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2023 Global Conference

Programme Schedule

Programme Schedule 

Please click the Social Programme tab above for more details on the social events.

Working sessions will take place in the Ballroom at the conference hotel unless otherwise stated.

Delegate breakfasts (for hotel guests) on Friday and Saturday will be served in the Atrium between 7.30am - 9.00am.

Coffee breaks will take place in the Cocktail Lounge.

Lunches will take place in the Atrium.

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


7:00pm - 10:30pm

Board Dinner
(Board Members and invited guests only).
Spatenhaus an der Oper, Kleine Opernstube, Residenzstr. 12, 80333 Munich

Dress code: Smart casual
Please meet in the main lobby at Bayerischer Hof at 6.45pm to depart on foot to the venue.


9:30am - 10:30am

Management Committee Meeting
(Management Committee only).
Yellow Parlour Room, Bayerischer Hof

10:30am - 3:30pm

Board Meeting 
(Non-Board members who wish to attend must notify the Global Office in advance).
Yellow Parlour Room, Bayerischer Hof

3:00pm - 5:00pm

Conference Registration
Register and pick up your badge and conference materials between these times.
Main lobby, Bayerischer Hof

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Welcome Drinks Reception 
Heussen Offices, Briennerstrasse 9, Eingang Amiraplatz, 1st Floor, 80333 Munich
Dress Code: Smart Casual

8:00pm - 10:30pm

Welcome Dinner 
Roofgarden Level 6, Bayerischer Hof
Dress Code: Smart Casual


7:30am - 9:00am

Please note breakfast for delegates is served in the Atrium on the ground floor between these times (not the usual hotel restaurant).

9:30am - 9:50am

Conference Welcome & Introductions
Carmo Sousa Machado, Chair, Multilaw
Christoph Hamm, HEUSSEN, Germany

9:50am - 10:10am

Ice-breaker Activity

10:10am - 11:20am

"The Good Future" is entirely possible
Gerd Leonhard, Futurist, Humanist, Author of “Technology vs. Humanity”, CEO of The Futures Agency
These days it may sometimes seem that the future is bleak: climate emergencies and energy crises, violent conflicts, inflation and economic distress, smart machines and AI gearing up to take our jobs, geopolitical upheaval and much more. But Futurist Gerd Leonhard suggests that the future is better than we think, and that while we may have more challenges we also have dramatically increasing capabilities. Gerd will share his key foresights for the next 5-7 years, explain the 3 revolutions that are already underway (digital, sustainable and human), and delineate what it all means for legal professionals and their work. The Good Future is entirely possible - we just need to get ready!
Gerd's biography

11:20am - 11:40am

Coffee Break

11:40am - 12:40pm

Building a Sustainable Business Jointly: Insights from In-house Counsel and Law Firm Experts
Join us for an engaging panel discussion on sustainability in business, featuring Esteban Mezzano, General Counsel Corporate Operations & Sustainability at Nestlé and members of the Multilaw Environment & Sustainability Committee. The session will explore sustainable business practices and how they can benefit both your bottom line and the planet, the risks and opportunities of sustainability, and how in-house and external counsel can collaborate to advance environmental and societal goals in businesses and law firms. Be part of the conversation and learn how you can help clients meet their ESG (Environment/Social/Governance) responsibilities and objectives, and how to develop a sustainability journey for your own law firm.
Esteban's biography

12:40pm - 1:00pm

New Firm Intros

1:00pm - 2:15pm

Seated Lunch

2:15pm - 3:45pm

The Art of Pitching
Daniel Cronin, Entrepreneur, Lecturer, TV Presenter and Keynote Speaker
Join Daniel Cronin aka "The Pitch Professor“ as he unveils the science and psychology of effective pitching—equipping you with the skills to adapt your message, perform on the spot and under pressure and engage your audience like a pro.

Daniel's biography

3:45pm - 4:15pm

Coffee Break

4:15pm - 5:15pm

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

7:00pm - 11:30pm

Bavarian Dinner and Dancing at Hofbräuhaus
Dress code: Smart casual or traditional dress (Dirndl/Lederhosen)


7:30am - 9:00am

Please note breakfast for delegates is served in the Atrium on the ground floor between these times (not the usual hotel restaurant).

9:15am - 9:20am

Introduction to Day Two
Carmo Sousa Machado, Chair, Multilaw

9:20am - 9:35am

Multilaw Alumni - GC Powerlist
Adam Cooke, CEO, Multilaw

9:35am - 10:05am

Copyright Versus Generative AI (ChatGPT & Co) - Who will win the race?
Dr. Hermann Waldhauser

10:05am - 11:05am

Regional Meetings
EMEA Meeting - Ballroom
Americas Meeting - Galerie II (Mezzanine)
Asia Pacific Meeting - Prince's Parlour (2nd floor)

11:05am - 11:30am

Coffee Break

11:30am -12:00pm

Multilaw Global Office: Insights and Updates
Adam Cooke, CEO 

12:00pm - 12:50pm

Annual General Meeting

12:50pm - 1:00pm

Closing & Intro to 2024 Global Conference

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Seated Lunch

2:30pm - 5:00pm

Optional Afternoon Casual Tours - Deutsches Museum /Art museums
More details to follow...
Dress code: Casual

7:00pm - Late

Closing Gala Dinner & Awards - BMW Museum
Dress code: Smart 


10:00am - 3:15pm

Optional Sunday Tour - City Tour & Nymphenburg Palace

Dress code: Smart casual
Please meet in the main lobby at Bayerischer Hof at 9.45am to depart by classic bus.