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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.
Trusted advisor: women in leadership | Being the change
In a collaboration between GC and Finnegan, key partners and senior in-house clients explore the challenges for women in assuming leadership roles in the legal industry, through a series of videos and extensive editorial.
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.
ESG’s undeniable influence on investment in Latin America
Introduction In Latin America, concern for environmental and social issues is high and made more urgent in the Coronavirus era. Scarcely a day passes without newly issued statistics, a newly created ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) index, investor groups weighing in, or a domestic or international political initiative in the area. ESG is a complex …
Martha Elena Ruiz, general counsel, Telefónica Colombia
I am a lawyer with a master’s degree in Economic Law and have been working in the telecommunications sector for over 22 years. During these years I have witnessed innumerable modifications and changes in the telecommunications sector, and, at the same time, I have had the privilege of leading Telefónica’s legal team in Colombia from …
This chapter will cover a general description of Panama, taking into consideration several positive and strategic complements that influence the services that may be promoted in different areas such as business, logistics, financial and maritime matters that are seen from a global perspective. In this sense, Panama, as a country with a privileged geographic position …
Latin America’s New Investment Landscape
Introduction As the COVID-19 pandemic creates significant uncertainty and unique challenges in the global investment environment, its impact on Latin America presents several opportunities for private equity funds. In navigating the new investment landscape with respect to their Latin American investment programs, there are number of corporate, finance and tax issues PE funds should consider …
José D Zuniga, head of legal, compliance, regulatory affairs and asset protection, Cuestamoras Salud
Cuestamoras Salud is a pharmaceutical distribution company. We have a portfolio of distribution assets that not only cover pharmacy, but also medical equipment. We serve the two biggest markets in Costa Rica: the public market – which consists of hospitals, clinics and the whole public health sector – and the private sector, which also includes hospitals, …
During COVID-19, the Peruvian government has approved transitory regulations that, by making the management of labor relations more flexible, have allowed the continuity of labor relationships. For example, the Emergency Decree extraordinarily allows employers to apply leave without payment to its employees, provided that it is approved by the Ministry of Labor. In addition, regulations …
Overview: El Salvador
This article aims to show the legal environment that El Salvador is experiencing, both before the pandemic, at the present time, and how it might look in the future once COVID-19 is learned to live with. Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the smallest country in Central America is being threatened with an economic recession like never …
How to Secure Your Arbitration Funding – The Process and its Pitfalls
Funding Landscape in Latin America A lot is different in Latin America, compared to the Anglo-American world. This is also the case as regards litigation or arbitration funding. The language to start with, civil law v common law, duration of court proceedings, popularity of arbitration, the price of legal advice and much more. Whereas litigation …
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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.