Date(s) - 12 Jul 2016
All Day

Makati Shangri-La Manila

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In-House Congress Manila

With focused panel discussion groups and practice area workshops, In-House Congress Manila 2017 will elucidate the key issues affecting in-house legal practice in Manila and throughout the region today.

For details on how to attend this invite only event, free to corporate counsel and senior management, contact Wendy Chan by email at

For sponsorship enquiries email Tim Gilkison at

In-House Congress Manila 2016
12 July 2016 – Review

In-House Congress Manila 2016 hosted by InHouse Community brought together approximately 120 senior counsel, Directors and CEOs to analyse and discuss issues such as: Global Anti-Corruption Update; Top 5 Ways the Competition Law Affects your Deals and Dispute Resolution; Counsel in Crisis.

Our special thanks go to:

Herbert Smith Freehills
Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & de los Angeles
Pacific Strategies & Assessments

As ever, it was a lively and engaged Philippine in-house community that gathered at the Makati Shangri-la in mid-July for the third In-House Congress Manila.

Following a welcome from In-House Community director, Tim Gilkison, a panel discussion addressed the question: “The Biggest Challenges in my job are…?”, with a particular focus on “external counsel management, cost effectiveness and tried and trusted methods to enhance the reputation of the legal department”, with Jasmine Oporto, Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Compliance Officer at Aboitiz Equity Ventures; Jannet Cruz-Regalado, VP Legal & Managing Counsel Global Litigation Asia Pacific at Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation; Louie T. Ogsimer, partner at Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & de los Angeles; Kyle Wombolt, Global Head of Corporate Crime & Investigations and partner in Hong Kong with Herbert Smith Freehills; and moderated by In-House Community co-director Patrick Dransfield.

There followed a day of interactive workshops, including: ‘Counsels in Crisis’ presented by security and investigations specialists from Pacific Strategies & Assessments; a ‘Global Anti-Corruption Update’ presented by Herbert Smith Freehills; and ‘The Top 5 Ways the Competition Law Affects your Deals and Dispute Resolution’, with a panel from Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & de los Angeles and featuring valuable input from Commissioner Johannes Benjamin R. Bernabe, from the Philippine Competition Commission.

Thanks to all our speakers and co-hosts for making the Manila Congress such a worthwhile gathering.

“The Congress broadened my horizons and opened my eyes in regard to the issues and realities I [have to] confront in my career as an in-house counsel”
– Manila Congress delegate