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The Brexit for In-House Lawyers Conference 2019 brings together a panel of expert speakers to look at the critical issues which in-house lawyers will need to address as the Brexit debate continues. It will consider the key issues involved – from employment, immigration and visas, through commercial contracts, IP and data protection, competition and merger regulation, to litigation and the enforcement of judgements – all in the context of a comprehensive review which will help you to refine and benchmark your team’s Brexit planning for your organisation.

Why attend?

  • Benefit from expert advice on the most pressing issues facing businesses
  • Explore the key commercial law challenges
  • Review your existing preparation plan and identify further areas to consider
  • Assess the short, medium and longer-term impacts of Brexit
  • Gauge your organisation’s exposure to Brexit-related risks
  • Network with in-house lawyers from peer organisations

Who should attend?

This conference is a must-attend for any lawyer working in-house who is looking for guidance on preparing for the impact of Brexit

Insights and guidance from leading experts

Your Brexit preparations: where are we now?
Richard Tapp, Former Company Secretary and Director of Legal Services, Carillion

Employment and immigration for EU citizens
Giles Powell, Old Square Chambers

Commercial contracts

Matthew Sutton, Shakespeare Martineau

Intellectual property and data protection
Sally Shorthose, Bird & Bird

Pensions: Key issues for employers
Rukhsana Rasheed, Solicitor and Pension Specialist

Competition law: State subsidies, mergers and acquisitions
Stephen Tupper, Tuppers Law

Litigation and enforcement of judgments
John Walmsley, JKW Law


Stephen Tupper

is the sole proprietor of TupperS Law and focuses his time on contentious and non-contentious competition and regulatory law. He has been practising law for more than 35 years, including working in New York, Washington DC and in Brussels (the latter for 10 years). Stephen has handled a range of competition law and merger control cases/filings and has particular experience in the energy, consumer goods, distribution arrangements, internet selling, utilities, shipping and chemical sectors. TupperS Law won the ‘Competition Team of the Year’ at the 2017 British Legal Awards ahead of short-listed firms which included Slaughter and May, Allen & Overy and Sullivan & Cromwell.

Sally Shorthose

is a partner in Bird & Bird’s Intellectual Property/Life Sciences Groups. Sally is involved in providing advice in relation to the protection and exploitation of a full range of intellectual property rights. She spent 11 years as an in-house lawyer with ICI/Zeneca and Novartis. She has since 2016 been the Brexit lead at Bird & Bird.

Matthew Sutton

is a partner in the commercial team at Shakespeare Martineau. He works with a range of clients in the public and private sectors to ensure that their contractual arrangements meet their business objectives. Prior to joining Shakespeare Martineau, Matthew worked for over 10 years as a senior in-house counsel in automotive and manufacturing. He brings significant experience and practical know-how to projects; advising clients across a range of sectors with particular emphasis on contracts for the supply of products and services, agency and distribution agreements, logistics contracts, supply chain issues and licensing of intellectual property rights. Matthew regularly advises clients on cross-border trading arrangements.

Rukhsana Rasheed

is a qualified solicitor and pension specialist, formerly with DLA Piper, a multinational law firm with a UK presence. Rukhsana is an accomplished speaker and training consultant, specialising in all aspects of pension law and practice.

Giles Powell

is an employment lawyer and barrister at one of the leading employment law chambers, Old Square Chambers. He is recognised as a leading senior junior in employment law, particularly at its interface with professional discipline. His practice encompasses all aspects of employment law including equality, whistleblowing, employee and worker rights, employee and worker status, TUPE, Trade Union disputes, industrial action, injunctive relief, restraint of trade, director and shareholder agreements and professional discipline.

John Walmsley

is a practising English commercial litigation lawyer with over 25 years’ experience having obtained a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in law and trained and qualified with a City firm in London. John has extensive experience of litigation and dispute resolution and a number of his construction and insurance cases have involved substantial sums of money and complex legal issues and are reported cases. John set up his own firm, JKW Law, in 2006, offering legal advice in dispute resolution, corporate and commercial, banking, insolvency, property, employment and tax. John acts for clients throughout the world.

Richard Tapp

is a consultant and author, working with legal sector clients on strategy, legal practice management, and new-law innovations and structures. A Solicitor and Chartered Secretary, Richard spent over 20 years in plc general counsel and company secretary roles in FTSE 100 and 250 companies, leading a range of corporate functions as well as legal and secretariat teams. He is also the architect of an award-winning managed legal services business which was subsequently sold to one of the largest global law firms. His books include The Future of the In-House Lawyer and The In-House Lawyers’ Toolkit (both published by the Law Society).

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