Date(s) - 03 Jun 2019
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
The Law Society London, UK
Britain and the City of London can be described as being in a special place right now and our inaugural In-House Congress event in London on June 3 was conceived specifically to address this situation by bringing the best legal and business minds together to help change perspectives and explode myths and misconceptions regarding the emerging markets of Africa, the Middle East, India and Greater China.
“Bringing It All Back Home – Asia and the City of London” proved a great success. More than 90 delegates – the majority from in-house departments – but including leading barristers, professors of law and company directors – engaged in topics relating to Asia, the Middle East and Africa – and went
into some depth regarding the opportunities and risks relating to China and especially regarding the Greater Bay Area and the Belt & Road Initiative. Of particular note was the revelation that foreign companies litigating in China were statistically more likely to win their cases than their Chinese counterparts and the progress of the Chinese judiciary relating to patent cases. The event also included a bomb shell from economist Michael Taylor that the city of Shenzhen alone accounted for 8 percent of all global patent filings in 2016 – and this figure is only increasing. The programme ended with veteran general counsel Evangelos Apostolou of Major Lindsey & Africa and Duc Trang sharing their experiences, both good and bad, of the reality of working as an in-house lawyer in the Middle East and Asia.
Bookings are closed for this event.