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EVENTS > Trailblazers - Switzerland

Zurich: 8 June 2016

GC Magazine was pleased to host the next in its cutting-edge events series Trailblazers in Zurich on 8th June 2016. Once again we we were working with Tom Sager, the innovative former general counsel of DuPont.

In a highly informative session, Tom presented on the drivers and key components of the DuPont Legal model as well as lessons learned from this creative legal process management model, which was one of the first to think about the delivery of in-house legal services in a more business-like format. The presentation was interspersed by questions and conversation between Tom and GC Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief Catherine McGregor.

One of the most interesting aspects was how many of the key components of the model are still very innovative today such as cross law firm collaboration.

The discussion between Tom and Catherine was followed by a dynamic panel discussion with Swiss based general counsel commenting on themes raised. Our panelists were Christophe Marclay Head Legal Group Operations at Zurich Insurance; Daniel Morales, General counsel, UBS Switzerland and Johann Philippi, General counsel SAB Miller Global Procurement.

The discussion was provocative and wide-ranging covering issues such as how to consider the why as well as the what of what in-house lawyers do; what the legal department of the future and the outside counsel of the future might need to look like and where the legal landscape might be in 2038.

The discussion was followed by a drinks and networking session.

For further details about Trailblazers events please contact Ali Blackwell-Cook

Are you a ‘trailblazer’? If you’d like to be a speaker contact Catherine McGregor

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