Date(s) - 27 Sep 2017
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Marina Mandarin Singapore
Some 180 of our In-House Community members gathered at the Marina Mandarin on September 27 for the 18th annual Singapore In-House Community Congress.
The event opened with a topical introduction to “The Arrival of Litigation Finance in Singapore” by Tom Glasgow, Investment Manager (Asia), IMF Bentham.
This was followed by our themed discussion for the year, “The Path to Excellence: How to benchmark the In-House Team’s evolution, and the role for External Providers”. Moderated by Patrick Dransfield, Co-Director, In-House Community, our panellists: Stelios Moussis, General Counsel, Lazada Malaysia;
Lynette Lim, Senior Vice-President and Assistant General Counsel, Asia Pacific, Hilton; Stephen Hopkins, Partner, Eversheds Sutherland; Michael Lew, Founder, LegalComet; and Chew Seng Kok, Managing Director, Zico Holdings, provided one of the most insightful discussions of the year. The need for in-house counsel to demand that their external counterparts bill them for “value provided” as opposed to “time spent” being one of many key takeaways.
There followed a day of congenial networking interspersed with vital and varied workshops, including those on: Global Anti-Corruption Enforcement by Debevoise & Plimpton; International Arbitration and Enforcement by Reed Smith; Privacy in the Workplace and HR Re-organisation in Vietnam by Russin &
Vecchi; Third Party Funding by Clyde & Co Clasis Singapore; and Multidisciplinary Platform (MDP) for Alternative Legal Solutions by Zico. Our closing session hosted by Eversheds’ Harry Elias was an interactive one, asking “Senior In-House Counsel: We know our challenges, we even know some of the solutions but how do we implement them today?”.
Thanks go to all our speakers and co-hosts as well as Hughes-Castell and Taylor Root for their support of
this important In-House Community gathering.
Bookings are closed for this event.