27 March 2019

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM | Welcome drinks reception

28 March 2019

8:15 AM - 8:45 AM | Registration and networking breakfast

8:45 AM - 8:55 AM | Co-chair opening remarks

Charles Martin, Senior Partner, Macfarlanes, UK
Adam O.Emmerich, Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, USA

8:55 AM - 9:25 AM | Keynote: Success in a changing world

Dr Azeem Ibrahim, Entrepreneur, Investor & Philanthropist, UK

9:25 AM - 10:25 AM | Keynote- Legal upheaval: A guide to creativity, collaboration, and innovation in law

Professor Michele DeStefano, University of Miami Law School, USA

10:45 AM - 11:35 AM | People issues in times of turbulence and change

How do you keep the firm together during disparate performance?
  • Culture, morale and pay: the interrelationship
  • Diversity and inclusion: the challenges
  • Feedback, mentoring and assessment

Shawn McReynolds, Managing Partner, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg, Canada
Geert Potjewijd, Managing Partner, De Brauw, Holland

11:35 AM - 12:20 PM | Thrive in today’s world: How to implement technology transformations & drive value

Moderator: Rob Sumroy, Partner, Slaughter and May, UK
David Griffin, Head of Legal & Governance Systems and Change, BT Group, UK
Isabel Parker, Director of Legal Services Innovation, Freshfields, UK

12:20 PM - 1:20 PM | Lunch and networking break

1:20 PM - 2:10 PM | Law firms marketing surgery: Ensuring your brand thrives

Elliot Moss, Partner & Head of Business Development, Mishcon de Reya, UK 

2:10 PM - 3:10 PM | Interactive boardroom discussion

Our expertly facilitated boardroom discussions, run under the Chatham House Rule, allow you to choose topics that are of the most importance and relevance to you. Come prepared for in-depth discussions and detailed peer-to-peer knowledge-sharing. 

A) Project management

B) How to build a technology innovation hub 
C) Millennials: A group discussion on the challenges and opportunities 

3:10 PM - 3:30 PM | Refreshment and networking break

3:30 PM - 4:15 PM | Collaboration: Practical solutions for common challenges

Moderator: Professor Heidi Gardner, Harvard Law School, USA 
Charles Martin, Senior Partner, Macfarlanes, UK 
Jan Dernestam, Managing Partner, Mannheimer Swartling, Sweden 

4:15 PM - 5:00 PM | Evolution of business services within law firms

Nick Woolf, Partner, Sainty, Hird & Partners, UK 
Richard Punt, CEO - Peerpoint, Allen & Overy, UK 

5:00 PM - 5:35 PM | Closing keynote

5:35 PM - 5:45 PM | Chairmans closing remarks

Charles Martin, Senior Partner, Macfarlanes, UK
Adam O.Emmerich, Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, USA