Corporate Counsel Summit 2024 launches
Registrations have opened for the Corporate Counsel Summit 2024, being produced in conjunction with principal partner LOD + Consilio.
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The summit will arm in-house counsel with insights, tools, skills, and strategies to become a driving force in achieving the objectives of their organisations.
In-house counsel consistently showcase their value to their organisation by managing and mitigating risk while adhering to budget constraints.
As organisations increasingly expect legal departments to play a central role in their business strategy and outcomes, the summit will offer professional development and continuous learning.
Legal teams will hear about the latest regulatory changes and technological tools to ensure that their organisations are at the forefront of these developments.
The summit will begin with a keynote session by Mel Scott, senior legal counsel at Megaport Limited, host of The Counsel Podcast, and winner of the In-House Lawyer of the Year at the Corporate Counsel Awards 2023.
She will highlight how in-house counsel will evolve, what the next generation of successful in-house lawyers looks like, expectations and responsibilities that will define the corporate landscape, and how legal departments could contribute to this evolution.
This will be followed by a panel session on how to harness artificial intelligence (AI), the impact of future large language models, and how this could change business communication and innovation.
Speakers will consider the ethical implications of integrating AI into organisations and legal departments, and the legal intricacies of generative AI.
The next session will delve into how legal departments can navigate complex contract management by refining their negotiation skills and using legal tech.
In-house legal teams will learn how to detect and address unfair terms and ensure their contract management is legally and ethically sound.
The summit will also prepare organisations for litigation, particularly given the rising litigious climate in a post-pandemic world and greater regulatory scrutiny, which is placing additional pressure on businesses.
Attendees will hear about the latest litigation trends and regulatory updates, effective case assessment and management strategies, lessons from overseas jurisdictions, ethical considerations and professional responsibility.
Strategic pricing and cost management for external legal teams will be in the spotlight amid shifting billing models and budget challenges. Speakers will discuss how in-house counsel could consider alternative fee models and compare the effectiveness of counsel with internal expansion.
They will discuss how legal departments could assemble a legal services panel that aligns with their organisation’s objectives.
In another dynamic panel session, speakers will unpack how in-house counsel could navigate team dynamics and scale their department while balancing psychosocial risk factors and potential legal liabilities.
As the Privacy Act 1988 undergoes extensive reforms, speakers will detail the best legal and technological response to these changes, as well as remedies for privacy breaches and strategies to protect data.
The summit will conclude with an inspirational session by Australian retired soccer player and human rights and social advocate Craig Foster, who will address the major social changes taking place in Australia (including gender equality and constitutional change) and ask how Australia can present its values on the global stage.
Lawyers Weekly is encouraging in-house counsel, thought leaders, and career-focused lawyers to attend the summit and get on the front foot of the latest developments in the corporate counsel landscape.
They will hear from a range of executives, senior counsel from multinational companies like Google, legal and general counsel, academics, and speakers with their finger on the pulse of in-house counsel across Australia.
Attendees can network with their peers and industry leaders throughout the day.
Editor Jerome Doraisamy said that the annual Corporate Counsel Summit is always one of the highlights of Lawyers Weekly’s calendar year.
“With every passing year, the keynotes, panel discussions and informal conversations get more and more stimulating – and, with it, attendance grows. The 2024 instalment of this summit promises to be no different,” he said.
“We’re compiling a jam-packed agenda that is as rich in information as it will be engaging and inspiring for attendees.
“We can’t wait to host you all on the day.”
The Corporate Counsel Summit will be held on Thursday, 2 May 2024, at The Star, Sydney.