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Events - conferences, seminars and webinars

21 - 22 September 2018, Hong Kong

Wise Counsel: Litigation & Arbitration in the Asia-Pacific Region in person

The Commercial Bar Association of Victoria

21 September, 2018 - 22 September, 2018

Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong
8 Finance Street
Hong Kong

$1,795 (Early bird) 
$1,995 (Standard)  
(All ticket prices are in Australian dollars and are inclusive of GST)

Attendance to the HK 2018 ICLC Drinks Reception and/or Gala Dinner.
Registration - Drinks Reception only - TBA
Registration - Gala Dinner only - TBA
Registration - Drinks Reception and Gala Dinner - TBA
(Registration is for HK Practitioners only)

The Victorian Bar and the Commercial Bar Association shall be holding our biennial International Commercial Law Conference on Friday the 21st of September and Saturday the 22nd of September 2018 in Hong Kong.

The conference will be held at the Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong; an exceptional luxury hotel located on Victoria Harbour with unparalleled conferencing facilities.

Centred around our theme of Wise Counsel: Litigation & Arbitration in the Asia Pacific Region, the program will cover a wide range of commercial litigation and arbitration topics which is comprised of eight sessions to be conducted over two days and in which leading members of the judiciary and the Bar will participate.

If you have any questions, please email: hk2018iclc@vicbar.com.au

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25 September 2018, London, UK

London Roundtable: Anti-Bribery & Corruption Programme Best Practices in person

A free NAVEX Global ethics and compliance roundtable event for senior-level professionals
NAVEX Global Inc

Tuesday, 25th September, 9:30 – 12:00
Lunch and Optional Workshop 12:00 – 13:45
Law Society, Chancery Lane, London

Join leading ethics and compliance professionals for a complimentary roundtable to learn how to develop and maintain robust Anti-Bribery and Corruption programmes across your organisation. Get the latest guidance and best practice advice from the leading practitioners in the UK and Europe on how to mitigate key corruption issues.

To minimise bribery and corruption risks, ethics and compliance professionals are adapting their programmes to follow the latest guidance on establishing global anti-bribery and corruption policies, procedures and controls. Attend this roundtable to get insight into setting the right tone for employees to disclose bribery and corruption concerns and evaluating the true risks posed by your third party relationships.

Network with your peers, gain practical advice from experts and discuss the most important bribery and corruption issues affecting businesses today.

The roundtable provides an opportunity to network and share your experiences on topics including:

  • The most effective strategies to identify corruption issues early on
  • Tactics that work & what to avoid when implementing ABC programmes
  • The activities the regulators look for to establish a strong legal defence
  • The latest insights from data privacy officers on GDPR concerns
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25 September 2018, Webinar

Webinar: A Practical Overview of Managing a Data Breach online


Tuesday, September 25th 2018 - 2:00 PM (BST)

This webinar will give you practical advice and real-life examples about how to prepare for a data breach, and how to act if it happens.  

In this webinar, we will discuss:

  • What are your legal obligations when it comes to personal data breach reporting?
  • How do you assess if a breach needs to be reported to a supervisory authority, and how do you report it?
  • What should your breach reporting team look like, and what stakeholders need to be involved
  • How can you protect your customers as well as your reputation after a breach?

Your hosts will be Vanessa Porter from Clearview Consulting, and Steve Badger, Regional Director, DPOrganizer.

About Clearview Consulting

Vanessa Porter has spent the last 20 years helping her clients to use data well. For the last few years, she has been working in the area of data protection where she has applied her passion for delivering great experiences for customers.  She has worked in many industries, with most recent experience being in the travel sector at Audley Travel and Bourne Leisure. 

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25 September 2018, Webinar

Non-Compete Roundup: A Nationwide Survey of the Challenges Associated With Enforcing Restrictive Covenants online

Barnes & Thornburg LLP


As the economy expands, more and more companies are trying to restrict workers from leaving and using the knowledge they gained from their employment for the benefit of their competitors. The extent to which companies can legitimately do this, however, is tightly controlled by state law. While some states have little problem enforcing such restrictions, others will not do so except under the most dire circumstances.

This is one area where a cookie-cutter or one-size-fits-all agreement simply will not work. Employers who want to have restrictions they can enforce must pay careful attention to the laws of the jurisdictions where they operate and, more importantly, where their employees work.

We will review the current state of the law regarding non-competes, as well as non-solicitation and non-disclosure provisions, with an eye toward how employers can develop effective strategies to simplify rolling out such agreements for employees and structuring the terms so they stand the best chance of being enforced.


Location: Webinar

Date: Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Time: 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. (Eastern)

1.0 Hour CLE and HRCI Credit Pending

This program is offered compliments of Barnes & Thornburg's Labor and Employment Law Department




Hannesson Murphy


Anthony K. Glenn


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25 September 2018, London, United Kingdom

Will the English scheme still be the procedure of choice post Brexit? in person

Allen & Overy LLP

8:30 am to 9:30 am

Jennifer Marshall - Banking - Restructuring, Partner 

Lucy Aconley - Banking - Restructuring, Senior PSL 


Through the use of a simple case study, Jennifer and Lucy will consider the impact of Brexit on European cross-border insolvency and restructuring proceedings (including the English scheme of arrangement). They will consider where the Brexit discussions seem to be heading in this area, what other sources of cross-border insolvency law will remain available and how Brexit might impact on some of the choice of law safe-harbours that are important to those structuring transactions.

Location: One Bishops Square, London, E1 6AD

This seminar qualifies for 1 CPD point/s

If you have any queries please email seminarregistration@allenovery.com.

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25 September 2018, Atlanta

From Reactive to Effective: Design and Manage a Compliance Programme that Accelerates Your Business Growth in person

The Red Flag Group

When: 9am - 4pm on Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Where: Hilton Atlanta  
255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, Georgia, 30303, USA

A RedConnect workshop is a half-day, on-site session presented by The Red Flag Group®. It gathers together our most valued clients, as well as new and old friends, of the Firm to discuss the challenges and trends they are currently facing. Those attending benefit from high-quality discussions and opportunities to benchmark their programmes against other industry leaders. Additionally, attendees will have the opportunity to discuss and debate case studies with peers from some of the most respected companies in the world, and learn more about new solutions and strategies to help accelerate growth and make better decisions in selecting key stakeholders. Reserve your seat today!

Agenda at a glance

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM  Registration                                   
9:00 AM - 9:05 AM Opening Remarks
9:05 AM - 9:55 AM Building a Culture of Compliance
9:55 AM - 10:45 AM Adaptive Online Training - How to Effectively Mass-Train Your Employees Across  Global Organisation
10:45 AM - 11:05 AM   Break
11:05 AM - 11:55 AM Third Party Management - Making Better Decisions
11:55 AM - 12:45 PM    The Need to Evolve Traditional Compliance Programmes and the Impact on Managing Third Party and Supplier Risk
12:45 PM - 1:45 PM   Lunch
1:45 PM - 2:35 PM   Compliance Reporting and KPI's
2:35 PM - 2:45 PM Closing and Remarks
2:45 PM - 4:00 PM  2:45 PM - 4:00 PM 
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25 September 2018, Online

Artificial intelligence, intellectual property and other legal considerations online

Bereskin & Parr LLP

Development and adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) technology in products and services is exploding and companies must carefully assess the legal risks of doing business in the new AI-powered marketplace. Benefit from a live discussion of key legal issues – including identifying and mitigating risks and liability flowing from AI, IP protections for AI investments and future challenges to IP protections – all brought to you by Bereskin & Parr LLP’s IP partners Isi Caulder, Catherine Lovrics and Bhupinder Randhawa on 25 September 2018.


Isi Caulder is a partner, lawyer and patent agent at Bereskin & Parr LLP. She is a member of the firm's electrical and computer technology practice group and co-leader of the firm’s artificial intelligence (AI) practice group. She guides technology companies developing and working with AI through the process of strategically capturing, managing and monetising their patent, design and other IP rights in North America and worldwide.


Catherine Lovrics is a partner, lawyer and trademark agent at Bereskin & Parr LLP. She is the co-leader of the firm’s copyright and digital media practice group. She advises on emergent AI issues in copyright, trademark, consumer protection and privacy law.

Bhupinder Randhawa is a partner, lawyer and patent and trademark agent with Bereskin & Parr LLP. He is head of the electrical and computer technology practice group and co-leader of the AI practice group. His practice focuses on patent and technology law, particularly obtaining, evaluating and leveraging IP rights for high-technology clients.

This program may be counted towards 1.0 substantive hour in Ontario.

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26 September 2018, Manchester

Digital banking event in person



It has been several months since Open Banking launched, but how has this changed the industry landscape?

We are delighted to invite you to join TLT's Financial Services and Technology experts as they consider new innovations, key issues and market trends in the brave new world of digital banking.

Hear from industry experts who will share their approach to Open Banking and answer questions from the audience during the panel discussion.


Full details to follow

Wednesday 26 September, 2018.

16.00 - 19.00



3 Hardman Square


M3 3EB


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26 September 2018, Online

Managing a regional workforce in the GCC online

Clyde & Co LLP

This webinar will discuss the key changes affecting employers in the region, including recent changes in immigration law, government policies for workforce nationalisation and the developing legal framework regulating employment in the region. As well as giving a broad overview, detailed information on employee terms and conditions, and entitlements and considerations when terminating employment will be presented.


Sara Khoja

Sara Khoja joined the Dubai office in January 2008 establishing the employment team, prior to which she practised employment law in London for six years. She has a focus on multi-jurisdictional projects and advising employers within the insurance, infrastructure, TMT, hospitality, retail, healthcare, shipping, and aviation sectors. She works with the firm’s Japan desk to advise Japanese clients in the region and has an extensive Saudi Arabian employment practice, as well as a UAE and wider MENA practice. She is increasingly working with her clients to manage their operations in Africa.

Much of her work involves providing strategic advice to employers in the region, enabling them to adopt best practices, deal with global mobility issues (both inbound and outbound), and draft and adapt HR policies (both global and local) to enhance integration and manage employee relations.

Rebecca Ford

Rebecca Ford is a partner in the MENA employment team of Clyde & Co LLP, based in Dubai, and has worked in the Middle East since 2008.

She has particular expertise in employment disputes and has managed high-profile employment litigation for clients in the High Court of England and Wales in London, as well as the UAE and Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) courts. She is a registered practitioner of the DIFC Court. She also undertakes workplace investigations and advises on the employment aspects arising from multidisciplinary compliance issues.

She advises on all aspects of employment law and immigration issues arising from employment in the Middle East, in a variety of different sectors, with a particular focus on financial services, oil and gas, and education. She advises on issues arising across the employment cycle, including employment contracts and policies, employee relations and incentives, and termination issues and disputes.

Emma Higham

Emma Higham is an employment lawyer with over 16 years' experience.

Having been based in Qatar for more than 12 years, She incorporates her extensive knowledge of the local law when advising both local and international clients. She advises on a wide range of employment and immigration matters both in and outside the Qatar Financial Centre.

She joined Clyde & Co in October 2007, having previously worked for another international law firm for six years, both in London and Qatar. Prior to that she worked for Price Waterhouse for eight years in both audit and corporate recovery. She is admitted to practise as a solicitor in England and Wales.


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26 - 28 September 2018, Brussels

Fragomen EMEA Conference 2018 - Immigration 2025: The Changing Face of Immigration online

Fragomen Worldwide

Fragomen is delighted to invite you to our third EMEA conference to explore and analyse the latest immigration trends and challenges across the region. This event will provide valuable immigration information that will allow you to implement effective immigration strategies and plan for the future.

The two-day programme will feature thought leaders, external speakers and senior professionals who will contribute to panel discussions and encourage debate on immigration issues affecting your work. The main plenary sessions will focus on regional issues and other key topics, with updates on the latest immigration changes and trends, including:

• Government and artificial intelligence
• Global mobility programmes and regionalisation
• Balancing local labour market needs with effective immigration regulations

There will also be a variety of workshops and interactive roundtables throughout the conference, allowing opportunities for further discussion on the following topics:

• Brexit
• Business travellers
• Government audits
• Mobility trends
• Posted workers
• Social security

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