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The second episode of Corporate Conversations features Elena Iacob, Head of Legal at Alliance Healthcare Romania and Oana Bucsa, Senior Associate at PeliPartners discussing how GCs can boost business through competition law compliance.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.
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.
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.
In conversation: David Mace Roberts, General Counsel, Electronic Transaction Consultants, LLC (ETC)
Awareness of cyber risk is increasingly catching the attention of boards of directors and senior executives. For Electronic Transaction Consultants (ETC), cybersecurity has been a top risk priority for a long time. As a leading provider of smart mobility solutions, including electronic tolling solutions, we manage back-office systems and roadside systems for many prominent state …
In conversation: Richard Brzakala, Director – Global Legal Services, CIBC
I was almost a unicorn when I first started working in legal operations 20 years ago. The concept of operations, though well-defined in other business functions, was not well understood among legal counsel. Only the largest and most sophisticated legal departments were using e-billing products or matter management, and only the most far-sighted GCs thought …
In conversation: Damian Olthoff, General Counsel, PROS Holdings
Since I joined PROS Holdings in late 2011, I have seen the company triple in size. Most of that growth happening during the last few years, so its fair to say we have been on an incredible upward trajectory. PROS Holdings is an AI-based software business in the B2B space that optimises shopping and selling …
In conversation: Olga Rodstein, General Counsel, BrightSign
I have always been an early adopter of legal tech and have embraced new technology from very early in my career. Before joining BrightSign, I was a litigator in a commercial disputes and property team. I would often move between New York and Silicon Valley, the global centre for tech and innovation. It is no …
In conversation: Paul Slattery, General Counsel, Eleusis
At Eleusis, we are developing psychedelics for potential therapeutic applications, as well as a care delivery platform that aims to increase the safety, tolerability, and accessibility of any ultimately-approved psychedelic drug therapies. It is a complex path from drug discovery, to preclinical work, to trial design and regulatory submissions, involving selection of potential patient populations, …
In conversation: Robert Jett, Chief Privacy Officer, Crawford & Company
I have been working on data privacy since before it was a recognised area of law. When I started out, what is now understood as privacy was part of a company’s compliance programme and fell to its compliance officers. Of course, privacy still falls under compliance, but it has become a unique feature of the …
In conversation: Alex Tovitz, General Counsel, AbleTo Inc.
The intersection of technology and health is truly fascinating. AbleTo, a leading provider of virtual behavioural healthcare, proves there is a hugely important role for technology to play in providing healthcare, but working out the right blend of technology and in-person connection is an important aspect to the successful delivery of this care. Our technology …
In conversation: Chris Young, General Counsel, Ironclad
When legal moves fast, business moves fast. Time kills deals, and often moving at speed is imperative. For in-house counsel, the need to move quickly can be a source of tension. No lawyer wants to hold business back, but it takes legal time to review a contract and ensure compliance. Rushing can generate risk that …
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ESG Risk Research Survey Report: 2021 | In association with Irwin Mitchell
GC has partnered with Irwin Mitchell to gauge the ESG outlook of leading corporate counsel across Europe and the United States. This research documents the thoughts and opinions of more than 190 in-house lawyers on ESG, their risk outlook, and how a shift in business focus has shaped their legal agenda.
Risk, Litigation and GC Evolution Report 2021 | In association with Freeths
GC has partnered with Freeths to gather the opinions of over 100 general and senior counsel across the UK and Europe, to see how their approach to risk and litigation management has changed over a period that has tested even the most accomplished legal leaders.
LExOpensource: practical solutions for GCs by GCs | The Legal 500 & LEx360: Workshops
The Legal 500 in partnership with LEx360, is proud to announce “LExOpensource: practical solutions for GCs by GCs”, a series of interactive workshops that will equip general counsel and the teams they manage with the skills to confidently take on challenges within a post-pandemic world.