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Global Business Protections Conference 2018: International Restrictive Covenants and Confidential Information Protections, Tuesday, 25 and Wednesday, 26 September, 2018

One Day Conference – Wednesday, 26 September, 2018
(Opening Evening Networking Drinks on Tuesday, 25 September)
One Whitehall Place, 1 Whitehall Court, Westminster, London SW1A 2EJ

Registration is now open for the Global Business Protections Conference 2018: International Restrictive Covenants and Confidential Information Protections. Join us in London as leading international experts from the US, Canada, South America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and the UK, discuss key issues in drafting, enforcing and defending restrictive covenants, confidential information and other key business protection provisions around the world.  To  confirm that you would like to register for this unique conference please click here. Please see below for further details on the full programme, current speaker list and registration fees.

Tuesday, 25 September, 2018

18:30 – 21:00 – Opening Networking Drinks

Wednesday, 26 September, 2018

08:45 – 09:30

Welcome and Plenary Session: Future of Restrictive Covenants, Proprietary Interests and Confidential Information Across Borders

Selwyn Bloch, QC, Littleton (UK)
Christopher Stief, Fisher Phillips (US)

09:30 – 10:30

Plenary Session: Protecting Business Interests in International Team Moves – Pursuing Litigation, and Enforcing Orders and Awards Across Borders

Wendi Lazar, Outten & Golden (US)
Anna-Stefaniya Chepik, Tilling Peters (Russia)
Mathilde Houet-Weil, Weil & Associes (France)
David Reade, QC, Littleton (UK)

David Fisher, CM Murray (UK)

10:30 – 10:45 – Coffee Break

10:45 – 11:45

Breakout Session  Americas: Protecting Proprietary Technology and Confidential Information, and Enforcing Restrictive Covenants in the Americas

Jeff Goodman, Hicks Morley (Canada)
Michael Delikat, Orrick (US)
Mercedes Balado Bevilacqua (Argentina)

Michael Avila, Fisher Phillips (US)

11:45 – 12:45

Breakout Session  M&A Issues: Cross-Border Restrictive Covenants and their Application in International Mergers, Acquisitions & Restructurings

Toni Lorenzo, Lewis Silkin (UK)
Karine Audouze, Ogletree Deakins (France)
Sharon Reilly, Uniolex (Italy)

Mandy Perry, Orrick (UK)

Breakout Session – Asia Pacific: Protecting Proprietary Technology and Confidential Information, and Enforcing Restrictive Covenants in the Asia Pacific Region

Ian Lim, TSMP (Singapore)
Atul Gupta, Trilegal (India)
Pattie Walsh, Bird & Bird (HK & China)

Breakout Session – Innovations: Pushing the Envelope in Restrictive Covenants – Innovation in Drafting and Enforcement of Non-Competes and Other Restrictions

Maya Cronly-Dillon, Arthur J. Gallagher (UK)
Joydeep Hor, PCS (Australia)
Michael Lampert (US)
Jason Butwick, Dechert (UK)

Sarah Chilton, CM Murray (UK)

12:45 – 13:50 – Lunch Break and Networking

13:50 – 14:30

Breakout Session – Alternative Strategies: for Limiting the Risk of Losing Key Employees, Business Information and/or Customers – Incentive Plans, Deferred Compensation and Other Strategies to Complement the use of Restrictive Covenants

Danny Tsang, Simmons & Simmons (UK)
Ian Fraser, Ernst & Young (UK)

William Wright, Fisher Phillips (US)

Breakout Session  Technology Sector: Restrictive Covenants and Confidential Information Protections in the Technology Sector and in a World of Data and Artificial Intelligence

Gerlind Wisskirchen, CMS (Germany)
Orit Gonen, Gilat, Bareket & Co, Reinhold Cohn Group (Israel)

14:30 – 15:30

Breakout Session  Professional Services:  Partner Restrictive Covenants in Professional Practices Agreements – Enforcement and the Interplay with Professional Conduct Rules Internationally

John Machell QC, Serle Court (UK)
Kevin McGreevy, McGreevy Avocs (France)
Anthony Davis, Hinshaw Culbertson (US)
Bernadette Quigley (Ireland)

Esther Martin, CM Murray (UK)

Breakout Session  Financial Services: Enforcing Restrictive Covenants and Confidential Information Protections in International Financial Services

Kelly Bunting, Greenberg Traurig (US)
Andrew Taggart, Herbert Smith Freehills (UK)
Gordon Barr, Al Tamimi (UAE)
Antonella Lo Sinno, Daverio & Florio (Italy)

Jonathan Cohen QC, Littleton (UK)

15:30 – 15:50 – Coffee Break

15:50 – 17:20

Plenary Session: Mock Injunction Hearings in a Trans-Atlantic Dispute with Proceedings in Multiple Venues

Christopher Stief, Fisher Phillips (US)
Anna Birtwistle, CM Murray (UK)
Jonathan Cohen QC, Littleton
Gavin Mansfield QC, Littleton
Peter Altieri, Epstein Becker (US)
Judge: Sir Michael Burton

17:20 -17:30 – Closing Comments

17:30 – 21:00 – Networking Cocktail Reception

The registration fees for attending this event are:
£195 + VAT (Full Conference rate)
£150 +VAT (Speaker rate)
£100 + VAT (In-house Counsel and HR Professional rate)

To RSVP for this event and confirm your registration please click here.  If you have any queries regarding the programme or event, please contact Daniella Brann or Clare Murray.

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