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The first episode of Corporate Conversations features the GC of Halliburton (Mexico) speaking to Horacio M de Uriarte, energy and infrastructure partner at Mijares Angoitia Cortés y Fuentes regarding the process of energy centralisation in México.Join the conversation
In Conversation: James Stebbing, general counsel, Six Nations Rugby and the British & Irish Lions | GC Online
James Stebbing talks to GC about breaking into sports law, working with two of rugby’s best-loved sporting brands and what the COVID-19 pandemic means for next year’s South African tour and beyond.
Diversity and Inclusion Hub |
In our continuing collaboration, GC and Finnegan have teamed up to create a bespoke online platform to host interviews with leading diversity figures, featured articles and takes an extended look at Finnegan’s D&I work.
In our GC on Tour blog, we showcase the stories of counsel we encounter on our travels, sharing a snapshot of what life as a lawyer entails
Mediations in an emergency
GC talks to veteran lawyers and dispute resolution experts Jane Player and Wolf von Kumberg about the role mediation plays in mitigating the effects of the COVID-19 crisis on businesses, the courts and the economy – as well as the opportunity it provides for in-house counsel to add value to their companies.
General counsel are often referred to as firefighters as they actively work with business partners to guide companies out of times of crisis. But what happens when the crisis is not a metaphorical fire – but an actual fire?
In Conversation: Rupert Skellett, General Counsel, Beggars Group
As general counsel for one of the UK’s premier record companies, Skellett tells GC about the realities of being at the forefront of negotiations with some of the world’s most exciting artists.
In Conversation: Dan Webster, Group General Counsel, Harrods
Webster talks to GC about what it takes to advise one of the world’s most recognized department stores.
GC + Finnegan: Trusted Advisor – Women in Leadership
Beauty’s Black Market
The dark side of cosmetics
If it appears to be a steal, it probably is. GC speaks to industry experts and heavyweight lawyers within the world’s most popular cosmetic brands about the challenges of dealing with the global proliferation of counterfeit cosmetics.
Banking on legal
Having spent over 20 years serving as in-house counsel in South Africa, HSBC Africa general counsel Henk Crouse has been one of the few constant presences within his company. As this chapter in his life is set to close in the near future, Crouse looks back on his time at HSBC, discloses his keys to success and looks to the future.
All in the mind
What makes executives tick?
GC picks the brains of psychologists to uncover insights for corporate counsel to bear in mind…
GC Insider: Timo Matthias Spitzer
Leadership with integrity
Internationally acclaimed GC Timo Matthias Spitzer, chairman of The Legal 500 GC Powerlist advisory board for Germany, ACC Global and European Counsel Award Winner 2019, adjunct professor and board member of the Institute for Law and Finance at Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, makes the case for human(e) leadership with integrity.
In Conversation: Othelia Langner, head of legal and compliance (Southern Africa and SSA), Medtronic
With a career in private practice taking her from South Africa to London, Moscow and Kazakhstan, Langner went in-house at global medical device company, Medtronic. She shares the challenges and rewards of her role.
In Conversation: Alex Scudamore, head of legal, Wimbledon – The All England Lawn Tennis Club (Championships) Limited
As head of legal at Wimbledon, Scudamore has the unique task of advising one of the United Kingdom’s most treasured brands. She talks about her journey to Wimbledon and the challenges faced by the organisation.
Autonomous vehicle technology is already redefining the way businesses and cities around the world approach transport. With the transportation revolution well underway, GC magazine speaks to the industry’s lawyers and thought leaders about the road ahead for autonomous vehicles.
In Conversation: Ria Sanz, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Compliance and Company Secretary, AngloGold Ashanti
Sanz considers the keys to success and the importance of values when heading a legal and compliance team in the mining sector.
2020 ACC CLO Survey: Key Findings
Corporate Legal Departments
The Association of Corporate Counsel has published its in-depth survey of over 1,000 chief legal officers from 47 countries.
Enforcement Predictions for 2021
Since November 2020, white-collar defense lawyers have faced one question: will the Biden administration change US priorities when it comes to pursuing a range of economic crimes? Generally, it takes a relatively long time for a new administration to have an impact on white-collar crime enforcement. White-collar matters often take a long time to process: …
Ahmad Ismail, general legal counsel, Saudi Aramco Jubail Refinery Company
I believe the most important item for general counsel is to be a good role model and especially when protecting against white-collar crime. General counsel, many of whom advise at the board level, are seen as critical enablers to ensure that the company maintains and sustains its ethical behaviour. Earlier this year nobody knew anything …
Ritankar Sahu, General Counsel and Head of Compliance, MAXpower Group
I serve as the general counsel & head of compliance of MAXpower Group, Asia’s leading gas to power specialist and a key developer, owner and operator of small-to-medium gas-fired power plants. I also sit on the Board of the MAXpower-Mitsui & Co., a joint venture which operates a separate group of power assets in Myanmar. …
Oliver Jaberg, Deputy Chief Legal & Compliance Officer and Director of Integrity & Anti-Doping, FIFA
Generally speaking, there is a trend with political and public pressure continuing to drive significant changes in white-collar law enforcement throughout the world. In my opinion, it is important for in-house counsel to be on top of things in this area and particularly when it comes to advising our internal clients with the view to …
Sergey Vitorov, Legal Compliance and Quality Director, BACIS, NOVO Nordisk
My role in Moscow is heading up the legal and compliance team. I am responsible for this whole area, which includes things such as: risk management, internal investigations, preparation and execution of compliance and legal plans, litigation, contractual work and really everything you can think of. I am not aware of any multinational organisations nowadays …
Seshani Bala, Group General Counsel & Corporate Assurance, Chartered Accountants ANZ
My past in-house roles were in fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) companies where I had international remit and exposure to the benefits of legal operations and using digital solutions in European and US markets. Having a cross-border perspective has really shaped my legal career and how I view in-house lawyering, particularly with respect to ensuring …
Leanne Geale | EVP, General Counsel, Corporate Governance and Compliance | Nestlé
Everything we do at Nestlé is rooted in our core values of respect: respect for people, respect for the planet, and respect for diversity and difference of thought. Nestlé has one of the most diverse consumer bases of any company, with activities in nearly 200 countries globally. There is no way to understand that consumer …
Jennifer Salinas | Executive Director of Global Litigation | Lenovo
“This is what a lawyer looks like” I have always been a strong believer in the value of engaging with communities directly. During my time as president of the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) I made community engagement my mission. HNBA representatives would go into schools in primarily black and brown communities wearing these t-shirts …
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As Nationalist Agenda Advances, Latin American Businesses Mull Options Abroad | GC Online
With the steady rise of nationalist regimes across Latin America, Michael J. McGuinness and Ferdinand Mason look at the changing political dynamics (often phrased as a response to the global pandemic) and their impact on the business environment.
Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: a Global Challenge | A Global Challenge
Eversheds Sutherland’s Diane Gilhooley examines the key issues in the management of global harassment investigations and reviews the latest legal developments around the world.
Too much of a good thing? | Neota Logic
As GCs look to leverage existing resources to avoid an oversaturated and confusing legal tech market, Neota Logic assesses what is on offer.