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Events - conferences, seminars and webinars

20 July 2018, Webinar

Changing Minds Inside and Out of the Courtroom online

State Bar of New Mexico

How would you like to snap your fingers and instantly judges, jurors, and clients would agree with your position? It may not be that easy, however you can dramatically improve your chances for success if you understand how people make decisions and what causes them to act. Influence is a dynamic CLE program that draws on the latest scientific research to illustrate how you can ethically influence clients, colleagues, and members of the court to see things your way—all without resorting to manipulation. Best of all, you'll leave this session with practical ideas you can apply right away.

Specifically, you will be able to:
• Discover the two elements you must have to win over any skeptical mind.
• Utilize the four key drivers of persuasion to gain acceptance of your arguments and ideas.
• Examine what the Code of Professional Responsibility has to say about how to remain above reproach when seeking to influence others.
• Overcome the common mistakes most lawyers make when trying to change people’s minds.
• Leave much of the conventional wisdom about influence behind (most of it doesn’t work anyway).


Important information & login instructions: 
• Registration closes the morning of the program; registration and payment must be received prior to 10 a.m. MST. 
• Once registered for the webinar, you will receive emails (one day before and shortly before the start time) with instructions to join and a link to check your computer system requirements. Join the webinar up to 30 minutes prior to the start time.
• This program is available online only through a laptop, iPad or mobile device with Internet capabilities.  It is considered a live program and attendees will receive live CLE credit after attending. 
*Webinars count as "Live Credit" for your yearly credit compliance*

Please note: for remote-access programs, each registrant MUST access the program from individual devices (i.e. computer, tablet, mobile or office phone). Groups of attorneys who access a program together from one device will not receive credit.


20/07/2018 11:00 - 12:00


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24 July 2018, London, UK

Anti-suit: sword or shield? in person


When: 24 July 2018

Where: Hardwicke, New Square, Lincoln's Inn, London, WC2A 3SB

When: Registration - 05:30 PM
            Presentations - 06:00 PM
            Conclusion and networking - 07:00 PM

Hardwicke announce evening seminar on Tuesday, 24 July aimed at those dealing in international disputes.

At a time when issues of jurisdiction in arbitration remains polemic, several recent cases have sought to develop the application of anti-suit injunctions. This talk will discuss anti-suit injunctions from a critical and global standpoint, considering the overall current role of anti-suit injunctions in arbitration and reflect upon the principle of comity. It will examine recent decisions from across the world.


Please register your interest below. We will be in touch to confirm places in due course.

For more information on timings and venue, and to register, please contact 
Events: +44 (0) 207 7242 2523 or events@hardwicke.co.uk

This seminar is worth 1 CPD points. 

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24 July 2018, Online

International ICOs – legal challenges and implications online

White & Case LLP

This webinar will cover initial coin offerings (ICOs) in the international context, with a particular focus on the European Union and the United States. It will describe the anatomy of an ICO, the various forms in which tokens can be structured, the respective legal consequences and ways to deal with the respective challenges.


Carsten Lösing 
Local Partner, Hamburg

Carsten Lösing is a local partner in the German bank finance practice. He advises national and international banks, financial services firms as well as non-banks, including fintech companies of all sizes ranging from start-ups to blue-chip corporates. He is an expert in financial services regulation, including bank regulatory, transactional, bank insolvency, compliance and supervisory matters, and has extensive experience in financings including acquisition, project and asset finance.

Dr Lösing frequently represents his clients before the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority. He helps clients to navigate regulatory requirements, examinations, investigations, enforcement actions and administrative proceedings, and to negotiate various agreements related to financial services. He advises on all sorts of payment instruments and systems, credit cards, Bank Identification Number sponsorship agreements and consumer financial laws with a focus on retail bank and consumer financial products and services, anti-money laundering laws, deposit protection matters, regulation of swaps and other derivatives. He helps clients to drive innovation when advising on payment processing, peer-to-peer structures, online payments and mobile banking.

Benjamin Saul 
Partner, Washington, DC

Ben Saul represents banks, non-banks, fintech and regtech companies of all sizes in a wide range of matters, with particular expertise in retail banking and consumer financial services (CFS) issues. He has a full-scope practice that includes handling regulatory, enforcement, litigation and transactional matters.

In the CFS context, Mr Saul has handled matters involving the full alphabet soup of consumer finance laws and every consumer asset class. His fintech matters have also ranged widely, including work on artificial intelligence applications, mobile and digital banking, merchant acquiring, payments and emerging payments, data analytics, marketplace and online lending, digital currencies and blockchain, personal finance, foreign exchange and regtech.

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24 July 2018, Webinar

Webinar: Cryptocurrency Assets in Financing - Current Regulatory, UCC, and Bankruptcy Concerns online

Troutman Sanders LLP

When: 24th July 2018

Time: 2pm-3pm EST

Richard E. Hagerty        Chelsea M. Pullen 

Matthew J. Hrutkay     Matthew F. Roberts

 Join Troutman Sanders for a complimentary webinar that will provide an up-to-date summary of the status of cryptocurrency in the financing realm.

As new regulations are being announced, investigations initiated, and opinions reported, it is important for business and financial institutions to be aware of the current rules regarding cryptocurrencies and the resulting impact on commercial lending. With the popularity of cryptocurrency continuing to rise, more companies are acquiring this unique asset class. Financial institutions alike are left to figure out how to protect their interests in this collateral, without concrete guidance from courts and lawmakers.

This webinar will provide a summary of what financial institutions need to know about cryptocurrency as an asset and how best to protect their interests. Topics include:

  • Brief description of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology and an explanation of the potential benefits.
  • Breakdown of the evolving regulatory framework regarding cryptocurrencies and the impact on the financial community.
  • Discussion of the potential UCC classifications of cryptocurrency and other lending concerns when a digital currency is used as collateral.
  • Summary of recent bankruptcy opinions and issues of relevance to lenders claiming a security interest in cryptocurrency.

We hope you can join us for this informative discussion.

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26 July 2018, Webinar

Compliance and regulatory developments in EMEA – an overview online

TMF Group

Date: 26 July 2018

Time: 12:30-1:30pm (BST)

Through business expansion, M&A activity and consolidation, one constant is the need for companies to have sound subsidiary management to ensure compliance – in every jurisdiction in which they operate. No two markets in EMEA are alike, and each country varies greatly when it comes to regulation and compliance.

Join ICSA: The Governance Institute and TMF Group in a 60-minute webinar for an overview of the corporate governance landscape across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Our speakers will focus on the nuances of some of today’s key expansion destinations.

Participants will:

  • receive an overview of the current legal, regulatory and governance landscape in EMEA and globally
  • gain a deeper understanding of compliance developments in EMEA’s business expansion hotspots
  • receive practical tips and insights to help them face everyday governance and compliance challenges.

Our speakers:

  • Peter Swabey FCIS | Policy and Research Director | ICSA
    Peter Swabey is Policy and Research Director at ICSA. Based in London, he is responsible for developing the profile of ICSA and the governance profession with members, regulators, policymakers, employers and other stakeholders by delivering thought leadership and lobbying campaigns promoting strong governance as the vital ingredient for success in organisations. Peter, who joined ICSA in 2013, has more than 30 years’ experience of company secretarial work.
  • Wendy Roest | Compliance and Regulatory Services | TMF Group 
    Wendy Roest is portfolio manager for Compliance and Regulatory Services with TMF Group, and is currently based in Amsterdam. She has over 10 years of experience in trust and client relationship management, managing global teams and client portfolios, as well as being involved in the practical implementation of regulatory updates and legislative changes. Wendy holds a degree in international business and management obtained through university studies in Canterbury (UK) and Amsterdam, and joined TMF Group in January 2017.
  • Stephanie Williams | Legal and Governance Director, Middle East | TMF Group
    Stephanie who joined TMF Group in 2013 has been working in the Middle East region for 10 years having relocated from Ireland.  Stephanie is a specialist in Business Structuring and Corporate Governance as well as Corporate Secretarial and Corporate Communication.  Prior to TMF Group, Stephanie was managing the Corporate Governance, Corporate Social Responsibility and Board Support as well as Regulatory Compliance in a Middle Eastern based bank having previously been a consultant with Hawkamah – The Institute for Corporate Governance in the UAE. 

Who would benefit most from attending this webinar?

  • General Counsel
  • Chief Risk Officer
  • Head Of Legal
  • Head Of Legal Compliance
  • Legal Director
  • Manager Risk Management
  • Senior Compliance Manager
  • Senior Counsel
  • Senior Legal Counsel
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6 August 2018, Pikeville USA

Professional Issues Update in person

Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants


Attend the brand new format for the KyCPA Professional Issues Updates with our new CEO, Darlene Zibart. In 2018, we will begin with 2 hours of Ethics training, taught by Elizabeth Woodward. Take a well-deserved networking break from 2:40 to 3:10pm, with refreshments , then resume the dynamic program with legislative and other professional issues updates.



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7 August 2018, Manchester, UK

Corporate “Failures to Prevent” Offences after Skansen in person

Bright Line Law

Date: Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Venue: Lowry Hotel, 50 Dearmans Place, Chapel Wharf Manchester

4:00pm – Arrival & welcome
4:30pm – Two Silk Briefing on Corporate "Failure to Prevent” Offences after Skansen followed by Q&A
5:30pm – Briefing ends, followed by refreshments

Join us for a complimentary Two Silk Briefing by Jonathan Fisher QC and Nick Johnson QC on Corporate “Failures to Prevent” Offences after Skansen on Tuesday afternoon, 7 August at The Lowry, Manchester. 

The UK is witnessing the expansion of the ‘failure to prevent’ model of corporate criminal liability. In 2017, a new offence of failing to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion was introduced and the CPS has just secured its first conviction of a company, Skansen Limited, for failing to prevent bribery. The recent developments impact practitioners and businesses of all sizes and show that there are limits to the benefits flowing from a self-report to the authorities.

We will consider:

  • What ‘failure to prevent’ means in practice
  • The potential for personal director liability
  • What to be aware of when considering a self-report
  • The lessons to be learned from Skansen
  • What constitutes adequate procedures


Jonathan Fisher QC is ranked as a leading barrister in Band 1 for Financial Crime and Proceeds of Crime cases by Chambers & Partners UK. He is also ranked in the legal directories as a leading barrister for financial services, fraud, and tax cases. He is described as “one of the brightest financial crime lawyers in this country. He leaves no stone unturned, has a phenomenal brain and has done some really fantastic international work”.

Nick Johnson QC is ranked in Chambers & Partners UK as a leading barrister in Band 1 for Financial Crime cases and described as “an exceptional advocate who controls a courtroom.” He has particular expertise in bribery and corruption investigations and appeared as defence counsel in the Skansen case.

Space is limited, please register your interest below by clicking the Register button. 
Your place will be confirmed by return email. 


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7 September 2018, Denmark

Lunch and Learn with BusyLamp & FTSE 100: Modern eBilling & Spend Management in person

Ascertus Ltd

When: Friday 7 September 2018

Where: Tivoli A/S, Vesterbrogade 3, 1630 København, Denmark

Time: 12:00 - 14:00 CEST 

Join us and peers from the Nordic in-house legal community over a seated two course lunch at the private dining facilities at Tivoli Gardens.

A FTSE 100 customer of BusyLamp will join the informal discussion that will focus on the practicalities of implementation and the benefits of modern eBilling, including integration with other solutions and using legal analytics to improve legal operations and control legal spend.

We ask attendees to arrive around 11:30 for a 12:00 start.

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12 September 2018, Webinar

Webinar: Supply Chain Risk Management: Get ahead of the legal and reputational issues caused by poor suppliers online

The Red Flag Group

Date: 12 September 2018

Time: 11:00 am (CEST)

Today, organisations are faced with constant regulatory changes and increased customer expectations. An ever increasing level of scrutiny is placed on organisations regarding the activities in their supply chains. Managing the risks posed by suppliers creates an even greater problem.

Does your complinance programme consider integrity of supply chain partners?

During 60 minutes, Scott Lane, CEO and Chairman of The Red Flag Group® and Rich Hoffecker, Product Director of Supplier Integrity(r), will go through best practices and scenarios where professionals can apply efficient, closed-loop and corrective actions to optimise their supplier risk management practices. 

Key takeaways

  • The value of supplier categorisation for risk potential
  • The key to creating a quality programme that covers the breadth of your supply chain
  • What to consider when looking at a risk management technology platform
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13 September 2018, Birmingham, UK

ThinkHouse Autumn 2018 - Birmingham in person

Gowling WLG

When: 13th September 2018

Where: Two Snowhill, Birmingham, B4 6WR

Time: 08:45 - 12:45 BST

With the two-year Brexit anniversary, speculation around trade wars and the World Cup all dominating headlines, international news is front of mind for us all. The ThinkHouse team has been pouring over the latest trends, cases and economic developments to give you an Autumn programme of training that will help ensure you are ready for whatever 2019 may bring.

We'll be taking a closer look at:

Brexit and international trade - Bernardine Adkins

The future of UK's trading relations with its former EU partner states, and the rest of the world, is uncertain. Talk of 'redlines', regulatory alignment, max fac, Customs Partnership, and the Jersey Option abound, and confusion continues.  In this session we will strip back the debate to identify the challenges business will face as we work out our future within Europe and the global market. Our focus will be on providing practical and timely guidance to meet current concerns.

Blockchain - The ultimate disruptor - David Brennan and Jody Jansen

Blockchain technology is changing the landscape in a major way. However, this innovative technology comes with highly complex laws and processes that require sophisticated legal and technical expertise, and an insider's understanding of the ever-evolving regulatory space. Here, our experts will provide an introduction to Blockchain and its use across a wide variety of scenarios and sectors. They will also provide practical tips on overcoming the challenges and taking advantage of the opportunities that it presents.

Drafting dispute clauses in international contracts - getting it right for your contracts and your business - Gordon Bell and Tom Price

It is important when drafting international contracts to include express reference to the forum for resolving disputes. This session will weigh up the advantages and disadvantages of litigation before national courts, as opposed to international arbitration. It will also consider the use of "tiered" dispute clauses which might include requirements to negotiate disputes in good faith, references to expert determination and compulsory mediation before litigation or arbitration can be commenced.

Understanding electronic signatures - David Lowe

What are E-signatures, how do they work and what does best practice look like? I will share my insight into this important topic and provide practical guidance on using E-signatures to manage your day-to-day commercial contracts.


Time Activity Speaker
08:45 Registration  
09:10 Welcome & introduction Michael Luckman
09:15 Brexit and international trade Bernardine Adkins
10:00 Blockchain - The ultimate disruptor David Brennan & Jody Jansen
10:45 Mid-morning break  
11:15 Drafting dispute clauses in international contracts Gordon Bell & Tom Price
12:00 Understanding electronic signatures David Lowe
12:45 Lunch  


This event conatins 3 CLE/CPD points


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