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Mastering English: For Lawyers and Bar Examinees

Sunday, May 1st, 2011

Mastering English

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The Center for Global Best Practices will be conducting a seminar entitled “Mastering English: For Law Students & Bar Examinees” on Tuesday & Wednesday, May 24 & 25, 2011 at the Pearl Manila Hotel. The principal job of a lawyer and a professional is to communicate and persuade and English is their primary weapon in accomplishing this mission. The proficiency in communicating in this language is indispensable in law school and in the actual law and professional practice. Correct grammar and English usage are critical in writing with clarity, precision, and conciseness. This seminar is designed to boost and improve one’s ability to write, express, and speak English clearly.

For more details, visit www.cgbp.org or call (02) 556-8968/69 (Manila) or (032) 512-3106 or 512-3107 (Cebu).

This pioneering program seeks to fill the need of law students and professionals in increasing their command of the English language, as well as legal writing. This program is applicable to college students, law students, bar examinees, aspiring lawyers, and professionals. Attending this learning event is an investment that is worth a lifetime of reward.

Featured in this seminar is Atty. Jim V. Lopez, one of the country’s most prolific writers. He is the only author who has won the National Book Awards three times, which is awarded by the Manila Critics Circle and the National Book Development Board. He has authored five bestselling books, Judgment Proof: Philippine Asset Protection Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, The Law on Annulment of Marriage, Immigration Law, and the freshly-published book, How to Excel in Law School.

Atty. Lopez graduated from the U.P. College of Law in 1978. He passed the California bar exams and took up post graduate studies at Harvard Law School, University of California (Hastings), and the University of Southern California. In 1990, he was cited in the Who’s Who In American Law, a publication containing biographies of leading attorneys and other legal professionals. He was vice-dean of Lyceum College of Law, 2005 to 2008 and is currently the director of legal programs at the Center for Global Best Practices. He will be joined as a lecturer by another acclaimed winner of the National Book Award, Jose A. Carillo who authored the recently published book, English Plain and Simple.

Draft and Craft Law Firm : Legal Transcription Festival

Sunday, October 10th, 2010

The changing times has made law firms and corporations aware of the importance and need of legal transcription. Understanding this increasing demand of reliable legal transcription, Draft n Craft has constantly endeavored to provide the best.

From legal to business transcription, Draft n Craft has time and again proved its brilliance in the field.

After working with over 25 clients and the successful delivery of more than 15,000 files in the last 2 years, Draft n Craft is celebrating its 2nd anniversary for excellence in legal transcription services from 11th October – 15th October 2010.

Rakesh K Sharma, Draft n Craft’s Chief Executive, said: “Achieving this milestone only reflects the quality of service and the high level of customer satisfaction that we provide. I am overwhelmed with the response received by our clients.”

As Draft n Craft achieves this high point, their employees celebrate a week long festivity to mark its success in the field and their contribution in achieving it.

About Draft n Craft

Established in 2008, Draft n Craft is a cut to the chase Legal Process Outsourcing Company with strong and dedicated work force of professionals. Having established a brilliant track record, Draft n Craft has been partners of growth to many of the law firms and corporations in the UK and US. Draft n Craft’s supreme focus has always been on helping lawyers deliver the best value to their clients by working on process and technology optimization, and by devising ways to rationalize client’s operational spending.

For inquiries email at info@draftncraft.com

Marcus Evans Legal Series 2011

Thursday, September 16th, 2010
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The marcus evans Legal Summit Series consists of 10 events hosted around the globe, providing a unique forum for over 3,000 top executives actively looking to develop innovative legal strategies and build business relationships with leading service providers. Over three days, industry thought leaders will engage in vibrant benchmarking sessions, round table discussions and many networking activities.

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The 21st Century Legal Team Leader

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

The 21st Century Legal Team Leader

Pierre Landy, a speaker at the marcus evans European Corporate Counsel Summit 2010, shares his thoughts on the 21st century leadership style.

Interview with: Pierre Landy, Vice President & EMEA General Counsel, Yahoo

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The leadership role is transforming completely, according to Pierre Landy, Vice President and EMEA General Counsel at Yahoo. We are going from an employment to a self-employment mentality, and the General Counsel who will be brave enough to endorse this concept will have long-enduring and successful legal teams. A speaker at the marcus evans European Corporate Counsel Summit 2010 taking place in Switzerland, 26 – 28 September, Landy highlights the key steps in the 21st century leadership style, and the best way of identifying the ideal person for each position.

What legal department management style would you recommend?

Pierre Landy: The old leadership style was all about the leader being responsible for doing everything: persuading people to be a part of their team, hammering out how things had to be done, and supervising them to ensure they were done. It was about fitting people into boxes.

At Yahoo, we follow the 21st century leadership style within the EMEA legal team, in which you have to be tough about the objectives you wish to achieve, and manage the outcome and results, not the process. It is all about crafting a vision, a picture of success, which outlines the concrete things that will be happening when you reach the top of your mountain. Jobs must be built around people’s strengths to help the organisation tackle its challenges. It is a more hands-off approach to legal department management – letting people tell you how they can contribute to the success of the team and the vision that was given to them.

This is a complete reversal of the former leadership role. It is going from an employment mentality to a self-employment mentality, from a place where managers supervise to one where employees manage themselves. General Counsel who will be brave enough to endorse this new concept will have long-enduring and successful legal teams. This may be difficult for lawyers who love the technicalities of their job, and getting involved in litigation and transactions. The leader’s role is to focus on making the team successful and working well together towards a greater aim. It is about getting people to volunteer to be part of your team.

How can the leader effectively communicate organisational objectives to the team?

Pierre Landy: A leader in the 21st century is someone who acts as a conductor of an orchestra and is able to make all the musicians play in harmony in order to create a wonderful symphony. Heads of legal should first give an objective to the team, the vision they have, then ask how they can best contribute towards the big goal. The team must decide how they can contribute to its success; the vision the leader creates must be very detailed and concrete so that people are able to make a judgment about it. The role of the leader is to make sure team members have great clarity around these factors, to end up with a team of self-managing people who take ownership, from making the best contribution to achieving the goals that the leader established.

What is the best way of identifying people’s skills?

Pierre Landy: First, create job descriptions with a list of the skills you are looking for. During the interview, ask behavioral questions in order to test how they react in certain environments or situations. Instead of asking them to describe the types of contracts they have worked on, it could be better to ask: “If you are told to work on 10 different things at the same time, all with a deadline of tonight, what would you do?” This type of question does not deal with technical skills, but how a person practically deals with a situation. Based on the answers, one can determine the candidate who will be pragmatic or theoretic. This is the first sign to help you cast your people.

Secondly, when you have new team members, identify their strengths. For example, you can get them to do the test from the book by Marcus Buckingham and Donald O. Clifton called, “Now Discover your Strengths”.

Look at the roles you have available according to the mission taking place, and remember the analogy: It is about having the right people on the right bus in the right seat. The Yahoo concept pays attention to the diversity of strengths in order to make sure the team is fully effective without ever forgetting that it is also crucial to get the spirit of the team right – the heartbeat of the team – the characteristics that will be a hallmark of your team. Great teams have a similarity of spirit (for example, team members will have a positive approach to things), and a diversity of strengths. If you have diversity of spirit in the team, you then get into trouble.

What long-term strategies would you recommend to General Counsel?

Pierre Landy: The last thing I would recommend to a leader would be to spend a moment discussing their leadership style with team members. Many people take too long trying to figure out how to work with their leaders, which can be easily fixed by the leader pronouncing how to best work with them. By taking a moment to declare their leadership style, they will save so many headaches later on as people will understand how their manager functions.

You need to be strong about the outcomes you want and let your people take ownership for the day to day. Then, you will have a greater chance of getting a team characterised by the quote from Lao Tzu: “A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.”
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About the European Corporate Counsel Summit 2010

This unique forum will take place at the Fairmont Le Montreux Palace, Montreux, Switzerland, 26 – 28 September 2010. Offering much more than any conference, exhibition or trade show, this exclusive meeting will bring together esteemed industry thought leaders and solution providers to a highly focused and interactive networking event. The summit includes presentations on competition laws, mergers and acquisitions and compliance programmes.

For more information please send an email to info@marcusevanscy.com or visit the event website at www.eccsummit.com

Please note that the summit is a closed business event and the number of participants strictly limited.

About marcus evans Summits

marcus evans Summits are high level business forums for the world’s leading decision-makers to meet, learn and discuss strategies and solutions. Held at exclusive locations around the world, these events provide attendees with a unique opportunity to individually tailor their schedules of keynote presentations, think tanks, seminars and one-to-one business meetings. For more information, please visit www.marcusevans.com

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Identifying the Right Timing for a Win-Win Dispute Resolution

Monday, July 12th, 2010


Karl Hennessee, a speaker at the marcus evans European Corporate Counsel Summit 2010 explores the relationship and cultural factors Counsel should consider.

Interview with: Karl Hennessee, Vice President – Litigation & Regulatory Affairs, Airbus SAS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

It is not total war from day one until the date of the award, says Karl Hennessee, Vice President – Litigation and Regulatory Affairs at Airbus SAS. Counsel have to realise that a relationship will grow and change over time, and be sensitive enough to recognise and understand when a win-win outcome is more likely. A speaker at the marcus evans European Corporate Counsel Summit 2010, taking place in Switzerland, 26 – 28 September, Hennessee identifies the common mistakes Counsel make, when settlement is more likely and the cultural factors that should be considered during a dispute resolution.

What best practices would you recommend?

Karl Hennessee: One thing to keep in mind is that any relationship grows and changes over time. The first mistake that Counsel make is allowing themselves to be persuaded that the state of the relationship is static, in other words that the relationship at the time the contract (or the moment the dispute commences is) representative of how the relationship will always be. For example, during tough negotiations, Counsel may worry that a dispute is just around the corner, and be too cautious, thereby adding too many contingencies into the contract. The fact is that a relationship will grow and change over time.

Secondly, understanding the tactical aspects of litigation or arbitration is very important. It is not total war from day one until the date of the verdict or award. There are process steps and process irritants, which if understood well, can be exploited by Counsel to the advantage of the client. More importantly, a business relationship can be put back on track. There are certain points when a settlement may be more likely than at other times, and if those points are not recognised, the opportunity for a win-win outcome may be squandered when not put forward at the right time.

How can Counsel identify those points in time when a settlement may be likely?

Karl Hennessee: The first thing to understand is the dynamics of the business relationship. A business relationship that has just begun has different levels of trust compared to one which has been ongoing for a long time.

Cultural factors (national and even the culture of a given relationship) can also be important in understanding how different cultures approach litigation, arbitration, or dispute. In one culture, dispute may be more or less a way of life, and settlements may be around the corner at any given time, whereas in other cultures, a dispute may have to run its course before a settlement decision is taken.

Having good lawyers on both sides of the dispute who counsel their clients realistically is one of the strongest indicators of a potential settlement. It will be very difficult to achieve a settlement if the lawyers on one side are unrealistic or overly aggressive. You always need to look for the best interests of the business relationship.

What should Counsel consider when deciding between litigation and arbitration?

Karl Hennessee: Those who are in favour of arbitration over litigation, or vice versa, are ignoring the reality that we are always dealing with both. While the choice of arbitration makes sense in a long term contractual relationship with a business partner, one may find that parallel litigation, for either the suppression of claims that may be made by others or the litigation to enforce an arbitration award, may actually be a necessary component of the arbitration process.

Lastly, do you have a final message for General Counsel in Europe?

Karl Hennessee: General Counsel must understand that there are unique cultural factors in practice in Europe, but the availability of tools used is not unique to Europe. Europe is part of a global legal economy, and evermore so today than before, but fundamentally, there are unique elements about practicing in Europe that we must recognise and take into account.

I see an unfortunate trend amongst some of my European colleagues who try to be more and more Anglo Saxon in their field of practice. While I applaud the rigour of Anglo Saxon lawyers, I believe we need to take what is good about the Continental European legal culture and preserve that, whilst trying to learn from other legal cultures.
Contact:
Sarin Kouyoumdjian-Gurunlian

Press Manager
marcus evans, Summits Division
Tel: + 357 22 849 313
Email:
press@marcusevanscy.com
About the European Corporate Counsel Summit 2010

This unique forum will take place at the Fairmont Le Montreux Palace, Montreux, Switzerland, 26-28 September 2010. Offering much more than any conference, exhibition or trade show, this exclusive meeting will bring together esteemed industry thought leaders and solution providers to a highly focused and interactive networking event. The summit includes presentations on competition laws, mergers and acquisitions and compliance programmes.

For more information please send an email to info@marcusevanscy.com or visit the event website at www.eccsummit.com

Please note that the summit is a closed business event and the number of participants strictly limited.

About marcus evans Summits

marcus evans Summits are high level business forums for the world’s leading decision-makers to meet, learn and discuss strategies and solutions. Held at exclusive locations around the world, these events provide attendees with a unique opportunity to individually tailor their schedules of keynote presentations, think tanks, seminars and one-to-one business meetings. For more information, please visit www.marcusevans.com

All rights reserved. The above content may be republished or reproduced – kindly inform us by sending an email to press@marcusevanscy.com

Protecting the Company’s Future – Strategies for IP Counsels

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

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Corporate Legal Counsel Conference to redefine role & influence in the enterprise

Sunday, August 2nd, 2009

 

 

 

 

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23-25 September 2009 
Fairmont Le Montreux Palace, Montreux, Switzerland 

 
 Today corporate counsels are expected to take on more responsibilities and redefine their role and influence throughout the enterprise. This demands more creative thinking and a holistic approach in overcoming challenges such as, controlling costs, finding the right technology to increase productivity, efficiency and compliance, as well as building a strategic partnership with law firms.
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Corporate counsel today must have an excellent understanding of today’s most pressing corporate legal issues, including governance and ethics, protection of their company’s IP, privacy compliance, labour and employment challenges, regulatory developments and litigation management. The leadership that General Counsel must now take has never been greater or more crucial.
Delegates representing all major industries will discuss how to evolve their role through an interactive agenda of conference sessions, business meetings and networking activities. A select group of leading law firms, represented by their senior decision-making officers will join the delegates in executive level meetings and closed discussions.

The European Corporate Counsel Summit is a unique event created specifically for senior legal executives across all major industry sectors. Over three days and two nights, the European Corporate Counsel Summit offers the perfect setting to interact with the high-profile General Counsel from some of the largest corporations.

 
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The summit programme for the European Corporate Counsel Summit 2009 is determined by continuous research with our delegates and leading industry professionals. The three-day programme addresses the key issues faced by corporate counsel and provides insight into such areas as:

  • The Global Economic Crisis: The Impact and Effect it has had on Legal Teams within Businesses
  • How to Form Legal Teams: Who to Bring in and How to Develop Peoples’ Competencies
  • Integrating the Legal Department with the Rest of the Corporation
  • Talent  Management: Lawyers to Leaders
  • Building a Strategic Partnership with Law Firms: Getting Value for Money
  • Implementing a Best Practice Compliance Programme
  • Protecting Company Data
  • Legal Risk Management
  • Alternative Means to Resolve Disputes: Reducing the Cost of Litigation
  • Effects of US Legislation in Europe
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One of the world’s leading business information companies, marcus evans is dedicated to the provision of global business intelligence and information to assist in strategic and effective decision-making. Our aim is to provide first class business information, through a variety of media, which enables clients to sustain a valuable competitive advantage while making a positive contribution to their success.Each year marcus evans produces more than 150 of the world’s leading business and economic summits for senior decision-makers. Held at exclusive locations around the world, these events provide attendees with a unique opportunity to individually tailor their schedules of keynote presentations, think tanks, seminars and one-to-one business meetings to provide an effective, highly focused interactive event.

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Intensive Barpassers Course

Friday, April 27th, 2007

Double your chances of passing or topping the bar. Add another layer of insurance by attending a specially-designed bar review course of 8 sessions (8-Sunday program) featuring the number 1 bar topnotchers, the valedictorians of the best law schools, top-caliber bar review lecturers, and seasoned bar examiners.

The Center for Global Best Practices (telephone 842-7148 or 59; website www.cgbp.org), in collaboration with the Lyceum of the Philippines Law School, is holding a pioneering program entitled, INTENSIVE BARPASSERS COURSE. This highly-integrated program is a fresh approach to an effective bar preparation that is unique in format and substance. The 8- session (8-Sunday program) has been developed to provide the bar examinees with all the essential laws and skills they need to know in a compressed but very focused approach.

The twin objectives of the program are for bar examinees to pass, if not top the bar, and to save them time in bar preparation. There are no long-winded lectures. Among others, what the bar topnotchers will teach you are effective test-taking techniques and how to answer the questions THE RIGHT WAY.

This is the first time that such a type of program is available in the country. So many bar review centers offer the same thing. Which one should you choose to maximize your preparation for the bar exam? Do not gamble with your future. When you want to be the best, be taught by the best. After all, it’s good to study hard, but it’s best practice to study smart.

This special event will be held every Sunday starting May 6 to June 24, 2007 at the Lyceum of the Philippines, Manila. Venue parking is free. Register early and avail of Early Bird discounts. Slots are limited with pre-registration required.

Best Practices in Crafting Contracts

Tuesday, April 10th, 2007

A written contract is your bible in any agroeement. It should be effective, loophole-free and well-crafted. It should protect you in times of disagreements and shield yu against liabilities. In any deal, one must have a perfect and enforceable contract.

The Center for Global Best Practices (telephone 842-7148 or 59), in collaboration with Lyceum Law School, is holding a two-day pioneering seminar entitled, Best Practices in Crafting Local and International Commercial Contracts on April 19 & 20, 2007 at The Peninsula Manila, Makati City.

This program is about the perfection of a working commercial contract. Seasoned experts and authorities in contract law will discuss topics ranging from the basics of contracts, contract negotiation, boilerplate provisions, special stipulations, controversial clauses and covenants in credit transactions, to real estate contracts, chattel mortgages, and government contracts both in the local and international context.

Prevent lawsuits, avoid legal traps, enforce your contracts and make sure it works by attending this unique program designed for laymen, lawyers, business leaders, entrepreneurs, traders, board directors, decision-makers, consultants, and business stakeholders of all ages and occupation.

Listen, learn, and ask questions from seasoned practitioners and expert resource speakers: Atty. Tristan A. Catinding, (Master of Law, Harvard University 69), managing partner of and professorial lecturer in commercial law at U.P., Arturo M. de Castro, (Master & Doctor of Laws, University of Michigan ’76 & ‘82), managing partner of de Castro & Cagampang Law Office, Atty. Jose A. Bernas, managing partner, Bernas Law Offices and professorial lecturer in government contracts at the Ateneo, and Atty. Jim V. Lopez who is the country’s asset protection law expert. He is the author of 4 law books and presently the associate dean of Lyceum Law School.

Attend and know what’s best and what’s not when structuring contracts! Pre-registration is required in this limited slots only program.