Programme

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Track 1: Lead Yourself
Track 2: Lead the Law
Track 3: Lead the Business

The programme consists of regular sessions and 'Law Labs'. A Law Lab is a small and interactive session, facilitated by experts allowing you to focus on an area of personal development, operations or the law in a small group of your peers. Places for each Law Lab will be limited. Early sign up is recommended to secure your place.

Sunday 12 May
15:00-19:30 Registration Atrium, Level 0
18:00-20:00 25th Celebratory welcome buffet Exhibition Area, Lennox 3, Level -2

Supported by Adamson & Partners

18:00-20:00 Exhibition Lennox 3, Level -2
Monday 13 May
07:45-18:00 Registration Atrium, Level 0
08:15-16:00 Exhibition Lennox 3, Level -2
08:15-09:00 Welcome coffee Exhibition Area, Lennox 3, Level -2
09:00-10:30 Opening plenary
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Opening plenary: The company lawyer as change agent in disruptive times
Lennox 1, Level -2

Heraclitus was right when he said, “change is the only constant in life” but both the pace and the intensity of that change have soared since ACC Europe launched 25 years ago. In that context, we explore the role of the company lawyer as a change agent and leader within the business, within the legal team and within the in-house legal community. How can we help our organisations and our profession in strategically and proactively navigating a legal and policy framework that appears in permanent flux, amidst trends such as globalisation that steams on, but is counterbalanced by forces of localisation; a realisation of the enormity of climate change based on evidence that is still denied by some; digitalisation that breaks old boundaries and expands ever further into our personal and professional lives; and the polarisation of politics whipped by populism?

Sponsor: K&L Gates

Speakers:
Simon Fish, General Counsel, BMO Financial Group, ACC Chair
Thomas Laubert, Vice President and Group General Counsel, Daimler AG
Joanna Nayler, Group General Counsel, Just
Shannon Thyme Klinger, Group General Counsel, Novartis

Facilitator:
Craig Budner, Global Strategic Growth Partner, K&L Gates

10:30-11:00 Networking break Exhibition Area, Lennox 3, Level -2
11:00-12:30 Concurrent sessions
2

Track: Lead Yourself


Why you never wash a rental car - Lead and influence others to OWN IT!!
Lennox 1, Level -2

Learn the mindsets and behaviours that get others to take more ownership of
what you want them to achieve. This is a highly interactive session that will
help you grow your influence with others and expand the impact you can
make.

Speaker:
Mark Fritz, Founder and Managing Director, Procedor Limited

3

Track: Lead the Law


Competition law update
Lowther, Level -1

An overview of significant legal and policy developments in EU and US competition law, and the latest trends in competition litigation and what it means for you in practice.

Sponsor: Lex Mundi

Speakers:
Sarah Cardell, General Counsel, Competition and Markets Authority
Laurent Godfroid, Partner, Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. – Lex Mundi Member Firm
Magdalena Jakubicz, Senior Corporate Counsel, Cisco
Paolo Palmigiano, Chairman, Association of in-house competition lawyers

4

Track: Lead the Business


The rise of (wearing the glasses of) the Chief Legal Operations Officer
Menteith, Level -1

A recent wave of innovation in technology and the availability of powerful tools for your team are helping your legal department to deliver better outcomes for your business. At the same time, the ecosystem of legal operations professionals is growing and changing in-house practice through innovations in process and technology. Legal Ops are in charge of integrating technology in the legal department and connecting the latter with the rest of the organisation. They help manage external consultants, define and track KPI’s and bridge relationships with cross-functional teams. In particular, they guide lawyers’ leverage of the full potential of legal tech tools.

The new tools, their accessibility, ease of deployment and cost structure often allow small companies to compete on a level playing field with more sophisticated players. This session will discuss what Legal Ops can do for lawyers and show their impact on the business overall and ultimately truly help to run your legal department as a business.

Sponsor: Mitratech

Speakers:
Tish Clyde, Vice President Global Employment Counsel, Nokia
Tim Wilson, Senior Account Executive, Mitratech
Mo Zain Ajaz, Chief Operations Officer for Legal and General Counsel, National Grid

Facilitator:
Chris Fowler, General Counsel BT Technology and Transformation, British Telecom

5

Track: Lead Yourself


Law Lab: An alternative perspective on the philosophy of collaboration in teams - Breaking down silo mentality
Lammermuir 1, Level -2

Repeated at 1600

Note: This Law Lab is limited to 30 delegates. Please pre-book via the conference registration form.

A highly interactive session exploring some of the key components for leaders to encourage greater collaboration across their in-house teams.

Speaker:
Andrew Pawley, Partner, Aretai LLP

6

Track: Lead the Business


Law Lab: Brand, counterfeit and online market protection
Lammermuir 2, Level -2

Note: This Law Lab is limited to 30 delegates. Please pre-book via the conference registration form.

Master the tools you need when choosing and implementing legal technologies to protect the corporate brand against counterfeiting and other online marketing risks.

Speakers:
Mark Bearfoot, Legal Director Global Brand Protection, Tommy Hilfiger
Emanuele Bertoli, Founder, 1TrueID
Paolo M. Quaini, Group General Counsel presso, Alitalia Società Aerea Italiana S.p.A.

12:30-14:00 Lunch break Exhibition Area, Lennox 3, Level -2

Supported by Fisher & Phillips LLP

14:00-15:30 Concurrent sessions
7

Track: Lead the Law


Brexit - The state of play
Lennox 2, Level -2

At this stage in the process, the only obvious thing is that the political and legal issues are by no means resolved. What will the future developments in the Brexit process be and what are the implications of Brexit for international trade and politics within Europe? Legal experts and heads of Brexit planning talk about the legal and practical issues for your business, and the implications for the future of the EU.

Sponsor: Ogletree Deakins

Speakers:
Alessandro Galtieri, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Colt Group
Stephen Hurley, Head of Brexit Planning and Policy, British Telecom
Sam Lowe, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for European Reform
Simon J. McMenemy, Managing Partner, London, Ogletree Deakins

8

Track: Lead the Business


New skills to innovate: Checks and balances to the potential of AI (intended and unintended consequences)
Lennox 1, Level -2

"Who trains your AI and how?" might soon be a question you will be required to answer. Be prepared for that question, bearing in mind the importance of data sets and choosing the right people to train your AI. Biased AI can be a source of problems that can be both difficult to unwind and embarrassing to explain. We will consider these risks when weighed against the sometimes surprising power of AI, including the power to generate unexpected value in underexploited IP assets.

Sponsor: Cordery

Speakers:
Jonathan Armstrong, Technology and Compliance Lawyer, Cordery
Alejandro Bes, Senior Legal Counsel, Novartis
Ellas Papadopoulou, Legal Officer, European Commission
Erik Vermeulen, Senior Legal Counsel, Signify, Professor of Business and Financial Law, Tilburg University

9

Track: Lead Yourself


Are you ready for the next crisis?
Lowther, Level -1

How to manage yourself in a crisis? How to manage a crisis in your company? Learn from theory to practice, the basic do’s and don'ts, build your survival kit for the next cyclone you may face.

Sponsor: Shoosmiths LLP

Speakers:
Alex Bishop, National Head of Dispute Resolution & Compliance, Shoosmiths
Neil Laventure, Vice President Legal, Consumer Healthcare EMEA, GSK
Steve Leroy, Group General Counsel, United Group BV
Chris Philipsborn, Managing Partner, Kreab London

10

Track: Lead the Law


Law Lab: Human rights and the in-house lawyer: Creating and maintaining an ethical business
Lammermuir 1, Level -2

Note: This Law Lab is limited to 30 delegates. Please pre-book via the conference registration form.

Ethical business means sustainable and profitable business.  Companies have a unique ability to make a difference in areas like human rights and the rule of law, and we as lawyers have a key role in supporting that effort. This session will look at how legislation is increasingly shaping the ethical and human rights agenda, the part business can play, and the risks of getting it wrong.

Speakers:
John Morrison, Chief Executive, Institute for Human Rights and Business
Moira Oliver, Head of Policy and Chief Counsel, Human/Digital Rights , British Telecom
Anna Triponel, Business and Human Rights Advisor, Triponel Consulting

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Track: Lead the Business


Law Lab: Compliance and internal investigations
Lammermuir 2, Level -2

Note: This Law Lab is limited to 30 delegates. Please pre-book via the conference registration form.

With increasing scrutiny coming from enforcement agencies around the world, the stakes for companies faced with compliance challenges have never been higher. This session will bring to light the latest “must have” tools for setting up and managing compliance systems. We will also talk about the use of AI in internal investigations including the advantages and challenges of the technology and what savvy practitioners are doing to make this technology acceptable to boards, regulators and courts around the world.

Sponsor: EY

Speakers:
James Low, Director Global Investigations and Business Integrity, Unilever
Laura Rigo, EMEA Legal Counsel for Litigation and Regulatory Affairs, HP
Brenton Steenkamp, Managing Partner, EY Forensic & Integrity Services, WEM

15:30-16:00 Networking break Exhibition Area, Lennox 3, Level -2
16:00-17:30 Concurrent sessions
12

Track: Lead Yourself


Best practices with legal and non-legal partners
Lennox 2, Level -2

Learn from recent trends on partnering with external firms and alternative providers, what you should be thinking about to improve the management of your "suppliers". Attend this session to learn how to seize the opportunity when it presents itself and hear from a panel of collaborators how your law firm can employ innovative technologies to help your team innovate; how your solutions provider can work with you to find and develop new technologies; and how your department can take advantage of its role as a lead user and process innovator.

Sponsor: Apttus

Speakers:
Charles Cao, Sr Director, Industries and Strategy, Apttus
Isabela Pérez Nivela, Vice President Legal and Integration and Development, Coca Cola European Partners
Thierry Perrouault, Head of Legal Operations, Orange
My-Hué Tan, Legal Director, Electrical Sector Europe Middle East Africa, Eaton

13

Track: Lead the Law


The march of the machines? The legal and ethical issues
Lowther, Level -1

AI is a technology that is often key to the growth strategies of our businesses but there is increasing concern and debate around the ethical and legal issues that arise from handing over control to computers or machines. How does my driverless car make life and death decisions? How is my data being used and mined? Are crucial decisions about me being made by a machine? This session looks at the ethical debate and developing law, and the role of the GC in that debate within companies.

Sponsor: Bird & Bird LLP

Speakers:
Sophia Adams Bhatti, Operational Director of Legal and Regulatory Policy, The Law Society
Carolyn Herzog, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Arm
Roelien van Neck, Partner, Bird & Bird LLP
Professor Burkhard Schafer, Professor of Computational Legal Theory, University of Edinburgh

14

Track: Lead the Business


Law Lab: Information management
Lammermuir 2, Level -2

Note: This Law Lab is limited to 30 delegates. Please pre-book via the conference registration form.

An evaluation of the latest trends in legal research, including advanced eDiscovery and other cutting-edge AI tools on the horizon. We will discuss how AI will change basic legal research skills and cost parameters.

Sponsor: Luminance

Speakers:
Roberta Di Nanni, Senior Legal Product Expert, Luminance
Jessica Jacob, Co-founder, CEO and CLO, Komply LLC
Laura Pavese, Senior Litigation Manager, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

15

Track: Lead Yourself


Law Lab: An alternative perspective on the philosophy of collaboration in teams - Breaking down silo mentality
Lammermuir 1, Level -2

Repeated session, for session summary see session 5

Note: This Law Lab is limited to 30 delegates. Please pre-book via the conference registration form.

Speaker:
Andrew Pawley, Partner, Aretai LLP

16

Track: Lead the Law


The brave new world of cyber breaches and cyber litigation
Lennox 1, Level -2

Large data breaches are a nightmare scenario, making headlines, and keeping legal and compliance professionals awake at night. This session will look at some recent high-profile data breaches, and the litigation which went with them. What do these cases show? What are the key drivers of risk and loss? What are the trends in laws relating to cyber security in the US (e.g. California Consumer Privacy Act) and in the EU (e.g. GDPR and NIS Directive). Does GDPR make claims and litigation more likely - or more costly? Will we see the rise of US-style group actions for data breaches in Europe and what simple steps can be taken to reduce the risk of a breach and the risk of loss?

Sponsor: Perkins Coie LLP

Speakers:
Jeff Bullwinkel, Associate General Counsel and Regional Director of Corporate, Legal and External Affairs Microsoft Europe, Microsoft Europe
Susan Fahringer, Partner, Perkins Coie
Lorena Marciano, Director - EMEAR Data Protection and Privacy Officer, Cisco
Senior representative, GCHQ, National Cyber Security Centre

17

Track: Lead the Business


Law Lab: Project management for lawyers
Menteith, Level -1

Note: This Law Lab is limited to 30 delegates. Please pre-book via the conference registration form.

Legal counsel will need to hone new skills that over the next few years will become critical to be an effective business partner. Looking at the development and deployment of complex projects from a project management perspective: determining objectives, contingencies, milestones, stakeholders, processes, etc. A case study on GDPR compliance will showcase how proper project management is an essential skill when working at scale.

Sponsor: Eversheds Sutherland

Speakers:
Gerard Berghuis, Senior Associate General Counsel and Director International, IDEXX
Stephen Hopkins, Head of Global Client Development, Eversheds
Cathal McDermott, Privacy and Regulatory Affairs Attorney (Corporate, Legal and External Affairs) , Microsoft

17:30-18:00 Making the most of your ACC membership Lammermuir 1, Level -2

All in-house delegates are invited to join this informative session.

18:45-22:15 Conference dinner National Museum of Scotland

Transport will be provided (20 minutes drive). Coaches will depart from the Sheraton Grand and Waldorf Astoria Hotels at 1830.

This is a pre-registered event. Please book a place on the registration form.

Dress code: Business formal

Supported by Lex Mundi

Tuesday 14 May
08:30-14:00 Exhibition Lennox 3, Level -2
08:30-15:30 Registration Atrium, Level 0
08:30-09:00 Welcome coffee Exhibition Area, Lennox 3, Level -2
09:00-10:30 Concurrent sessions
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Track: Lead Yourself


A new step in your legal in-house career, thinking of becoming a GC or CLO, or moving on from your GC role?
Lennox 1, Level -2

Are you working on taking the next steps in your in-house legal career, looking forward to becoming a GC or CLO? This session will provide useful tips to help you develop a sound attitude, identify the right opportunities to look out for and develop essential skills such as business acumen, assertiveness, communication and more.

Sponsor: Eversheds Sutherland

Speakers:
James Bellerjeau, Head of Regulatory Affairs, Mettler-Toledo International Inc.
Sandra Mori, Data Privacy Officer Europe, Coca-Cola
Kimberly Nuzum, Group Deputy General Counsel, Publicis Groupe
David Saunders, Partner, Eversheds Sutherland

19

Track: Lead the Law


Data overload? Data protection - GDPR and beyond
Lennox 2, Level -2

GDPR will soon celebrate its first birthday. This session will look at the practical issues and evolving market practice. It will also look at data law and regulation beyond GDPR: the EU E-privacy regulation amendment, and the NIS Directive in relation to security, the US privacy shield, and data laws in other jurisdictions, such as the US Cloud Act.

Sponsor: Littler

Speakers:
Eric van Dam, Employment Lawyer, MfN certified Mediator, CLINT, Littler
Sara Fernández, Privacy Strategy Director, Liberty Global
Jeremy Rollison, Director Government Affairs, Microsoft EU
Thomas Roth, Global Data Protection Officer, Boehringer Ingelheim

20

Track: Lead the Business


Lawful tech and innovative tools
Lowther, Level -1

When launching new services and tech tools to the market or adopting these in your organisation, you will need to make sure deployment does not conflict with the law and internal compliance rules. Issue spotting and legal approval for sensitive high impact tools (e.g. biometric security, internal investigations, metric and analytics, and employment law).

Sponsor: Icertis

Speakers:
Cem Akoymak, Director of General Legal Affairs, Turkcell
Andrea Bertolini, Assistant Professor of Law, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
Sandrine Fleischman, Global Head of Contracting Center of Excellence, Sanofi
Sandra Martín Morán, General Counsel, Insud Pharma

21

Track: Lead Yourself


Law Lab: Coach yourself back to your mindful, best-performing and creative self | For in-house counsel only
Menteith, Level -1

Repeated at 1100

Note: This Law Lab is limited to 30 delegates. Please pre-book via the conference registration form.

Practice intuitive techniques to help you let go of pressure and tension, analyse what (or who) is pushing your buttons, and devise simple daily strategies to help you refocus, regroup, reboot ... and shine!

Speaker:
Pino Bethencourt, Coach for leadership and personal growth,

22

Track: Lead the Law


Law Lab - Lawyer with a social conscience? How can in house legal teams support their company’s corporate responsibility engagement?
Lammermuir 2, Level -2

Note: This Law Lab is limited to 30 delegates. Please pre-book via the conference registration form.

Have you ever wondered how you could use your skills as a lawyer to help communities and society, or how your legal team can contribute to the company’s CSR programmes? Or how to get a programme to do this kicked off within your own company? Our panel has. They are all people with experience of bringing in-house lawyers together to work for the common good. Come along to hear them talk about their experiences, to get a feel for the variety of things you can do to demonstrate your commitment as a lawyer to society, and to talk in an informal environment about how to get started.

Speakers:
Andrea Garford-Tull, Group Senior Legal Counsel, Technology and IP, Dentsu Aegis
Avnee Thakrar, Senior Legal Counsel, 3M North Europe Region
Rebecca Wilkinson, Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Programmes, Law Works

Facilitator:
David Gribble, Senior Commercial Lawyer, British Telecom

23

Track: Lead the Business


Law Lab: Contract management
Lammermuir 1, Level -2

Note: This Law Lab is limited to 30 delegates. Please pre-book via the conference registration form.

In this session, we will discuss the tools to manage the life cycle of a contract, including drafting, negotiation, versioning, execution, retention, and performance obligations.  

Sponsor: ContractPodAi®

Speakers:
Mark Langsbury, Director, UK and Europe, ContractPodAi®
Kenny Robertson, Head of Outsourcing, Legal, RBS
Aoife Young, Commercial Counsel, Facebook

10:30-11:00 Networking break Exhibition Area, Lennox 3, Level -2
11:00-12:30 Concurrent sessions
24

Track: Lead Yourself


The in-house lawyer of the 2020s: be and remain innovative, embrace change, dare to disrupt
Lennox 1, Level -2

How to be or remain innovative/disruptive. Who innovates? The role of in-house counsel, law firms and solution providers in legal innovation.

Sponsor: Brightflag

Speakers:
Emma Culley, Global Legal Compliance and Operations Manager and EU Head of Compliance, Olam International
Peter Lyon, Vice President Customer Success, Brightflag
Gloria Sánchez, Chief Transformation Officer, Santander
Miguel Viedma, Vice President and Group Legal Director Digital, Capgemini

25

Track: Lead the Law


A step to the right? Doing business in the new world order
Lowther, Level -1

The world order is changing: the post-war multilateral consensus has been replaced in many places by a 'go-it-alone' unilateralism (America First, Brexit). It's a worldwide movement extending from the grass roots to the pinnacle of power and has implications for our lives and especially our business, implications we can't afford to ignore. Experts and in-house counsel talk about the practical implications for companies.

Speakers:
Kris Brown, President, Brady Campaign and Center to Prevent Gun Violence
Otilia Dhand, PhD, Political risk analyst, Teneo
Tanya Jaeger de Foras, Vice President and General Counsel EMEA, Whirlpool Corporation

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Track: Lead the Business


Cross functional leadership and decision making in times of uncertainty
Lennox 2, Level -2

This session will discuss the relationship between the legal department and other business functions whereby the nature of the decision making required inherently relies upon legal judgment. Legal counsel will need to develop new skills that over the next few years will become critical to be an effective business partner. In this session we will discuss cases in which the business challenges are grounded in interpretation of existing rules or the ability to predict future rules and policies (as in the case of evolving technologies).

Sponsor: CMS

Speakers:
Sebastian Chames, Senior Vice-President, General Counsel, Viacom International Media Networks Southern & Western Europe Middle, East Africa
Matteo Frigerio, Italy Country Manager and Senior Counsel, Airbnb
Jonathan Warne, Head of Litigation and Arbitration, CMS
Paul H Williams, Executive Commercial Counsel, GE Gas Power

27

Track: Lead Yourself


Law Lab: Coach yourself back to your mindful, best-performing and creative self | For in-house counsel only
Menteith, Level -1

Repeated session, for session summary see session 22

Note: This Law Lab is limited to 30 delegates. Please pre-book via the conference registration form.

Speaker:
Pino Bethencourt, Coach for leadership and personal growth,

12:30-14:00 Lunch break Exhibition Area, Lennox 3, Level -2
14:00-15:30 Closing plenary
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Closing plenary: Crossing the generational divide: Unlocking the power of generations to succeed in disruptive times
Lennox 1, Level -2

Before we let you go home… As if living, working and succeeding amidst all the disruption highlighted in the opening plenary was not enough, we also work in a time of unprecedented generational challenge and change. Four generations in the workforce. Five generations in the marketplace. And making matters worse, there is a tremendous amount of misinformation around generational differences, hampering our ability to enlist and lead those different generations in these challenging times. What we know for a fact - strategies that work for one generation can be a complete turn-off for others. This generational divide makes your job even more difficult and more important than ever. Gain crucial insights and get the tools to manage and lead across generations.

Speaker:
Jason Dorsey, Millennial and Gen Z Researcher and Keynote Speaker, The Center for Generational Kinetics - Millennial and Gen Z Researchers

Programme and speakers are subject to change without notice.

ACC Europe wishes to thank the 2019 Annual Conference Advisory Board for their thought leadership, creativity and hard work in developing this programme:

Chair:
Steve Leroy, Group General Counsel, United Group BV

Co chair:
Jasprit Sahnsi, General Counsel, Corporate, Selecta

Track leaders:
Eva Argiles Malonda, General Counsel, Applus Services SA
Maurizio Di Bartolomeo, Legal and Corporate Affairs Director & Corporate Secretary, Giochi Preziosi
David Gribble, Senior Commercial Lawyer, British Telecom

Deputy track leaders:
Patrick Ambrose, Chief Legal Officer, DLL Ireland
Carmelo Fontana, Senior Corporate Counsel, Google
Jorge Munoz-Fuentes, Head of Legal & Compliance Officer Spain, Gilead

25th Anniversary celebratory track leader:
Katerina Galanopoulou, Legal and Compliance Counsel, SAP Greece Cyprus & Malta

With thanks also for significant assistance from:
Julia Zange, Vice President, Global Head of Labor Law, Fresenius Medical Care