The Small Law Department Committee develops and explores ways that lawyers in small law departments and generalists in larger departments can best provide legal services to their corporate clients. The committee provides numerous practical resources, including best practices and sample policies.
A summary of the Virtual Roundtable on Contracting Processes that was held on January 29th, 2015 by the Small Law Department Committee is available now. Panelists described contract negotiation playbooks, contract management software, personnel vs. volume and many more subjects.
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Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 3:00 PM ET, 7:00 PM GMT
Includes an online presentation
It‰s easy for companies to be overwhelmed by the world of big data, and even more overwhelmed by the ins and outs of preventing and responding to a data breach. This program will provide you with the state of the law on data breaches, and practical advice for how legal departments can work with their business partners to mitigate and manage the risks associated with data, especially when the legal department and/or the business partners have limited resources. Tedrick Housh, Lathrop & Gage LLP
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 10:00 AM ET, 2:00 PM GMT
Includes an online presentation
EMEA: Challenges and New Opportunities Arising from the Recent Greek Crisis ? Exposure, Protection and Perspectives for Foreign Corporations and Investors
Presented by the ACC Small Law Department Committee and Tsibanoulis & Partners Greece has recently entered into a new chapter in the financial crisis it is facing for the last 6 years, which brought about, amongst other, capital controls, complicated new processes of dealing with the banks, additional financial challenges for the local corporations as well as changes in various fields of the economy and the regulatory framework. Foreign corporations that have Greek assets or deal with Greek partners and counterparties come up with ways to realise their plans within this new challenging environment and be protected from such risks and exposure. At the same time, the need for immediate new recapitalisation of the Greek banks, restructuring and refinancing of business entities, completion of already initiated privatisation projects and the launching of new ones in all sectors, including real estate and infrastructure, present new investing opportunities for foreign companies and international players. The governing party, that was negative to privatisations, has accepted the need for realizing such projects, reducing thus seriously the existing, until recently, legal risk for foreign investors, given the fact that at this point all major parties in parliament are in favour of privatisations. The presentation will focus on the interesting possibilities for investment that emerge from bank recapitalisation and privatisation needs, but also on protection mechanisms against the aforementioned new challenges. Dr. Dimitris Tsibanoulis, Managing Partner Evy Kyttari, Partner
Finding Common Ground: Comparing Corporate, Contract & Employment Practices in Australia and the United States
Sep 22 2015 7:00 PM ET
On-Line CLE/CPD Program
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