London Workshops

Enjoy hands-on, targeted exposure to two different practice areas during
informative and interactive workshops hosted by leading City firms.

Baker McKenzie – International M&A

With over 13,000 people in 74 offices around the world, Baker McKenzie prides itself on being a truly innovative law firm. In the current climate, that’s never been more important. It also enables us to go above and beyond for their clients, collaborating across borders, markets and industries. During this presentation we will explain some of the key challenges and issues that we face when working on international M&A projects and the role taken by each member of the team. There will then be an interactive session focusing on a case study around key issues which regularly come up in cross-border M&A deals.

Addleshaw Goddard – Do you have an appetite to innovate?

At AG, innovation is business as usual for us. Our passion in this area is driven by our clients and their business challenges. We constantly open ourselves up to new ways of working and collaborate with our clients to re-design and re-invent how we shape responses that meet the needs of our clients in a changing world.
Our innovation and legal technology team at AG blends technology and legal expertise and is fully integrated into our business. We develop, test, invest in and embrace new technology on a continuous basis in order to enable the smart delivery of legal services and creation of clever solutions to clients, both faster and more cost-effectively.
Join us for our interactive workshop to learn more about the team at AG and take part in a collaborative exercise where you will use your creative skills to design an innovative solution using legal design.

Jones Day – How do you solve a Global Dispute?

Where would you even begin, settling an argument across borders?

Jones Day’s Global Disputes practice includes more than 200 lawyers located in 27 business centres worldwide.  Join a team from London, led by associates Tiani Purton-Clark and Matt Morrow, who will introduce you to the practice of Global Disputes and give you the chance to try your hand at resolving a dispute of the type Jones Day works on.  Inspired by true events, we will lead you through the various stages of dispute resolution and give you an insight into what dispute lawyers actually do. You will work in teams in this interactive session to obtain the best result for your client.  The workshop will aim to give you skills to take away with you – and help you decide whether being a disputes lawyer might be the career for you.

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP – Putting clients first – how to build and maintain client relationships as a lawyer

Our interactive workshop will showcase how a broad service firm can collaborate across departments to support clients.  This will feature an interactive case study where you’ll see the kind of work we get involved in at the firm and sorts of legal issues and problems we solve for our clients.

RPC – Cybersecurity and technology: What does a cyber lawyer do?

Our workshop will introduce the audience to what is like to be a cyber lawyer in the City. The attendees should expect an interactive training session covering the legal backdrop and day to day realities of advising corporate clients on cyber incidents and ensuing litigation. This workshop will provide practical insights into ransomware attacks, extortion, data leaks, regulatory investigations, and class action litigation.  This is a burgeoning practice area with an increasing demand for talent – join us to find out more.

Trowers & Hamlins LLP – Trends in International Arbitration: Pre-conditions to commencing an arbitration

The workshop will cover some of the latest trends in international arbitration and how to ensure that proceedings get off on the right foot. We will explore when pre-conditions to arbitration in construction contracts can often provide parties with an option to de-rail arbitration proceedings and will provide insight to challenges of jurisdiction vs. admissibility in multiple jurisdictions.bThe workshop will be interactive and will include an activity for the students to consider international arbitration procedure and practice.

Ropes & Gray International LLP – Negotiating commercial contracts

Our workshop will enable participants to take an active role in a negotiation skills exercise with the opportunity for feedback at the end of the session. The attendees will be separated into groups and will be given information to enable them to negotiate the key commercial terms of a contract, keeping in mind the interests of their respective clients. The workshop is designed to be a fast-paced, real-life example of negotiating techniques and tactics, which will encourage delegates to collaborate in an interactive environment. The workshop will be hosted by senior solicitors from Ropes & Gray, who have extensive experience with negotiating complex commercial agreements as part of high value transactions. The firm’s representatives will put the case study into practical context and explain how the exercise is designed to draw out some of the key issues of relevance to the firm’s clients. The case study is designed to leave delegates with transferable skills, which should be useful in any practice area.

Cooley (UK) LLP – Partnering the biotech innovators of tomorrow

Our insight-packed workshop will introduce you to the dynamic and often ground-breaking work Cooley lawyers do in the Life Sciences Partnering practice. We will work through how we typically support clients through the various business and legal challenges they face when developing and licensing the medicines of the future. The session will be led by our life sciences lawyers from the London office and will involve you working together in small groups on real-life issues, focused around the licensing of a promising vaccine, where you will be able to contribute, discuss and problem-solve. We look forward to working with you in this exciting, informative and, above all, interactive session.

Osborne Clarke – The metaverse in the legal landscape

At Osborne Clarke the challenges of tomorrow are the focus of today. By zeroing in on digitalisation, decarbonisation and urban dynamics as the key areas transforming the way we live, work and do business, we’ve been able to hone our knowledge and expertise to the changes that will have the biggest impact for both our clients, and the work around us. Our interactive workshop will give you an insight into the metaverse. Whilst the metaverse doesn’t exist yet, there are many platforms that demonstrate some of the characteristics of a metaverse. Like all tech innovations, applying existing legal frameworks to a new digital landscape brings diverse challenges – join us to find out more.

Bristows LLP – Patent Litigation: a case study

Our interactive workshop will introduce you to a client case study focusing on the industry leading Patent and Trademark work that Bristows lawyers carryout within the Patent Litigation and Brands, Design & Copyright teams. We will develop your understanding of how Patents and Trademarks work, and then use the case study to conduct an infringement analysis. You will then decide how best to advise the client to protect their brand. The session will be led by Associates in our Patent Litigation team and will involve you working together in small groups to obtain the best result for your client. The workshop will give you transferrable skills as well as great commercial awareness insight into how Bristows works which will prove useful in future Training Contract applications.

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