AusBiotech Global Investment Event Series

29th November 2017
In 2017 AusBiotech will be running a Global Investment Event Series, with events taking place in Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Australia. These events will connect life science investors with biotech and medtech innovators from across the globe to discuss investment and partnership opportunities. For the latest events please visit AusBiotech website.

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5th Anti-Corruption Compliance Asia Pacific Summit 2017

06 December 2017
Cordis, Hong Kong
Corruption remains a grave social problem in jurisdictions across Asia, hindering economic growth and undermining fair market competition. In accordance with its decade of action combating corruption, Duxes will hold the 5th Anti-Corruption Compliance Asia Pacific Summit 2017 on December 6-8 in Hong Kong. The summit will work with leaders in industry and government from across the region in providing a platform to discuss important topics related to anti-corruption compliance. For more information, please visit 

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ECTA Regulatory Conference 2017

29th November 2017
With the ongoing review of the regulatory framework now entering into interinstitutional negotiations, the draft European Electronic Communications Code proposed by the Commission will be centre-stage at this year`s Regulatory Conference. In addition to the core questions of competition and investment at the heart of the reform effort, the conference will also focus on other challenges and opportunities for the European communications sector: from security over cooperative, connected and automated mobility to service integration and delivery.

Through a series of keynotes and panel discussions, senior policy makers, industry stakeholders and independent experts will debate with each other and with the audience about the optimal pathways and right regulatory environment for the EU electronic communications sector to prosper. A discussion among entrepreneurs, the people who brought competition to European electronic communication markets, will provide an industry-led vision of what the new rules might entail and what is required to ensure that future regulation does not obstruct competition for economic and societal benefit.
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Pan-European IP Summit 2017

Brussels | December 7-8, 2017
This high-level conference gathers + 450 practitioners to discuss the timeliest IP issues and EU reforms related to patents, copyrights, trademark, design and new technologies.
This 2-day conference is the forum to discuss with worldwide experts on IP trends, attend innovative panels and discover the impact of new technologies on IP.
The key figures: + 100 speakers, + 400 delegates + 30 IP hot topics discussed through workshops, masterclass and plenary sessions.
The 12th edition will take place in Brussels on December 7-8, 2017
Main Topics Addressed:
The Fourth Industrial Revolution and its impact on IP
Industry 4.0 technologies and the data ownership issue
Fair Remuneration of authors and performers via new transparency rules
European platforms and technology
The future of smart robotics
Complete agenda :
Speakers’ line up:
Why you should attend       
Meet the best worldwide IP experts & engage with seasoned speakers
Discuss with EU institutions representatives
Three reading-process with strategic, political and regulatory topics
Network instantaneously through our new app
‘IP Summit 2017’
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International In-House Counsel Journal - 6th Annual Conference

The IICJ Sixth annual conference will gather together Senior In-House Counsel, Editorial Board Members, Authors and Subscribers to the International In-house Counsel Journal. Hosted at the Law Society in London delegates will be able to network with their peers and to formulate their own strategies to develop their in-house legal function. This conference will provide you with an ideal opportunity to discover the strategies and solutions companies are adopting across the full range in-house counsel management issues. With over 40 senior in-house counsel presenting or participating in panel sessions the IICJ Annual conference is a must attend event, providing delegates with a sound insight into how they manage their organisations legal function effectively.

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IBA - Investing in Asia Conference 2017

December 7-8, New York City, USA
A conference co-presented by the IBA Asia Pacific Regional Forum and the IBA North American Regional Forum, supported by the IBA Arbitration Committee, the IBA Corporate and M&A Law Committee, the IBA Corporate Counsel Forum, the IBA Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Committee, and the IBA International Trade and Customs Law Committee.
Topics include: M&A in Southeast Asia: opportunities and current developments, East meets west meets south: legal and cultural challenges in doing M&A in Asia, Adapting and implementing international trade strategies in a time of uncertainty, Recent developments in investment arbitration in the Asia Pacific, Risk mitigation - bulletproofing deals and learning lessons from the litigation battlefield, New media: new frontiers in Asia technology and IP investment

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Yacht Event at MWC

InterDigital, 4iP Council, and Avanci would like to invite you to join us aboard the luxury 100-foot yacht Semaya in Port Vell, a short cab ride from Fira Barcelona, on Tuesday, February 27 at 6 PM for a discussion on IP issues and their role in driving innovation, with a particular focus on SMEs, startups, universities, and other key players.
The evening's discussion will be moderated by Khushita Vasant, Legal Affairs Reporter, EMEA, PaRR Europe. Join us for a fun night of drinks and conversations featuring top IP leads from tech leaders, operators, and other industry experts.  Contact Khushita Vasant for details.

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the 13th annual IFLR Asia M&A Forum

On February 28 – March 1 2018, the 13th annual IFLR Asia M&A Forum returns to the Island Shangri-La Hong Kong to discuss key trends in the market.

As companies across the region increase their efforts to adapt to changing geopolitical and technological developments, coupled with tighter regulatory controls on Chinese outbound M&A, dealmakers in Asia are taking a cautious approach towards cross-border acquisitions. Against this backdrop, this forum will provide attendees with key developments, best practices and tips for navigating unique deal-making environments in the region.

This comprehensive two-day forum will bring together leading industry experts and top counsel to debate top trends and the future of M&A in Asia.

For M&A practitioners in the region, this is the must-attend event of 2018.


To register, or for more information
Call: +44 207 779 8579

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W@Competition Conference 2.0 ‘Is Disruptive Competition Disrupting Competition Enforcement?'

The one-day conference will feature a number of renowned competition professionals from enforcement authorities, in-house, private practice and competition economics and will explore how competition law and policy are changing; whether there is room in the competition law glossary for concepts such as ‘fairness’ or ‘algorithm collusion’ and what implications this might have in practice. Panel discussions include:
  • The true reach: exploring the outer orbit of competition law
  • Innovative merger control: in tune or ahead of the times?
  • Enforcing competition law today: rules of the game
• Big, unique, private, connected… data and competition Speakers include: Johannes, Laitenberger, Sarah Cardell, Cristina Caffarra, Céline Gauer, Birgit Krueger, Martina Maier, Anneleen Straetemans, Maria Jaspers, Fiona Carlin, Birthe Pahnans, Bitten Thorgaard Sorensen, Beatriz de Guindos Talavera, Annemieke Tuinstra, Grania Holzwarth, Renata Hesse, Catriona Hatton, Ethel Fonseca, Romina Polley, Teresa Vecchi, Adina Claici and others.

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Competition Policy 2018 - The relationship between antitrust, innovation and investment

11 June 2018 | Chatham House, London
The annual Chatham House Competition Policy conference will discuss how technology, data and new business models are changing the way industries are structured and how businesses engage with consumers. In this context, this year's agenda will explore how competition authorities and antitrust regulators can maintain competitive markets in ways that also encourage continued innovation, investment and growth.
Confirmed speakers include:
• Dr Michael Grenfell, Executive Director of the Board, Competition and Markets Authority
• Etienne Chantrel, Head of Mergers Unit, Autorité de la concurrence
• Anthony Durocher, Deputy Commissioner Monopolistic Practices, Competition Bureau of Canada
• Michiel Denkers, Director Competition, Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets
Read the agenda, see the full speaker line-up and secure your place:
For more information or help with your registration please contact Charlie Burnett Rae at or on +44 (0)20 7957 5727

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