Benchmark Litigation Women in Law Forum
Toronto 2020

October 27 & 28, virtual event

The Benchmark Litigation Women in Law Toronto Forum is going virtual

Benchmark Litigation will host the third annual Women in Law Forum online for Toronto based lawyers on October 26 & 27, 2020. As an interactive virtual format across two days, the event will bring together leading women lawyers discussing the top legal issues facing in-house counsel in employment, privacy, IP, trade regulatory compliance. In addition, the popular leadership and career development skills panels return as senior women counsel share their tips needed for women to rise in their organizations or get noticed by other companies.

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 EDT unless stated otherwise.

DAY ONE

DAY TWO

DAY ONE

Welcome from Benchmark Litigation

08.45 EDT

The role in-house counsel play in combatting business crimes and building an ethical organization

08.55 EDT

  • Non-compete/non-solicitation/NDA contracts
  • Third party vendor employment practices
  • What to do about inappropriate behavior in the workplace
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
Speaker changeover

09.55 EDT

Challenges and opportunities for women in law breakout sessions

10.00 EDT

  • Trends in competition and financial class actions
  • Differences in legal privilege and rules of evidence
  • Effectively harnessing cross-border teams
  • Managing legal, procedural and cultural differences
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
Coffee and networking break

11.00 EDT

Challenges and opportunities for women in law breakout sessions

11.30 EDT

Attendees participate in both breakouts for 30-minute facilitated discussions. During these interactive group discussions, the facilitator(s) will have small groups discuss how to advance women’s careers, drawing on advice and experiences from your peers.

 

  • Building your brand: credibility, confidence, resilience, and creativity
  • Tactics to become a powerful champion and supporter of other women
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
Successfully managing complex litigation

12.30 EDT

  • Managing the relationship between internal counsel, external counsel and the business
  • Cost management strategies to track, control and project litigation costs
  • Use of experts to assist in decoding the complex issues
  • Courtroom and boardroom perspectives on women litigators and in-house counsel
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
Closing comments and end of day one

13.30 EDT

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DAY ONE

DAY TWO

DAY TWO

Welcome from Benchmark Litigation

08.45 EDT

Compliance, regulatory investigations and anti-corruption

08.55 EDT

  • Global risk assessments to determine where the risks are
  • Keeping up on compliance changes
  • Anti-corruption enforcement and regulatory changes
  • Whistleblower legislation and initiatives
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
Speaker changeover

09.55 EDT

Dealing with privacy compliance

10.00 EDT

  • GDPR and CCAP laws
  • Canadian anti-spam legislation
  • Privacy concerns in the news (e.g. Facebook problems)
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
Coffee and networking break

11.00 EDT

Trends in IP litigation

11.30 EDT

  • Key changes to Canadian trade mark law
  • Reasons to litigate global IP cases in Canada vs US
  • Benefits of limited discovery disclosure in Canada
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
Speaker changeover

12.30 EDT

Best practices on creating a successful in-house legal department

12.35 EDT

  • Trusted advisor role, not just legal knowledge, is what counts
  • Becoming innovative and cost efficient in the delivery of in-house services
  • Hiring, retention and compensation to build a successful multi-generational team
  • Enabling people through mentoring, sponsorship and coaching
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
Closing comments and end of forum

13.35 EDT

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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
"I appreciate finding speakers from different industries and those who are not frequent speakers as this provides a broader range of thoughts and new ideas. Great topics and excellent speakers.

 

"One of my favourite conferences. Thanks for putting on a first class experience.

 

"[I enjoy] the range of topics and the fact it is tailored to in-house. I can read or go elsewhere to learn law but learning best practices from others is valuable.

 

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 event is free all in-house counsel, from those just starting in their careers to those at the top of it. As an inclusive event, men are also welcome to join.
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

Venue

Address

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75 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, 10019

Transport
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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