Event Description

IR Global are excited to announce that we will be sponsoring this years’ Thomson Reuters GC Leadership Summit on the 29th June in London. Throughout the conference day, Ross Nicholls (Business Development Director) and Rachel Finch (Channel Sales Manager) of IR Global will be on hand to promote the IR network and liaise with fellow sponsors and attendees. 

IR Global are pleased to be sharing this experience with our members who will be hosting a panel discussion on ‘Horizon scanning and planning on a global level to stay ahead of the game’. The members joining us are Simon Rous of Ashfords LLP - IR’s exclusive Corporate Law and M&A member in England, Urs Breitsprecher of Mütze Korsch Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH - IR’s exclusive M&A member in Germany and Shai Kuttner of BWK - IR’s exclusive M&A member in the Netherlands.

About the event:
General counsels are making new work environments and technology central to how they work, and are often more willing to take risks. In-house lawyers are therefore not only adapting to the opportunities of emerging processes and technologies, but are creating them. From implementing agile and lean methods to physically changing work environments, in-house departments can become efficient and start focusing on the relevant skills to become at the forefront of their business.

Thomson Reuters is therefore delighted to bring you this year’s GC Leadership Summit. During the event there will be 9 interactive breakout sessions to encourage an open exchange of experiences, hear success stories and challenges faced from GCs who are walking the fine line between conventional lawyering and being true business advisers. The day has been structured so whatever size team you are a part of, there will be a session for you.

Throughout the event you will hear how to:
- Understand and drive innovation within your business
- Prepare for and embrace GDPR to drive your business forward
- Set up a future-proof and mobile legal infrastructure
- Develop your legal team strategy with limited resources
- Manage risk, compliance and regulation in order to facilitate sustainable growth
- React and communicate when the cameras are put on you during a crisis
- Shake up and influence government policy during times of change
- Find the right technology and opportunities to suit your business needs

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Schedule

  1. 29th June 2017

    Becoming an innovative GC during times of change


    08:30: Registration and Coffee

    09:15: Introduction from Thomson Reuters and Chairperson

    09:30: Corporate governance and behaviour in a changing political landscape: The role of the GC

    How to plan the next 2 years of your business

    10:10: A practical guide to innovation

    Hear from a group of GCs from different industries and differing sized teams what innovation means to them. Find out and what methods they have used to secure more effective results

    What does the digital transformation mean for you, your team and your business

    10:40: Preparing for and embracing GDPR to drive your business forward

    The potential impact of Brexit on GDPR
    May 2018 deadline – where should you be now if you want to be compliant?
    Preparing the business to understand what it needs to do with its data to enable to move forward: Putting good structure around data
    Managing cyber in light of GDPR
    What makes your company a target for cyber crime

    11:25: Morning coffee

    11:55: Breakout sessions

    A choice of one of the following options

    The role of the innovative GC in setting up a future-proof and mobile legal infrastructure

    The innovative GC ensures his team is fully empowered and able to continue the legacy of the team despite constant change. That means starting with an accurate assessment of the business needs and what it is looking for.

    Ensuring there is sufficient information available at all times regardless of workforce demographics and geography

    Enabling people to learn and develop efficiently

    Communicating with internal clients and stakeholders

    Managing a disparate workforce or more global workforce and how do you communicate a workforce of millennial to late 50s’s and 60s in a different ways

    Managing succession planning and the departure of staff

    Practical media training for GCs: Becoming a powerful communicator during times of crisis

    NEW to our GC series, we have brought you the opportunity to attend this unique 1 hour workshop that will give you the confidence to cope when cameras and microphones are put in front of you. When news breaks, your sound bite counts and you need to get it right.

    Exercises on good and poor communication

    Learn how to handle enquiries and interviews skilfully

    Structuring messages and dealing with emerging threats and crisis situations

    Managing social media during times of crisis

    Effective communication skills to influence across the business

    This session will enable to you to:

    Become a better leader and communicator who is more effective at dealing with a broad range of stakeholders and ready to handle a wider range of challenges

    Asking the right questions to the right people

    Understanding the interests, priorities, and goals of all parties

    Dealing with irrational people and challenging relationships

    12:55: Buffet lunch

    13:40: Breakout sessions

    A choice of one of the following options:

    Getting the timing right: Shaking up and influencing government policy during times of change

    When is it in my interest to influence government policy?

    Providing an overview of how government is planning to engage with business as it shapes the path forward in light of Brexit

    Do GCs have sufficient influence? What more should they be doing to make a difference?

    How should GCs be setting up lobbying practice with limited funding?

    Talking tech: Finding the right technology and opportunities to suit your business needs

    What do some of today’s new market entrants have to teach us about everything from design to embracing the sharing economy to building a business around becoming the platform on which an entire industry ecosystem is built?

    This session will enable you to better understand how you select the right technology for your business and understand the opportunities available.

    Hear 5 minutes each from each tech providers who will:

    Demystify what they do, describe where are they are in their customer journey and offer user case studies

    14:40: Breakout sessions

    A choice of one of the following options:

    Innovation through effective insourcing versus outsourcing: how and what do you choose?

    Legal departments are innovating – shifting some reliance away from outside counsel by deploying a combination of technology, alternative legal providers and bulked-up internal staff to meet the needs of their business

    How will you take the work in house?
    Off shoring? Can you rely on technology and outsourcing?
    Do you know what services are available?
    Examining law firms that have developed flexible working and peer point
    How to get the most of your legal panel

    The role of the GC in managing risk, compliance and regulation in order to facilitate sustainable growth

    Embracing it and using it to your best advantage

    Compliance perspective and how it is managed internally

    The role of the GC in differentiating perceived risk and real risk in order to facilitate growth

    15:30: Afternoon tea

    16:00: Breakout sessions

    A choice of one of the following options

    Option 1 - Horizon scanning and planning on a global level to stay ahead of the game

    Find out what you need to be doing to looking ahead and planning your activity.

    What are the upcoming legal changes and developments in light of Brexit?
    What should I be preparing for?
    What are the early warnings?

    Featuring Simon Rous of Ashfords LLPUrs Breitsprecher of Mütze Korsch Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH and Shai Kuttner of BWK.

    Options 2 - Developing your legal team strategy with limited resources

    What is strategy and why is it relevant for a legal team?
    How to define a legal strategy within the wider business strategy
    How can the GC help define the wider business strategy
    How do you measure it and refine it?
    When to reach out to external advisors to supplement in-house talent and knowledge

    17:15: Innovation round-up

     Summary from the Chair followed by canapés and networking