Communicating and Writing with Impact [Skills Training for Legal Professionals]

The Legal Focus Group of the British Chamber of Commerce Shanghai, will host an afternoon skills training session aimed at enhancing oral and written communication skills of legal professionals for use in an increasingly demanding professional environment. Professional skills trainer, Rochelle Kwok, and two senior lawyers from member firm Linklaters, will lead a 2-hour session which seeks to equip inhouse legal and compliance professionals with the tools and techniques to build sustainable and long-term relationships with colleagues and clients.

Communicating with impact - Remember the last presentation you attended: was it excellent or just a waste of your time? Some people think that delivering outstanding presentations is a matter of talent – in fact, it just involves following a few, simple rules. In this session, our trainers will discuss the key tips that any presenter can use to make a real impression on their audience.

Effective drafting and written communication - We deal with hundreds of emails and documents every day, so we all spend hours reading and writing – yet rarely pause to think about how to do it most effectively. In this session our trainers will explain how you can draft more clearly and examine the core elements of effective written communication.

This exclusive event is open to inhouse legal and compliance staff working at British Chamber member companies and other non-professional firms.

Agenda
1:30pm Registration and Networking
2:00pm Welcome Remarks
2:05pm “Communicating with Impact” Workshop
2:55pm Break
3:05pm “Effective Drafting and Written Communication” Workshop
3:55pm Closing Remarks
4:00pm Session Ends & Networking

Cancellation Policy: Please note that if you need to cancel this booking, we must receive your cancellation by email no less than 48 hours in advance of an event. If we do not receive the cancellation notice by this time, the Chamber will have to charge you the full-price for the event, as this is necessary to cover costs automatically incurred by the Chamber on the registered attendees’ behalf.

Speaker Introduction

Rochelle Kwok

Co-Head of Knowledge & Learning in Asia, Linklaters Hong Kong

Rochelle leads knowledge and learning for Linklaters Asia and regularly delivers business skills training internally and to clients across the region. She designs training to help people develop their professional and inter-personal skills so they can flourish in their jobs. Rochelle’s key areas of focus are building relationships and all forms of communication skills – the essentials for any professional. As an internal coach, Rochelle is actively involved in and enjoys working with individuals on a one-to-one basis to help them navigate their careers. Rochelle has worked in Europe, the United Kingdom and Asia developing and implementing small- and large-scale organisational development and talent engagement programmes.

Rochelle also co-chairs the Gender Equality network and set up the first Lean In circle in Linklaters. She is passionate about helping working women succeed in their chosen roles. She is also an active member of the firm’s Social Impact committee and Christian Fellowship group.

Alex Roberts

Counsel, Linklaters Shanghai

Alex advises financial institutions, corporates, sovereign wealth and private equity funds in cross border public and private M&A, covering a wide range of sectors, such as TMT, financial services and healthcare. Having trained in London before relocating to Shanghai, Alex brings extensive international experience to Linklaters China practice with an ability to understand different systems and cultural diversity to ensure that clients are able to navigate unfamiliar corporate transactions successful and efficiently. A native English speaker and lover of Chinese Mandarin, Alex’s written and oral communication skills have been developed in the demanding financial centres of London, Shanghai and Hong Kong, where he frequently leads seminars and trainings for clients and internal teams on a range of topics.

Daniel Bergman

Managing Associate, Linklaters Shanghai

Daniel specialises in cross-border private equity investments, joint ventures, and acquisitions and disposals in Asia and Europe. Daniel started his career in the investment banking legal team at Goldman Sachs International in London, and also worked at leading US law firms for several years in London and Hong Kong, before joining Linklaters in Shanghai. His cross-border transactional experience across different industries has provided Daniel will a rich knowledge of business communication techniques and tips. He presents to clients and internally on a range of legal and professional skills subjects.

Event contact

Hilary Wu
+862162185022
Hilary.Wu@britishchambershanghai.org

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