22-24 May 2019 | London, United Kingdom


The 2019 ACC Global General Counsel Summit will be held on 22-24 May 2019 in London.

The theme of this year's Summit is "Driving Corporate Sustainability: the Expanding Role of General Counsel," and includes the following topics:

  • - Long-Term Strategic Value and Sustainability – What is the Role of General Counsel?
  • - General Counsel as a Strategic Advisor to the C-Suite and Board
  • - Leveraging Distributed Ledger Technology (Blockchain) for Your Supply Chain
  • - The Legal Department of Tomorrow: Digital Transformation
  • - Fundamentals of your Legal Team: Diversity and Talent Development
  • - Are You Ready for Activists? Shareholders, Non-Governmental Organizations, and Beyond
  • - Crisis Response and the Role of General Counsel
  • - Breaking Silos - Reporting Structures to Mitigate Risk and Build Trust
  • - ESG Disclosures and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) - a Harmonized Approach?

Confirmed speakers include:

Donny Ching, Legal Director, Royal Dutch Shell
James D. Gallagher, General Counsel, Manulife Financial
Mark Gregory, General Counsel, Rolls-Royce plc
Melissa Kennedy, Executive Vice-President, Chief Legal Officer & Public Affairs, Sun Life Financial
Jussi Koskinen, Chief Legal Officer and Board Secretary, Nordea Bank
Iohann Le Frapper, Group General Counsel, Pierre Fabre
Ferheen Mahomed, Group General Counsel, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited
Priya Mehra, General Counsel, InterGlobe Aviation Ltd ("IndiGo")
Axel Viaene, Group General Counsel and Company Secretary, GrandVision N.V.

Register here today! Seats are limited. Early Bird rates end 28 February 2019.

Questions? Please contact Ramsey Saleeby, Assistant General Counsel & Senior Manager of Legal Resources at r.saleeby@acc.com or +1.202.791.3538.


Sara L. Hall, Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel of American Lebanese Syrian Associated Charities (ALSAC) on Taking a Stand

CLO Perspectives

Sara L. Hall is the chief legal officer and general counsel at American Lebanese Syrian Associated Charities (ALSAC) — the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. As the nonprofit's chief legal officer, Hall knows that standing tall and ensuring the utmost legal compliance at ALSAC is crucial to maintaining the integrity of St. Jude's brand and mission.

Developing Women Leaders - Challenges and Strategies

CLO Resources

Source: ACC CLO Club Roundtable: Developing Women Leaders

Nominate Your Top Performers to Attend the 2019 Executive Leadership Institute (ELI)

23-26 July 2019 | Chicago, Illinois

ACC is currently accepting nominations for the 2019 Executive Leadership Institute (ELI), an exclusive, one-of-a-kind program for rising in-house counsel leaders. This master class for the next generation of general counsel will be held on 23-26 July 2019, in Chicago, Illinois (US), and is limited to 30 attendees. 

ELI offers participants an opportunity to roll up their sleeves alongside global general counsel and corporate leaders for a dynamic and interactive workshop, hypothetical exercises, and roundtable discussions taking their professional development to the next level. 

Nominees must report directly to the chief legal officer, and hold a title such as deputy general counsel, associate general counsel, managing attorney or general counsel for a division, subsidiary or region of the organization.


For more information, please contact Ramsey Saleeby, Assistant General Counsel & Senior Manager of Legal Resources at r.saleeby@acc.com or +1.202.791.3538.

The ACC Executive Leadership Institute strives to advance diversity and inclusion not just in terms of type and years of work experience and geographic location, but also race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and physical abilities. Please consider nominating a rising star from your team that furthers this goal.

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