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Achieve up to 90% time-savings when reviewing/drafting legal documents

An opportunity for MI Members

Thursday 13 May 2021

If you would like to hear about a cost-effective, software solution that could help you achieve time savings of over 90% on repetitive and tedious tasks when drafting and reviewing legal documents, then join us at an open Zoom session with Define on 13th May.

There will be two sessions to be ‘time-zone friendly’, one at 08.30 UK BST and another at 16.30 UK BST.

Define’s proprietary software plugs into MS Word and optimises the drafting and reviewing process by allowing users to quickly access defined terms and references in legal documents without ever having to leave the clause or provision they are currently reviewing. This 2-minute clip highlights its capabilities:

Define are already working with various global firms and companies such as Slaughter and May, Barclays, Dentons, Deloitte and Allen & Overy.

If you are interested in attending the session contact Mackrell HQ identifying if you'd like to attend the 8.30 or 16.30 session and you will be sent the link to the call.

WEBINAR : Pandemic Aftermath: shield your IP in this digital era


Monday 17 May 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed normalcy in communication. Digital learning and e-commerce become essential to our life. All these warrant the use of efficient and safe digital technology. Protecting IP is gaining immense importance in this evolving digital era.

Our Mackrell IP team has selected crucial and delicate topics to discuss and update you. We are here to help you for avoiding unexpected consequences related to your IP.

Join us on 17th May at 2:30 pm UK BST where our Mackrell International experts will be discussing:



Arpita Dutta, Louis & Charles, Taiwan. Chair of the Mackrell International IP Practice Group

Protecting your IP on e-commerce

Anita Gerewal, Ram Caroline Sha & Syah, Malaysia

Change is Coming to US trademark practice- the Trademark Modernization Act

Dana Brody-Brown, Hoge Fenton in San Jose, California

Trade secrets in a digital world

Patrick Baer, Danckelmann und Kerst, Frankfurt, Germany

WEBINAR: All you need to know about Tax in relation to Digital Assets Worldwide

Tuesday 25 May 2021

The emergence of the blockchain and crypto asset phenomena provides companies and individuals with exciting opportunities including facilitating new payment methods, verifying digital identities, and enabling new types of commerce. However, there is relatively little tax guidance available.

This webinar on Tuesday 25th May at 4 pm UK BST (8 am PT and 11 am ET) will provide you with what you need to know about tax issues related to digital assets.

This open panel discussion will provide key perspectives from US and UK tax professionals.

In this webinar you can expect to learn about: - Current and future developments in the Blockchain industry - Corporate tax issues - Individual tax issues

This will be a fast-paced conversational presentation with a Q&A Session at the end.


Tom Hulme, Head of Blockchain and Cryptoasset, Mackrell.Solicitors


Jon Wedge, Partner, Financial Services, BKL

Yu-Ting Wang, Partner Tax, Armanino LLP

Geraint Jones, Partner, Private Client Tax, BKL

Noah Buxton, Managing Director, Blockchain, Armanino LLP


For more information please contact Darlene Chiang, Team Leader MI Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Practice Group

MI Mentor Series - Rasem Kamal

Thursday 27 May 2021

Rasem Kamal has agreed to offer his experience and be the next speaker in our Mentor Series on 27th May at 2.30 pm UK BST.

As Managing Partner of Kamal Associates in Palestine Rasem is one of Mackrell International’s most innovative and resourceful lawyers – not to mention, investor, thought-leader, positive-thinker and olive-oil entrepreneur…

Rasem is a consummate connector and networker, an ideas-generator and has a refreshing approach to building and running a law firm, having developed a young and dynamic team around him. From a small jurisdiction, he has represented major clients across the Middle East, Europe, Asia and the USA and across a multitude of sectors, both public and private.

There is no doubt that, like those before, this will be an eye-opening and thought-provoking ‘Mentor’ session. So, remember to be there on 27th May.


Meeting ID: 823 7757 8363 ; Passcode: 231422

For further information please contact Mackrell HQ

MI Mentor Series - Influence: Speaker : Dr Catherine McGregor

Learn more about effective influencing skills

Wednesday 16 June 2021

As an up-and-coming lawyer, one of the key skills to develop – for now and for the future – is your ability to influence effectively, your peers, your seniors, your clients, your support team.

What does ‘influence’ even mean in a legal and business context?

Why is it important?

And how can I develop it to work more effectively – both internally and externally?

If you are interested then Influence – with Dr Catherine McGregor on June 16th at 2.30 pm is the session you must attend.

Influence is a significant skill for every lawyer. But if your seniority at the law firm (or lack of it) does not necessarily automatically confer influence then how can you develop it and best deploy it?

  • What does effective influence look like?

  • The difference between influence and power.

  • Creating an influence audit.

  • Understanding your audience- the role of empathy.

  • How can you get your viewpoints across to clients and colleagues in the most effective way?

  • Influence when you’re junior.

  • Given your clients need to create more influence in their organisations and beyond, how can you, their lawyers, help that?

NOTE: If you are in our APAC region, please let us know if you’d like us to ask Catherine to do a session which is more accommodating of APAC time zones (eg. 8.30am UK time) – if there are enough numbers, we shall ask her to do that and also a separate session later in the day so that the western Americas don’t need to be up so early! 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

2022 Americas Regional Meeting

Denver, Colorado

Friday 28 October 2022 to Sunday 30 October 2022

The Mackrell International 2022 Americas Regional Meeting will take place in Denver, Colorado, hosted by member firm for Colorado, Foster Graham Milstein & Calisher LLP

For further information please contact Mackrell HQ

2023 Americas Regional Meeting

Las Vegas, Nevada

The Mackrell International 2023 Americas Regional Meeting will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada, hosted by member firm for Nevada, Kaempfer Crowell

For further information please contact Mackrell HQ