VQ Forum with insights from American counsels and legal buyers’ survey - IICJ News, 16 October 2012


International In-house Counsel Journal is a media partner to VQ Knowledge and Strategy Forum, a truly inspirational event focusing on the specialized practice needs of in-house counsel and legal market trends. The interest for the forum has been so great that, with only a small number of delegate places remaining, we expect the event to be fully SOLD OUT within short. If you have not yet taken advantage of the special half-price fee offer for in-house counsel and reserved your place, please do so promptly.

At VQ Forum you will receive insights from "the voice of the in-house bar", Susan Hackett, who served for 22 years as the Senior Vice President and General Counsel at the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC). Susan is widely recognized for her ability to both spot and set trends in in-house legal practice and at the forum she will share her insights on how in-house counsel demands are changing the dynamics of legal service and how newly emerging practices promise to turn the future delivery of corporate legal services "inside out."

Furthermore, the result from Sweden's largest survey among buyers of business law services will be presented with analysis from both a Swedish and an international perspective. Learn about trends on the legal buyer market, what your fellow in-house counsel value in the relationship with legal advisors and expectations on law firm service developments.

Learn also about what strategies and new technologies to use to meet the "more for less-challenge" with increasing demands due to globalization and new complex legislation, while at the same time pressure is mounting from the business to cut costs. Practical insights from different aspects will be provided by distinguished and internationally renowned speakers like leading strategy consultant and practitioner Chris Bull, legal counsel and former law firm Managing Partner Carl Östring, influential and world leading reporter and adviser on legal tech developments Charles Christian, innovative and award-winning law firm directors Eric Hunter and David Fitch, and an in-house counsel panel with delegates from the legal buyers survey who have contributed with interesting aspects to be further discussed and analyzed at the discussion forum.

The conference will be chaired by Annette Magnusson, Secretary General of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce.

International In-house Counsel Journal is a media partner to VQ Knowledge and Strategy Forum and each delegate will receive a copy of the 2012 International In-house Counsel Nordic Edition, containing papers written by leading in-house counsel from across the Nordic region.

Please find further information in the detailed programme attached to this email. You can also find information at the IICJ event page and at the VQ Forum event page.

Place: Stockholm, Sweden

Date: 14 November 2012

Registration: Register by email to info@vqab.se. Do not miss the special half-price fee for in-house counsel.


Ann Björk and Helena Hallgarn, Virtual Intelligence VQ


Virtual Intelligence vQ is a consultancy firm that combines the practice of law with strong IT and knowledge management skills. VQ is founded by two of the most experienced knowledge management professionals in Scandinavia, Helena Hallgarn and Ann Björk, with backgrounds from KM work at leading Scandivian law firms.

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