Lawyers as innovators: Innovation as a driver of value

16 OCT 2017
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM GST
Al-Safa Meeting Room, JW Marriott Marquis
Sheikh Zayed Road, Business Bay
United Arab Emirates

It has been predicted that the role of the in-house lawyer will change more over the next two decades than it has for the past two centuries. Increased competition, new technologies and alternative business structures are all cited as factors in this change and the impact on GCs and in-house teams is likely to be significant. So how can in-house teams use innovative thinking to capitalise on these changes in order to drive efficiency and lead their teams to better service the business?

Join our esteemed panel of General Counsel as we discuss the changing role of in-house lawyers operating 21st Century. The discussion will cover:

  • Demonstrating insight, influence and imagination that goes beyond the law
  • Creating a culture of creativity
  • Focusing on value rather than costs
  • The role of technology in shaping legal service delivery

Moderator: Paul Allen, Head of Intellectual Property & Technology Middle East, DLA Piper


  • Narguiz Birk-Peterson, Senior Director, Head Counsel (EAMEA), Shire
  • Liam Collens, Regional Legal Director & Compliance Officer, NAMET, Reckitt Benckiser
  • Charlie Daalder, General Counsel, General Motors Africa & Middle East Operations
  • Matt Gamble, Senior Legal Counsel, Policy & Legal, Financial Services Authority


  • 5:00pm - Registration
  • 5:30pm - Panel discussion
  • 6:30pm - Networking drinks reception