Agenda

Day 1 (June 8, 2016)

8:00 - 9:00

Registration

9:00 - 9:30

Welcome Note

Welcome Address

Dr. Masoud Vakili - Director at Intenational Intellectual Property Law Association (USA)

Special Address

Maria Theresa Trofaier - Senior Of Counsel at DLA Piper (Austria)

9:30 - 10:30

Session 1

Managing Litigation in Today’s Legal Industry

Moderator: Richard Vary – VP & Head of Litigation at Nokia (UK)

Managing litigation in growing market Abhijit Mukhopadhyay – President (Legal) & General Counsel at Hinduja Group (UK)

Best Practices and New Developments in High-Stakes Litigation and Arbitration - Maria Theresa Trofaier - Senior Of Counsel at DLA Piper (Austria)

Litigation Risk in Emerging Economies - Ibrahim Yeku - Associate Counsel at Solola & Akpana (Nigeria)

10:30 -11:00

Morning Break

11:00 -12:00

Session 2

The Link between Contracts & Litigation

Moderator: Alfred S. Farha - General Counsel at International Baccalaureate Organization (Switzerland)

How to negotiate a good contract - Alessia Primiceri – Senior Counsel at TE Connectivity (Belgium)

Balance of Needs: How do we balance the need from one side to have a long and descriptive contract in order to reduce the risk for litigation and on the other side the need to keep up with the pace of the business? Virginia Lombardo – Senior Legal Counsel EMEA at CommScope (Belgium)

The changing contract levers and landscape - Rory O'Keeffe - Director of Legal Services UK at Accenture (UK)

12:00 - 1:00

Session 3

IP Litigation and Enforcement

Moderator: Carlo Ciccarelli - Group Head of Litigations and Dispute Resolution at Atos (Italy)

The Smartphone wars: litigating patents in the mobile phone industry - Richard Vary - Head of Litigation at Nokia (UK)

Kirit Javali - Partner at Jafa & Javali, Advocates (India)

1:00 - 2:00

Networking Luncheon

2:00 - 3:00

Session 4

Privacy, Data Protection and Cyber Security

Moderator: Hugh Logue - Director & Lead Analyst at Outsell, Inc. (UK)

Data Privacy vs. National Security post Safe Harbor - Gayle Gorvett - Managing Director at GGorvett Consulting (France)

Online data privacy in Education - an emerging new legal landscape - Alfred S. Farha - General Counsel at International Baccalaureate Organization (Switzerland)

3:00 - 3:30

Afternoon Break

3:30 - 4:30

Session 5

Alternatives to Litigation: Managing Disputes in Growing Markets

Moderator: Ibrahim Yeku - Associate Counsel at Solola & Akpana (Nigeria)

The LATAM case - Carlo Ciccarelli - Group Head of Litigations and Dispute Resolution at Atos (Italy)

Dispute Resolution in emerging markets: India - Tommaso Panico - Head of Northern Region & Legal Director at Colt Technology Services Group (UK)

How to make arbitration work in Russia - Maria Gritsenko - Counsel at Bryan Cave (UK)

Day 2 (June 9, 2016)

8:00 - 9:00

Registration

9:00- 10:00

Session 6

Managing Litigation Support Department – In-house Counsel Perspective

Moderator: Alessia Primiceri - Senior Counsel at TE Connectivity (Belgium)

In-house litigation counsel: Managing your client and avoiding / dealing with potential conflict - David Beckenham - Senior Litigation Counsel at Harsco Corporation (UK)

Court of Law vs Court of Public Opinion – how to protect your reputation during litigation - David Sugden - Head of Litigation & Legal Affairs at Edelman (UK)

10:00 -10:30

Morning Break

10:30 -11:30

Session 7

The impact of emerging technologies on the litigation process

Moderator: Abhijit Mukhopadhyay - President (Legal) & General Counsel at Hinduja Group (UK)

Automated Legal Services - Hugh Logue - Director & Lead Analyst at Outsell, Inc. (UK)

Caragh McGovern Landry - Global Head of Onshore Managed Review at Integreon (USA)

11:30 -12:30

Session 8

Governance, Compliance, Ethical and Legislative Issues in the Global Legal Industry

Moderator: Virginia Lombardo - Senior Legal Counsel EMEA at CommScope (Belgium)

The application of the sessions subject matter in the AFIO and Middle East region - Elias Hayek - Vice President, Legal, EAME at Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (UAE)

The challenges for small and medium sized companies who operate globally on worldwide Governance, Compliance, Ethical compliance - Kathleen Denoodt - Company Lawyer at SESVANDERHAVE (Belgium)

12:30 - 1:00

Closing Note

1:00 - 2:00

Networking Luncheon


  



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