Benchmark Litigation

Benchmark Litigation Women in Law Forum
Vancouver 2020

October 7 & 8, virtual event

Sponsors
Blakes
BLG
Cassels
Guild Yule
Lawson
Nathanson

The Benchmark Litigation Women in Law Forum - Vancouver is going virtual

Today’s general counsel must understand the latest developments in litigation, employment, privacy, and regulatory/compliance and how to apply the laws to their businesses. This year, the Benchmark Litigation Women in Law Vancouver 2020 Forum will be a virtual event, viewed from the comfort of your home or office, where we will exchange the best practices not practical tips in each of these legal areas, along with a special focus on candid leadership and career advice for women in Vacounver, Calgary and Edmonton. We will also be applying for British Columbia CPD credit.

WHAT IS A VIRTUAL FORUM?

Through the use of a specially designed events platform, all content, presentations, panel discussions, and participation in breakout sessions and networking groups can be viewed live from a desktop computer or mobile device. You can also view all sessions on demand at a time that suits you.
Network

NETWORK

Network with a regional audience of women litigators and lawyers via chat functions and virtual networking rooms. Arrange meetings with others that suits your schedule and theirs. Experience a new way of building your network like never before.

Debate

DEBATE

Get access to exclusive insights from the speakers, share in best practice and take away valuable advice to implement in your own strategies. Engage with our speakers in live Q&A and polling to get insights and answers to your questions like never before.

Interact

INTERACT

Even though the event is online, you can still do all the things you would expect at a physical event. Get full interaction from visiting sponsor booths, downloading resources, joining the main presentation or breakout sessions and using one of our virtual open or private meeting rooms.

HOW DO I ATTEND A VIRTUAL FORUM?

REGISTER ONLINE


Register your place online - sign ups are limited to support several hundred attendees during live sessions.
 
 
ACCESS YOUR INVITATION




An exclusive attendance link will be sent to you. This link will provide you with access to all of the event's content and sessions.

 

 

 

WATCH LIVE OR ON DEMAND




Once logged in, you can view all sessions live, at a later date to suit you and can download any available presentation materials

 

 

 

VIRTUAL AGENDA 2020

Keynote addresses, panel discussions, presentations and breakout sessions will be hosted over two days. All session times are in PDT unless stated otherwise.
 
The event will be submitted to the Law Society of British Colombia for CPD points.

 

OCTOBER 7

OCTOBER 8

Wednesday, October 7

Welcome from the Benchmark Litigation

09.00 PDT

Building a successful in-house legal department

09.10 PDT

  • Developing a culture of business advisor that supports growth and anticipate risks
  • Hiring a diverse team and navigating work/life challenges
  • Closer collaboration with external counsel
  • Successfully utilizing innovative and efficient legal ops tools
Errol Bong

Errol Bong

Head of compliance & legal counsel, Noble Group
Martin Rock

Martin Rock

Director M&A, Commerzbank
Peter Wittman

Peter Wittmann

Managing director, Asia-IO
Eric Xin

Eric Xin

Senior managing director, managing partner, private equity, CITIC Capital
Lilac Bosma
Lilac Bosma
SVP & general counsel, HSBC Bank Canada
Keely Brown
Keely Brown
general counsel, Oilers Entertainment Group
Lindsey_LeClair
Lindsey LeClair
general counsel and chief risk officer, Valeyo
Informal discussions/quick chance to grab coffee

10.00 PDT

Build your brand and your tribe – “finding your voice”: credibility, confidence, resilience, and creativity

10.10 PDT

Niamh Pollak
Niamh Pollak
corporate counsel & compliance, Clio
Mary Buttery
Mary Buttery
QC, partner, Cassels
Maria Zeldis
Maria Zeldis
associate GC, Onni Group of Companies
Errol Bong

Errol Bong

Head of compliance & legal counsel, Noble Group
Martin Rock

Martin Rock

Director M&A, Commerzbank
Peter Wittman

Peter Wittmann

Managing director, Asia-IO
Eric Xin

Eric Xin

Senior managing director, managing partner, private equity, CITIC Capital
Networking break

11.00 PDT

Successfully managing risk in complex litigation

11.30 PDT

  • Role of in-house counsel on complex litigation cases
  • Courtroom perspective
  • Cross-border issues
Errol Bong

Errol Bong

Head of compliance & legal counsel, Noble Group
Martin Rock

Martin Rock

Director M&A, Commerzbank
Peter Wittman

Peter Wittmann

Managing director, Asia-IO
Eric Xin

Eric Xin

Senior managing director, managing partner, private equity, CITIC Capital
Laura Cundari
Laura Cundari
partner, Blakes
Veda Kenda
Veda Kenda
senior litigation counsel, British Columbia Securities Commission
Jung Lee
Jung Lee
associate general counsel and director of litigation & compliance, Ovintiv
Amanda Willett
Amanda Willett
Vice President Legal and Corporate Secretary, Denison Mines (part of Lundin Group)
Karen L. M. Carteri
Karen L. M. Carteri
partner & compliance, Nathanson Schachter & Thompson
Empowering the Next Generation of Women: Using our Skills in the Community

12.20 PDT

Discuss ways to engage our skill sets directly in our communities and indirectly to the community through our organizations to support:

  • self-advocacy
  • skill building
  • anti-racism advocacy
Errol Bong

Errol Bong

Head of compliance & legal counsel, Noble Group
Martin Rock

Martin Rock

Director M&A, Commerzbank
Peter Wittman

Peter Wittmann

Managing director, Asia-IO
Eric Xin

Eric Xin

Senior managing director, managing partner, private equity, CITIC Capital
Laura Bevan
Laura Bevan
partner, Lawson Lundell
Bindu Cudjoe
Bindu Cudjoe
SVP, GC and corporate secretary, Canadian Western Bank
Kellie Scott
Kellie Scott
deputy registrar, Deputy registrar, College of Naturopathic Physicians of BC
Networking session – Day 1 reflections

1.20 PDT

Closing comments for day one and highlights of day 2

1.30 PDT

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OCTOBER 7

OCTOBER 8

Thursday, October 8

Welcome from the Benchmark Litigation

09.00 PDT

Fireside chat keynote: What’s next? How women GCs are getting seats on boards

09.10 PDT

  • General counsel, as ‘risk determiners’, have experience in providing necessary advice
  • Add strategic value for all business units
  • The importance of strong networks
Errol Bong

Errol Bong

Head of compliance & legal counsel, Noble Group
Martin Rock

Martin Rock

Director M&A, Commerzbank
Peter Wittman

Peter Wittmann

Managing director, Asia-IO
Eric Xin

Eric Xin

Senior managing director, managing partner, private equity, CITIC Capital
Nancy Brennan
Nancy Brennan
SVP, general counsel, Keyera
Changeover

09.30 PDT

Managing internal and external investigations

09.40 PDT

  • Conducting workplace investigations to follow-up human rights or occupational health/safety complaints
  • Dealing with police, regulators and the press
  • Protecting attorney/client privilege within the organization
Errol Bong

Errol Bong

Head of compliance & legal counsel, Noble Group
Martin Rock

Martin Rock

Director M&A, Commerzbank
Peter Wittman

Peter Wittmann

Managing director, Asia-IO
Eric Xin

Eric Xin

Senior managing director, managing partner, private equity, CITIC Capital
Stephanie Hamilton
Kristal Low
partner, Guild Yule (moderator)
Matilde Corbacho
Matilde Corbacho
senior legal and commercial manager, Parex Resources
Sarah King
Sarah King
manager, legal services, legal counsel, ENMAX Corporation
Networking and coffee break

10.30 PDT

The new business of litigation

11.00 PDT

  • Class action
  • Litigation financing, insurance, and alternative financing
  • Arbitration (and arbitration funding) in Canada and internationally
Errol Bong

Errol Bong

Head of compliance & legal counsel, Noble Group
Martin Rock

Martin Rock

Director M&A, Commerzbank
Peter Wittman

Peter Wittmann

Managing director, Asia-IO
Eric Xin

Eric Xin

Senior managing director, managing partner, private equity, CITIC Capital
Michelle Maniago
Michelle Maniago
partner, BLG (moderator)
Megan Chorlton
Megan Chorlton
general counsel, The Municipal Insurance Association of BC
Annie Lespérance
Annie Lespérance
associate investment manager and legal counsel, Omni Bridgeway
Informal discussions/quick coffee

11.50 PDT

The role legal plays in combatting business crimes and building an ethical organization

12.10 PDT

  • Spotting potential conflicts
  • Responses once flagged
  • Training programs that prepare your workforce for ethical dilemmas
Errol Bong

Errol Bong

Head of compliance & legal counsel, Noble Group
Martin Rock

Martin Rock

Director M&A, Commerzbank
Peter Wittman

Peter Wittmann

Managing director, Asia-IO
Eric Xin

Eric Xin

Senior managing director, managing partner, private equity, CITIC Capital
Stacey Blyth
Stacey Blyth
chief compliance officer, Alitis Investment Counsel
Andrea Bosse
Andrea Bosse
managing legal counsel, ethics & compliance, Enbridge
Erin Nicholas
Erin Nicholas
VP, legal and corporate secretary, Lululemon Athletica
Networking sessions - Day 2 reflections

1.00 PDT

Close of forum

1.15 PDT

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Speakers

If you feel you have something to contribute or would like to position yourself as an expert in your field, please get in touch with Beth Ranney for corporate speaking enquiries or Rebecca Synnott for law firm or service provider opportunities.

Lilac Bosma

HSBC Bank Canada
LilacBosma
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Keely Brown

Oilers Entertainment Group
Keely Brown
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Lindsey LeClair

Valeyo
Lindsey LeClair
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Niamh Pollak

Clio
Niamh Pollak
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Mary Buttery

Cassels
Mary Buttery
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Maria Zeldis

Onni Group of Companies
Maria Zeldis
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Laura Cundari

Blakes
Laura Cundari
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Veda Kenda

British Columbia Securities Commission
Veda Kenda
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Jung Lee

Ovintiv
Jung Lee
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Amanda Willett

Denison Mines
Amanda Willett
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Karen L. M. Carteri

Nathanson Schachter & Thompson
Karen L. M. Carteri
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Laura Bevan

Lawson Lundell
Laura Bevan
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Bindu Cudjoe

Canadian Western Bank
Bindu Cudjoe
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Jung Lee

Ovintiv
Jung Lee
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Amanda Willett

Denison Mines
Amanda Willett
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Nancy Brennan

Keyera
Nancy Brennan
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Kristal Low

Guild Yule
Stephanie Hamilton
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Matilde Corbacho

Parex Resources
Matilde Corbacho
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Sarah King

ENMAX Corporation
Sarah King
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Michelle Maniago

BLG
Michelle Maniago
Learn more ›

Megan Chorlton

The Municipal Insurance Association of BC
Megan Chorlton
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Annie Lespérance

Omni Bridgeway
Annie Lespérance
Learn more ›

Stacey Blyth

Alitis Investment Counsel
Stacey Blyth
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Andrea Bosse

Enbridge
Andrea Bosse
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Erin Nicholas

Lululemon Athletica
Erin Nicholas
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Kellie Scott

College of Naturopathic Physicians of BC
Kellie Scott
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ATTENDEE PROFILE

The Forum welcomes over 200 women litigators and lawyers every year and now that the event is virtual, we expect more participation than ever on a global scale. As an in-house focused event, the event welcomes all seniority levels, from those just starting in the careers to those at the top of it. The event is inclusive and men are also welcome to join to hear more on the substantive topics.
Attendees
Delegate experience
Equal attendance
"The breadth of topics are very useful for in-house counsel.

 

"Excellent presentations from 'real life' stories. Loved hearing the career paths and practical tips [from others]. [The event was] interactive, very open and honest speakers with a collaborative approach to the presentations.

 

"It was all women and it felt empowering as well share similar struggles as women in our legal practice.

 

Speakers

If you feel you have something to contribute or would like to position yourself as an expert in your field, please get in touch with Melody Mok for corporate speaking enquiries or James Murray for law firm or service provider opportunities.

Errol Bong

Noble Group
Errol Bong
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Garth Bray

Sullivan & Cromwell

Garth Bray
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Wilson Chu

IPBA
Wilson Chu
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Richard Climan

Hogan Lovells
Richard Climan
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Erika Evasdottir

HKCCA

Erika Evasdottir
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Raymond Goh

China Tourism Group
Raymond Goh
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Joel Greenberg

Arnold & Porter
Joel Greenberg
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Areej Hamadah

Legal Challenges

Areej Hamadah
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Laura Hannon

CompareAsia Group

Laura Hannon
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William Hay

William Hay & Co

William Hay
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Patricia Ho

WeLab

Patricia Ho
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Michael Horman

NISI
Michael Horman
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Bo Huo

Tencent
Bo Huo
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Kenneth Koo

Citi Orient
Kenneth Koo
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Ying Liu

J. P. Morgan
Ying Liu
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Sara Marchetta

Chiomenti
Sara Marchetta
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Michael Maté

Seawood Resources
Michael Mate
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Ong Eu Jin

Rosli Dahlan Saravana Partnership
Ong Eu Jin
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Martin Rock

Commerzbank
Martin Rock
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Frédéric Ruppert

FR Law – Avocat; IPBA

Frederic Ruppert
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Brent Snyder

Competition Commission (HK)
Brent Snyder
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Brian Snyder

Morrison & Foerster

Brian Snyder
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Chloe Sung

ZhongAn Technologies

Chloe Sung
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Gen Takahashi

Anderson Mori & Tomotsune

Gen Takahashi
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Peter Wittmann

Asia-IO

Peter Wittman
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Eric Xin

CITIC Capital
Eric Xin
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Stanley Yang

First Pacific
Stanley Yang
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REGISTER YOUR PLACE

Get access to the Benchmark Women in Litigation Forum below.
IN-HOUSE COUNSEL
The Forum welcomes over 200 women litigators and lawyers every year and now that the event is virtual, we expect more participation than ever on a global scale. As an in-house focused event, the event welcomes all seniority levels, from those just starting in the careers to those at the top of it. The event is inclusive and men are also welcome to join to hear more on the substantive topics.
Free registrations are limited to maintain virtual platform performance so early application to attend is advised. Registration includes:
Live presentations
LIVE DISCUSSIONS

Watch all panel discussions and presentations live

Online networking
ONLINE NETWORKING

Get access to an exclusive online networking platform to arrange meetings or have impromptu chats

Breakout sessions
BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Participate in facilitated breakout groups for more in-depth discussion

Recorded sessions
ON DEMAND ACCESS

Watch any of the recorded sessions at a time that suits you

LITIGATION ADVISORS
Law firms, litigation funding firms and advisors are invited to explore sponsorship opportunities to secure online attendance for their members. To learn how to position your firm as thought leader and to discuss the opportunities available, please get in touch below:
Rebecca Synnott
+1 212 224 3337
rebecca.synnott@euromoneyny.com

Sponsors

Blakes
BLG
Cassels
Guild Yule
Lawson
Nathanson

Contact us


REGISTRATION ENQUIRIES


Kevin Pragas

+44 (0) 207 779 8938

registrations@benchmarklitigation.com


SPEAKING ENQUIRIES


Beth Ranney

+1 212 224 3542

beth.ranney@euromoneyny.com

 

SPONSORSHIP ENQUIRIES


Rebecca Synnott

+1 212 224 3337

rebecca.synnott@euromoneyny.com