Known for hosting powerful speakers that deliver business-critical information, The Lawyer’s GC Strategy Summit taking place between 30th September and 2nd October is a must-attend event. The 3-day virtual conference provides highly interactive and engaging formats including keynote presentations, TED-style talks, panel debates and more intimate roundtable discussions enabling effective learning and peer-to-peer knowledge sharing.

Attendees have over 20 different sessions to choose from, including this 60-minute virtual roundtable discussion on Life during and after lockdown – the impact of Covid-19 on inhouse legal teams: a case study taking place at 14:00 BST on the 30 September and again on the 1st October.  

The effects of the pandemic on in-house legal teams have been varied and far-reaching. As we begin to return to work and life after lockdown it is clear that we will be dealing with the aftermath for many months to come.

This roundtable session will work through a case study built from the facilitators’ experiences of working with their in-house peers to navigate the myriad of complex issues that have arisen over the past six months. Themes include:

  • Corporate governance and liaising with the board
  • Workforce Health & Safety
  • Other people considerations
  • How to build back better


Doug Bryden, Partner – Risk & Operational Regulatory, Travers Smith

Doug is Head of Risk & Operational Regulatory, specialising in UK, EU and international environment, regulatory, governance and trade law. Doug’s transactional, advisory and contentious practice focuses on a range of compliance, risk and liability management issues. Be it advising on regulatory licensing, ‘long-tail’ environmental and safety liabilities through to guiding boards and investors on corporate transparency, governance, trade compliance and crisis response, Doug is recognised as a leader in his field.

Ed Mills, Partner – Employment, Travers Smith

Ed is a partner and Head of the Employment Department at Travers Smith. His practice covers the full range of contentious and non-contentious employment law issues as well as business immigration. Ed and his team have significant experience of advising on and conducting complex investigations, often involving whistleblowing disclosures and cross-border issues. He also represents the Employment Department in the firm’s cross-practice Investigations Group.

Jon Reddington, Partner – Corporate M&A and ECM, Travers Smith

Jon is a corporate partner specialising in M&A, equity capital markets and corporate advisory. He advises private and public companies as well as financial intermediaries, and is retained as a corporate advisor by a number of large quoted companies.


Please note that the virtual roundtables have very limited availability, so if you are interested in joining this session please contact Emma Bower for more information.

To find out more about the General Counsel Strategy Summit or to download the full programme, please visit the event website.