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  • ACLA and ACC Unite and Commence Expanded Benefits to Members

    Wed, Jul 1 2015

    ACLA today announced a new brand identity as it officially joins forces with the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC). The alliance expands global benefits and connectivity to members while also retaining local focus and content in programming.

  • ACLA celebrates joining ACC and achievements of CEO

    Tue, Jun 30 2015

    ACLA is recognising its five successful years under the leadership of CEO, Ms Trish Hyde. Ms Hyde is stepping down as CEO as part of the integration, and leaving the organisation with a legacy of successes and a bright future.

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Upcoming Events

  • 7 Jul 15

    ICT procurement – legal risks and issues

    ACLA and Maddocks are pleased to invite you to our seminar on ICT procurement - legal risks and issues. This session will look at the types of ICT contracts and some useful concepts; and Commonwealth procurement and project risks and addressing them contractually.


  • 7 Jul 15

    Perth: End of Financial Year Celebration

    It’s the end of the financial year, a great excuse to celebrate! Join your fellow ACLA members and enjoy beverages and some of the fine food on offer at the Stables Bar.


  • 14 Jul 15

    Brisbane: Mediation/ADR

    This session, which is hosted in conjunction with ACLA, will provide an insight into mediation/alternative dispute resolution processes. It will provide guidance on the types of disputes which lend themselves to resolution by mediation/ADR, along with tips for handling these negotiations.


  • 15 Jul 15

    Melbourne: Competition Compliance - The life cycle of a competition issue

    This session will provide practical guidance for in-house counsel in dealing with competition risks from identifying and addressing competition issues in commercial agreements through to dealing with an ACCC investigation.


  • 16 Jul 15

    Melbourne : Influencing Skills Workshop

    Winning hearts, minds and enduring support – how to get that all-important “seat at the table”

    More than ever before, in-house counsel and government lawyers have needed to become effective, convincing influencers of those around them. Having effective influencing skills – and the confidence to use these – is now an essential and critical part of a high performing in-house counsel’s role.


  • 16 Jul 15

    Sydney: Getting your business ready for a transaction

    This session will provide some practical pointers for businesses before embarking on a transaction and outline what buyers and investors look for when buying or investing in a business.


  • 21 Jul 15

    Perth : Influencing Skills Workshop

    Winning hearts, minds and enduring support – how to get that all-important “seat at the table”

    More than ever before, in-house counsel and government lawyers have needed to become effective, convincing influencers of those around them. Having effective influencing skills – and the confidence to use these – is now an essential and critical part of a high performing in-house counsel’s role.


  • 22 Jul 15

    Brisbane: Indemnities, time bars and releases

    It is essential that such contractual provisions are drafted carefully to ensure they achieve their intended purpose. The devil really is in the detail. This seminar will cover the practical considerations that must be borne in mind when negotiating and drafting contractual indemnities, time bars and releases in a construction context with a particular focus on:


  • 22 Jul 15

    Sydney - 2015 Commercial Contract Law Series: Privacy - one year on: contracting tips and traps

    Baker & McKenzie and ACC Australia are hosting the 2015 Commercial Contract Law Series for in-house counsel.

    Each session will focus on the law and practice of a specific commercial contracting topic area.

    The first lunch time seminar in the series, Privacy - One year on: contracting tips and traps, will be
    presented by Partner, Anne-Marie Allgrove and Senior Associate, Allison Manvell.


  • 22 Jul 15

    NSW: End of Financial Year Celebration

    Join NSW ACLA and Oceans Group Search & Selection in celebrating the End of Financial Year with drinks and canapés at The Republic Hotel. Enjoy the festivities with your peers and colleagues in what will be a night of fun!


  • 28 Jul 15

    Sydney : Influencing Skills Workshop

    Winning hearts, minds and enduring support – how to get that all-important “seat at the table”

    More than ever before, in-house counsel and government lawyers have needed to become effective, convincing influencers of those around them. Having effective influencing skills – and the confidence to use these – is now an essential and critical part of a high performing in-house counsel’s role.


  • 28 Jul 15

    Debt recovery and dealing with insolvent or financially distressed clients

    In the current economic climate it is not unusual to have customers trading outside standard trading terms – or to have customers fall over. At that stage, it is usually a case of too little, too late and not much can be done to improve your position. However, there are a number of steps that can be put in place at the outset of your relationship with your customers to maximise your chances of recovering what is owed to you.


  • 29 Jul 15

    Melbourne: Commercial Contract Law Series - Seminar 1

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  • 29 Jul 15

    ACLA/Ashurst 2015 Corporate Counsel Seminar - Perth

    ACLA and Ashurst invite you to attend the 2015 Corporate Counsel Seminar.


  • 29 Jul 15

    Sydney: How to negotiate the commercial terms of a lease

    Commercial leasing transactions can be complicated to negotiate. This presentation will discuss the fundamental commercial terms of a lease. Consideration will be given to issues such as how to structure the rent and other amounts payable including any review mechanism as well as pre-emptive rights, alienation, renewal and make good.


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ACLA: Welcome to ACC Australia!

ACLA has announced a new brand identity as it officially joins forces with the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC).​


2015 In-House Counsel Report - Out Now!​

An indispensable benchmarks and leading practice resource for all in-house lawyers. To find out more click here.


2015 Mentoring Program

Applications are now open for the 2015 program. Click here to find out more and register.

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