Events - conferences, seminars and masterclasses




14 June 2023 - 28 February 2024, Offline & Online

USLF Seminar セミナー in person

Uchida & Samejima Law Firm

Date:

  • 14 June 2023 to 28 February 2024
  • 2023年6月14日~2024年2月28日 (契約塾、知財塾、技術法務塾の全17回)

Time: 

  • 15:00-16:45  / 16:00-17:45 - The last session of Contract School (September 25, 2023), the second session of IP School  (October 26, 2023), and the last session of Tech-Legal Practice School (February 28, 2024) will start at 16:00 due to receptions.
  • 15:00~16:45  / 16:00-17:45 契約塾の最終回(2023 年 9 月 25 日) 知財塾の第 2 回(2023 年 10 月 26 日) 技術法務塾の最終回(2024 年 2 月 28 日) は懇親会開催の関係で、開始時間が 16:00 となります。

Fee: 

  • 5,500 JPY for each seminar
  • 5,500円(税込)/回

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27 November 2023 - 31 May 2024, Online

How to invest and acquire Japanese listed companies online

Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

WHERE : ONLINE

WHEN : November 27, 2023 - May 31, 2024

An experienced Japanese corporate legal lawyer will explain in Chinese how to invest in and acquire Japanese listed companies. The commentary includes comprehensive information on acquisition methods, financial supervision, antitrust declarations, foreign investment declarations, and the latest investment cases.

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27 February 2024, online

Critical Contractual Issues from a Design-Build Perspective

Phelps Dunbar LLP

WHERE: Online
WHEN: Tuesday, Feb 27, 2024 - 10:00 - 11:00 AM CT 

With a focus on design-build, this webinar will provide important commentary concerning key contract terms relevant to all contract delivery methods including liability for delay and unforeseen conditions, liquidated damages, standard of care concerns, and advice on drafting performance specifications. 

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27 February 2024, online

Unveiling the Future of Contract Lifecycle Management with AI: A Wolters Kluwer Showcase online

Wolters Kluwer Legal Software

In recent years, AI has revolutionised the landscape of Contract Lifecycle Management (CLM) for in-house legal departments, bringing unprecedented efficiency and effectiveness to the traditionally labour-intensive processes. This masterclass delves into the evolution of AI in CLM, highlighting its accomplishments, the emergence of generative AI, and the cutting-edge RAG technology (Retrieval Augmented Generation) that promises to reshape the future of contract management. This is your chance to learn more about:  

 

  • AI’s recent accomplishments, including the strides made by AI over the last few years, focusing on proficiency in data extraction and classification.  

  • How Generative AI streamlines the drafting process, offering in-house legal teams unprecedented speed and accuracy in creating contracts. 

  • RAG Technology, which is reshaping contract management by allowing documents to be combined with other information and prevent large language models from "hallucinating" incorrect information. 

  • A glimpse into the future of AI in CLM. 

 

Join the masterclass and gain insights into how AI tools have transformed the manual extraction of critical information from contracts, reducing time and minimising errors. Additionally, the masterclass will showcase AI's abilities in classifying contracts, enabling legal professionals to organise and manage vast volumes of documents effortlessly. 

 

Speakers:

Hugo Seymour 

Head of AI – Legal Software 

Wolters Kluwer 

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Hugo is a former corporate lawyer with a focus on fashion and sports law, before he felt compelled to establish a startup in order to revolutionise the legal profession's working methods. With a keen interest in the capabilities of Artificial Intelligence, he joined Della in 2019, an AI-based contract review solution recently acquired by Wolters Kluwer. He has a unique blend of knowledge in both technology and legal business practices as the Chief Operating Officer at Della. Since 2019, he has been successfully continuing his mission to simplify and make artificial intelligence more accessible to lawyers. 

 

Margo Trebicka  

Sales Director 

Wolters Kluwer Legal Software 

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Margo Trebicka is an expert in legal technology with an extensive experience of advising law firms and corporations of all sizes on the techniques of impactful implementation and successful adoption of technology. She has a background in corporate law and an experience gained at industry leading companies such as Clifford Chance, Gartner, Litera and Della. She has been an advisor for Microsoft, Google, IBM, Fujitsu in change management and GMT strategies. 

 

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27 February 2024, online

EU Whistleblower Directive: Latest News - February 2024 online

Clarivate

WHERE: Online
WHEN: Tuesday 27th February 2024, 10:00AM GMT / 11:00AM CET 

Get the latest insights on the transposition of the EU Whistleblower Protection Directive.

Our latest EU whistleblowing update will focus on the overall developments in the European Union.

During this informative session, Jan Stappers, our expert in whistleblowing, will be accompanied by special guest Aurélia Viémont, partner at CMS Luxemburg. Together, they will delve into the recent changes in how the directive is being implemented across the EU and address some of the most frequently asked questions.

Save your spot to learn:

  • How should multinational companies handle Face to Face reports, if they only have an English speakers in the Oversight Group?
  • Do we have to publish an external reporting channel on the website?
  • Do we need to train our staff on whistleblowing?
  • If no sensitive data (ie: reporter’s name) is shared to the group lawyer, could we still seek legal assistance from the group lawyer?
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27 February 2024, Online

Apartment Blocks, Fire Safety & Building Safety - An Update for Residential Conveyancers & Property Managers online

MBL Seminars

WHERE: ONLINE

WHEN: 27 Feb 2024, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Introduction

The Grenfell Tower tragedy led to calls for a complete overhaul of the law regulating the safety of high-rise residential buildings.

After extensive public consultation, we now have a clearer idea as to what the new laws will entail.

This live broadcast session will consider the latest developments affecting apartment buildings. It is aimed at professionals involved in the sale and purchase of apartments and the management of high-rise blocks.

As there are usually regular developments in this area of the law, the content is liable to change (e.g. as and when the government announces new reform measures).

This live session will provide the latest information at the time.

What You Will Learn

This live and interactive session will cover the following:

  • Key changes to the Building Regulations
  • An overview of major elements of the Fire Safety Act 2021 and Building Safety Act 2022
  • Flammable cladding: paying for its removal and the latest on the External Wall System 1 valuation system
  • New system of duty holders who will be responsible for the safety of high-rise residential buildings
  • Safety case reports and building assessment certificates
  • The new Landlords’ certificates: the good and the bad
  • The new standards for fire risk assessments
  • Fire safety regulations that apply in England
  • The importance of fire doors
  • Funding and remediation by developers
  • Building control on the creation of a higher-risk building
  • Case involving section 257 HMO and fire safety hazards

Recording of live sessions: Soon after the Learn Live session has taken place you will be able to go back and access the recording - should you wish to revisit the material discussed.

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27 February 2024, online

Regulating AI— Part IV: The EU AI Act – The Expected International Impacts of the First Comprehensive AI Regulation online

K&L Gates LLP

WHERE: Online
WHEN: 27 February 2024,10:00 AM - 11:00 AM ET

Part IV of our series “Regulating AI: The Potential Impact of Global Regulation of Artificial Intelligence” will focus on recent developments in general availability of AI and generative AI solutions are leading regulators, at a global level, to consider legal frameworks to protect both individuals affected by AI and digital sovereignty.

The program will feature a panel addressing the EU AI Act, on which a preliminary political agreement was reached last December and unanimously approved by the ambassadors of the 27 countries of the European Union on 2 February 2024, prior to its upcoming final votes.

Like the GDPR before it, the EU AI Act will be a trailblazing piece of legislation which will impact companies at global level.

Our panelists will discuss the consequences of the EU AI Act on companies contemplating the provision of AI solutions in the EU market or leveraging AI in the EU, with a special focus on non-EU companies.

Additional topics in our Regulating AI — The Potential Impact of Global Regulation of Artificial Intelligence series include:  

  • Part I - 13 September 2023 (EU / U.K.) - View Recording
  • Part II - 7 December 2023 (Asia-Pacific Region: China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan) - View Recording
  • Part III - 12 December 2023 (United States)
 
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27 February 2024, Online

Dilapidations & Disrepair - Thinking Tactically & Practically online

MBL Seminars

WHERE: ONLINE

WHEN: 27 Feb 2024, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Introduction

Dilapidations is a practice area which never goes away: in times of boom or bust, landlords need to maintain the value of their investment and tenants will seek to restrict the impact of their repairing obligations.

Advisors need to know how to reduce the likelihood of claims in the first place, and what is the meaning and scope of repairing obligations, as well as the choice of remedies during the term and at lease end, the conduct of claims, the impact of the pre-action protocol, and the assessment of damages.

This virtual classroom seminar will consider all these aspects in a practical way, giving a solid grounding in a practice area which is always developing and full of interest. It is aimed at both solicitors and surveyors advising either landlord or occupier, in relation to repairing obligations in commercial leases.

What You Will Learn

This live and interactive session will cover the following:

  • Enforcing obligations in mid-term
  • The role of schedules of condition
  • Assessing the ‘loss of rent’ element
  • The role of expert valuers
  • Repair v improvements
  • Procedural considerations

Recording of live sessions: Soon after the Learn Live session has taken place you will be able to go back and access the recording - should you wish to revisit the material discussed.

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27 February 2024, Online

Divorce & Dissolution - Practice & Procedure Update online

MBL Seminars

WHERE: ONLINE

WHEN: 27 Feb 2024, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Introduction

Since the Divorce Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 the landscape and practice of divorce has changed.

This virtual classroom seminar will look in more granular detail at divorce practice providing practice points and an in-depth consideration of the Family Procedure Rules and statute.

This live session focuses on the divorce and dissolution aspect rather than any financial division of assets.

What You Will Learn

This live and interactive course will cover the following:

  • The new procedure
  • How various different non standard aspects of a divorce are dealt with under the new Rules and current statutory regime
  • The use of the portal
  • Current practice issues and how to manage them

Recording of live sessions: Soon after the Learn Live session has taken place you will be able to go back and access the recording - should you wish to revisit the material discussed.

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27 February 2024, Online

Corporate Finance Uncovered - Refresh Your Knowledge online

MBL Seminars

WHERE: ONLINE

WHEN: 27 Feb 2024, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Introduction

This new virtual classroom seminar will provide a comprehensive insight into corporate finance.

Aimed at those who have a reasonable working knowledge of the area, but who wish to enhance their understanding or simply benefit from a useful refresher, this session is ideal for lawyers, accountants, directors, and other business professionals.

Led by expert speaker Iain Sim, this session will help you provide better and more commercially aware advice to clients who are required to raise finance for their companies.

What You Will Learn

This live and interactive session will cover the following:

  • Key reasons why companies seek to raise equity finance
  • Key reasons why companies seek to raise debt finance
  • Concepts of leverage and gearing
  • Comparisons of debt v equity, loans v bonds and public equity v private equity
  • Debt:
    • Overdrafts, types of loans, types of debt securities (commercial paper, notes, bonds), quasi-equity/loan notes/convertibles
    • Security, credit risk, credit ratings
    • Benchmarks
    • Syndicated loans, subordination
    • Transactional documentation: term sheets, loan agreements, debentures
    • Listed debt and over-the-counter trading
  • Equity:
    • Different classes of share
    • Issuing shares
    • Financing stages, from seed to series A, B, C etc. through to maturity
    • Investors: seed, angel, venture capital, private equity, stock market
    • Crowd funding
    • Floating a company (plus the key differences between the markets)
    • Fundraising on float and secondary issues (rights issues, open offers, placings etc.)
    • Documentation: Articles of Association and subscription agreements
  • The role of the investment banker
  • Key documentation and key clauses (what they are designed to do)
  • Recent developments

Recording of live sessions: Soon after the Learn Live session has taken place you will be able to go back and access the recording - should you wish to revisit the material discussed.

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