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Events - conferences, seminars and webinars

20 November 2018, Melbourne

Blockchain: Real life use in business and law in person

Lander & Rogers

Date: Tuesday 20 November 2018

Time: 6.00pm - 8.00pm

Location: YBF Ventures Ballroom, Level 1, 520 Bourke Street, Melbourne


There is a lot of talk and excitement around the potential of emerging technologies like blockchain to revolutionise the way we live and transact value. But do we really understand what blockchain is… what it means for business… and what the implications of its use might be?
We invite you to an interactive education event — Blockchain: Real life use in business and law — presented by Lander & Rogers' board member and world-leading blockchain expert, Dr Philippa Ryan, and Emma Weston, CEO and co-founder at AgriDigital. 
In this one hour interactive presentation, Pip and Emma will tackle your questions about blockchain, smart contracts, and the practical application of emerging technologies to business and law.
Please note that places are limited — this will be a first in, best dressed event.
We hope you will be able to join us.

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20 November 2018, London, UK

Breakfast Briefing on Parent Company Liability online

Bright Line Law

Bright Line Law invites you to a briefing on the future of parent company liability

Bright Line Law are hosting a breakfast briefing at The Walbrook Club in the heart of the City of London on 20 November 2018 at 8am. Russell Hopkins and Jonathan Fisher QC shall be addressing for discussion the liability of a parent company for harm caused by the activities of an overseas subsidiary.

Russell qualified as a solicitor in 2008 and gained experience in general civil and criminal litigation, most recently involving the financial aspects of international crimes in complex and high-value cases. He exercised advocacy rights as a solicitor-advocate and having joined Bright Line Law, Russell has cross-qualified as a practising barrister.

In particular, we will be discussing –

  • The trilogy of cases making their way through the civil courts testing the extent of corporate liability;
  • One of these cases (Lungowe v Vedanta) will be heard by the UK Supreme Court early next year. The other two cases (Okpabi v Shell and AAA v Unilever) have been decided by the Court of Appeal;
  • The inconsistencies between the way in which these cases have been decided to date;
  • Whether English law lacks coherence and has kept pace with modern corporate structures spanning the globe; and
  • Looking to the future, where is the law headed in 2019?

The Walbrook Club is situated in a charming Queen Anne style townhouse and places at the breakfast are limited. The seminar will finish by 9.30am.

Please register your interest by clicking on the register button below.  Confirmation of your attendance at the briefing will be by return email.


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21 November 2018, London, UK

Malta: Innovation through regulation online

GANADO Advocates

Date: 21 November 2018

Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm

Location: 50 Berkeley Street 

What are the key considerations to bear in mind when choosing a fund jurisdiction? Which fast, efficient, and cost-effective options are available for start-up managers today? What is the difference between key fund regimes? How to choose service providers? Onshore or offshore?

Today, 590 funds are set up in Malta, and the industry grows by the day. As one of only two EU member states that is also part of the Commonwealth, Malta sits at the intersection of Europe and post-Brexit Britain. With its English-speaking workforce and attractive regulatory environment, it is often cited as a reliable and cost-efficient EU base for fund promoters.

The practical sessions will address key issues faced by asset managers when setting up a private wealth structure and comparing fund jurisdictions across Europe. From NAIFs and PIFs, to ManCo platforms and redomiciliation rules, the event will provide an in-depth guide to setting up a fund and examine in detail the various Maltese fund regimes.

This event is organised in partnership with BoV Fund Services and GANADO Advocates. A light breakfast will be served.


  • Ramon Bondin, CEO, Dolfin Asset Services Limited
  • Joseph Camilleri, Executive Head, Business Development & Corporate Services, BoV Fund Services
  • James Farrugia, Partner, GANADO Advocates
  • Gianluca Negri, Partner, Triple Asset Management

This event is aimed at representatives of family offices, wealth managers, advisers, and other private client professionals. If you would like to attend, please complete the form below to register your interest.

If you have any questions, please email


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21 November 2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

IBA APAG International Arbitration Training Day in person

International Bar Association

A conference presented by the IBA Asia Pacific Arbitration Group (APAG), supported by the IBA Arbitration Committee, the IBA Asia Pacific Regional Forum and the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC)

Introduction to Workshop Part 1

The moderator will explain the process and objectives of the workshop, and provide a summary of essential facts for the sample case (which will have been distributed in advance to all registered attendees).


Dinesh Dhillon - Allen & Gledhill, Singapore; Co-Chair, Asia Pacific Arbitration Group, IBA Arbitration Committee

Workshop Part 1: the interim application

Two counsels will deliver arguments, each taking 15 minutes. A three-member arbitral tribunal will ask questions, leading to a commentary with the audience about the different styles, strategies and tactics.


Chua Kee Loon - Allen & Gledhill, Singapore
Janice Wong - Wong & Leow, Kuala Lumpur

Tribunal members

David Bateson - 39 Essex Chambers, Singapore
Alastair Henderson - Herbert Smith Freehills, Singapore Lawrence Teh Dentons Rodyk & Davidson, Singapore; Council Member, IBA Legal Practice Division

Introduction to Workshop Part 2

The moderator will introduce the session on cross-examination of expert witnesses.


Dinesh Dhillon - Allen & Gledhill, Singapore; Co-Chair, Asia Pacific Arbitration Group, IBA Arbitration Committee

Workshop Part 2: cross-examination of expert witnesses

Two different counsels will cross-examine expert witnesses, each taking 20 minutes.


Sae Youn Kim - Yulchon, Seoul; Sponsorship Officer, IBA Litigation Committee
Rishwant Singh - Cecil Abraham & Partners, Kuala Lumpur

Tribunal members

David Bateson - 39 Essex Chambers, Singapore
Alastair Henderson - Herbert Smith Freehills, Singapore
Lawrence Teh - Dentons Rodyk & Davidson, Singapore; Council Member, IBA Legal Practice Division

For more details and how to register please click on the link below. 

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22 November 2018, Berlin, Germany

IBA - European Start-Up Conference in person

International Bar Association

A conference presented by the IBA European Regional Forum, supported by the IBA Closely Held and Growing Business Enterprises Committee

The IBA European Regional Forum, supported by the IBA Closely Held and Growing Business Enterprises Committee, is delighted to announce the Third Annual Start-Up Conference to be held on 22 November 2018 in Berlin, one of Europe’s leading start up cities.


  • Health and wellbeing 
  • Incentive 
  • Berlin trends
  • ICOs
  • AI
  • Pan-European term sheet
  • Lean documents
  • The clients’ perspective
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22 November 2018, London

Digital banking event in person


Date: 22 November 2018

Location: TLT LLP, 20 Gresham Street, London, EC2V 7JE

Time: 16.00 - 19.00

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 our 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. Attendees at the event will be the first to receive the results of our Open Banking survey (in association with Fintech Futures).

To register your interest, please click below.

Key themes and topics include:

  • How has Open Banking bedded in since its launch in early 2018?
  • What trends are we seeing and what are the views from industry and regulators?
  • How are AISPs working with banks to enhance customer relationships?
  • How do you build a digital banking brand and gain customer trust?
  • What does the future of digital banking look like?

Speakers include: 

  • James Chadwick & David Gardner, Partners, TLT -  Open Banking survey results (TLT in association with FinTech Futures)
  • Stephen Pegge, Managing Director, Commercial Finance, UK Finance - How has Open Banking bedded in?
  • Emma Steeley, Commercial Director, Accountscore - A journey in Open Banking
  • James Touzel, Partner & Head of Digital, TLT - Innovation in legal services
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22 November 2018, UK

Annual employment update 2018 in person


Guiding you through this year's employment law hot topics

The world of employment law is constantly changing and it can be hard to keep on top of the key developments.

Aimed at HR professionals, in-house employment lawyers and those handling people issues in their businesses, TLT's Annual employment update provides expert, free training on the key issues in employment law today.


  • Learn about the year's most significant employment law cases.
  • An update on the continually developing case law on worker status and the gig economy.
  • Shared parental pay, discrimination and our opinion on where this is heading.
  • A practical guide to the new tax arrangements for termination payments.
  • The latest developments in immigration law, including Brexit, for employers.
  • What's on the horizon?

This event takes place across the UK, sign up below for the best location to suit you. Morning events will include breakfast and afternoon events will be followed by drinks and canapes.

1 November, 08.00 - 10.00
TLT LLP, 140 West George St 

7 November,16.00 - 18.00 
TLT LLP, 1 Redcliff St 

14 November, 16.00 - 18.00 
TLT LLP, 20 Gresham St 

22 November, 08.00 - 10.00 
TLT LLP, 3 Hardman Square 

If you have any queries about these events, please email events@tltsolicitors.com

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27 November 2018, Webinar

Dealing with Unrepresented Members online

Field Law

Date: November 27, 2018

Time: Noon - 1:30 PM MST

Whether it be due to cost or personal choice, regulated professionals facing disciplinary proceedings often elect to represent themselves. This can present unique challenges for regulators and administrative tribunals in ensuring a fair process.

Presented by Chelsey Bailey and Tessa Gregson of Field Law’s Professional Regulatory Group, this webinar will address common issues that can arise when dealing with a self-represented member, leading up to  and during the hearing process. The presenters will discuss tips and traps when navigating these situations. Issues that will be covered include:

  • Problematic behaviors associated with some self represented individuals
  • Possible institutional responses
  • The difference between staying neutral and being passive in the adjudicative role
  • When to help, and when to hold back.

Who should attend? This webinar is designed for regulators and their tribunal, board and committee members involved in discipline hearings and appeals. 


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27 - 28 November 2018, Vancouver

Conducting Sexual Harassment and Violence Investigations in person

Rubin Thomlinson LLP

DATE: November 27-28, 2018

TIME: 9:00AM-4:00PM

LOCATION: Hyatt Regency Vancouver, 655 Burrard St., Vancouver

Sexual harassment and violence investigations present unique challenges to internal investigators.  With the introduction of Bill 132 in Ontario, Bill 23 in British Columbia, and Bill 15 in Manitoba, overcoming these challenges, and conducting a thorough and fair investigation has become even more important.

Join us for a practical, hands-on training session in which we will explore challenging issues such as:

  •             How to make credibility assessments;
  •             How to deal with difficult subject matter;
  •             Dealing with vulnerable parties; and
  •             The role of bystanders.

An examination of the legal framework in which sexual harassment investigations take place, as well as the psycho-social dynamics of sexual harassment and violence, will be included in this session.

This training is a must for any front-line staff who respond to and/or investigate sexual harassment and violence complaints on behalf of an institution.

This course will follow the Rubin Thomlinson methodology of role play and problem solving, so that internal investigators will have the opportunity to enhance their skills, allowing them to approach and undertake these investigations with confidence.

This course is part of our Advanced Investigation Techniques Series. Complete all 3 of the following courses:

plus 1 of the following courses:

to receive the Advanced Investigation Certificate.


Kenda Murphy is a lawyer with over 20 years of experience in civil and criminal litigation. Over the course of her career she has been in private practice and worked in the public sector with the Public Prosecution Service, Department of Justice and Health Association Nova Scotia. Most recently Kenda was the Associate Director & Counsel of the Employee/ Labour Relations Unit at Queen’s University. Throughout her career, she has negotiated collective agreements on behalf of Employers in the acute care, continuing care, and university sectors. She has represented clients at all levels of courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada and the courts of Appeal in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, and at various administrative tribunals.

At Rubin Thomlinson, Kenda conducts workplace investigations into harassment, bullying, poisoned workplaces, and Bill 132 complaints. Kenda also conducts workplace audits that delve into the underlying causes of low productivity, poor morale, communication issues, and interdepartmental conflict. Once investigations are concluded with a Fact-Finding Report, with or without recommendations, Kenda remains available to her clients to work on the implementation of appropriate avenues of resolution including, but not limited to, restoration, mediation, and facilitation. Kenda is also able to deliver these services in French.


This program has been approved for 12 CPD hours by the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources of British Columbia & Yukon

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27 November 2018, Online

Managing and reducing contractual risks across entities and jurisdictions online

effacts by WoltersKluwer

In organisations with a growing contract portfolio, in-house lawyers need to be equipped with the right tools to identify and assess risk (without being a bottleneck!) – especially if the business is expanding across many jurisdictions. If not, it will be extremely difficult to provide proactive counsel and minimise risk exposure.

During this webinar, you’ll learn how small and mid-sized legal departments can identify and control contractual risks, stay on top of key obligations and enhance commercial opportunities across jurisdictions with legal tech.

The webinar will cover:

  • The pitfalls of storing your contract data on different servers, in different countries 
  • How your role sets a standard for cross-functional collaboration and legal versus commercial understanding 
  • How to empower your colleagues to be more self-sufficient in managing their contract risks
  • A framework to identify, track and control contract risks, with real-world examples using effacts – the smart legal dashboard for legal counsel 


Harm Bavinck, co-founder of effacts by Wolters Kluwer

Harm Bavinck is a Dutch entrepreneur who has worked in legal informatics since 2000 and specialises in legal management. In 2002 he co-founded effacts, a product of the legal and regulatory division of Wolters Kluwer. He is well known for his expertise on contract management, corporate governance, compliance and other legal management work. Over the years, he has worked on over a hundred legal management projects for international companies including IBM, ING Bank, TomTom and AlpInvest.

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