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Registration

UK Registration

Registration for UK delegates is 495 pounds.  You can register online with credit card at this link . (You will be charged in U.S. dollars.)  If you would like to pay by bank transfer please send an email to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

European Registration

Registration for other European delegates is 495 Euros. You can register and pay by credit card at this link. (You will be charged in U.S. dollars.)

If you would like to pay by bank transfer please send an email to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

US Member Registration

Registration for MLRC members in the U.S. and outside of Europe is $495.
You can register and pay by credit card at this link.

To pay by check download and return this registration form to:

MLRC, 266 W 37th St Fl 20 , New York, NY 10018-6507

Conference Events Map.


Program

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

11:30-1:00 pm Sunday Brunch for Delegates
At Howard Kennedy, 1 London Bridge, London

6:30-8:30 Reception Sponsored by Bloomberg News
Bloomberg LLP, 39-45 Finsbury Square, London

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25

9:00-9:30  Check-in at The Law Society

Morning Sessions

Welcome from MLRC Chair Lynn Oberlander

Brexit, Trump & the Rise of Populism
What do recent political developments mean for the press and democracy in Europe and America? Why has it been so difficult to cover - predict - Trump, Brexit and other populist movements?
Featuring John Micklethwait, Editor in Chief, Bloomberg News. 
With James Fallows, Europe Editor, The Atlantic; Judge Judith Gibson, NSW Australia.
Moderator: Mark Stephens, CBE, Howard Kennedy

National Security vs. The Press: Redux
Liability under the Official Secrets Act, US Espionage Act and other national laws. Will reporters be prosecuted for receiving leaks of classified information? What protections do sources and whistleblowers have? Will there be a "war on the press"?
Moderators: Jay Ward Brown, Levine Sullivan Koch & Schultz; and Gill Phillips, The Guardian

Lunch at The Law Society

Afternoon Sessions

Press Freedom in Eastern Europe
Moderator: Randy Shapiro, Bloomberg; with reporters and lawyers from the region.

Privacy and the Press in the Digital Age
Will data protection laws unduly restrict the press? Should online platforms be responsible for protecting privacy rights? The right to know vs. the right to be forgotten.
With: ECHR Judge Ganna Yudkivska.
Moderators: Andrew Bridges, Fenwick & West; Anya Proops QC, 11KBW.

5pm End

6:30-9:00 Evening Reception at the National Gallery
Trafalgar Square, London
Sponsored by Hiscox

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

9:30 Morning Sessions

Media Litigation in the High Court: Talk and Q&A with Mr. Justice Mark Warby
Mr Justice Warby has primary responsibility for defamation, privacy, and related claims against the media in the High Court.
Introduction by Gavin Millar QC, Matrix Chambers

Libel Reform, Leveson & Loopholes
Does the Defamation Act protect the press? Is the Act being undermined by post-Leveson regulations? Are claimants evading the Defamation Act by suing in Ireland?
Moderator: Liz Hartley, Associated Newspapers. With Caroline Kean, Wiggin; Karyn Harty, McCann Fitzgerald (Dublin); Keith Mathieson, RPC; Catrin Evans QC, One Brick Court.

Lunch

Afternoon Sessions

Vetting Exercise
A hypothetical news article and tweets will be examined for defamation, privacy, and contempt of court issues under American, European and other international approaches.
With George Freeman, MLRC, and expert discussants from around the world.

Publicity Rights in Docudramas and Entertainment
Comparative issues in vetting docudramas and entertainment programming, including use of images, life stories, and trademarks in express works. How will the Copyright Directive and other EU regulations impact these issues?
With Peter Rienecker, HBO, and Rezwana Akram, Simons Muirhead Burton.

Oxford-Style Debate: Privacy vs. Freedom of Expression

Chip Babcock, Jackson Walker (Dallas) and Elizabeth McNamara, Davis Wright Tremaine (New York)

versus

Fraser Campbell, Blackstone Chambers (London) and Max Mosley (London)

5p.m. End

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

Morning Session

9:30-11:00 In-house Counsel Breakfast Meeting (Open to in-house media counsel only)
Discussion of practical issues affecting in-house media lawyers.
Hosted by The Guardian, Kings Place, 90 York Way, King's Cross, London

(Program as of May 2017 - subject to change)


REGISTRATION

US Member Registration

Registration for MLRC members in the U.S. and outside of Europe is $495. You can register and pay by credit card at this link.

UK Registration

Registration for UK delegates is 495 pounds.  You can register online with credit card at this link . (You will be charged in U.S. dollars.)  If you would like to pay by bank transfer please send an email to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

European Registration

Registration for other European delegates is 495 Euros. You can register and pay by credit card at this link. (You will be charged in U.S. dollars.) 

If you would like to pay by bank transfer please send an email to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Registration includes brunch on Sunday Sept. 24; evening receptions on September 24 and 25; lunches on the 25th and 26th at The Law Society.

If you are a traveling to London with a spouse or partner, you may purchase an additional ticket for the Sept. 25th National Gallery Reception for $150.

LOCATION

Conference sessions on September 25-26 are at The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London.

The in-house counsel breakfast meeting on September 27 is open to in-house counsel only and is hosted by The Guardian, Kings Place, 90 York Way, King's Cross, London.

Conference events and hotels are detailed on this Google Map.

HOTELS

The following two hotels have discounted rates for Conference delegates. Due to limited availability book your hotel as early as possible.

Club Quarters Lincoln Inn Fields
61 Lincoln's Inn Fields (£165 to £175 per night plus VAT).
Call Member Services at 1-203-905-2100 or Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Group Code ML2209

Apex Temple Court Hotel
1-2 Serjeants' Inn, Fleet Street (£174 to £279 including VAT)
To book call 011-44-800-049-8000
Group Code: MED2309

Other area hotels

Waldorf Hilton London
Aldwych
http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/united-kingdom/the-waldorf-hilton-london-LONWAHI/index.html

Z City Hotel
24 Fleet Street, London EC4Y 1AA
http://www.thezhotels.com/city

 

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