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MI Lawyers - Our own group of Entrepreneurs

Tuesday 13 April 2021

Welcome to a new Business Development Initiative for MI

From conversations with Managing Partners and MI Main Contacts around the world, a number of firms are taking a ‘creative’ and entrepreneurial approach to developing business, both locally and cross-jurisdictionally.

Sometimes, that can be as simple as working trade associations and embassies, sometimes it’s by creating cross-industry alliances or partnerships with recruitment agencies or venture capital firms, or by targeting global personnel movements, immigration and investment.

So we will hold a quarterly meeting of MI ‘entrepreneurs’ and creative business thinkers to share what they are doing, seek opportunities, swap ideas and potentially create partnerships and business initiatives.

The first meetings will take place on Tuesday 13th April.

There will be an earlier session and a later session to cover time zones: Zoom details for 8.30am UK BST

Meeting ID: 878 9371 7211 ; Passcode: 287702

Zoom details for 3.30pm UK BST

Meeting ID: 815 0793 5881 ; Passcode: 290504

For further information on taking part in the sessions contact Mackrell HQ

Estates and Trusts PG Call

Wednesday 14 April 2021

Join our Team Leaders, Natalie Payne and Lorraine Cavataio for the latest Estates & Trusts PG call on 14th April at 4 pm UK GMT.

The agenda for the call will be:

• what has changed in your jurisdiction in the last six months (i.e. England and Wales have allowed video link to witness Wills but only a temporary measure)

• what has changed for you in relation to your working practice and effects on business (personally and as a whole)

• how you feel the legal landscape is changing in your country

• what support you feel you require going forward from this Practice Group (anything you would like to see/do).

• Webinar ideas and who would like to participate

Zoom call details:

Meeting ID: 823 6275 1543 ; Passcode: 355596

Covid-19 Related Workplace Litigation around the World : a virtual roundtable

Practical Considerations for employment law counsel working across jurisdiction

Wednesday 21 April 2021

Join us on 21st April at 4 pm UK GMT (11 am EDT) for this topical roundtable discussion:

Issues to be covered:

• Pandemic-related employment litigation trends

• Steps for employers to take to avoid employment law claims

• How the pandemic may impact workplace law going forward

• Legal implications for the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines



David Dubberly, Nexsen Pruet (United States)


Timm W. Schowalter, Sandberg Phoenix (United States)

Laura Bracco-Callaghan, SVR Lawyers (Canada)

Ulrike Dörrie, SLB Kloepper (Germany)

Jessica Stålhammar, WSA Law (Sweden)

Girija Balakrishnan, Malvi Ranchoddas & Co. (India)

For further information please contact Chair, Employment Practice Group, David Dubberly and Mackrell HQ

UK Ministry of Justice UK-Africa Legal Services Spring Conference

Thursday 22 April 2021

The event on Thursday 22 April 2021 will provide an opportunity to hear from general counsel and discover the latest trends in key sectors relevant to Africa, from international trade and financial services to extractives and technology.

MI members Maggie Baingana from Shield Associates in Rwanda, Benson Ngugi from Igeria & Ngugi in Kenya and Ivy Osiobe from Giwa-Osagie in Nigeria will all be participating on panel discussions throughout the day covering international trade, data-privacy and telecommunications and fintech.

An excellent opportunity for MI member firms in the UK and in Africa to network and gain insight.

For further information or to register go to

MI/MGI M&A Business Opportunities Roundtable

Thursday 22 April 2021

Join us on Thursday 22nd April for the inaugural M&A and business opportunities worldwide roundtable call between Mackrell International law firms and MGI-CPAAI accountancy firms - identifying opportunities where we might collaborate or help each other out.

There will also be some networking and getting to know each other for future referrals.

There will be two sessions on the day, to accommodate our most easternmost and westernmost time zones, one at 08.30 UK GMT and the other at 16.30 UK GMT.

Please complete this form to register your attendance and share what opportunities or matters you’d like to bring – also if there’s anything in particular you’d like to discuss or tackle on the day.

Once received you will receive the Zoom information for the call.

The form will take approximately 3-4 minutes to complete.

If you’re looking for ways of potentially finding business opportunities and of building contacts for the future, this is the meeting for you.

We will aim to hold these meetings quarterly to share opportunities, so we look forward to seeing you at this one or a future one.

MI Mentor Series - Greg Hahn

Thursday 29 April 2021

Join us on 29th April at 2.30 pm UK GMT for the next in our series with Greg Hahn.

From humble beginnings and more than a flirtation with Division 1 Football, Greg has forged his own way through life to ‘make the grades’, get into law school (the NFL was never really an option and he was smart enough to realise that!) and build from there to become one of the Best Lawyers in his field.

With both international and governmental experience under his belt (Greg was appointed by President Jimmy Carter to the SALT Treaty Committee for negotiations between Egypt and Israel and was also aide to Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court Warren Burger), he is also one of only three Indiana attorneys to be members of the International Masters of Gaming Law, an organization of pre-eminent gaming attorneys from around the world.

He currently serves as general counsel for the Marion County Democratic Central Committee. Greg has extensive experience in serving on selection committees in hiring minority companies for projects, as well as in setting up women-owned and minority-owned businesses (MBE/WBEs) – and he has seen and mentored many a wave of young lawyers in his time – so this will be a session worth tuning in for. * Zoom details to follow*

Are lawyers creative – and should they be?

Thursday 06 May 2021

To find out join us on Thursday 6th May at 2.30 pm UK BST

Hanne Kristiansen will lead a particularly thought-provoking and insightful session into creativity for lawyers. If you don’t think this would be applicable to you and to your firm, you’re probably wrong!

For over 25 years, Hanne has worked with global companies in the US, the UK and Europe coaching individuals and teams to help them discover their creative strengths and how these can be harnessed effectively to create long-lasting commercial impact. And she starts by defining what creativity is and isn’t (and we all know that lawyers like a good definition…).

Hanne is the founder of Flexiblebrains and of Creative Creatures, and has for the last 12 years worked with the University of Sheffield to create a deep understanding of people-led creativity and productivity in the corporate world, recently focusing on the legal industry.

Zoom link details:

Meeting ID: 819 6551 5464 : Passcode: 229622

For further details contact Mackrell HQ

2022 Annual General Meeting

London, United Kingdom

Wednesday 18 May 2022 to Sunday 22 May 2022

The Mackrell International 2022 Annual General Meeting will take place in London, United Kingdom, hosted by member firm for United Kingdom, London Mackrell.Solicitors.

The meeting venue will be the Sea Containers Hotel

For further information please contact Mackrell HQ

2022 EMEA Regional Meeting

Vejle, Denmark

Friday 07 October 2022 to Sunday 09 October 2022

The Mackrell International 2022 EMEA Regional Meeting will take place in Vejle, Denmark, hosted by member firm for Vejle and Horsens, Denmark Codex Advokater P/S

For further information please contact Mackrell HQ