Following the success of our 2015 Central Asia legal services visit to London, the Law Society of England and Wales is holding the second Central Asia inward trade mission to London from 4 to 6 October 2016. The visit coincides with the Opening of the Legal Year of England and Wales and our International Marketplace 2016 flagship conference.

This visit will bring together Central Asian and UK legal practitioners to promote legal links and business. It is a fantastic opportunity to meet legal practitioners from across the globe to discuss current trends in legal services.

We are looking for delegates from across the region. If you and/or your colleagues are interested in being part of the delegation please complete the attached application form and submit it to EuropeCIS@lawsociety.org.uk.

DRAFT PROGRAMME
 
Tuesday 4 October 2016
10:00 – 14:00: Opening of the Legal Year seminar
14:30 - 16:00: Court visit
 
Wednesday 5 October 2016
10:00 - 12:00: ‘Doing legal business in Central Asia’ panel discussion - speaking opportunity
12:30 - 14:00: Lunch - sponsorship opportunity
14:30 - 17:00: ‘Doing legal business in England and Wales’ panel discussion - speaking opportunity
17:30 - 19:30: Networking reception - sponsorship opportunity
 
Thursday 6 October 2016
‘Future Growth’ International Marketplace annual flagship conference
9:30 - 9:45: Opening remarks by Robert Bourns, President of the Law Society of England & Wales
9:45 - 10:30: Keynote address : The International Marketplace - A view on economic development and business around the world
10:30 - 10:45: Coffee Break
10:45 - 12:45: Panel: The Law Firm and the Market: how will clients and firms be working together in the years ahead
12:45 - 13:45: Lunch
13:45 - 15:15: Break-out sessions:
Panel A: Climate Change
Panel B: Multinational Companies - International Markets and Global Responsibilities
15:15 - 15:30: Coffee Break
15:30 - 17:00: Panel: Robots vs Lawyers - on which side is Technology?
17:00 - 17:05: Closing Remarks by Head of International of the Law Society of England & Wales
17:30- Networking reception

SPEAKING OPPORTUNITY

There are a number of speaking opportunities available to solicitors and foreign lawyers interested in participating in the inward delegation visit on 5 October. 

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY

This visit provides sponsors with access to legal practitioners from Central Asia, who are looking to explore and understand the latest developments in English Law. As well as providing a key platform to network with legal practitioners, the conference also offers any potential sponsors a range of promotional tools. For more information, please email EuropeCIS.

COSTS

The programme is specially tailored for law firms from the region.

*The cost of joining this mission is £250 + VAT per person. This also includes entry to the International Marketplace conference on 6 October which is day two of the programme.

**Priority to speak at International Marketplace is given to International Division members.

TO APPLY

Central Asian law firms interested in applying to join the delegation must complete the attached application form and return it to EuropeCIS.

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