2023 Americas Regional Conference

Programme Schedule

Programme Schedule 

All working sessions will take place in the Breakout Room 2 & 3 in the main Royalton Saint Lucia Resort unless otherwise stated.

The suggested dress code is business casual for the working sessions and the dress code for social events is specified under each event.


7:30pm - 10:00pm

Board Dinner
(Board Members and invited guests only).
Vintry & Mercer,19-20 Garlick Hill, London EC4V 2AU 

Dress code: Smart casual
Please meet at the South entrance, Haven ground floor level, Westin London City Hotel at 7.15pm to depart on foot to the venue.


9:30am - 10:30am

Management Committee Meeting
(Management Committee only).
Shakespeare Martineau Offices, 60 Gracechurch St,
London EC3V 0HR

10:30am - 3:30pm

Board Meeting 
(Non-Board members who wish to attend must notify the Global Office in advance).
Shakespeare Martineau Offices, 60 Gracechurch St,
London EC3V 0HR
Please meet at the South entrance, Haven ground floor level, Westin London City Hotel at 10.00am to depart on foot to the venue.

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Conference Registration
Register and pick up your badge and conference materials between these times.
Reception 4th Floor, Westin London City Hotel

7:00pm - 11:00pm

Welcome Cocktail Reception 
Hithe+Seek Bar, Westin London City Hotel 
Dress Code: Smart Casual


8:00am - 9:00am

Managing Partners/CEOs/COOs Roundtable 
(Invitation only)

Facilitated by Duc V. Trang, Managing Director, Global Advisory Services, Major, Lindsey & Africa
Romeo & Juliet Room (4th Floor)

9:30am - 9:35am

Conference Welcome
Carmo Sousa Machado, Chair, Multilaw

9:35am - 9:45am

Attendee Introductions

9:45am - 10:15am

Ice-breaker Activity

10:15am - 11:00am

Addressing the disconnect between what in-house counsel need and what law firms are able to deliver 
Duc V. Trang, Managing Director, Major, Lindsey & Africa
Duc's biography

11:00am - 11:20am

Coffee Break

11:20am - 12:00pm

Preparing firms for volatility and opportunity
Sarah Walker-Smith, CEO, Shakespeare Martineau, UK
Where is the legal sector heading? What challenges will law firms face in the future?
Sarah's biography

12:00pm - 12:45pm

Facilitated Group Discussion

12:45pm - 1:40pm

Buffet Lunch
Westin Ballroom Foyer

1:40pm - 1:50pm

New member introduction:
OMG, Dominican Republic

1:50pm - 2:50pm

Practice Group Breakout Workshops
Banking & Finance; Corporate & Commercial; IP, Media & Technology; Labour & Employment; Litigation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution.

2:50pm - 3:05pm

Coffee Break

3:05pm - 4:05pm

Finding your competitive edge
Graham Cox, Boundaries Edge
In a competitive market, particularly where it is difficult for clients to differentiate between services offered by various law firms, building powerful relationships that deliver tangible results is vital. This interactive and energising session brings to life the decision-making process in the human mind. It looks at the 6 Rules of Human Perception, showing how we make certain decisions and the neuro-psychology behind liking and trust.
Graham's biography


ONUKY Charity Appeal


Closing Remarks

4:30pm - 5:00pm

Former Chairs Committee Meeting
Executive Board Room (4th Floor)

6:30pm - 8:30pm

Networking Reception
Evening drinks and canapés with live entertainment provided by gypsy swing jazz trio 'Swing Train 42' and a farewell to Charles Brooks at Pennington Manches Cooper's hospitality space. 
Dress code: Smart casual


9:45am - 9:50am

Introduction to Day Two
Adam Cooke,  Multilaw Executive Director

9:50am - 10:40am

Regional Meetings
EMEA Meeting - Westin Ballroom
Americas Meeting - Romeo & Juliet room
Asia Pacific Meeting - Executive Boardroom

10:40am - 11:00am

Coffee Break

11:00am - 11:50am


Welcome to the 'Wild West' of the metaverse - screening
As a growing number of companies invest in the metaverse – where users can work, shop, live and socialise in virtual worlds – our panel will explore the legal opportunities and implications that may arise including IP, data security, fintech, employment, real estate, M&A activity and investment.
Lights down, popcorn at the ready - this is our first ever event created in the metaverse and you won't want to miss it!

11:50am - 12:10pm

Multilaw Global Office Update
Adam Cooke, Executive Director

12:10pm - 12:40pm

Annual General Meeting
Followed by Intro to Munich 2023!

12:40pm - 1:40pm

Buffet Lunch
Westin Ballroom Foyer

2:30pm - 4:00pm

Guided Tour of Tate Modern Gallery
Dress code: Casual

7:15pm - 1:00am

Closing Gala Dinner - Aqua at The Shard 
Dress code: Smart