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5th IFSEA International Conference on Executive & Founder Issues

5th IFSEA International Conference on Executive & Founder Issues

One-Day Conference: Tuesday, 25 June 2024, 8 am – 5.45 pm (closing reception 6 pm)
(Welcome Evening Drinks Reception: Monday, 24 June 2024, 6.00 pm – 8.30 pm)
Venue: Saddlers’ Hall, 40 Gutter Lane, London EC2V 6BR

We are delighted to invite you to the 5th IFSEA International Conference on Risk, Reward and Reputation Management for Senior Executives & Founders. Register here.

The Conference Programme has been developed with the kind support of our wonderful IFSEA International Advisory Board Members. It promises to be another exciting IFSEA event, addressing some of the most cutting-edge issues affecting business leaders and founders – and their professional advisers.

IFSEA Conference Panel Topics – click here to download a pdf version of the Programme:

Keynote Plenary Sessions:

  • Managing Executive Health In Times Of Trauma: Business leaders and high-profile personalities are often pushed to the edge by the strain of dealing with business and political crises, combined with the public outcry and social media outrage that can often follow. Some often find themselves in a dark place and see no way out. What are the best strategies to protect executives in distress and how do we ensure that those on the front line of business crises are properly supported to avoid cataclysmic consequences?

  • Strategies For Investigating And Defending Allegations Of Executive Wrongdoing: The legal and reputational issues involved in internal, regulatory and criminal investigations.

  • Reputation Management For Executives And Founders: Themes and lessons from high-profile PR and crisis management issues of the last year.

  • Would We Act For Weinstein? In a democratic society those accused of wrongdoing are entitled to legal representation no matter the allegations that they face, but what are the ethical, legal, reputational, generational, and even personal safety issues that advisers should and do take into account in deciding whether or not to act, or to continue to act when darker truths start to emerge. (A Samoan Circle discussion)

Thought-leadership and Ethics Breakout Sessions:

  • Polarized But Protected: How do you create an inclusive workplace where polarized but protected employee views on global politics and war, gender identity and gender critical theory, and religion and sexuality can safely co-exist?

  • Women, Compensation And Negotiation: Executive compensation, pay disparity and the psychological barriers for female executives in pay negotiations.

  • Sexual Harassment, Bullying And The Regulators – What Are The Regulators Doing And Is The Law Starting To Catch Up?  Exploring the proposed new FCA rules on non-financial conduct and the impact of the recent SRA and other regulators’ interventionist approaches to attempt to eradicate sexual harassment and bullying. What new and proposed legislation might also bring meaningful change?

  • How will AI reshape the C Suite And Enable And Transform The Next Generation Of Founders? The opportunities and challenges; the risks and the biases.

  • Not Your Client’s Mouthpiece: The ethical conflicts for advisers between passionately representing their client’s interests and maintaining professional objectivity, personal integrity and obligations to the Court, particularly when your client is a strong-minded business leader or powerful organisation, with their own forceful agenda. How do lawyers maintain their independence and objectivity, and avoid becoming collateral damage?

Technical and Best Practice Breakout Sessions:

  • He Said; She Said – Who Should You Believe?  How do you decide who to believe in a sexual misconduct investigation when it’s one person’s word against the other? An exploration of the key legal and evidential issues in making factual findings in the face of tricky allegations of sexual and other serious wrongdoing. 

  • Clawback And Forfeiture In Shareholder, Partnership And Executive Agreements: The current law and practice.

  • Advising Private Equity Executives: An overview of their current opportunities and challenges, remuneration and carried interest arrangements, restrictions, and key priorities for PE Executives in the current market.

  • Handling A Financial Crisis: Directors’ Duties In The Face Of A Business In Trouble And Potential Insolvency.

  • Restrictive Covenant Update: Everything you need to know about the latest key developments in 30 minutes!

  • What is the future of working from anywhere? The tax, immigration, compliance and HR issues, as well as team connectivity and the developing trends for executives working remotely.

  • Controlling Employee Communications: The risks of employees in financial services using unauthorized communication apps at work, are huge, including recent record SEC fines. What are the key risks, penalties and potential solutions for executives and businesses to harmonize modern communication practices with regulatory record-keeping requirements? 

  • Whistleblowing Update: Everything you need to know about the latest key developments in 30 minutes!

The IFSEA Annual Conference is chaired by Clare Murray, Managing Partner of CM Murray LLP.

Why attend the 2024 IFSEA Annual Conference?

This unique one-day international event will offer you:

  • Fantastic networking with your peers, business leaders and professional advisers from across disciplines and around the world, who advise senior executives, founders and other business leaders.
     
  • Market-leading speakers and cutting edge thought leadership on workplace risk, reward, regulatory and reputational issues.
     
  • The opportunity for you to get actively involved in the conference discussions and debates.

Register to attend
 
The Registration Fees for attending the IFSEA Annual Conference are as follows:

IFSEA Members & Speakers: £295 plus VAT
In-house Counsel, HR Professionals: £295 plus VAT
Associates (non-partner) at professional services firms: £295 plus VAT
Non-IFSEA Members: £395 plus VAT

Sponsorship opportunities: Would your organisation like to be a sponsor of this event? Sponsorship packages are available – please contact Stuart Smith to discuss.

For general queries regarding the programme or event, please contact info@ifseanetwork.com

This event is open to:

• Senior Executives and Founders
• Employment law, equity and incentive specialists
• Immigration lawyers and international executive mobility specialists 
• Regulatory and criminal law specialists
• Private wealth and tax specialists
• Reputation management lawyers
• HR professionals
• Senior recruitment specialists
• Executive coaches
• PR advisers to Senior Executives and Founders worldwide

Find out more at IFSEANetwork.com

IFSEA Conference 2023: Post-conference podcasts:

  1. What You Need to Know Right Now on Restrictive Covenants and Confidential Information
  2. Ethical Handling of Executive Investigations
  3. Executive Relationships at work – ban, boundaries or blind eye?
  4. How Executives get the best out of their teams
  5. Anatomy of a Transaction: Key Issues for Executives and Founders Selling Their Business and What Protections are Worth Fighting For?
  6. The Plague of the Narcissistic Leader
  7. Board Pay: Heightened scrutiny of CEO and executive compensation
  8. Engaging constructively with the activist workforce

This event is open to:

• Senior Executives and Founders
• Employment law, equity and incentive specialists
• Immigration lawyers and international executive mobility specialists 
• Regulatory and criminal law specialists
• Private wealth and tax specialists
• Reputation management lawyers
• HR professionals
• Senior recruitment specialists
• Executive coaches
• PR advisers to Senior Executives and Founders worldwide

 

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