Global Crosswinds, Stakeholderism and General Counsel
The stakeholder agenda and ESG-related regulation has increased the range and complexity of challenges facing General Counsel. This roundtable will address these challenges and highlight the new landscape that has led a CEO to observe that “we have moved away from a world where legal supports corporate strategy to one where it is shaping strategy”. The discussion will also explore how GCs have a unique opportunity to add value by acting as a stakeholder bridge, in addition to sharing findings from Lex Mundi’s recent report Global Crosswinds, Stakeholderism and General Counsel.
Eric Staal, vice president, Global Markets, Lex Mundi
As Vice President of Lex Mundi’s Global Markets team, Eric oversees the Lex Mundi Equisphere service model for corporate clients. The Global Markets team consists of professionals around the world, who interface with Lex Mundi member firms and corporate counsel to support legal projects that have cross-border dimensions.
Eric also oversees Lex Mundi’s ‘thought leadership’ insights and resources for senior corporate counsel, which help clients to address important legal and regulatory trends through online resources, templates, programs, and best-practices analysis.
Eric has led many general counsel roundtable discussions and workshops for senior in-house teams. He has a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy (M.A.L.D.) from the Fletcher School in Boston, a Certificate in Executive Management from Oxford Said.
Jorge Carrillo, head of Latin America, Global Markets, Lex Mundi
As Head of Latin America at Lex Mundi, Jorge develops the organization’s strategies, resources and services to help multinational companies address important cross-border legal risks and challenges in the region.
With wide experience in project management, marketing, business development, and corporate strategy within the legal services industry, Jorge also works permanently with over 30 law firms in Latin America by helping them determine strategic focus and targets; build brand awareness and best practices; and develop client relationships.
Moderator: Paulo Frank Coelho da Rocha, partner, Demarest
Partner of Demarest’s M&A, Private Equity and Venture Capital and Corporate Governance areas, Paulo Frank Coelho da Rocha holds a master’s degree (LL.M.) in Corporation Law from New York University, after which he worked for two years as foreign associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore. He is the author of several articles in the field and co-author of the books “Business Laws of Brazil”, West Thompson, (2015), and “Brazil M&A”, Donnelley Financial Solutions (2018). Paulo has been nominated for many consecutive years as a leading lawyer in his field by the legal directories IFLR1000, Chambers & Partners, The Legal 500, Who’s Who Legal, LACCA, Leaders League, Latin Lawyer 250 and Análise Advocacia 500.