2016 November General Counsel Forums





2016 InHouse Congress Abu Dhabi


Date: 15 November 2016

Venue: Hilton Abu Dhabi


In-House Congress Abu Dhabi 2016 will bring together leading in-house lawyers, CEOs, company directors and compliance professionals from both the private and public sectors in Middle East.








2016 Corporate Counsel Singapore


Date: 23 November 2016

Venue: Four Seasons Hotel Singapore


The Corporate Counsel Forum Singapore is designed to help you create a process, strategy and a development plan to continue the success in your role.







2016 Asian Legal Business Vietnam


Date: 23 November 2016

Venue: TBD Ho Chi Minh


The Inaugural ALB Vietnam In-House Legal Summit features pertinent legal / compliance topics and brings together senior-level corporate counsel, business leaders and private practice lawyers.






2016 Asian Legal Business Beijing


Date: 24 November 2016

Venue: The Westin Beijing Chaoyang


ALB Beijing In-House Legal Summitis an annual event developed specifically for Beijing and its surrounding areasin-house legal counsel. At the summit you will get opportunities to interact with the most brilliant minds in the region and to help you keep up with the China's fast changing legal landscape.













2016 ACC Australia International Conference


Date: 16-18 November 2016

Venue: Hotel Realm Canberra


Designed by-in-house counsel, for in-house counsel, take a leading role in your career development as you learn from experienced presenters who will discuss changes to the field and best practices on how to adapt.









United States


2016 Annual MSU Indigenous Law Conference and Inaugural TICA Conference



                Date: 2 to 3 November 2016

                Venue: Michigan State University College of Law East Lansing, Michigan







2016 LACCA Regional Miami Meeting 2016


Date: 10 November 2016

Venue: The Ritz-Carlton South Beach Miami Florida


The Latin American Corporate Counsel Association is returning to Miami for its annual regional meeting, which is regularly attended by 70-80 general counsel. 






2016 In-Housel as Business Partner Corporate


Date: 7-8 November 2016

Venue: The Montcalm London Arch Hotel


The Corporate Lawyers Forum is an initiative of the Law Society’s Corporate Lawyers Committee consisting of a series of events that address the unique requirements of in house counsel.






2016 European Corporate Counsel Summit


Date: 21-22 November 2016

Venue: Parco Dei Principi Grand Hotel and Spa, Rome, Italy



This is the premium forum bringing together leading in-house counsel with specialist international law firms and legal services providers. As an invitation-only event taking place behind closed doors, the summit offers Global/European GCs an intimate environment for a focused discussion of key new drivers shaping the legal profession.






Gartner Inaugural ELM Quadrant

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Gartner published its inaugural Enterprise Legal Management ("ELM") Quadrant on the 23rd of October.

It is notable and welcomed as a recognition of ELM as area worth of analysis from Gartner. The analysis is sound and for as an initial analysis it does cover the key players and disciplines within ELM.

ELM has been positioned by Gartner as a subset of the Governance Risk & Compliance world which does make sense considering that the main purpose of Legal is to support an organisation business activity while limiting its risks in doing so. It is however deplorable in 2 ways. First, the GRC arena in itself is already a multi-layered one with some confusion between the various categories of GRC. Second, Legal and Compliance are increasingly see and treated as two distinct groups within organisations.


Overall we warmly welcome this new addition to the in-house Legal technology landscape which brings some guidance and clarity to the market.

A copy of the report can be purchased here.

It is also available to download from various vendors websites.

Gartner to start tracking ELM

As reported by Law Technology News on the 12th of November, Gartner will now be following the "ELM" space more closely.
We view this as a recognition of the growing importance of In-House Legal technology.
Until recently, only technologies geared at the Legal Market in general (i.e. Law Firms) were being tracked by the larger Research houses.
This move by Gartner is welcome by all involved in the In-house Legal Technology space. This gives a timely boost to this thriving segment of the Legal Technology market and will help formalise and shape this market.
ELM is the acronym for "Enterprise Legal Management", it encapsulates technologies leveraged by Legal Departments that do already fall within another category (such as GRC - Governance, Risk & Compliance or KM - Knowledge Management).
ELM spans all technologies used to carry out the "business of Law", the 3 main pillars being:
- Document Management,
- Matter Management
- Spend Management (which includes Legal E-billing, Bill review, Outside Counsel management).
Please check the Gartner website:

OmniVere Acquires Kiersted Systems, a Leader in Discovery and Legal Technology Consulting

The acquisition complements and extends OmniVere's discovery and consulting businesses and enhances OmniVere's geographic reach and client base. Kiersted, having earned ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification for its information security management system (ISMS), is highly regarded for its proprietary state-of-the-art eDiscovery and legal process automation tools and has long-standing relationships with leading global corporations and law firms. Kiersted has been awarded kCura's coveted Best in Service designation three years in a row, demonstrating an exceptional level of technical expertise, client service and knowledge of Relativity. Kiersted has locations inHouston, New York, Newport Beach and Atlanta. Read the Full Story Here



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