Exigent Group
Nicola Stott, global managing director, Exigent Group
Coffee and networking
Disputes resolution techniques
• When to litigate and when to opt for Alternative Dispute
• How to save money by deciding on terms and very as early as
• Ensuring legal privilege and internal communications are
effectively managed
• How to be aware of where the burden of proof sits across all
of the countries you operate in
• The role of in-house counsel in international arbitration
Stavros Pavlou, senior and managing partner, Patrikios Pavlou &
Maurizio Delfino, partner, Willkie Farr & Gallagher (chair)
Priha Pohjanpalo, deputy general counsel, Metso Corporation
Raman Bet-Mansour, partner, Debevoise & Plimpton
Richard Clegg, partner, Wolf Theiss
Juha Koponen, partner, Attorneys at Law Borenius
• How the CMA differs from the OFT and what it means for your
• Are there new tests and different enforcement measures?
• Merger clearance techniques
• Compliance on a national, regional and global level
• Lessons from recent competition litigation
Being prepared for increased private equity
• Where are the new battlegrounds in discussions with private
• Preparing your defence/timeline for an unsolicited
acquisition attempt
• Negotiating higher amounts of financing up front
• How to purchase from an exiting private equity investment
• The impact of returning sovereign wealth funds to the
Søren Fogh, partner, Gorrissen Federspiel
Competition: Strategies for dealing with new
Matthew Readings, partner, Shearman & Sterling (chair)
Paolo Palmigiano, general counsel and chief compliance officer,
EMEA, Sumitomo
George Milton, senior associate, Shearman & Sterling
Chair’s closing remarks
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European In-house
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January 22, 2015 • Grange Tower Bridge Hotel, London
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