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Date: Thu 22 Sep 2022 Time: 9.00am-6.00pm Venue: Scandic Frankfurt Museumsufer, Wilhelm-Leuschner-Straße, Frankfurt, Germany

At The Legal 500 GC Summit DACH 2022, a series of panels and keynotes will cover a broad range of topics of interest to in-house counsel and investors active in the DACH region. Topics will include a keynote presentation detailing recent changes to the role of in-house counsel post-Covid and expected changes in the role of in-house counsel in the near future, as well as panels covering the influence of ESG, the Due Diligence Act, and Supply Chain Act on the financial market; the crucial role of general counsel in securing sustainable finance; and the post-Covid wave of restructuring and insolvency issues and its effect on in-house counsel. Other panels will address the effect of sanctions regimes on commercial arbitration, financial systems, and NGOs, and providing practical M&A advice for in-house counsel and investors in the DACH region for 2022. The Summit will include coffee, lunch, and a drinks reception.

Agenda

9.00am-9.45am Registration and breakfast

9.45am-9.55am Opening remarks

10.00am-10.25am Keynote: The evolution of in-house counsel before, during and after Covid-19

10.30am-11.20am Legal outlook: challenges for legal and compliance departments during the emergence of ESG

11.20am-11.35am Coffee break

11.35am-12.00pm Fireside chat: sustainable finance, and the crucial role of general counsel
Given their pivotal positions within organisations, in-house counsel have a crucial role to play in an organisation’s sustainable finance. What strategies can GCs rely on to help them facilitate change, and, conversely, what are the usual factors that can stand in the way? Join this exciting panel discussion to learn how general counsel can lead and support corporate initiatives within their organisations.

12.05pm-12.55pm Restructuring and insolvency
With the global economy having to significantly scale down prior growth predictions, and at a time when revenue for many businesses is substantially decreasing, in-house counsel is turning to law firms. What they seek is often advice and insights from the private sector on how to help their organisations respond to these challenging circumstances. This panel will investigate how to handle the internal and external insolvency and potential restructuring options that are currently available as well as strategies for the mitigation of liability risks for stakeholders.

12.55pm-2.00pm Lunch

2.00pm-2.25pm Fireside chat
TBC

2.30pm-3.20pm Commercial arbitration and sanctions in today’s interconnected world
In this panel, we will explore sanctions regimes and what effects these can have in today’s inter-connected world. Of particular interest will be what effects sanctions can potentially have on the financial system and for investors, as well as on international agreements between non-governmental organisations.

We will provide practical guidance on managing international disputes and the outside counsel that assist with them. A line-up of expert panellists will share both in-house and private practice perspectives on what makes for a successful arbitration.

3.20pm- 3.35pm Coffee break

3.35pm-4.25pm Panorama of M&A in the DACH region
This conversation will explore the likely trends in the DACH region’s M&A markets for 2022 and provide practical advice for both general counsel and investors, as GCs have the potential to create and deliver business models, products, and services. Our special guest will also consider how the region’s booming tech scene is offering new opportunities to companies looking for high-potential businesses, and whether the DACH region will become the rising star of Europe in years to come.

4.30pm-4.55pm Fireside chat 3
TBC

4.55pm-5.05pm Closing remarks

5.05pm-6.00pm Drinks reception

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