During the week of 12 – 16 October 2020 you will be given the opportunity to take advantage of a years’ worth of unusual legal learnings, insights and knowledge delivered in an unusual way!

Through condensed, bite-sized sessions our team of experts will arm you with insights and key takeaways related to major legal themes and trends from the past year. These topics include the rise of an unusually agile and flexible workforce, unusual opportunities for businesses and industries, as well as unusual innovation.

09:00 – OPENER: OBJECTIVES OF THE DAY AND KEY LEARNINGS TO DATE

09:15 – PANEL DISCUSSION TOPICS

Unusual cases and legal issues that have occurred during lock down.

Meet the Panelists:

Mia de Jager

Demand Shocks and Temporary dominance – Lessons from Dischem & Babalegi

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Alissa Nayanah

Is Booking.com a Trade Mark

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Cohen Grootboom

A disconnect between the means and the purpose – Court declared certain sections of government’s COVID regulations to be irrational (Travel; Hairdressers; Funerals, etc)

09:50 – SPEAKER TOPICS

Meet the Speakers:

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Senior Counsel:
PABASA Sandton Chambers

Zoom Court – Implications for the future.

Kareema Shaik

Copyright Housekeeping:  Navigating your relationship with your design agency

Sophia Smallbones

Enforcing partially invalid patents – Unusual requirements in South Africa

10:16 – UNUSUAL STORIES™

Showcasing unusual business stories or learnings from the past year as told by you.

09:00 – OPENER: OBJECTIVES OF THE DAY AND KEY LEARNINGS TO DATE

09:10 – PANEL DISCUSSION TOPICS

The Work Revolution 2020

Is there a need for physical office space? What will the future workplace look like? How do I nurture and manage culture, performance, collaboration, and innovation? What skills do I need? What does my employment contract need to say? Is business or personal IP at risk?  What is so liberating about all of this? Join us to find out.

Our panel brings together a leading architect and designer, an industry 4.0 and cognitive expert, leading employment and intellectual property lawyers, and a working mother with 3 very young kids, to discuss the results of a comprehensive workplace survey conducted by Savile Row and Adams & Adams which will be published for the first time on the day.

Topics covered:

  • Findings of the survey
  • Workplace design considerations
  • Productivity management
  • Impact on collaboration and innovation
  • Traditional workplace contracts and policies
  • Restructuring the workforce
  • Nurturing and protection innovation in the new workplace with a focus on the HOP™
  • Skills development
  • Work life balance

Meet the Panelists:

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Engaging Employees, Transforming Cultures, Building Organisational Infrastructure.

Leon is a highly experienced Human Capital Consulting Professional with more than thirty years’ experience in his field. He brings with him an international background having worked in 9 countries on 3 continents, concentrating on the delivery of Human Resources solutions to both local and international clients.

Leon is known for his professional and pragmatic approach where he takes the latest best practice and translates this into practical workable solutions.

Over the past five years Leon has delved into the world of Applied Neuro-Cognitive Science in the workplace, and the impact of this on Behavioural Economics relevant to every organisation. He has also lectured part-time for Enterprises, University of Pretoria.

Leon’s consulting journey has always been about answering the “Why” and Applied Neuro-Cognitive Science in the Workplace has become just that; the interesting assets of applied neuroscience is that it always gives a rationale as to why.

Leon believes in the future value of what 4IR supports and the influence of AI, GAI and SAI.

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People Beyond

Adrian Davidson

Director: Savile Row Tailored Environments

10:16 –  UNUSUAL STORIES™

Showcasing unusual business stories or learnings from the past year as told by you our clients

09:00 – OPENER: OBJECTIVES OF THE DAY AND KEY LEARNINGS TO DATE

09:11 – SPEAKER TOPICS

Meet the Speakers:

Wihan Meintjes

How traditional force majeure clauses in construction contracts have failed to address truly unusual circumstances.

Gabriela Dzeha

The impact of Covid-19 on lease agreements now and into the future

Sibusile Khusi

The impact of COVID-19 on insurance claims

09:50 –  UNUSUAL STORIES™

Showcasing unusual business stories or learnings from the past year as told by you our clients

09:00 – OPENER: OBJECTIVES OF THE DAY AND KEY LEARNINGS TO DATE

09:11 – SPEAKERS TOPICS

Meet the Speakers:

Johan Smit

Adv. Johan Smit

Dr Yvonne Holt
Chief Medical Officer at Next Biosciences (MBBCh (Wits), Diploma in Child Healthcare, Diploma in Transfusion Medicine.

Yvonne Holt graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand 1997 with a Bachelor in Medicine and Surgery (MBBCH Wits). Yvonne worked as a Medical Officer in the departments of Paediatrics and Obstetrics and Gynaecology for 4 years after graduation, and obtained a Diploma in Child Health (DCH) during this time.

In 2006, Yvonne’s interest in the fields of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Paediatrics and stem cell technology brought her to a new career path when she joined Next Biosciences as Medical Director. In this capacity, Yvonne is responsible for the medical development of the stem cell program at Next Biosciences and highlighting the benefits of this new technology. In 2011, Yvonne completed a 2 year, internationally recognised Diploma in Transfusion Medicine through the University of Bloemfontein.

With Next Biosciences expanding services, Yvonne remains responsible and oversees all medical development and laboratory management of the new services.

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Downgrade to upgrade – Using business rescue proceedings to keep your business afloat, during the COVID-19 pandemic

The need for speed – application of 3D printing in meeting the need for equipment to combat Covid-19

Beating the virus – prevention, testing and treatment – the development of a vaccine and treatments for Covid-19

09:54 –  UNUSUAL STORIES™

Showcasing unusual business stories or learnings from the past year as told by you our clients

09:00 – OPENER: OBJECTIVES OF THE DAY AND KEY LEARNINGS TO DATE

09:05 – SPEAKERS TOPICS

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Demi Pretorius

ONLIABILITY – Exploring the legal implications of social media posts and DMs. From cybercrimes, defamation by emoticons to contractual liability and more.

Nicole Smalberger

Nicole Smalberger

Our virtual selves: avatars, their body art, and copyright.

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Daniëlle Robbertze

Business as per (un)usual: POPIA and the changing landscape for businesses.

WRAP-UP: CLOSING OF THE UNUSUAL CRAMMER™ 2020