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Thursday, 2 May 2024
The Star Sydney

Summit registration
8:00am AEST

Welcome reception: 6:30pm
Official start: 7:00pm
Black tie

Summit partners

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About the Summit

In today’s complex legal landscape – marked by regulatory intricacies, global integration, and the transformative power of technology – the demand for excellence within in-house teams has never been more important.

Join us at the 2024 Corporate Counsel Summit, where we’ll arm you with the insights, tools, and strategies to be a driving force in achieving your organisation’s objectives.

As in-house counsel, you hold a critical role in risk management and showcasing the remarkable value of your services while adhering to budget constraints. At this summit, immerse yourself in a world of continuous learning and skill enhancement, evolving into a better strategic partner with the capacity not only to guarantee legal compliance, but to steer your organisation towards unbounded success in an ever-evolving business landscape.

The Corporate Counsel Summit 2024 offers your exclusive pass to shape the future of Australian in-house counsel. Join us as we delve into cutting-edge topics, ignite innovation, and redefine the legal landscape. Uncover indispensable tools, follow practical step-by-step guides, and embrace best practices curated by top general counsel, industry influencers, trailblazers, and legal leaders.

Don’t miss your chance to join us at the Corporate Counsel Summit 2024 and supercharge your in-house legal career. Be at the forefront of legal innovation and transformation.

Register now! Elevate your legal career and become a driving force in your organisation’s success.

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Ticket pricing

Summit first release


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ended Thursday, 14 December 2023

Summit second and final release


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Awards individual


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Summit and Awards combo


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Product providers


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Discover the future: GC 2030

Explore the transformative role of general counsel and mould your future as a trailblazing legal professional.
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Harness generative AI

Journey from the inception of AI to its latest innovations. Learn how to meld intuition with AI-driven efficiency, decode generative AI, and navigate ethical considerations. Elevate your influence and embrace tomorrow.
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Master contracts with confidence

Become a true contract management master. Detect unfair terms, embrace legal tech, and achieve negotiation excellence. Excel in precision, technology, and negotiation prowess.
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Privacy and cyber security: Stay ahead of the game

Stay vigilant in a digital world. Gain insights into privacy reforms, data protection, and cyber security. Equip yourself with practical measures and explore responses to emerging cyber threats.
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Strategic pricing and cost management

How to understand overall business pressure points, strategies, objectives, and how to effectively communicate the legality involved in management decision-making
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Team dynamics and strategic growth

Navigate team dynamics, scaling, and data-driven insights for success in a rapidly evolving legal landscape. Foster resilient, high-performing legal teams that drive value.

Who should attend?

In-house counsel, thought leaders, and career-focused lawyers.

Summit speakers

Annie Haggar
Annie Haggar
Founder and Principal ,
Cyber GC
Bianca Lau
Bianca Lau
Head of Legal ,
Youi Insurance
Calli Tsipidis
Calli Tsipidis
Legal Counsel ,
Foxtel Group
Chloe Giamadakis
Chloe Giamadakis
Legal Counsel ,
Yarra Capital Management
Craig Foster
Craig Foster
Danielle Keyes
Danielle Keyes
Group General Counsel ,
Nova Entertainment
Dominic Muir
Dominic Muir
Senior Counsel ,
Elisabeth Flett
Elisabeth Flett
General Counsel and Company Secretary ,
Cancer Council NSW
Elizabeth Aitken
Elizabeth Aitken
Partner & National Head ,
Workplace Relations and Safety, SLF Lawyers
Emilie Franklin
Emilie Franklin
Head of Legal ,
Modaxo APMEA
Greg Dickason
Greg Dickason
Managing Director - Asia & Pacific ,
Katherine Stapels
Katherine Stapels
Director ,
Legal & Contracts, Thales - Above Water Systems

It's your time to shine

SUBMIT NOW and take the first step to being recognised as one of Australia’s leading professionals and businesses in the in-house legal sector. Don’t miss your chance to win a coveted Corporate Counsel award at the industry’s night of nights.

Held in May in Sydney, the black-tie event will showcase the depth of talent of the nation’s leading professionals and businesses in the in-house sector while affirming the sector’s essential role in supporting the expansion of Australia.

To start your submission today, click here


The benchmark awards program for excellence in the corporate counsel sector is back

The Corporate Counsel Awards is back for 2024 and is once again bringing you an unparalleled awards program that recognises excellence for top-performing in-house legal professionals at a national level.

The awards program is known as the benchmark for excellence around Australia for in-house counsel, and year after year recognises those influencing the profession, propelling the industry forward.

Take the first step to being recognised at a national level and build a reputation for excellence. The awards are open to all eligible professionals and businesses operating across Australia.

Get ready to celebrate in style with the 2024 black-tie gala event that will bring together leaders to celebrate the achievements and excellence of the industry’s most successful in-house counsel.

Don’t miss your chance to win a coveted award and reap the benefits of a prestigious accolade.

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Event date: Thursday, 2 May 2024
Venue: The Star, Sydney
Awards welcome reception: 6:30pm
Official start: 7:00pm
Dress: Black tie

Why enter the 2024 awards?

Gain national recognition and elevate yourself above your competitors in the legal industry and across Australia.

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Securing a Corporate Counsel award will set you apart from your peers and strengthen your position in the profession by elevating your personal brand. Be recognised as one of Australia’s top counsel and gain the credibility to unlock new career opportunities.
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Judged by a highly regarded panel, a Corporate Counsel award is peer-reviewed recognition of your capabilities and passion for driving the industry forward.
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Our new awards format will keep you connected during this time and bring the excitement back into the awards to maximise your networking opportunities.

How to enter the awards:

Decide which categories you are eligible to go into. Review the categories here.

Register your account through our secure awards platform. Register and log in here.

Fill in the details of your submission/s. Review the judging process here.

When you’re happy with your submission, press save and lodge it!

Key dates

9 November

Nominations and submissions open

23 February

Submissions close

Please contact Isabella Stelle on 0426 583 674 or via email if you have any questions or need help lodging your submission.

19 March

Finalists announced

Make sure you are registered to the Lawyers Weekly and Corporate Counsel bulletins to receive updates.

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2 May

Awards ceremony

Awards ceremony. Don’t miss out on the industry’s networking evening of the year. Tickets will sell out fast!

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What others say

"I've really been surprised about the quality of the conversation. I think what I've enjoyed the most, is how much the audience has been participating in asking questions. I think the session on working and scale-ups and start-ups was really, really quite interesting and the challenges they have to face. Also I think it was clear from the amount of audience participation that other people were really interested in that type of lawyering and that type of environment.   I think that really the hosting and the people here have been very open to have conversations and support each other. So, it's been really fantastic and relaxed, insightful and enjoyable."
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Joel Cranshaw, Director, Clearpoint Legal 
“I think I've enjoyed the fact that we're talking about issues that, you know, we face every day in the workplace, at my workplace, you know, resourcing, document management systems. We're talking about innovation and how we can show value as a team. And that's really being discussed here. And we're finding together, I think through these panel forums, how to respond to these issues and find collaborative solutions. And that's really beneficial for me and my co-workers.   I think there was probably one line in the first panel forum where you had the chief legal officer of Boral who said, it captured it really perfectly, that the legal team is sometimes used as the department of reading and writing. And I think that sort of just captures how legal teams can be seen as a crutch for the business to push all their problems onto.   But it also demonstrates how much value we can provide as lawyers to the business in terms of helping them with their commercial problems and finding solutions for everyday issues. So, definitely, it's a great event for corporate counsel and just lawyers in general."
Hareesh Makam, Legal Counsel, Perpetual Limited
"A fantastic event! A must for in-house practitioners."
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Andrew Goldstein, Cleveland & Co Associates Pty Limited
"Lawyers Weekly has done a wonderful job of reviving an appreciation and acknowledgement of the achievements, critical role and function of in-house corporate counsel in the navigation of risk, strategic orientation and commercial success businesses and other organisations in Australia. Thanks for the commitment in ensuring wider commercial, regulatory and strategic issues faced by corporate counsel are front of mind in the wider legal industry. Our team will certainly be attending the Corporate Counsel events again. "
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Ryan Zahrai, Head of Legal, Eucalyptus
"Once again Lawyers Weekly have delivered a fantastic awards event to celebrate the incredible initiatives, teams and performance of Australia's corporate counsel. It is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the achievements of our clients and the broader in-house counsel community. Thank you for the opportunity to be involved."
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"Really excellent speakers and content and remarkable value for money."
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