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ACC Europe Conference to Highlight Cross-Border Legal Trends
In-house Counsel to Address Risk Management, Technology Law Changes and EU Business Challenges

Posted: Apr 22, 2014

LONDON (22 April 2014) — In-house lawyers from more than 30 countries will gather to discuss today's biggest legal challenges, from competition law to anti-corruption initiatives, at the ACC Europe Conference May 18-20 in London. The conference, "20 Years of ACC Europe: a Journey into the Evolution of the In-house Bar," will offer insights from top corporate counsel in the region, CLE/CPD credit and networking opportunities.

Faculty, including European in-house counsel from Dell, Pfizer, Google and other leading companies, as well as the law firm partners with whom they collaborate, will address the significant legal issues of the day. In addition to a strong focus on the evolution of the in-house bar, ACC Europe Conference attendees will discuss EU data protection, challenges to corporate privilege, and the risks and opportunities related to fast-moving areas like cloud computing and e-commerce.

"The ACC Europe Conference brings together some of the preeminent corporate counsel leading multinational business operations across Europe," said John Lowe, ACC Europe president. "These faculty will share their expertise and proven best practices with conference attendees.  They will offer insights into how best to address the challenges inherent in managing legal risks given the fluidity of current business operations in the context of rapid technological change."

Sessions will include programming specifically of interest to chief legal officers and general counsel, allowing law department leaders to collaborate with their peers to discuss best practices for building effective legal teams, handling crises and managing dispute resolution across jurisdictions. For all participants, programmes will address established and emerging markets for European business operations, including a session specifically on business dynamics in the six member nations of the Gulf Cooperation Council.

The conference, which is held at the Lancaster London Hotel, will also celebrate the chapter's 20th anniversary with a gala dinner, preceded by a champagne reception. "This is a landmark year for ACC Europe," Lowe said. "The in-house community has evolved at a rapid pace over the past 20 years.

The conference will review the trajectory of this change and endeavor to provide  corporate counsel with structured thinking on what they should anticipate in the years to come." For additional details about the conference, please visit www.acc.com/europeconference.

About ACC Europe: The Association of Corporate Counsel Europe (ACC Europe) serves the needs of lawyers practising in corporations and other organisations throughout Europe. ACC Europe, with more than 2000 members, promotes the common interests of its members, contributes to their continuing legal education and seeks to improve the understanding of the role of in-house counsel. ACC Europe is a chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), which since its founding in 1982 has grown to more than 33,000 members in 85 countries. Internationally, its members represent 42 of the Global 50 and 73 of the Global 100 companies. ACC members in Europe are also members of ACC. Additional information about ACC Europe can be found at www.acce.com. By in-house counsel, for in-house counsel®.

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