Clifford Chance

Thought Leadership

Find a Lawyer

We are committed to helping our clients stay ahead of legal and market trends and hold regular seminars, training and events at our offices around the globe.

Please see below for further details of our various seminar programmes held globally.

London Perspectives Series

This programme, held in London, addresses a wide range of topical issues for financial institutions. Each seminar is held at our offices in Canary Wharf on Tuesday evenings and is repeated in the City on Wednesday mornings. Online videos are also available. If you are a client of the firm and would like to be added to the mailing list, please contact the Perspectives team.

London Academic Series

Clifford Chance collaborates with academics at leading Universities. We regularly invite them to speak to us on areas of mutual interest.

We have a new series of events – The Academic Series – designed for people with a particular interest in the academic aspects of the law which showcases our academic connections. Each session will be held at Clifford Chance's offices in London.

If you are a client of the firm and would like to be added to the distribution list so you are invited to future events in The Academic Series, please click here to subscribe

London Perspectives Series: MiFID2 – last orders (19/20 September 2017)

London Perspectives Series: MiFID2 – last orders

With MiFID2 implementation set for 3 January 2018, we will focus on the uncertainties; how firms are addressing the grey areas; and what we have learned so far. We will also look at gold-plating and implementation in other Member States, as well as key issues arising under the FCA’s final rules.

This seminar takes place on Tuesday 19 September at 5pm in Canary Wharf and will be repeated on Wednesday 20 September at 8:15am in the City.

RSVP: If you are a client of the firm and would like to attend this event, please contact the Perspectives Team +44 (0)20 7006 4848.

ILA British Branch Conference (22 & 23 September 2017)

New International Order in an Isolationist World

The conference theme New International Order in an Isolationist World will address the pressing challenges faced by international law in the political and economic climate prevailing in many regions of the world.

These include the challenges caused by rising populism in Europe and North America and reactions against free trade and economic interdependence, manifested most obviously in the Brexit referendum and policies advocated by President Trump, the changing foreign policies of many countries towards military and diplomatic intervention in politically unstable regions and the flows of refugees into Europe, the role of international criminal law in the modern world along with the challenges faced by the International Criminal Court, and the increased scrutiny of the legitimacy of investment treaty arbitration, whether as a standalone system or as an aspect of mixed trade and investment agreements.

The conference will include six panels covering the following topics: peace and security; human rights and international humanitarian law; international trade law; international investment law; regionalism; and accountability and remedies under international law, and will include selected speakers drawn from private practice, the public sector and academia in order to incorporate diverse perspectives, both theoretical and practical, on the conference theme.

Friday 22 September 2017 - Registration from 9.00 am
Saturday 23 September 2017 - Registration from 9.30 am

Friday 22 September 2017
Drinks from 6.15pm followed by dinner at 7.30pm

Location: Clifford Chance, 10 Upper Bank Street, London, E14 5JJ

For more details on attendance costs and to request a regstration form, please contact:
Juliet Fussell, ILA
Kyle Siskey, Clifford Chance

To view the full agenda please click here: Agenda

Academic Series – Is Brexit constitutional? (25 September 2017)

Academic Series – Is Brexit constitutional?

Clifford Chance's Academic Series is delighted to welcome leading Cambridge legal academics, Professors Catherine Barnard and Mark Elliott, who will consider some of the constitutional implications of Brexit and will look at the EU Withdrawal Bill including rule of law concerns arising from delegated powers, what is "EU retained law" and what it all means for devolution.

Date: Monday 25 September 2017

Venue: Clifford Chance LLP, 10 Upper Bank Street, London, E14 5JJ

4:45pm Registration
5:00pm Seminar
6:00pm Drinks reception

RSVP: If you are a client of the firm and would like to attend this event, please contact the Academics Team +44 (0)20 7006 4848.

The impact of the Insurance Act – one year on (27 September 2017)

The Insurance Act 2015 came into force last August and the Enterprise Act 2016 this May, heralding significant changes to parties' responsibilities when policies are taken out, the cover provided by those policies, and the consequences when policy terms are breached.

We hope you can join us for a discussion on the key changes made, the challenges to which the new legislation has given rise, and how these can be addressed in practice.

This will include practical guidance on how an insured can ensure that:

  • It understands and has complied with its new disclosure obligations; 
  • It can take full advantage of the beneficial changes introduced by the new legislation with regard to policy terms and coverage; and 
  • It understands and addresses the implications of disputed claims.

The evening will involve a panel discussion with input from different perspectives: insured, broker, insurer and the courts. Speakers will include Gavin Kealey QC who will provide an insight into how the English courts are likely to respond to particular issues and the interpretation of certain provisions, Robert Barnes of Marsh and Philip Hill, Partner of Clifford Chance.

Date: Wednesday 27 September 2017

Venue: Saddlers' Hall, 40 Gutter Lane, London, EC2V 6BR

5.30pm: Registration
6.00pm: Presentation
7.00pm: Drinks and canapés

RSVP: If you are a client of the firm and would like to attend this event please contact Kyle Siskey +44 (0) 20 7006 6289.

In Conversation with Margaret Heffernan on leadership (10 October 2017)

In Conversation with Margaret Heffernan on leadership

Clifford Chance’s London Women’s Network is delighted to welcome entrepreneur, Chief Executive and author Margaret Heffernan to speak at Clifford Chance on Tuesday 10 October at 5:30pm, as part of its 2017 Leadership Series, a programme of events celebrating and exploring different approaches to leadership.

Dr. Margaret Heffernan produced programmes for the BBC for 13 years. She then moved to the US where she spearheaded multimedia productions for Intuit, The Learning Company and Standard & Poor’s. She was Chief Executive of InfoMation Corporation, ZineZone Corporation and then iCast Corporation, was named one of the “Top 25” by Streaming Media magazine and one of the “Top 100 Media Executives” by The Hollywood Reporter.

The author of five books, Margaret’s third book, Wilful Blindness: Why We Ignore the Obvious at our Peril was named one of the most important business books of the decade by the Financial Times. In 2015, she was awarded the Transmission Prize for A Bigger Prize: Why Competition Isn’t Everything and How We Do Better, described as “meticulously researched…engagingly written…universally relevant and hard to fault.” Her TED talks have been seen by over seven million people and in 2015 TED published Beyond Measure: The Big Impact of Small Changes. She is Lead Faculty for the Forward Institute’s Responsible Leadership Programme and, through Merryck & Co., mentors CEOs and senior executives of major global organisations. She holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Bath and continues to write for the Financial Times, the New York Observer and the Huffington Post.

Date: Tuesday 10 October 2017

Venue: Clifford Chance LLP, 10 Upper Bank Street, London, E14 5JJ

5:00pm: Registration
5:30pm: Talk
6:30pm: Drinks reception

RSVP: If you are a client of the firm and would like to attend this event, please contact the London Women's Network team.