Congress Highlights

6 Key Benefits of attending this inaugural International Congress

1. Learn from the Best and Top-Notch General Counsel & Legal Minds from the Australasia-Pacific marketplace in forging ahead in their craft and adapting to new scenarios

2. Align your critical role as Company Secretary to the leadership direction of your CEO and new initiatives by your Board, doing the maximum, given the minimum

3. Leverage on good legal advice, optimize your legal spend, profit from the best of both worlds of Biglaw and NewLaw

4. Establish a realistic but effective change management program to keep up with industry and technological disruptions

5. Utilize the latest legal technologies to improve your productivity and effectiveness

6. Adopt the best practices from successful in-house departments and external counsel who are ahead in embracing change and innovation in their work processes and workplaces

Hot Topics to Be Discussed


  • The General Counsel as a Strategic Business Partner & Board Member
  • Legal Leadership in today’s VUCA environment – The Pro-active Counsel
  • Optimizing your Legal Spend Supporting your CEO in new M & A and new investment deals
  • Keeping up-to-date on the latest regulations & legislative changes, pain points in your business sector or industry
  • Contracting with Chinese, American & European entities: New realities & opportunities in OBOR, Brexit and a Trumpian America
  • Grand Roundtable for General Counsel, Corporate Counsel


  • The Business Case for Legal Innovation
  • The impact of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, e-Discovery
  • Addressing Matters of concern & new scenarios involving Privacy & Data Protection, IP Licensing, Insolvency, Compliance & Risk Management, Tax & Transfer Pricing, Employment, Litigation & Litigation Finance, Robotics & Drones
  • The Business Case for mental wellbeing in legal workplaces
  • What keeps the General Counsel awake at night?
  • Concurrent Interactive Roundtables: Current Matters of Concern & Interest


  • Seminar A – Practical Automation & AI for In-House Counsel & External Lawyers: Choosing the right Legal Tech & Optimizing your Legal Tech spend
  • Seminar B – Practical Change Management for In-House Counsel & External Lawyers in an age of industry and tech disruption

Companies Expected at the Congress

  • 9 NEWS
  • Accolade Wines
  • ANZ Bank
  • Asaleo Care
  • Auckland Transport
  • BASF
  • Bendigo Bank
  • BHP Billiton
  • BT
  • Chubb Insurance
  • CPB Contractors
  • Fortescue Metals
  • Healthscope
  • Insurance Australia Group
  • Kellogg Co
  • Kimberly-Clark
  • NAB
  • Nestle
  • Network Ten
  • NEWS
  • Oceana Gold
  • Oilsearch
  • Orion Health
  • QBE Insurance
  • SBS
  • Siemens
  • Spark
  • Telstra
  • Vodafone
  • Wesfarmers
  • Western Power
  • Woolworths
  • Zurich Financial