Five HUNDRED corporate counsel and private commercial lawyers are to gather in Monte Carlo later this year to exchange ideas and develop contacts as part of a major new initiative being staged by The Lawyer.

The event Legal Monte Carlo '98 will lead to the establishment of a think-tank for corporate counsel, a forum to debate the issues of the day. It will also fea-ture a major conference programme.

The four-day gathering, from 30 October to 2 November, will provide corporate counsel with both an opportunity to exchange ideas with each other and to meet leading lawyers in private practice. Private practitioners, for their part, will have a good opportunity to develop new clients.

UK law firms will be heavily represented among the delegates, as will lawyers from continental Europe.

For details, call the Events Team on 0171 970 4772.