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Date(s) - 05 Jun 2019
8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit


The most pressing challenges cited by our In-House Community members in Thailand this year were “keeping up with data privacy and cyber security regulations” and “the changes in legal work in an
increasingly digital world”, so it was apt that our 17th annual Bangkok In-House Community Congress on June 5 should open with a practical presentation by Desarack Teso, corporate, external & legal affairs
director at Microsoft Thailand on “Meeting your privacy and security obligations in the digital era”. Chaired by In-House Community founding director, Tim Gilkison, Teso then joined a stellar panel including Jackson Pek, chief legal officer at AirAsia Group, former in-house counsel and now a partner at Pisut & Partners, David Lawrence, V Joseph Tisuthiwongse, a partner at Chandler MHM, and Peter Shelford, country managing partner in Thailand and co-head of DLA Piper’s Asia insurance sector practice, to discuss technology and talent management in the legal department, with key discussion takeaways including the need to understand why you should invest in a particular technology (to reduce risk, save time or eliminate repetitive tasks, freeing up your lawyers to do more important, high-value work), and the importance of providing the right professional development environment to attract and retain the best talent.

The Sofitel, Sukhumvit proved a comfortable venue for a day of vibrant community networking and engaging workshops for our over 130 attendees, including sessions on director’s liability risks and mitigation plans presented by Kudun & Partners, investment and financing opportunities in Thailand’s EEC, by Chandler MHM, recent dispute resolution trends and notable cases presented by Pisut and Partners, and changes in Thai labour law presented by DLA Piper.

The Congress closed with an engaging session on anti-trust law developments from Chandler MHM, but not before In-House Community’s Tim Gilkison thanked the firm for 15 straight years of support for the In-House Community gathering in Thailand, inviting the firm’s managing partner, Satoshi Kawai, to cut a cake in celebration.

Our thanks to all our speakers and co-hosting firms for their support of this 17th annual Bangkok In-House Community Congress.



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