About the conference
16 October 2013
"Britain needs more businesses to get exporting to the fast-growing nations of the world – it’s a vital part of our plan for growth. But we need to make taking the first step into an offshore market much less challenging for small and medium-sized exporters."
Lord Green, Minister of State for Trade and Investment
As companies such as yours expand activities into emerging markets to benefit from new growth opportunities, concerns continue to rise over compliance and integrity-related risks in these locations. After all, how confident are you that you have effective processes in place to identify and manage these risks when making investments? What is the best way to engage with third parties in emerging markets? And how easy is it to implement a legal strategy in new jurisdictions?
Brand new to Practical Law, this one-day Forum will identify the major legal risks involved in conducting all types of business activities – from organic-based growth to M&As and JVs and answer your burning questions. Through interactive panel sessions and high-level networking opportunities, the day will offer insights as to how some of the world’s leading organisations, as well as mid-sized firms, mitigate those risks. You will also have the opportunity to hear engaging real-life examples from multinational companies who have set up their operations in new and potentially perilous territories but have reaped the rewards of doing business in those emerging markets.
Our impressive speaker line up already includes:
- Robert Cummins, Assistant General Counsel, Intelsat
- Dr Don Hughes, VP and EMEA General Counsel, Hitachi Data Systems
- Dinah Spence, Group Compliance Officer, Macmillan
- Richard Peachey, VP and General Counsel, Rexam Beverage Can Europe & Asia
- Adam Ramsay, Legal Director, Edwards
- Peter Maher, Partner, Forensic Services, Deloitte
- John Saville, Director Asia and Global High Markets, UK Trade and Investment
- Henry Goodwin, Partner, Taylor Vinters
- Richard Heald, Chief Executive Officer, UK India Business Council
- Emma Codd, Partner, Forensic and Dispute Services, Deloitte
- Lise Bertelsen, Executive Director, China-Britain Business Council
- Nicholas O’Rorke, Director, Business and Legal Affairs, RealD Europe
We've also lined up a round table of senior level executives to discuss what their issues are from a strategy and operational point of view. So don't miss out – this new event promises to be exciting and innovative.
ALSO, DON'T MISS OUR IN-DEPTH 1.5 HOUR WORKSHOP CLINICS WITH SPECIFIC FOCUS ON BRIC AND MENA COUNTRIES
PLUS CHAMPAGNE ROUND TABLES ON HIGH-GROWTH MARKETS INCLUDING AFRICA
|8.30am - 9.15am||
Registration and coffee
|9.15am - 9.30am||
Chair welcome and introductions
Don Hughes, Vice President and EMEA General Counsel, Hitachi Data Systems
|9.30am - 10.00am||
John Saville, Director Asia and Global High Growth Markets, Strategic Trade Group, UK Trade & Investment
|10.00am - 10.40am||
The senior executive roundtable: Navigating the risks and maximising the rewards in emerging markets: understanding the implications for strategy and operations
What does doing business in risky jurisdictions mean for the business strategy and operations of advanced country multinationals?
Nicolas O'Rorke, Director, Business and Legal Affairs EMEA, RealD Europe
|10.40am - 11.20am||
Focus session: Managing your legal risk within high risk emerging markets
The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the UK Bribery Act continue to highly influence companies' due diligence processes and integration focus. Practically, what does legal risk mean and who are you really dealing with?
Don Hughes, Vice President and EMEA General Counsel, Hitachi Data Systems
|11.20am - 11.50am||
|11.50am - 12.30pm||
Panel session: The practicalities of getting started in a new market
Richard Peachey, Vice President and General Counsel, Rexam Beverage Can Europe & Asia
|12.30pm – 1.15pm||
Choose from one of workshop sessions below:
SESSION A: Implementing a legal strategy in emerging markets: a short guide for general counsel
Understanding and developing a legal strategy is a fundamental initial step in the GC approach to implementing a cohesive legal team across multiple jurisdictions.
Robert Cummins, Assistant General Counsel, Intelsat London
SESSION B: Putting in a strong compliance programme to prevent corrupt practices and whilst respecting the culture of the new business
Dinah Spence, Group Compliance Officer, Macmillan
|1.15pm - 2.15pm||
|2.15pm - 3.00pm||
Panel session: Safeguarding third-party relationships to minimise risk
Supply chains have expanded as companies have sought to drive down costs and increase their operational capabilities. Third parties can also help a company gain access to a wider pool of skilled professionals with an understanding of the local market.
However, companies often face significant legal and reputational risks if one of their third parties engages in corrupt activities.
Leo Csaky, Senior legal Counsel, Global Strategy and Business Development, Statoil
|3.00pm – 3.10pm||
Chairman's Closing Comments.
Don Hughes, Vice President and EMEA General Counsel, Hitachi Data Systems
|3.10pm – 3.20pm||
|3.20pm – 4.50pm||
International Champagne Roundtable
The champagne sessions below will not only give you a detailed understanding of the legal footprint and business overview of each country, but will also give you the opportunity to delve into the real cultural and behavioural idiosyncrasies. Meet the practitioners who have successfully set up businesses in emerging markets, with specific focus on:
Zoe J.Ashcroft, Partner, Winston & Strawn
Brazil and South America
Jonathan Stevens, Head of Global Litigation, Atos
Russia and Eastern Europe
Nicolas O’Rorke, Director, Business and Legal Affairs EMEA, RealD Europe
Richard Heald, CEO, UK India Business Council
Martin Brostoff, Divisional General Counsel, GKN
North and South East Asia
Henry Goodwin, Partner, Taylor Vinters
End of the Conference and Drinks reception
Join your fellow delegates and the speaker faculty to continue discussions in an informal and relaxed setting while enjoying drinks and canapés.
Dr Don Hughes
Vice President and EMEA General Counsel, Hitachi Data Systems
Don Hughes is Vice President and EMEA General Counsel of Hitachi Data Systems. He is responsible for legal affairs in the EMEA region and managing the company's team of lawyers in Europe, Russia and South Africa. Prior to Hitachi, Don was Deputy Head of Legal at Cable & Wireless, having joined C&W from Clifford Chance.
Former CEO, Conran Group
Roger Mavity’s original career was in advertising. Roger ran his own agency, Mavity Gilmore Jaume, for ten years, working for Honda, Minolta, Hotpoint, Nestlé and Burberry, among others.
He then sold his business to a French group and joined Granada Group, first as Chief Executive of the Leisure Division and then as Chief Executive of the Technology Division. While at Granada he masterminded the communications for Granada’s successful takeover bid for Forte Group: still the largest hostile takeover in British commercial history.
After 11 years, he left Granada to become Chairman of Citigate, the international PR consultancy. He left in 2006 to become Chief Executive of Conran Group. In 2013 he resigned from the Conran Chief Executive role, though he remains a director of the group, to concentrate on writing and photography.
Roger is co-author of Life's a Pitch, a best-selling guide to presentation skills. His next book, The Rule-Breaker's Book of Business, will be published this summer.
He has a Master's degree in Photography from the University of Westminster, and his photography has been exhibited in London, Paris, Ghent, Brussels and Amsterdam.
Vice President and General Counsel, Rexam Beverage Can Europe & Asia
Richard Peachey qualified as a solicitor in 1989 and has worked in-house since 1993. His first role was with Lucas Industries (latterly TRW), working in the international automotive and aerospace businesses. He joined Rexam in 2001 and since then has worked on their expansion projects in Russia, Egypt, the Middle East, India and China. Until recently Richard had responsibility for developing Rexam's emerging market strategy for cans in the Africa, Middle East and Asian regions and has substantial experience of business development in these regions and the challenges that they present for investors.
General Counsel, Edwards Group
Adam Ramsay joined Edwards in February 2008 and is currently the Legal Director of Edwards Group. He is responsible for all legal matters, the Company Secretarial, IP and Trade Compliance functions.
Adam was appointed to the Legal Director role in December 2009. Prior to joining Edwards, he was Group Solicitor at MITIE Group PLC and specialised in M&A activity and MITIE's management equity scheme. During his career, Adam’s main practice areas have been general corporate activity, corporate finance, M&A, general commercial and employment law. His other in-house legal positions were with BG Group Plc, Babcock International Group Plc and Siemens Plc. Adam holds a LLB (Hons) degree from University College London, and qualified as a solicitor in 1995.
Assistant General Counsel, Intelsat
Robert Cummins is Assistant General Counsel at Intelsat, a market-leading satellite communications company with many customers in emerging markets. He previously held the role of Head of Business and Legal Affairs (Emerging Markets) at MTV Networks, part of Viacom. Robert studied at Cambridge, trained at Simmons & Simmons, and speaks several foreign languages.
Group Compliance Officer, Macmillan
Dinah Spence LLB, MSc is a solicitor. She qualified in 1994 and spent ten years in private practice, specialising in commercial litigation. While in private practice she became a partner at City law firm, Charles Russell.
Dinah holds a Master’s degree in International Business, Corporate Governance and Ethics from the University of London (2006). She joined US-listed multinational Sotheby's as Compliance Counsel – Europe & Asia in 2004. She was appointed Group Compliance Counsel for Macmillan Publishers Ltd in August 2010.
Dinah's key areas of professional interest and expertise are international business ethics, anti-corruption and anti-money laundering, organisational change, coaching and development, and investigation and audit.
Senior legal Counsel, Global Strategy and Business Development, Statoil
Based in Norway, Statoil competes with the “super-majors” in 36 countries and in all areas of exploration and production, upstream and downstream. The business has c21,000 employees and is listed in Oslo and New York.
Leo Csaky is a senior member of the global strategy and business development legal team, based in London. Focussing on high value M&A transactions, Leo is responsible for commercial and legal risk analysis, corporate governance, deal structuring and negotiation, as well as a wide variety of commercial contracts. Leo’s experience covers multiple industry sectors, with expertise in corporate governance, strategic advice and commercial negotiations.
Chief Legal Officer, Helios Towers
Neil Taylor joined Helios Towers Africa in May 2011. Prior to Helios Towers, Neil served as General Counsel of Millicom International Cellular SA, an emerging markets mobile telephony provider in Africa and Latin America. At Millicom, Neil played a key role in Millicom’s tower sale-leaseback transactions in Ghana, Tanzania and the DRC. He led the team that completed the successful divestiture of Millicom’s Asian assets and negotiated Millicom’s acquisition of the largest cable and broadband provider in Central America.
Prior to joining Millicom in 2008, Neil worked for 11 years at Avnet, Inc., a Fortune 500 electronics distributor, including as: Deputy General Counsel for Europe, the Middle East and Africa; Deputy General Counsel for the Americas; and Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer. Neil took a leading role in more than 20 mergers, acquisitions and divestitures around the world and holds a JD from the University of Cincinnati and a BA from Indiana University.
Divisional General Counsel, Europe and Asia, GKN plc
Martin Brostoff is the Europe and Asia General Counsel for three of GKN’s four divisions, covering its automotive and off-highway businesses. Between 2007 and 2010 he was seconded to live and work in Shanghai as GKN’s China General Counsel, responsible for establishing GKN’s legal department in China. Prior to joining GKN, he was Assistant Company Secretary/Solicitor at another Midlands FTSE 100 company, IMI plc, and before that Head of Legal at Lotus Cars Limited in Norwich. Martin qualified as a solicitor in 1994 after training at Hammonds and holds an LLB (Hons) from Manchester University.
Head of Global Litigation, Atos
As Head of Global Litigation for Atos, Jonathan Stevens is responsible for the management and supervision of the group's claims, disputes and litigations in all 52 countries where Atos operates. He has been with Atos for 12 years and prior to that worked for KPMG. Before joining KPMG, he spent 18 years in private practice, where he was managing partner of a provincial law firm, working always in litigation. Jonathan is a solicitor and also a New York attorney.
Atos is an international information technology services company with annual revenues of €8.5 billion and 75,000 employees. Serving a global client base, it delivers hi-tech transactional services, consulting and technology services, systems integration and managed services. With its technology expertise and industry knowledge, it works with clients across the following market sectors: manufacturing, retail, services; public, health and transport; financial services; telecoms, media and technology; and energy and utilities.
Regional Legal Director, Ricoh Europe
Tina Smith joined the EMEA HQ of global hardware and software solutions provider Ricoh in 2006. In her role as Regional Legal Director she manages legal teams for EMEA HQ, UK and Ireland, Russia, Germany and South Africa, and is responsible for managing legal risk and compliance in these territories. She joined Ricoh from the legal team at British Airways Plc. Tina holds an LLB (Bachelor's) degree in Law from King's College, University of London, and an LLM (Master's) degree in Law from the University of Cambridge.
Partner, Forensic and Dispute Services, Deloitte
Emma Codd is a partner in the Forensic and Dispute Services practice at Deloitte, where she set up and runs the Business Intelligence Services unit, a specialist team providing integrity due diligence services to clients investing and operating in emerging or growth markets. Emma joined the firm in August 1997.
During the past 23 years, Emma has worked almost continually in the corporate intelligence and risk sector, with the exception of a year spent in management consultancy specialising in advising clients on joint ventures with organisations in central and eastern Europe. Emma has led thousands of integrity due diligence projects, assisting clients in identifying and mitigating integrity (including corruption) risk in transactions and the formation of business relationships on a global basis.
Partner, Forensic Services, Deloitte
Peter is a Partner in the Forensic & Dispute Services Department of Deloitte & Touche, LLP in London where he specializes in consulting and investigation services related to the issue of corruption. As well as performing regulatory driven investigations he has performed corruption due diligence assignments and advised companies with respect to their anti-corruption policies, procedures and controls. He has been responsible for the conduct of investigations covering Western and Eastern Europe, Russia, the Middle East, Asia and Africa. His industry experience includes pharmaceutical and life sciences, oil and gas, steel, engineering, technology and advertising. He has made presentations of his findings on behalf of clients to a number of regulators and prosecutors including the Department of Justice and the SEC in the US and the FSA in the UK. He has testified in deposition, in arbitration and given testimony to the SEC. He has worked in the field of forensic accounting for more than fifteen years in both New York and London. Peter is a UK Chartered Accountant, a US CPA as well as a Certified Fraud Examiner.
Executive Director, China-Britain Business Council
Lise Bertelsen has more than 15 years’ experience in the China market, having worked with a wide variety of companies, organisations and government departments within a broad range of sectors, both in China and the UK. Located in CBBC’s London office, Lise advises companies in all sectors throughout London and the south east, but has a particular focus on low carbon, environment and water, as well as fashion and retail.
Lise graduated from London University’s School of Oriental and African Studies with a BA Honours Degree in Chinese.
Director Asia and Global High Growth Markets, UK Trade and Investment
John Saville joined the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in 1981, served in Indonesia from 1982-1985 and has spent over half his career working in Asia and on Asian issues. He was British High Commissioner in Brunei from 2005 to 2009 and joined UKTI in March 2010. In his current role, he is responsible for UKTI teams and delivery, as well as government-to-government trade and investment relations, in the high-growth markets of Asia, including the India sub-continent, SE Asia and China/Hong Kong. He also plays a role in setting policy and driving delivery across high-growth markets globally.
Director, Business and Legal Affairs, RealD Europe Limited
Nicholas O’Rorke joined RealD Europe Limited in 2012 as Director, Business and Legal Affairs, EMEA and he is responsible for all legal and commercial matters affecting Real’s international business outside North and Latin America. RealD launched its Russian operation in October 2012 and Nicholas has been instrumental in setting the foundations in place for this exciting new area of operations for the company. Prior to joining RealD, Nicholas has worked as General Counsel and Company Secretary for Redstone plc - the IT, managed solutions and communications provider, where he has been involved in the Building Schools for the Future Programme and also business restructuring. Having trained and worked with Allen & Overy in London, Hong Kong and Dubai and with Ashursts (formerly Blake Dawson Waldron) in Sydney, he has also held senior positions at Infineum, the Shell Exxon joint venture operating in the fuels and lubricants market and at Sydney Airport in Australia.
Partner, Taylor Vinters
Henry Goodwin is a Partner in the Singapore office of Taylor Vinters, an international law firm with a strategic focus in the areas of technology and investment.
Henry delivers cross border venture capital, M&A, and commercial sourcing solutions to international corporations and their investors in the technology, media, FMCG and professional services sectors.
After moving to Asia in early 2008, Henry has worked in-house with a Singapore-based multi-billion dollar global investment fund and set up his own consultancy advising corporates on the development of their Asian businesses. This has given him a useful perspective on the unique opportunities as well as the challenges faced by multinational companies wishing to pursue growth strategies in the emerging markets.
Chief Executive Officer, UK India Business Council
Richard Heald joined the UK India Business Council as its Chief Executive Officer in September 2010. Before joining the UKIBC, he worked as Vice Chairman, Rothschild, India, where he played a key role in advising numerous UK and Indian companies on spin-offs and capital raisings, secondary capital raisings, outbound and inbound M&A as well as the provision of debt and restructuring. His transactions include advising the Mahindra Group on their acquisition of Ssangyong Motors and the sale of up to 51% of Cairn India by Cairn PLC.
He worked for Rothschild for over 17 years. He has over 30 years experience of the international financial markets, 20 years of which has been focused on advisory and capital raisings for governments and major corporate across the globe. Richard is a graduate from Oxford University with a degree in law. He is married with two daughters.
Zoe Ashcroft, Partner, Winston & Strawn
One of the founding partners of Winston and Strawn's London office and head of the London corporate department, Zoe concentrates her practice in business and finance transactions. She has more than 25 years' experience handling complex cross-border deals, including mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances/joint ventures, private equity investments, venture capital financing, and corporate lending.
Zoe also advises companies with respect to securities offerings, including London Stock Exchange listings, Alternative Investment Market listings, and dual listings on these markets in conjunction with the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ.
Clients include banking and financial institutions, as well as companies in a variety of sectors ranging from energy to cleantech, biotech, media, financial services groups and heavy industrial manufacturing conglomerates. She also has significant experience advising on transactional matters in Africa and Asia, in addition to cross-border US/UK/European matters.
Partner, Winston & Strawn
Nicholas Usher is an English qualified solicitor and partner in the Winston & Strawn London office. Mr Usher has more than 10 years’ experience of handling cross-border corporate transactions for a broad range of clients based in Europe, the US, Africa and Asia. His experience includes mergers and acquisitions, listings, securities offerings, joint ventures, private equity and hedge fund investments, and corporate lending.
He has acted for companies in a variety of industry sectors, including financial services, travel and leisure, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, consumer/retail products and services, and general industrial.
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