Learn, share, and connect with fellow Chief Legal Officers from around the world at a unique, timely conference

By the Association of Corporate Counsel

2024 Chief Legal Officer Global Summit
22-24 May 2024
Edinburgh, Scotland

A globalised economy demands business leaders with an international mindset. The Chief Legal Officer/General Counsel of today is a business leader, and as mitigators of risk, they can often find themselves wearing multiple hats while they carefully navigate the wide variety of issues brought before them.

To help high-ranking global counsel excel at a truly global perspective and be best prepared for any challenge the current business landscape could throw their way, the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), a global legal association that promotes the common professional and business interests of in-house counsel, is inviting the highest ranking legal officer of an organisation to join their peers from around the world at the ACC Chief Legal Officer Global Summit.

Taking place in Edinburgh, Scotland, from 22-24 May 2024, the event will provide participants with a space (under the Chatham House Rule) to tackle the most pressing issues currently facing modern CLOs, learn from their peers, and make cross-border connections in a private, intimate setting designed for CLOs, by CLOs.


“The CLO Summit is a terrific opportunity for transformation and collaboration among legal professionals. The practical, actionable content, coupled with the opportunity to discuss real-world issues with peers, provided invaluable insights. For Chief Legal Officers, who often face isolation in their roles, the Summit provides an essential platform to connect with fellow CLOs on relevant topics that fuel our continuous development and growth.” – Gregory Ritts, Chief Legal and Compliance Officer, Altisource Portfolio Solutions, S.A.


Being invited to join a panel comprised of an international community was an eye-opening experience that broadened my horizons. It was encouraging to observe the similar struggles and concerns shared by fellow Chief Legal Officers. The content presented at the conference was excellent, with topics that underscored the necessity of collaboration and sharing of knowledge. In the complex world of legal and business practice, developing in isolation is significantly more challenging. It is collaboration and the exchange of ideas and experiences that make my practice as an in-house counsel more efficient and also progressive.” – Dr. Sebastian Lochen, Group General Counsel, Head of Legal and Compliance, thyssenkrupp 


Summit attendees will receive:

  • Peer-to-peer benchmarking on best practices and challenges
  • Networking with a multinational community of 20+ countries across various sectors
  • Global brainstorming to drive legal department transformation and growth; and
  • Examination of the chief legal officer’s role and response during crisis simulations, and more.


What is the ACC Chief Legal Officer Summit?

The theme of this year’s ACC Chief Legal Officer Summit is “Driving Strategic Transformation: Leveraging the Unique Perch of the Chief Legal Officer” and has been designed by industry experts to inspire legal counsel to forge relationships that open their minds to new opinions, challenge their insights, provide fresh experiences, and teach them how to sustain connections. The Summit is the preeminent annual event aimed at chief legal counsel, encouraging them to gain the essential knowledge needed to navigate an increasingly complex business environment.

Chief legal officers from more than twenty countries will engage with leading global experts and speakers around numerous key topics, including:

  • AI
  • Data Privacy and Cybersecurity
  • Climate Change
  • Geopolitical Risk
  • Talent Development
  • Corporate governance
  • Legal Operations
  • Legal professional privilege
  • Outstanding leadership challenges
  • Diversity, equity and inclusion, and more.

Why should legal counsel attend?

 The need for global CLOs to easily adapt is more important than ever. In this current global landscape, legal officers must become even more agile and strategic to address their corporate clients’ needs. The role of the CLO is forever changing and expanding, and as the world’s organisations keep adjusting to new challenges, legal professionals must also continually and proactively redefine themselves and their legal departments to match this rapid global transformation.

Truly effective chief legal officers will exploit these newfound opportunities, leading their companies as they navigate this complex and shifting environment. The Chief Legal Officer Global Summit features roundtables, interactive plenaries, and ample networking opportunities to provide legal professionals with the opportunity to learn from experts from around the world.

What top challenges are modern CLOs facing?

Modern CLOs have a lot on their plate. From dealing with the effects of multipolar conflicts between regional blocs of countries, understanding the implications of AI within the legal department and overall organisation, adapting policies to be in line with evolving social norms both inside and outside companies, and handling the pressing need to accomplish more with less spending, their list of responsibilities is rapidly expanding.

As the role of the CLO continues to expand, the position is increasingly being seen as critical to the success of any business, with those filling the role acting as valued and trusted partners throughout their organisations. The main topics concerning modern CLOs include regulations and enforcement, privacy and data security, and cybersecurity threats, according to the 2024 ACC Chief Legal Officers Survey.


Seats are filling fast, act now to join this elite group of legal and business leaders in Edinburgh 22-24 May 2024 at the ACC 2024 Chief Legal Officer Summit  

ACC Chief Legal Officer Global Summit


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