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WSG 2017 European Regional Meeting

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When: 04 - 05 May 2017
Where: Edinburgh, Scotland
Hosted by member firm, Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, the WSG 2017 European Regional Meeting took place in Edinburgh, Scotland on 04 - 05 May 2017. The program featured engaging guest speakers and panel perspectives while offering several opportunities for delegates to network among professionals in the European region and across the WSG Network.

Thursday 04 May
13:30 - 14:00
Registration & Check-In
Apex Waterloo Place Hotel - The Waterloo Suite
23-27 Waterloo Place | Edinburgh | EH1 3BH | Scotland
14:00 - 14:10
Robert Falvey, Senior International Counsel, Minter Ellison Rudd Watts, New Zealand
Paul Hally, Chairman, Shepherd and Wedderburn, LLP, Scotland
14:10 - 14:30
Guest Speaker
Brexit and Beyond - Challenges and Opportunities for Clients and Advisers

John Edward
14:30 - 15:30
Apex Waterloo Place Hotel
Panel Discussion
Brexit and Beyond - Challenges and Opportunities for Clients and Advisers

Paul Hally, Chairman, Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
John Grady, Partner, Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
Jose Miguel Alcolea Cantos, Partner, Garrigues
William Timmermans, Partner, ALTIUS/Tiberghien
15:30 - 16:00
Coffee Break
16:00 - 17:30
Panel Discussion
The Changing Face of Law - from Artificial Intelligence to Process Outsourcing - Challenges for Traditional Law Firms

Paul Carlyle, Partner, Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
Steve Roberts, Chief Counsel Procurement and Wholesale, BT Legal
Robert Glennie, Executive Chairman, NewGalexy Services Limited
Gordon Moir, Partner, Shepherd and Wedderburn
Meet in Apex Hotel lobby for Transportation to the Meeting Dinner
19:00 - 23:00
Meeting Dinner
The Signet Library
Parliament Square | Edinburgh | EH1 1RF | Scotland
Friday 05 May
09:00 – 09:05
09:05 - 10:00
Panel Discussion
Responding to Inter-Generational Differences, Changing Clients and a Changing Workforce

Stefan Erhag, Partner, Delphi
Francesco Gianni, Founding Partner,Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners
Martin Brodey, Managing Partner, DORDA
Sylvie Dubois, Managing Partner, ALTIUS/Tiberghien
Gary Assim, Partner, Shoosmiths LLP
10:00 - 10:15
Coffee Break
10:15 - 11:45
Panel Discussion
Clean Energy and Renewables - Opportunities for European Collaboration

Patricia Hawthorn, Chairman, Scottish Renewables
Chris Jenner, Development Manager, Transmission Investment
Cameron Smith, Director - Project Development, Atlantis Resources
Marc Baltus, Partner, Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek
11:45 - 12:30
Marketing & BD Presentation
The Evolving Expectations of the Buyers of Professional Services and Their Impact on Firm Visibility and Growth

Guest Speaker: Lee Frederiksen, PhD, Hinge

12:30 - 12:45
WSG Regional Presentation
12:45 - 13:30

Hosts: WSG 2017 European Regional Meeting


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