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Legal, Innovation

FT Innovative Lawyers Summit

London |  - 
Speakers include:
Michael Skapinker

Michael Skapinker

Financial Times

Reena SenGupta

Reena SenGupta

RSG Consulting

Overview

Following the outstanding success of the inaugural FT/RSG Innovative Lawyers Summit in 2016, we are delighted to announce the 2017 Summit. Once more this independent meeting will bring together our global community of corporate counsel and private practice lawyers together with chief executives, academics and non-legal innovators to discuss how the profession can best meet the challenges it faces, both in terms of innovation and in its evolving role in business, government and society.

This year’s agenda will focus on the drivers of innovation and include topics such as collaboration, culture, diversity in its widest sense and leadership. In addition, the Summit will focus on the role of lawyers in upholding the rule of law and increasing access to justice, automation and how it is changing lawyers’ practices and the changing structures of law firms and corporate law departments.

Ample time will be provided for both structured and un-structured networking. We will arrange three salons where private practice and in-house lawyers will discuss their challenges and solutions to the topic issues.

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fallback Add to my Calendar 06/19/2017 16:00:0006/20/2017 22:00:00trueFT Innovative Lawyers SummitFollowing the outstanding success of the inaugural FT/RSG Innovative Lawyers Summit in 2016, we are delighted to announce the 2017 Summit. Once more this independent meeting will bring together our global community of corporate counsel and private practice lawyers together with chief executives, academics and non-legal innovators to discuss how the profession can best meet the challenges it faces, both in terms of innovation and in its evolving role in business, government and society.This year’s agenda will focus on the drivers of innovation and include topics such as collaboration, culture, diversity in its widest sense and leadership. In addition, the Summit will focus on the role of lawyers in upholding the rule of law and increasing access to justice, automation and how it is changing lawyers’ practices and the changing structures of law firms and corporate law departments.Ample time will be provided for both structured and un-structured networking. We will arrange three salons where private practice and in-house lawyers will discuss their challenges and solutions to the topic issues.FT-Innovative-Lawyers-Summit6b758646bcd92b1d82fcd79186649206MM/DD/YYYY

Testimonials

"First rate. The best event of its kind that I have been to."
James Watson, Legal Director EMEA, Deluxe Entertainment Services

"Strategic, challenging and thought-provoking but also supremely well-organised and good fun!"
Suet-Fern Lee, Managing Partner, Morgan Lewis Stamford

"An event that no leader in the legal profession can miss."
Haigreve Khaitan, Partner, Khaitan and Co 

"Davos of the legal profession."
Per Magnusson, Senior Partner, Magnusson 

"A seriously worthwile investment of time to meet with industry, leading GC's & Managing partners."
Bill Reilly, Senior vice president/General Counsel, Ansell Ltd

"Impressive turn out of people with great insights in the future of the legal sector."
Bas Boris Visser, Partner for Global Innovation and Business Change, Clifford Chance

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Summit hosts (2)

Michael Skapinker

Michael Skapinker

Contributing Editor and Columnist
Financial Times

Michael Skapinker is an FT contributing editor and columnist on business and society. He is also executive editor of the FT-IE Corporate Learning Alliance, the FT’s executive education arm. Born in South Africa, he began his journalistic career in Greece. He joined the FT in London in 1986 and has held many positions, including FT Weekend editor, FT Special Reports editor and management editor.

He received the Work Foundation Members’ Award for his contribution to the understanding of working life in 2003 and was named WorkWorld Media Awards Columnist of the Year in 2008. At the Editorial Intelligence Comment Awards he was named Business Commentator of the Year (2012) and Business Ethics Commentator of the Year (2015).

Reena SenGupta

Reena SenGupta

Chief Executive Officer
RSG Consulting

Reena SenGupta is an expert analyst of the global legal profession. She founded RSG Consulting, an international legal strategy consultancy, in 2001. The company is the architect and research partner to the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Reports in Europe, North America and the Asia-Pacific. Last year marked the tenth anniversary of the report.

Reena’s experience analysing and commentating on the legal profession stretches over two decades, following stints at investment banks and running a small design business in the early 90s. She was Publishing Director and Editor of various publications at Chambers & Partners, the legal publisher and regularly contributes to the FT. Her experience and position at the forefront of the field, on a global level, is reflected in collaborations with institutions such as Harvard and Georgetown Universities.

THE GUIDING PRINCIPLE BEHIND THE SUMMIT

“Conversations are the elixir that hold organisations together. Or as Steve Johnson said, chance favours the connected mind. All are necessary for innovation: networks, serendipity, accidental encounters and discovery. The FT Innovative Lawyers Summit has ambition: to connect the legal innovators we have vetted and researched for the past 11 years in the three regional FT reports. We will attempt to recreate the 21st century version of the London coffee shops that formed a fertile breeding ground for some of the ideas that powered the industrial revolution. Two hundred corporate counsel and private practice lawyers thrown together with some chief executives, leading thinkers and academics and external innovators chosen by the FT, what alchemy will happen?”

Reena SenGupta, Chief Executive Officer, RSG Consulting

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Summit Advisory Committee

  • Mitsuru Claire Chino, General Counsel, Itochu Corporation
  • Wim Dejonghe, Senior Partner, Allen & Overy
  • Yves Hayaux-Du-Tilly, Partner, Nader, Hayaux & Goebel
  • Kevin Hewitt, Co-Chairman, FTI Consulting
  • Rosemary Martin, Group General Counsel, Vodafone
  • Yuto Matsumura, Managing Partner, Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
  • Zia Mody, Managing Partner, AZB & Partners
  • Gideon Moore, Firmwide Managing Partner, Linklaters
  • Alastair Morrison, Partner, Head of Client Strategy, Board Member, Pinsent Masons
  • Harriet Pearson, Partner, Hogan Lovells
  • Reena SenGupta, Chief Executive Officer, RSG Consulting
  • Michael Skapinker, Contributing Editor and Columnist, Financial Times
  • Dawn Smith, Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary, VMWare
  • Meg Sullivan, Chief Business Development and Marketing Officer, Paul Hastings
  • Hugh Verrier, Chairman, White & Case
  • Professor David B Wilkins, Lester Kissel Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
  • Mitch Zuklie, Global Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe

*Further Advisory Board members to be confirmed at a later date

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Agenda - 19th Jun

  • 4:00pm
    Registration

    Welcome and Opening: Legal expertise versus the Business of Law

    Reena SenGupta, Chief Executive Officer, RSG Consulting

    Question Time: Reena SenGupta interviews law firm leaders and legal innovators and discusses how technology is replacing jobs and why standardisation is an opportunity.

    View from the Top: The special achievement award winners from the FT Innovative Lawyers Awards discuss their passions and their views of what the profession needs to do to respond to the challenges facing business, government and society.

  • 6:30pm
    Networking Drinks and Buffet Dinner
  • 9:00pm
    Close

Agenda - 20th Jun

  • 7:30am
    Registration
  • 8:00am
    Opening Breakfasts: The “How To” Sessions
  • 9:15am
    Welcome

    Michael Skapinker, Contributing Editor and Columnist, Financial Times

    Session 1: Collaboration and Culture

    Collaboration as an important driver of innovation. The most effective legal solutions derive from cross-office, cross-disciplinary teams and involve clients. The most effective in-house lawyers work closely with the business and other corporate functions. But the profession remains dogged by silo-thinking. How can business and lawyers break out of this trap? What role does culture have to play in making lawyers more collaborative and therefore more able to innovate?

    Session 2: Diversity

    In the research for the FT Innovative Lawyers reports, diverse teams, both in the inherent and cognitive sense, are most likely to innovate. Academic research suggests there is a link between success and diversity. However, the profession remains both inherently and cognitively un-diverse. Clients on the other hand want more holistic solutions to their problems. They are demanding their lawyers be more than technical advisers and increasingly want a more varied set of service lines. How is and can the profession respond?

    Session 3: Leadership and Performance

    An innovative law firm managing partner or group general counsel can transform their organisations and drive innovation. They are important catalysts for change. However, in many law firms and in-house legal departments, the leaders are failing to respond to what their organisations need. Much has been written about good leadership. What does it take in the legal context to excel in the position? And what is the profession’s current leadership doing to respond to the millennial challenge and changing expectations of careers and personal lives?

    Session 4: The Future Structure of Law Firms and Law Departments

    New organisational structures are beginning to emerge in law firms and law departments that are helping lawyers break out of the traditional confines of their roles to become more relevant to their clients and business. Instead of focusing on their own products and services, lawyers are becoming outwardly oriented in sometimes dramatic ways.  

    Session 5: The Salons – Structured Networking Sessions

    The three salons will be divided  into working groups of 10 people, led by selected innovators who have been ranked in the FT for their achievements in the topic areas. The groups of private practice and in-house lawyers will discuss their own challenges dealing with issues that will include changing behaviours, design thinking and how best to use this approach in your firm and changing the way lawyers communicate. One member of the group will report back to the Salon with ideas. The Salon Leader will select the best ideas from the working groups and report back to the plenary.

  • 5:30pm
    Closing Address

    A summing up address to highlight issues from the day.

  • 6:00pm
    Drinks Reception
  • 7:00pm
    Summit Dinner

    A Keynote Address from top general counsel featured in the GC Special Report 2017, which will be distributed after dinner.

  • 9:30pm
    Close

Who Attends

Guests will comprise managing or senior partners, chief legal officers and c-suite directors at law firms, corporations, financial institutions and disruptive businesses. The 200 guests will be split between law firm partners and group general counsel but will include other professionals, academics from Harvard University and people working at alternative legal suppliers.

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Fees

This event is exclusively for Managing Partners or Senior Partners of Law Firms and General Counsel. If you do not meet this criteria, please email Abigail.Lewis@ft.com to enquire if any additional places are available.

Delegate Fees:

Ticket Type

Fee

LAW FIRM - MANAGING PARTNER/SENIOR PARTNER

£2295 +VAT

GENERAL COUNSEL

APPLY FOR COMPLIMENTARY PLACE

OTHER      

PLEASE CONTACT ABIGAIL LEWIS

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General Counsel Tickets

We have a limited number of complimentary tickets available for General Counsel. 

To submit an application for one of these places please apply here >> 

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Why sponsor

Gain access to 200 of the most important and influential lawyers who will be attending the event;
Brand alignment with the FT and its unrivalled credibility;
Demonstrate thought leadership around the current critical issues affecting the legal industry;
Benefit from sustained international visibility through our advertising and marketing campaigns

Mark Buller, Head of Commercial, Global Industries
T) +44(0) 7900 550 194
E) mark.buller@ft.com

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Venue

Claridge’s Hotel
49 Brook Street
Mayfair
London W1K 4HR

United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7629 8860

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Accommodation

We have a limited number of rooms available at a preferential rate at Claridge's Hotel.
Sunday 18th and Monday 19th June 2017:
10 Superior Queen @ £450 exclusive of VAT and service
10 Superior King @ £495 exclusive of VAT and service

To book: please email Nicolas Filak on nfilak@claridges.co.uk

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Content Partner (1)

RSG Consulting is a research and strategy consultancy, founded in 2001. It specialises in working for professional service firms, with a special focus on ranking and assessing lawyers that dates back to the early 90s. RSG carries out commissioned and independent research on topics that include innovation, the development and future of the profession and emerging legal markets. It helps law firms and legal departments differentiate themselves, through innovation, brand or strategy projects. It came up with the idea behind the FT Innovative Lawyers programme and is the FT’s research partner on the reports and awards globally. All research is conducted by senior consultants, who are also regular public speakers at partners’ conferences, to in-house legal departments, and are business coaches. RSG created and curates the Innovative GC Club, offers innovation benchmarks to both private practice and in-house legal departments, and has created a unique development programme to help lawyers tap into their creativity. RSG’s CEO Reena SenGupta was responsible for creating the ranking methodologies that underpin the Chambers & Partners guides and turning the Chambers rankings into world-class assessments of law firms in the mid-nineties.

Platinum Sponsor (1)

FTI Consulting is an independent global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organisations manage change, mitigate risk and resolve disputes: financial, legal, operational, political & regulatory, reputational and transactional. FTI Consulting professionals, located in all major business centres throughout the world, work closely with clients to anticipate, illuminate and overcome complex business challenges and opportunities.

©2016 FTI Consulting, Inc. All rights reserved.

Gold Sponsor (1)

White & Case is a truly global law firm, uniquely positioned to help our clients achieve their ambitions in today's G20 world.

As a pioneering international law firm, our cross-border experience and diverse team of local, US and English-qualified lawyers consistently deliver results for our clients.

In both established and emerging markets, our lawyers are integral, long-standing members of the community, giving our clients insights into the local business environment alongside our experience in multiple jurisdictions.

We work with some of the world's most respected and well-established banks and businesses, as well as start-up visionaries, governments and state-owned entities.

Silver Sponsor (2)

In today’s world of transformative change, our purpose is clear — to help our clients and people navigate new paths to growth. With a strong presence throughout Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the U.S., Paul Hastings is recognized as one of the world’s most innovative global law firms.

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Diana Whittington
Speaking Opportunities
Financial Times
Mark Buller
Head of Commercial - Global Industries
Abigail Lewis
Media Partner and Press Enquiries
Financial Times
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Delegate Booking and Registration Enquiries
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