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Innovation, Legal

FT/RSG Innovative Lawyers Forum Singapore

Outside in-innovation

Singapore |

Overview

The forum, originally scheduled for 23 March, has been postponed. The event will now take place on 26 August.

After a successful launch in 2019, the Financial Times and RSG Consulting are bringing their innovation event back to Singapore.

Based on research and insights from the FT Innovative Lawyers reports, the event will bring together general counsel, law firm leaders, law companies, government and tech innovators from Asia-Pacific for a one-day forum.

The day will examine how outsiders are driving transformation in business and the way in which, similarly, outsiders are impacting the profession. With the Singaporean Chief Justice saying in his New Year’s speech that alternative legal service providers are a positive force in the profession, the forum will examine how law firms and legal departments are responding to the changing landscape.

How are the needs of in-house lawyers changing as a result and how are legal service providers responding? What impact is it having on legal business models, leadership and the workforce?

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Agenda - 23rd Mar

  • 8:00am
    Registration
  • 8:30am
    The breakfast discussions

    1) Blockchain the new disrupter
    There is a lot of hype and misunderstanding around blockchain technology. Some hail it as the transformative technology that might be the key disrupter in the legal sector, others are more conservative. In this discussion, we sift the hype from reality and examine what law firms and general counsel are doing with the technology.

    2) Litigation funders: changing the face of disputes
    Litigation funding has come of age, and with a different mindset to early case assessment, the market in Asia is set to change. Litigation may not yet be seen as an asset class by major corporations but for some in-house legal departments, it is becoming a headache that can be outsourced.

  • 9:20am
    Welcome remarks: Leading the way: APAC legal innovation shines

    Speaker: Yasmin Lambert, Senior Partner, RSG Consulting

  • 9:30am
    Opening Address
  • 9:45am
    Changing business models

    Business models are changing the world over, industry incumbents work alongside new competitors and this fresh blood is invigorating sectors from financial services to energy to media. The session will explore lessons legal leaders can learn from how adjacent industries are being changed from the outside-in, with a view of the new skills sets that both general counsel and their private practice advisers need to acquire to meet the challenges of business transformation.

  • 10:20am
    Coffee break
  • 10:40am
    Demand – what do clients really want?

    Leading general counsel will share how changes in their industries and businesses are reshaping how they work and how their needs as clients are evolving.

  • 11:10am
    Supply - how are the new suppliers meeting client need?

    The Big 4 have considerably expanded their legal offerings and alternative legal services and new legal business models are continuing to develop and play a more important role in the legal market. Speakers from law firms, the Big 4 and new legal businesses will discuss how they are meeting client needs in different ways. What is the truth behind their strategies? What are the opportunities for collaboration with law firms and across different providers? How can regulatory frameworks ensure quality of services and growth of the market?

  • 12:00pm
    The Client Relationship Management Presentations

    One of the new categories in the FT Innovative Lawyers Reports 2020 is “Client relationship management”. In this session, we invite the five shortlisted law firms and their clients to make presentations that will be judged by the forum delegates. The winner will be announced at the FT Innovative Lawyers Awards in Hong Kong on 7 May 2020.

  • 12:30pm
    Networking Lunch
  • 2:00pm
    Five insights on leadership

    As the market changes, what does it mean to lead a law firm or legal department in 2020? We will hear from general counsel and leaders of major law firms. What does leading a legal team or business through digital transformation require? How do leaders equip themselves to deal with a new set of challenges?

  • 2:50pm
    My secrets on how to create digital lawyers

    From a perennial winner of the FT’s most innovative law firm award in Asia-Pacific, the chief operating officer of Gilbert & Tobin and 2019 FT Legal Innovator of the year, shares his insights into how to digitally transform a law firm and how to create a culture of change. Mr Nickless is an archetypal outsider to the profession but one of its most powerful change agents.

    Speaker: Sam Nickless, COO, Gilbert + Tobin

  • 3:00pm
    Coffee break & How to digitally transform?

    Group A) Creating Digital Lawyers
    Group B) Managing Change
    Group C) Creating a Compelling Digital Strategy

    Delegates will participate in interactive carousel conversations to explore specific themes relating to digital transformation. Each conversation will be led by an expert and a practitioner.

  • 4:10pm
    Workforce of the future

    As businesses and law firms undergo a digital transformation, the legal workforce is also changing. This session will explore the new roles which are developing within legal teams, law firms and other legal businesses, and the new skills and capabilities required to remain relevant and succeed.

  • 5:00pm
    Closing Remarks

    Speaker: Yasmin Lambert, Senior Partner, RSG Consulting

  • 5:05pm
    Networking and Drinks

Venue

DBS Bank
Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 3, Level 3, DBS Auditorium
12 Marina Boulevard
Singapore 018982
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Presented by (1)

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.

Content Partner (1)

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.

Contact Us

Toby Barran
Delegate Services Manager
Financial Times
Reena SenGupta
Speaking Opportunities
RSG consulting
Robert Grange
Global Franchise Development Director & Head of Special Reports
Financial Times
Amy Bell
Editor, Curated Content
Financial Times
Abigail Lewis
Project Manager - Strategic Solutions
Financial Times