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  • Cybersecurity: Directors' Beware

    Mon, Feb 13 2017

    Even though cybersecurity is an emerging and relatively new and unfamiliar technical territory for most company directors, fiduciary duties are not. The real test for directors is how to appropriately meet those duties in this new context.

  • The layers of legal technology

    Mon, Mar 20 2017

    The GC100 met in Melbourne on Thursday, 18 March for their bi-annual meeting. The GC100 brings together General Counsel/Chief Legal Officers from the ASX100. A key discussion topic from the meeting was the exponential growth of legal technology and its impact on the in-house legal sector. 

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  • 28 Mar 17

    VIC: IP Protection Strategies

    What do you do when someone in your organisation comes to you with a new product or project which would benefit from intellectual property (IP) protection? What questions do you need to ask? What issues need to be considered? This presentation will help in-house counsel answer these questions.


  • 28 Mar 17

    NSW: Climate change liability symposium - act now to alleviate the risk

    Please join us for this symposium of climate change litigation, featuring a panel of experts that will discuss the rise of climate change litigation globally and, importantly, how companies, directors and officers can act now to alleviate the risk of liability.


  • 29 Mar 17

    NSW: Working towards being a GREAT Legal Counsel

    This is the first in a series of four workshops designed to give participants the skills and guidance they need to become GREAT Legal Counsel.


  • 30 Mar 17

    QLD: Employment Law 101

    This seminar will focus on what in-house counsel need to know to properly manage employment law matters internally for their business.


  • 30 Mar 17

    SA: Breakfast Snapshot - Surviving in a post-truth world

    One challenging aspect of an in house legal role is when the proverbial hits the fan and you are under trial by media. The role of an experienced communications manager is crucial, even more so as we enter into a post-truth world of alternative facts and character assassination by Tweet. Come meet the SA Power Networks’ in-house team, who have had more than their share of issues to deal with.


  • 30 Mar 17

    WA: Law, technology and new ethics

    How does technology impact existing legal ethical issues and what new ethical concern does it create? And does a lawyer's obligation to "deliver legal services competently” require technological competence? This session considers
    these important questions.


  • 30 Mar 17

    NSW: The Drone Laws

    Drones are becoming ubiquitous. They are being used to inspect and assess property and property damage and can capture details and images that are surprising. There are now new regulations governing their use as well as Privacy laws that will be relevant. The presentation will be from both the legal and commercial perspective.


  • 4 Apr 17

    VIC: Working towards being a GREAT Legal Counsel

    This is the first in a series of four workshops designed to give participants the skills and guidance they need to become GREAT Legal Counsel. This first workshop, focuses on “Role Purpose and Organisation Structure” and will up-skill participants with: a practical understanding of and respect for the business units they support; skills and guidance to provide “practical” and “commercial” advice that matters; the ability to better communicate with clients and colleagues in a meaningful way; knowledge and resources to better manage their careers; and improved client satisfaction and employee engagement results.


  • 4 Apr 17

    NSW: Hot buttons in mergers

    This seminar will provide key insights for corporate counsel by exploring the future direction of mergers including acquisitions in the digital economy and the ACCC’s approach to the acquisition of start-ups. The seminar will also provide a refresher of the options, steps and timeframes involved in seeking and obtaining ACCC merger clearance and tips on how to make the process faster.


  • 6 Apr 17

    WA: Negotiation Tactics

    This seminar, hosted by Gilbert+Tobin, will provide in-house counsel with a range of tips, techniques and principles to optimise commercial negotiations as well as busting some myths and laying out common traps to avoid.


  • 6 Apr 17

    NSW: Effective Influencing for In-house Counsel

    This small group workshop helps in-house counsel develop an influencing approach that combines the right mix of legal knowledge and commercial pragmatism to deliver advice that is sound, commercial and legally accurate. In-house counsel will also improve their persuasive skills with internal stakeholders and customers.


  • 19 Apr 17

    VIC: Effective Influencing for In-house Counsel

    This small group workshop helps in-house counsel develop an influencing approach that combines the right mix of legal knowledge and commercial pragmatism to deliver advice that is sound, commercial and legally accurate. In-house counsel will also improve their persuasive skills with internal stakeholders and customers.


  • 20 Apr 17

    QLD: Corporate Group Structures

    Are you in control of your corporate group structure? This session will discuss good and poor corporate group structures; governance and risk management issues facing subsidiaries and corporate groups; and legal issues surrounding subsidiary directors and holding company liability.


  • 27 Apr 17

    VIC: IT contracting trends and challenges in the age of disruption

    The fourth industrial revolution is here, blurring the lines between the physical, digital and biological spheres. Innovation and disruptive technologies are transforming business models, creating new contracting trends and challenges.

    This seminar, hosted by Gilbert + Tobin, will look at new technologies and trends, and their impact on contracting models.


  • 2 May 17

    WA: IP issues in the digital world

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