13th Annual In-House Counsel Congress

Venue: Toronto

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Event Date/Time: Nov 18, 2009 End Date/Time: Nov 19, 2009
Early Registration Date: Oct 21, 2009
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Despite a continued need for in-house legal services, legal departmental budgets must continually be justified as senior management questions the rise in outside counsel fees year-on-year, and in-house counsel struggle to temper the risks that executive teams are willing to take in a tentative economy. Balancing legal and business risk and ensuring that advice is respected and heeded are core skills that can be enhanced through effective dialogue with leading in-house counsel peers, advice from private practice experts and information exchange with service providers to enhance the overall management of the in-house legal team.

At The Canadian Institute’s 13th Annual In-House Counsel Congress, take advantage of this exceptional opportunity to learn from, explore, and problem-solve critical common issues relating to the in-house counsel function with outstanding in-house counsel from across the country, service providers and top private practice lawyers. Obtain top tips, strategies and methodologies to showcase the necessity of the in-house legal team, including:

DETERMINING the cost-effectiveness of keeping work in-house vs. outsourcing to law firms
ANTICIPATING management’s needs and applying legal risk considerations in a business context
IDENTIFYING current corporate governance issues and best practices for immediate implementation
ATTRACTING top talent and maximizing productivity despite diminishing lifestyle advantages
UNDERSTANDING top competition law issues relating to advertising, marketing, and IP
And much more!
PLUS! Add additional value by attending our pre-conference workshop, “Drafting and Negotiating Domestic and International Commercial Agreements”.