ECLA General Counsel Roundtable – Risk, Resilience and Reputation
The General Counsel Roundtable is an invitation-only event for general counsel all across Europe, hosted by the European Company Lawyers Association (ECLA). It brings 30 general counsel and decision makers from legal departments together to discuss challenges that risk management can bring. The event is planned as a half-day exclusive meeting. General counsel are invited to the event and only have to organise and pay for their travel arrangements.
The General Counsel Roundtable will be held under the Chatham House Rule , with no press invited nor attending. This is done to ensure the openness and integrity of the roundtable discussions.
Risks today come in many forms, emerging from areas such as cyberspace, environmental changes, or even political developments. Companies must be prepared for a number of challenges, some industry-specific, some universal. Proper risk management involves multiple facets, from properly addressing regulators and reporters, to covering issues ranging from data breaches to disputes.
Whatever the risks are, companies must have a comprehensive strategy to build their resilience towards risks, whilst protecting their reputation. In today’s world, the reputation of a company is of utmost importance. There have been multiple examples in recent history, where the reputation and consumer confidence in a business has eroded overnight.
Gathering experienced general counsel together to discuss optimal approaches to safeguarding your business’ interests will highlight best practices and how to position companies in light of challenges that might arise. A roundtable discussion amongst peers is an ideal venue to share knowledge and tips on how to prepare companies for the worst.
17 October 2019:
18:00 Welcome Reception
18:45 Welcome Speech, Jonathan Marsh, President ECLA, International General Counsel, TOTAL Marketing Services
People Business: Management of Skills and Career Challenges in Legal Departments, Gabriella Porcelli, General Counsel, Fendi
21:00 Discussions, networking and drinks
18 October 2019:
08:30 Light breakfast reception
09:00 Opening speeches: Jonathan Marsh, President of ECLA, Jonathan Warne, CMS UK
09:30 Boardroom Risk: Understanding risks to directors and how to mitigate them – David Bridge/ Tristan Hall
10:15 Resilience: Best practice in conducting investigations – Caroline Hobson
11:00 Coffee Break
11:30 Reputation: How to protect your reputation in a crisis and how to be prepared –Tamsin Blow
12:10: New ISO Standard on the Management of Legal Risk – Sam De Silva/ Russel Price
13:00: Lunch Break
14:00: Closing remarks