25th January 2020
Over 30 senior General Counsel and in-house lawyers attended the annual Walker Morris in-house lawyer training day, which this year focused on identifying and overcoming the barriers deterring international growth. To capture some of the knowledge shared on day, Walker Morris is pleased to announce the launch of its ‘Keeping Trade Moving’ report.
Speaking on a range of topics, including: the uncertainty in the current business climate, using blockchain to manage supply chains, dealing with the speed of change, collaboration and technology; industry experts offered a broad insight into the current landscape of internationalisation.
The report includes presentations, practical ‘top tips’, interviews with three of our contributors and a roundup of our panel discussion from the day.
The annual in-house lawyer day has been firmly established as a prominent event in the GC calendar and this year featured a Q&A panel chaired by David Parkin (COPA events) featuring: Merisa Lee Gimpel (Lloyds Bank), Frank McDonald (University of Leeds) and James Crayton (Walker Morris).
The day also included a keynote address from Stuart Wallace (Forth Ports) and presentations from Juliet Wallwork (BDO) and Ed Jacobs (The Public Affairs Company).
Commenting on the day, Andrew Northage, Head of International Trade at Walker Morris, said:
“In uncertain times businesses are seeking to review and consider their key businesses and legal arrangements to enable them to move goods, services, people, capital and data. The day was incredibly helpful in providing practical advice to help GCs add value to their business to enable them to plan, implement and benefit from the post-Brexit world. Now, through releasing this report, this insight can be offered to a wider audience.”