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FT General Counsel Webinar Europe

2020 Visions - Navigating Uncertainty

Webinar |
Speakers include:
Claire Chapman

Claire Chapman

Capita

Rob Miller

Rob Miller

Skyscanner

Shannon Thyme Klinger

Shannon Thyme Klinger

Novartis

Overview

In conjunction with the FT General Counsel report, the FT and RSG will host three regional webinars featuring interviews and discussion with some of the general counsel profiled in the FT report. We will listen to their views on how in-house lawyers can best use their influence at this time to help their companies emerge from the current crisis in a better position, sustainably and ethically. The webinars will answer the same questions from three regional perspectives: Asia-Pacific, Europe and North America.

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Agenda - 26th Jun

  • 12:00pm
    FT Interview

    Shannon Klinger, Group General Counsel, Novartis

    interviewed by Kate Beioley, Legal Correspondent, Financial Times 

  • 12:15pm
    Panel Discussion

    Claire Chapman, General Counsel, Capita

    Rob Miller, Chief Legal Officer, Skyscanner

    Shannon Klinger, Group General Counsel, Novartis 

    Moderator: Alastair Morrison, Partner and Board Member, Pinsent Masons

Themes

1) Globalisation may be on the retreat. How do general counsel in multinational companies see this retreat and how do they advise their organisations to respond?

2) What do general counsel see as the key lessons from the pandemic?

3) How do general counsel see the pandemic changing the way businesses operate?

4) What should the general counsel’s role be in the business to help it tackle social inequality, diversity and inclusion issues?

5) Visions of the future: how do general counsel see the corporate legal function changing over the next five years?

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Speakers (3)

Claire Chapman

Claire Chapman

Chief General Counsel
Capita

Claire Chapman is Chief General Counsel, responsible for providing expert and strategic legal advice to the leadership team and the Board, to inform our strategic decision making. In particular, her role focuses on risk exposure, liability, compliance and governance. Claire also plays an important part in leading best practice with regards to the nature and structure of our contracts.

Claire joined Capita from the Daily Mail and General Trust plc, where she was General Counsel and Company Secretary, with additional responsibility for internal audit, risk, corporate responsibility and their group-wide change programme. Before that, Claire was General Counsel and Company Secretary at Inchcape Plc and General Counsel, EMEA for the Reuters Group. Claire qualified as a solicitor at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and also is a qualified attorney, New York.  She has a Masters in International Law.

Rob Miller

Rob Miller

Chief Legal Officer and Company Secretary
Skyscanner

Rob Miller is Chief Legal Officer and Company Secretary of Skyscanner. He is responsible for managing their global legal, regulatory and public affairs function and providing strategic counsel to the executive team on a broad range of corporate and commercial issues. Rob is one of the most experienced technology lawyers in Europe and has held a number of senior legal positions at several high growth and disruptive pre-IPO and public companies including King, Deliveroo, Improbable, Skype and eBay.

Shannon Thyme Klinger

Shannon Thyme Klinger

Group General Counsel
Novartis

Shannon Thyme Klinger has been Group General Counsel of Novartis since 2018. She is a member of the Executive Committee of Novartis.

Shannon most recently served as Chief Ethics, Risk and Compliance Officer from April to May 2018, and was appointed to the Executive Committee of Novartis in this role. Before that, she was Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer and Global Head of Litigation from 2016 to 2018. She joined Novartis in 2011 as General Counsel for North America at Sandoz Inc., and later served as General Counsel and Global Head of Legal at Sandoz International from 2012 to 2016. Prior to Novartis, Shannon worked in the United States as a partner at Mayer Brown LLP from 2010 to 2011, and as general counsel and senior vice president at Solvay Pharmaceuticals Inc. from 2008 to 2010.

Shannon holds a Juris Doctor with honours from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Notre Dame (both in the US). She is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and of the District of Columbia Bar in the US, and serves on the board of directors of the SIX Group in Switzerland.

Moderators (2)

Alastair Morrison

Alastair Morrison

Head of Client Strategy and Board Member
Pinsent Masons

Alastair Morrison has been a Pinsent Masons Board member since 2004 and has responsibility for Client Strategy. Alastair is charged with advising the Board on the objectives, strategies and investments required to sustain the firm's relevance to clients.

He is responsible for working with the firm's key relationships to deliver integrated value propositions and solutions relevant to clients. Through working closely with some of the firm's most significant clients he has a wealth of experience and a breadth of knowledge of the demands and issues facing General Counsel and their teams thus enabling him and the team to create a range of innovative legal delivery models.

He has spoken at a number of international conferences on the challenges faced by clients and how these challenges are shaping his firm and the legal profession more widely.

Kate  Beioley

Kate Beioley

Legal Correspondent
Financial Times

Kate Beioley is the FT's legal correspondent, covering the business of law internationally as well as economic crime, competition issues and the UK courts. She was formerly a reporter on FT Money covering investment and personal finance and before that deputy personal finance editor at Investors Chronicle and a reporter on the Lawyer magazine. 

Presented by (2)

The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading business news organisations, recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. The FT has a record paying readership of one million, three-quarters of which are digital subscriptions. It is part of Nikkei Inc., which provides a broad range of information, news and services for the global business community.

RSG Consulting was set up in 2001 by Reena SenGupta, the ex-Publishing Director of Chambers and Partners and the creator of the Chambers rankings and research methodology in the mid-nineties.
Initially, the company focused on client relationship management projects, working for the magic circle law firms and top US firms. In the course of that work, RSG realised that the profession was on the brink of tumultuous change and founded a ranking of lawyers on innovation which became the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers programme.
Today, RSG is a leading innovation agency for lawyers and works with law firms, in-house legal teams and law companies to help them innovate and build a culture of innovation. It has a unique position in the legal market globally as a connector and its networks of lawyers, built up over 25 years, are unrivalled.  It works in emerging markets such as India to help drive up standards of professionalism and client care. All its work is underpinned by robust research and it has been the author of many thought-leadership studies over the past 18 years.

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