Friday, December 5, 2014 (8 AM - 9:30 AM) // Central, Hong Kong
Legal Know-how in Greater China 2014: What the best-organised
firms and law departments do (and you should, too)
First 15-20 minutes is for networking Light breakfast included Hosted by the Law Committee 'Legal know-how" used to mean just half-remembered conversations with your mentor, precedent bibles gathering dust on your shelf or that structure chart you prepared for your last deal. These days, for lawyers in large firms or law departments, it often means maintained precedent databases, sophisticated training programs and software solutions. These systems are usually built, maintained and managed out of head offices in London and New York, with limited China and HK content.
Local offices in China and Hong Kong have typically had to kludge together their own know-how solutions, filling the gaps in their UK- or US-centric systems with old-school precedents, email notes to self, water-cooler deal gossip and other informal hacks. Based on Thomson Reuters's work with dozens of law firms and hundreds of corporates throughout Greater China, and Practical Law's market-leading know-how practice in the UK and US, Peter Davies and Susan Finder of Practical Law China talk about the best (and worst) ways firms and corporates in China face and seek to overcome the challenge of keeping current in today's rapidly changing legal environment.
The American Chamber of Commerce in HK 1904 Bank of America Tower 12 Harcourt Road Central, Hong Kong