The NextGen GC Summit - Archived

  • June 23, 2023 9:00 am - 8:30 pm
  • Level 2, Fishburners, Sydney Startup Hub

    11 York Street
    Sydney, New South Wales 2000
Ticket Price $0.00-$595.00 This event is now over


Law Ninjas is proud to present this exclusive summit which will feature GCs and senior leaders engaging in interactive discussions on the key issues facing the legal industry in Australia and New Zealand.  It will be a full-day event with a series of interesting panel conversations, networking opportunities and fun activities, followed by an exciting "Ninja Night" in the evening.  In addition, for the first time ever, we will be livestreaming the event for lawyers across the globe.   



Please click to see the current agenda - The NextGen GC Summit


Speakers and Topics

  • How to Build a Rockstar Legal Team
    • Aimee Yi, Head of Legal, APAC, Iress
    • Marianne Marchesi, Founder and Managing Principal, Legalite
    • Nicholas Sedgwick, Group General Counsel & Company Secretary, Laser Clinics Group
    • Rian Matthews, General Counsel, APAC, The Weir Group
    • Véronique Diallo, Head of Legal, Rexlabs and General Counsel, Lumachain
  • How to Create Stronger Stakeholder Relationships
    • Emma Yim, Head of Legal, SunRice Group
    • Kate Robinson, Senior Legal Counsel, Artesian 
    • Lili Dent, Senior Director, General Counsel, ANZ, PepsiCo
    • Marina Mitrevski, General Counsel & Company Secretary, THE ICONIC
    • Mark Tyndall, VP, Markets & Growth APAC, Neota
  • How to Develop an Effective ESG Strategy
    • Jonathon Friedrich, General Counsel and Company Secretary, All G Foods
    • Kate Sherburn, Head of Legal, Who Gives A Crap
    • Keiran McPhail, Head of Legal, Australia, Société Générale
    • Laura Duesbury, General Counsel and Company Secretary, Bridge Housing
    • Maria Yiasemides, Partner, Jones Day
  • Key Challenges in the World of Sports, Media and Entertainment
    • Ashley Kerr, General Counsel (Global), PlayUp
    • Emily Jackson, Head of Legal, FIFA Women's World Cup Australia - New Zealand 2023
    • Jeremy Child, Chief Legal Officer & Company Secretary, ARN Media
    • Theo Dorizac, General Counsel, Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) Australia
  • The Shift - The powerful role in-house legal play in the future of the legal profession
    • Demetrio Zema, Founder and Director, Law Squared
  • How to Build a Robust Cybersecurity and Data Protection Framework
    • Elena Chan, Chief Risk Officer and General Counsel, Beforepay
    • Elizabeth Duncan-Lee, Head of Legal – APAC, NCC Group
    • Ivana Kovacevic, Former General Counsel, Aristocrat
    • Jaydon Burke-Douglas, General Counsel and Head of Operations, ProRisk
    • Sonia Sharma, Partner, Maddocks
  • The World of M&A and Venture Capital  
    • John Sheehy, CEO, Pottinger
    • Malika Chandrasegaran, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills
    • Rohen Sood, General Partner, Reinventure Group
    • Steven Miles, General Counsel & Company Secretary, Asia Pacific & South Africa, McCain Foods
    • Troy Swan, Group General Counsel & Company Secretary, Winc
  • Litigation and Insolvency Trends for In-House Counsel to Know About
    • Trevor Withane, Partner, Ironbridge Legal
  • How to Optimise Legal Operations
    • Cicely Sylow, General Counsel, Birdon Group
    • Elisabeth Flett, General Counsel and Company Secretary, Cancer Council NSW
    • Michael Guilday, General Counsel & Head of Property, Sydney Fish Market
    • Ryan Zahrai, Head of Legal, Eucalyptus
    • Travis Hughes, Senior Account Executive, Conga
  • Stepping into the Future: AI and Tech 
    • David Turner, Co-founder, Lext Australia
    • Ilona Meyer, General Counsel and Company Secretary, Nuix
    • Jennifer Mulheron, General Counsel and Company Secretary,
    • Victor Dominello, Director, Trustworthy Digital Society Hub, Professor, University of New South Wales, and Former Minister for Digital and Customer Service, NSW Government
  • How to Be a More Effective GC
    • Gihan Wijeratne, Head of Legal & Company Secretary (Pacific), Ingenico
    • Jo En Low, Partner, Ashurst
    • Louise Fitzpatrick, General Counsel and Company Secretary, Bindaree Food Group
    • Neil Sher, General Counsel, Australia and New Zealand, JD Sports
    • Ryan Rayfield, Vice President – General Counsel and Company Secretary, Australia and New Zealand, American Express


Participant Profile 

General Counsel, Head of Legal, In-House Counsel



Ironbridge Legal
Law Squared

Day One Recruitment 

Event Supporters:  
Herbert Smith Freehills
Jones Day
Peerpoint by Allen & Overy
UNSW Engineering


Dress Code

Smart Casual

Date & Time

Fri, Jun 23, 2023 9:00 am - 8:30 pm

Venue Details

Level 2, Fishburners, Sydney Startup Hub

11 York Street
Sydney, New South Wales 2000 Level 2, Fishburners, Sydney Startup Hub
Law Ninjas

Law Ninjas was established in 2017 as a WhatsApp group for in-house lawyers.  

Since then, it has transformed into a community for thousands of lawyers and law students around the world where one can build relationships and learn everything about being a successful lawyer.  

We host conferences and workshops featuring world-class speakers, run coaching sessions, and provide invaluable resources on a range of topics, such as drafting an effective CV and cover letter, applying for an LLM, succeeding as an in-house lawyer, acing a legal job interview, and much, much more.  

Our speakers have come from the African Development Bank, Amazon, Citi, Deutsche Bank, H&M, Harvard Law School, Infosys, KFC, Mercedes-Benz, Oxford University, PepsiCo, SIAC, SpiceJet, TikTok, Twitter, UNIQLO, Volvo Cars, and many more global organizations.  

We are incredibly passionate about giving back to the legal community, and 10% of our profits go towards funding scholarships for deserving law students across the globe.  

We have received Businessworld’s Legal Entrepreneur of the Year award, we were named as finalists in two categories at the Australian Law Awards 2022, and we have hosted large GC conferences in New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Sydney.

Please visit or e-mail if you would like more information.