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Spring 2016

Our Great Leader: Unravelling the process of choosing the right candidate for the top job

Spring 2016

Catherine McGregor, Editor-in-chief

GC talks to rising star in business theory Gautam Mukunda, assistant professor of organizational behavior at Harvard Business School, whose recent research looks at the way leaders are chosen in politics and business and comes up with some surprising results.

 

 

OPENING UP TO NEW PARTNERSHIPS

Spring 2016

Catherine Wycherley, Editor and features writer

Don Tapscott's Macrowikinomics (co-written with Anthony Williams) highlighted the groundbreaking step taken in 2007 by Novartis of sharing its type 2 diabetes research online. GC catches up with Felix R. Ehrat, Novartis Group General Counsel, to find out more about the practicalities of open collaboration.

 

 

GC Roundtable: Mapping the Future GC, Houston

Spring 2016

Catherine McGregor, Editor-in-chief

In association with MLegal, GC gathered a number of leading in-house counsel in Houston to consider where the role of the general counsel is heading, along with that of their legal team.

 

 

LET'S TALK BUSINESS: PART ONE

Spring 2016

Catherine McGregor, Editor-in-chief

MasterCard’s Tim Murphy discusses his return to legal after ten years in business roles.

 

 

The promised land? Big data and the
in-house lawyer

Spring 2016

Catherine Wycherley, Editor and features writer

GC looks at big data analytics and what it means for in-house teams and their businesses.

 

 

GC Powerlist: TURKEY

Spring 2016

Athina Tzemprin, Research analyst

With the economic miracle behind them, Turkish businesses now face more challenging times. But there are also opportunities to be seized, according to honourees of The Legal 500’s GC Powerlist: Turkey.

 

 

PLAYING TO YOUR STRENGTHS: BUILDING DIVERSITY OF THOUGHT INTO BUSINESS

Spring 2016

Catherine McGregor, Editor-in-chief

Leaders at Wyndham Worldwide talk us through its investment in leadership and development, and the company’s use of personality profiling to identify and support talent across the business.

 

 

A DIFFERENT DYNAMIC: MANAGING AN EXPANDED LEGAL TEAM

Spring 2016

Catherine Wycherley, Editor and features writer

If you’ve been catapulted from the safety of a legal silo into the realm of department management, you’ll know that managing an in-house legal team can be a huge learning curve. But what if your department (and your remit) suddenly get a lot bigger?

 

 

Change partners: How can law firms and
in-house departments promote race and ethnic diversity?

Spring 2016

Catherine McGregor, Editor-in-chief

Microsoft deputy general counsel (and first female lawyer) Mary Snapp and Covington & Burling’s London head of technology; Lisa Peets, discuss the diversity work that their organisations are doing, both separately and together.

 

 

GC Special Report: Diversity and Inclusion In-House – the bigger picture

Spring 2016

Catherine McGregor, Editor-in-chief

GC and The Legal 500 work together on a series of specially-commissioned reports about diversity and inclusion in businesses worldwide.

 

 

Law: a risky business?

Spring 2016

Catherine Wycherley, Editor and features writer

Can in-house lawyers effectively manage enterprise risk? GC investigates.

 

 

GC POWERLIST: NORDICS

Spring 2016

Mudasser Ahmedi, Senior Research Analyst

GC discusses economic and legal trends across the region with some of the leading in-house counsel profiled in The Legal 500’s GC Powerlist: Nordics.

 

 

Time travel and the art of managing a remote team

Spring 2016

Jodi Bartle, Journalist

GC talks to in-house leaders about coping with a far-flung legal team.

 

 

WHAT I NOW KNOW: KEITH RUDDOCK, RECENTLY RETIRED GENERAL COUNSEL, THE WEIR GROUP

Spring 2016

Catherine Wycherley, Editor and features writer

Keith Ruddock retired at the end of 2015 after an in-house career that spanned over 23 years – first at Shell, and then at global engineering company The Weir Group. GC collects his reflections for success in the in-house role.

 

 

GC roundtable: The new frontiers of IP, London

Spring 2016

Jodi Bartle, Journalist

In November 2015, GC, in association with Finnegan, gathered together IP counsel and GCs In London to discuss emerging trends and strategies in the changing world of intellectual property.

 

 

WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?

Spring 2016

Paul Hughes, Cranfield School of Management

Why your mindset is probably behind the kind of in-house lawyer you are.

 

 

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