Schillings to be on the panel at Legal Week Private Client Forum
on: November 13, 2008, 10:04 am
Release Author: Christopher Mills
Release Summary: Schillings to discuss privacy and reputation
management issues at Legal Weeks Private Client Forum
Release Body: Schillings, one of Britain's top
law firms dedicated to safeguarding the privacy and reputations
of international corporates, brands, celebrities and high-profile
business people, will be represented by senior partner
Keith Schilling at Legal Week’s Private Client Forum.
The main theme will be "Assessing Risk in a Volatile
World", which will be looking at changes the international
wealth market has faced in 2008 and the new risks brought about
in an ever increasingly volatile market.
Schilling, senior partner at Schillings,
will participate in a panel discussion on the topics of privacy,
reputation management and human rights and will discuss, along
with fellow panelists, how the world’s high-net worth individuals
are in a constant battle with the media to protect their own privacy
conference will examine the major issues that have arisen following
the advent of the credit crunch and the economic strain currently
being suffered on a global scale. Increased pressure from regulatory
authorities in Europe and the US government also spell uncertain
times for the world's financial safe havens.
developments and more will provide the basis for a three day programme
for the world's leading private client lawyers.
first day of the conference will offer a view of the impact of
the credit crunch and how the shift of wealth globally has brought
about new risks in wealth management.
second day will feature a Q & A style debate on the future
of international financial centers and a discussion assessing
the effects of new US exit tax laws which will form a wider discussion
on the reach of exit, gift and inheritance taxes globally.
third day will see Keith
Schilling, recently voted one of the 1000 most influential
people in London, join a European panel discussion on privacy
and reputations. His fellow panelists include Basile Ader from
the French law firm Ader, Amigues et Jolibois; Professor Dr. Matthias
Prinz from the German law firm Prinz Neidhardt Engelschall and
Jennifer McDermott from Withers in the UK. The panel will outline
the differences in privacy laws across a number of jurisdictions
and the steps to take to avoid unwanted media attention and what
to do if it arises.
Schilling said about the conference, "At this
time of volatile market conditions, the threat of a global recession
and fears about the security of individuals' wealth, the media
are increasingly focusing on the private wealth of high-profile
people. We are seeing a trend in the media towards ‘money
being the new celebrity' and we are working with our high-net
worth clients to advise them how to protect their reputations
and manage their own and their families private lives. This conference
is on at a time of unprecedented financial turmoil and proves
just how important an issue it is."
Schillings is one of Britain's top law firms dedicated to safeguarding
the reputations of international corporations, brands, celebrities
and high-profile business people. The firm's track-record in defamation,
privacy and copyright cases, as well as dispute
resolution is second to none.
privacy and copyright are at the heart of the firm's work, prompting
The Independent newspaper to call Schillings a
"spectacularly efficient media law firm."
firm uses the law to protect the reputations, privacy and confidentiality
of clients by helping them and their PR advisers to manage what
is published and broadcast about them. It is their ability to
adapt to the threats posed by the ever changing media landscape
which keeps them at the forefront of this specialist area.
clients include supermodel Naomi Campbell, actress Nicole Kidman,
seven times Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong, Harry Potter
author JK Rowling, pharmaceuticals maker GlaxoSmithKline, leading
investment bank Kaupthing, steel maker Arcelor Mittal, the Harrods
Group and the London Stock Exchange.
Details: Schillings PR contact:
41 Bedford Square
+44 (0)20 7034 9132