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September 16, 2020 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM AWST

Gilbert + Tobin WA
Virtual Office 

Professional Skills

Overview (Program Summary)

Some of the many legal engagements and arrangements on which in-house counsel advise each year will be business-critical and require careful advice based on detailed, time-intensive consideration. It is not practical, however, for an organisation to devote the same level of legal resource to every part of the business, meaning that some parts of the organisation get less legal attention.

In this webinar, hosted in conjunction with ACC Australia, Gilbert + Tobin Partner, Marshall McKenna and Senior Projects Counsel Phil McKeiver, will explore how in-house counsel prioritise and allocate resources; and what might be done about potential latent risk areas. It will explore:

  • resource allocation and value of transaction as a measure of legal resource required;
  • identifying higher risk business areas, including those where the legal team has little visibility;
  • stakeholder communication around risk; and
  • salutary case studies.


Marshall McKenna, Disputes + Investigations Partner, Gilbert + Tobin 

Marshall’s practice focusses on commercial litigation with a recognised speciality in native title and mining law.

He has achieved positive outcomes for his clients in relation to several native title and mining matters (in both the Warden's Courts and the Supreme Court), in significant trust remediation matters, enforcement of confidentiality obligations, restraints of trade and employment obligations.

He also has a breadth of experience advising on land access and planning and environmental approvals, Freedom of Information issues and is also active in negotiating and documenting compensation, heritage and land access agreements.

Phil McKeiver, Senior Projects Counsel, Gilbert + Tobin 

Phil is a Senior Projects Counsel (and former partner) in our Perth E+R team who has many years of experience advising on the construction, development and operation of projects in the infrastructure, mining, energy, oil and gas sectors.

Phil is experienced in all forms of contracting for the procurement, delivery and operation of resources projects including pre-feasibility, FEED, ECI, PMC, EPC, EPCM, D&C, BOOT, power and logistics contracts.

He has developed a large number of contract templates for resource sector clients and he is familiar with all Australian and international standard contracts (including FIDIC).


Credits: 1 Point
Category: Professional Skills

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