Top general counsel to converge on Lisbon for The Lawyer In-house Strategy Summit

More than 85 senior in-house counsel with a combined spend of at least £350m will meet in Lisbon later next month for the annual The Lawyer In-house Strategy Summit, the leading general counsel forum for discussion of business law issues.

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This year’s programme includes keynote sessions on contingency planning for Eurozone breakup and regulatory changes to the global business environment as well as round tables covering everything from the Bribery Act to reputation management.

Round table chairs at the event include: Douglas Denham, group commercial legal director, De La Rue; Gordon Finlayson, general counsel, HBO Europe; Simon Bryan, chief legal officer, Doha Film Institute; David Bate, general counsel, Valiant Petroleum; Fred Houwen, legal director, Reckitt Benckiser Group; Rosalynde Harrison, general counsel and company secretary, Monsoon Accessorize; Natalie Reynolds, legal sector head, The Gap Partnership, Simon Rose, general counsel, United Biscuits; Dermot Maguire, head of IP, Fujitsu UK, Ben Woolf, senior corporate/commercial counsel, Tate & Lyle; Nailesh Rambhai, head of legal, Petronas Energy Trading.

The latest sponsor to sign up to the summit is KPMG, which joins Barclay Simpson, Brick Court Chambers, Edwards Wildman, Freeth Cartwright, GMK Legal, Huron Legal, LSG, Monckton Chambers and Taylor Root, Technology Law Alliance, Serengeti and Wragge & Co.

The Lawyer commercial director Ed Tillotson said: “Like all the delegates and sponsors, we’re really looking forward to this event. It’s a great opportunity to bring senior in-house counsel together to discuss crucial legal issues amongst themselves and with private practice and top legal market suppliers.”

The summit takes place at Lisbon’s Penha Longa hotel on 24-26 April. For more details on the conference programme and participants, click here.