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                                      5.5 Hours CPD                    Previous delegates said:
                                      18 September 2008                “Thank you for a very useful day”
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                                      The Grange City Hotel,           “Very good – all presenters
                                      8-14 Cooper’s Row,               were clearly knowledgeable and
                                      London EC3N 2BQ                  extremely helpful”
                                      C&I Subscribed Members           “Mark Williamson’s session was so
                                      Fee £265 + VAT                   practical and helpful”

9.30   Registration and Refreshments                  1.45   An Introduction to Information
10.00 Chairman’s Welcome and Introduction
      Philip Rogers, Partner, Clyde & Co                     ■ In-house counsel and IT issues
                                                             ■ The basics of a computer system
10.15 Employment Law                                         ■ Why IT contracts are unusual
       ■ Whistleblowing in the workplace                     Mark Williamson, Partner, Clyde & Co
       ■ Stress management
       ■ Update on age discrimination                 2.30   Making Service Agreements Last Longer
       Steve Blunt, Partner, Clyde & Co                      ■ 5 practical ways to limit the failure of
                                                               service agreements
11.15 Company Law - Directors’ Duties                        ■ When and why service agreements need
       ■ Directors’ Duties - new legislation                   to be re-negotiated and how to read the
         due October 2008                                      signs
       ■	Conflict	rules	and	interest	in	                     Alan Meneghetti, Solicitor, Clyde & Co
                                                      3.00   Refreshments
       Tim Matthews, Partner, Clyde & Co
                                                      3.15   Outsourcing Agreements
11.45 Refreshments
                                                             ■ The effect of MiFiD on outsourcing
12.00 Company Law - AGMs                                     ■ Best practices in outsourcing
       ■ Appointment/dismissed directors                     Nick Purnell , Partner, Clyde & Co
       ■ Appointment/dismissed auditors
       ■ Changes to Articles of Association           3.45   Financial Services & Markets Act
       Philip Rogers, Partner, Clyde & Co                    ■ Regulated activities
                                                             ■ Financial promotions
12.45 Lunch
                                                             Hannah Doherty, Solicitor, Clyde & Co
                                                      4.15   Conference Close and Drinks Reception

Key Issues for In-House Counsel - 18 September 2008
Based on their experience of working with                                                                            both you and your managers’ time and money, by
in-house lawyers in a range of industries, the                                                                       minimising your need to have recourse to external
panel of speakers will address the issues on which                                                                   lawyers.
lawyers in business most often seek their advice.
                                                                                                                     Delegates will have the opportunity to post
By arming yourselves with the information on the
                                                                                                                     their own questions to the panel.
key specialisms which will be covered, you can save

Chairman: Philip Rogers is Head of the London Corporate                                                              Alan Meneghetti is a senior solicitor in Clyde & Co’s commercial
team. He is a corporate transactions lawyer whose clients range                                                      team and is frequently involved in commercial transactions and
from governments and large multi-nationals through to family                                                         outsourcings	in	the	IT	and	financial	services	sectors.		He	advises	
owned businesses.                                                                                                    clients regularly on IT and general commercial agreements
                                                                                                                     ranging from franchising to the implementation of IT solutions.
Steve Blunt is an employment partner with 20 years experience                                                        Nick Purnell is head of Clyde & Co’s commercial team and has
in dealing with the full range of contentious and non-contentious                                                    significant	experience	in	advising	on	outsourcing	and	projects	for		
employment issues. A previous head of legal at trade union                                                           business	sectors	with	a	particular	focus	on		the	financial	services	
Amicus, he has developed a specialism in advising on collective                                                      sector.
issues ranging from European Works Councils to statutory
                                                                                                                     Mark Williamson’s main areas of practice are general commercial
consultation and trade union disputes.
                                                                                                                     and information technology law. Mark advises on a wide range
Hannah Doherty is a senior solicitor in the Corporate team. She                                                      of commercial arrangements and has specialist knowledge of
has extensive experience of transactional work particularly within                                                   outsourcing, information technology and data protection. He was
the	financial	services	sector.                                                                                       recommended in Legal 500 for his work in the insurance and
                                                                                                                     logistics sectors and has experience of working in-house at Dell
Tim Matthews is a corporate partner and he advises on
                                                                                                                     Computer Corporation and BOC plc.
corporate	 finance	 and	 corporate	 law,	 and	 has	 substantial	
experience of commercial law and related matters. Tim acts on
behalf of a number of companies as well as individuals in relation
to public and private acquisitions and disposals and takeovers
and mergers.

Key Issues for In-House Counsel
18 September 2008 - The Grange City Hotel, 8-14 Cooper’s Row, London EC3N 2BQ

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