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Open Innovation and Collaboration

02 July 2019 | London


Over this last year we have been talking to our clients about open innovation – what approach do they take – how "open" can it be – how are innovation and collaboration processed and structured – is "ownership" still an important factor -  what issues are there in collaborating with partners from different sectors – what internal collaboration issues arise – what is the role of Legal in all this?

This is a half day conference dedicated to exploring the themes and practical issues emerging from these discussions, including an assessment of key legal issues, practical tips and risk management from our HSF team.

We are hosting a panel of industry speakers from in-house legal and innovation teams who will discuss their experiences of managing innovation and collaboration, including:

Victoria Thompson, Head of Innovation Legal – Barclays
Edwin Mayer, Head Counsel – Technology & Enterprise Services - Sky 
Tim Heard, Co-founder & MD, The Circle of Young Intrapreneurs

We look forward to welcoming you to our offices on 2 July.

Comments from attendees at our 2018 Conference:

"The perfect mixture of commercial and legal content"
"Really insightful and inspirational"  "Stimulating and thought provoking"
"Really engaging and interesting"  "Would love to attend more."


Tuesday 2 July 2019


Herbert Smith Freehills' offices:
Exchange House, Primrose Street, London, EC2A 2EG

Register your interest

If you would like to invite a colleague or require further information please contact


08.45 for registration (and breakfast) before 09.00 start. The conference will conclude at 12.30.


All Herbert Smith Freehills offices are wheelchair accessible. If you require a sign language interpreter at this event or have any other accessibility needs that would assist your participation at this event, please update the enquiries contact so that we can make appropriate arrangements.

Continuing Competence 

This seminar has been designed to contribute 3 hours of professional development towards the Continuing Competence of England & Wales qualified solicitors and with reference to the Statement of Solicitor Competence.