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2019 In Review

Change is erupting across the in-house landscape. Leaps in automation, intense commercial competition, and mounting exposure to cyber-attacks have created significant volatility – but there is opportunity in the chaos. General Counsel are assuming greater strategic responsibility and commanding new influence across the corporate and government hierarchy.

Celebrating its 6th year, the General Counsel Summit is the most significant event for in-house counsel in the region. Hosting the most esteemed legal minds from all sectors of the national economy alongside international thought-leaders, it is the optimal platform from which to formulate strategies and unlock the competitive edge to lead and succeed in 2019.

Why attend?


  • Learn from the exemplary workplace practices of the world’s most respected and reliable institutions
  • Uncover first-hand experiences on new approaches, differentiators and concepts from premier legal thought-leaders
  • Acquire proven, actionable insights for your team in a rapidly changing world
  • Gain forward insight on advanced analytic and security imperatives
  • Network with a premium audience of your peers, where General Counsel talk to General Counsel in a five-star environment
  • Discover what the future holds for in-house counsel


Gain Access

// 12 Keynotes
// 2 Powerful days
// Executive learning agenda
// 35+ Industry speakers
// 250+ Executives
// 5 Star networking environment

2019 Speakers

Emmanuel Lulin
Senior Vice-President & Chief Ethics Officer
L'Oreal (FR)
Sean Roberts
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
GSK Consumer Healthcare
Lisa Mather
Vice President, Chief International Counsel
Paypal (SGP)
Christine Harman
General Counsel and Company Secretary
Cricket Australia
Michael Antaw
General Counsel and Company Secretary
Nestlé Australia
Daniel Crennan QC
Deputy Chair
Australian Securities and Investments Commission
David Brewster
Chief Legal Officer
The Hon. Mark Speakman SC MP
Attorney General and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic Violence
Eleni North
General Counsel and Company Secretary
National Rugby League
Stuart Thomas
General Counsel and Company Secretary
Network Ten
Craig Emery
General Counsel
Alison Telfer
Managing Director, General Counsel and Head of Compliance Australasia
Shanti Berggren
Acting General Counsel
Malcolm Haack
Group General Counsel
Jennifer Darbyshire
General Counsel Governance
National Australia Bank
Nina Ta
Head of Legal
Uber ANZ
Peter Horton
Executive Manager Legal, Governance and Risk
Nigel Bond
General Counsel, Wealth, Australian Banking & Technology
Belinda Speirs
General Counsel
Suncorp Group
Catriona McGregor
Group General Counsel and Company Secretary
Domain Group
Sally Webb
General Counsel
NSW Police Force
Libby Davidson
General Counsel and External Relations Director
Lion Group
Vered Keisar
Vice President and General Counsel Asia Pacific
Kirk Simmons
Head of Legal
Anna Lozynski
Executive General Counsel
L'Oréal Australia & New Zealand
Stacey Taylor
Senior Director & Head of Legal
eBay, Australia and New Zealand
Robert Wall
General Counsel and Company Secretary
Colliers International
Michael Tidball
Chief Executive Officer
The Law Society of NSW
Annette Musolino
Acting Deputy Secretary of Integrity & Information Group
Commonwealth Department of Human Services
Gavin MacLaren
Chief Executive Officer
Corrs Chambers Westgarth
Abigail Gill
Corrs Chambers Westgarth
Deborah Latimer
Partner, Governance, Regulation and Conduct Advisory and Co-lead Partner on Corporate Governance
Karen Den-Toll
Renae Lattey
Managing Partner, Clients and Mergers & Acquisitions
King & Wood Mallesons
Rob Gitell
Vice President, Director of Sales and Client Management, Australia and New Zealand
Thomson Reuters
Katelin Grammer
Head of Sales, Legal Content Solutions, ANZ
Thomson Reuters
Ian Goddard
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Scarlet Reid
McCullough Robertson
Anthony Wright
Chief Executive Officer
Wendy Harris QC
Senior Vice-President
Victorian Bar
Steven Walker
Managing Director, Law Department and Contracts Consulting, APAC


  • The Influence Imperative: Agents of Change in the Legal Sector
  • Renovating the House: The Swelling Influence of General Counsel
  • Systems and Structures: Optimising Legal Operations
  • Not if But When: The Ready State of Cyber Security
  • New Horizons: Embracing Opportunities on the World Stage
  • Aligned for Advantage: New Suitors and Commercial Partners
  • Profits not Prophets: Demystifying the Technological Landscape



Corrs Chambers Westgarth is Australia’s leading independent law firm, providing exceptional legal services on major transactions, projects and significant disputes. With more than 175 years of history, Corrs advises on the most significant global matters and connects with the best lawyers internationally to provide clients with the right team for every engagement.


Deloitte provides audit, tax, consulting, risk and financial advisory services to public and private clients spanning multiple industries. With a globally connected network of member firms in more than 150 countries, Deloitte brings world-class capabilities and high-quality service to clients, delivering the insights they need to address their most complex business challenges.


Recognised as one of the world’s most innovative international law firms, King & Wood Mallesons offers a different perspective to commercial thinking and the client experience.


lexvoco’s mission is to help in-house legal teams succeed and improve their wellbeing.  lexvoco provides immediate help in the form of secondments and law firm work, and improves efficiencies through legal operations and legal technology.


We thrive on partnering with our clients to challenge traditional thinking. We focus on our collective curiosity, experience and diverse perspectives to create meaningful and enduring relationships.


Thomson Reuters Legal Australia is the leading source of intelligent information for the legal industry. We deliver software solutions to help you control your legal spend, streamline your processes and achieve operational efficiency.


Dazychain is all-in-one cloud software designed specifically for in-house counsel. Manage matters, store documents, file emails directly from Outlook and produce strategic reporting on one user-friendly platform.


The Victorian Bar is the professional association of over 2,100 barristers providing strong, independent legal representation. Specialist advocates, advisors and strategists providing proactive advice and representation in the courts, tribunals, mediations and arbitrations.


Elevate is the law company. We provide consulting, technology and services to law departments and law firms, offering practical ways to improve efficiency, quality and outcomes.


Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick (POF) is a leading intellectual property firm providing end-to-end IP services throughout Australasia and the world. We are focussed on collaborating with clients and providing a superior level of client service that puts you at the centre of everything that we do.


Law In Order is the leading supplier of end to end document and digital solutions to the legal industry providing expert litigation support through our cost-effective document production, expert discovery management and specialist court services.


Wolters Kluwer provides the right tools and instant answers you need to stay ahead of the competition. Instantly access the latest high quality legal research content with the latest commentary, legislation and rulings wherever you are.

Celebrating its 7th year, the General Counsel Summit is unparalleled in the level of delegates and speakers it attracts.

From knowledge sharing, to brand exposure and lead generation, sponsors have an effective platform to engage this decision-making audience, before, during and after the event.

As a marketing platform to demonstrate expertise, credibility and grow your business with senior in-house legal professionals, the General Counsel Summit offers unrivalled cut-through.

This event was sold out in 2019


Jack Martin – Commercial Manager
Tel: 02 8004 3172
Email: [email protected]

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    Delegate Package:

    Delegate Pass includes access to all sessions, refreshment breaks, networking lunches, networking drinks reception, and access to speaker presentations. Please note: not all speakers choose to provide presentation papers. One delegate pass is entry for one person only, passes cannot be shared. Organiser’s reserve the right to deny entry to anyone not registered.


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  • FAQ

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

    What’s included in my delegate pass?

    A Delegate Pass includes access to all sessions, refreshment breaks, networking lunches, and access to provided speaker presentations.

    Is there a group booking discount?

    Yes – groups of 3 people or more are entitled to a discount. Full discount information is available on our registration page. If you have any questions about how group bookings work, please contact [email protected]

    Can I transfer my pass?

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    How do I receive my delegate pass?

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    Is media registration available?

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    Cancellation Policy:

    A full refund less a $250 (GST Inclusive) processing fee is applicable on cancellation requests made in writing within 10 days of registration. No refunds are available for cancellations made more than 10 days after registration.

    What is a Service Provider?

    A service provider refers to an individual or organisation who supplies products and/or services to the primary audience of in-house counsel professionals.

    Service providers may only have one representative at the event. A delegate pass is entry for one person only, passes cannot be shared. All service providers who apply for a pass will be reviewed internally before a registration is completed.

    Will there be a delegate list available?

    No, Connect Media does not provide delegate lists to attendees