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    Thursday, 27 November 2014

    Start Time
    5:30 PM

    Finish Time
    7:30 PM

    QLD: Bond University, Case Study Room 1, 14 University Drive, Robina, QLD 4226


    CPD Points
    practice management and business skills session 1 pt


    Skills for Success In-House

    A panel discussion with senior in-house counsel on the attributes and skills needed to succeed when practising in-house, including tips on:

    • how to deal with internal clients;
    • how to manage relationships with senior executives and the board;
    • understanding where the role is positioned and if that is not optimal can it be shifted; and
    • how to become a valued business partner (i.e. how to value add to an organisation.

    About the panel members

    Lisa Lombardi, General Counsel and Company Secretary, IQA suite of companies

    Lisa is currently General Counsel and Company Secretary for the suite of IQA companies, and also acts as Compliance Officer for one of the companies that holds an Australian Financial Services License.

    She is sole counsel, providing legal services over the entire suite of in-house matters for the IQA suite of companies, including legal risk management, insurance, contracts and procurement, litigation management, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory issues, and everything else.

    Prior to joining IQA, she was General Counsel, Australasia, for Golder Associates’ companies across the region, from New Zealand to Africa and India.

    Philip Ware, General Counsel, Stanwell Corporation

    Philip has been the General Counsel of Stanwell / Tarong Energy (Queensland’s largest electricity generator) managing the full gamut of legal, governance, regulatory, transactional and contentious matters since January 2001.

    From 1988 he worked at Feez Ruthning (now Allens Linklaters) first in commercial litigation, then in banking, finance, property and infrastructure including secondments at Westpac and Queensland Cement (now Cement Australia) and as the firm’s national risk management lawyer.

    He sits on Queensland Law Society (ADR & Mining and Resources), Australian Corporate Lawyers Association (Qld and National Mentoring) and AMPLA (Qld) committees and participates in the QLS, ACLA and QUT mentoring schemes. He is accredited by the Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators Australia as a Probity Adviser and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

    Julian Blanchard, Principal, Blanchard Legal

    Julian is the principal of newly established firm Blanchard Legal, a boutique firm with a focus on corporate and commercial work based on the Gold Coast. He has previously held three general counsel positions, at Wyndham Vacation Ownership (2 years), Billabong (7 years) and Schneider Electric (2 years). Prior to going in-house, Julian previously worked at Allens in Sydney and other top tier firms. He has also been a University academic, lecturing in law schools on Corporate Law and also obtained a Ph.D. He loves his wife and three children, and when full bodied likes to surf.

    About the chair

    Cherriee Ludemann, Special Counsel, bdg Legal

    Cherriee moved into private practice in June 2014 as Special Counsel for bdg Legal after 8 years as General Counsel and Company Secretary of a large privately owned manufacturing business on the Gold Coast. Her time in-house included a three year period of receivership where she worked closely with senior partners from Deloitte in restructuring the business for a sale in early 2012.

    Cherriee’s experience includes providing both legal and strategic advice on corporate, commercial, competition and consumer law related issues. She has also had involvement in franchising arrangements with the retail arm of the business in which she was engaged as General Counsel. She has been a member of the QLS Competition and Consumer Law Committee for approximately 3 years.

    Cherriee holds a Bachelor of Legal & Justice Studies, a Bachelor of Laws (QUT) and a Master of Laws (QUT).

    Seminar timing

    Arrive at 5.30pm for registration and networking, drinks served
    Presentation commences at 6.00pm, until 7.00pm

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