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The imagination gap | In-house Lawyers and Climate Change
What if your mission statement was to save the world? GC speaks to companies and non-profits making the fight against climate change their business.
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.
GC Experiences: Zoological Society of London
Jasper Teulings, general counsel, Greenpeace International
Teulings shares how his team supports the climate and environmental activism work of Greenpeace International across the globe.
Getting a work out: agile in in-house teams
Speed and Agility
The latest way that the tech sector could impact legal lives comes not in the form of software or gadgetry, but project management. Could agile catch on in-house? GC speaks to converts to find out more.
Dana Wagner, chief legal officer, Impossible Foods
Wagner shares how the Counsel team at Impossible Foods is supporting the company in its mission to create a scalable and sustainable food supply with plant-based alternatives to meat products.
Women in law: Switzerland
Breaching the gender divide
Switzerland has consistently been praised for its economic stability, neutrality and robust financial sector. Yet its efforts towards achieving gender parity have historically lagged behind its European neighbours. GC speaks to leading corporate counsel across the country to shine a light on the barriers preventing women from rising to the upper echelons of the legal profession.
GC + Finnegan: Trusted Advisor – Women in Leadership
Herminie Simonetta, Senior vice president and General Counsel, Coty Professional Beauty & Europe
As Coty gears up to sell its Professional Beauty division, GC sits down with Simonetta, senior vice president and general counsel of the division, to find out more.
From start-up to established: Du-ing it the right way
Leading by du-ing
Anneliese Reinhold has built and developed the legal team at du from the ground up. She talks to GC about her journey as counsel; from the inception of du, to its rise to one of the world’s most respected telecommunications providers.
Pascal Marti, Legal Director Europe, eBay International
With more choice on the horizon for eBay customers, GC sits down with Marti to discuss the legal frameworks underpinning its new payments system, as a decades long partnership with PayPal draws to a close.
GC to C-Suite
Road Less Travelled
GC sits down with Barclays’ Amol Prabhu to discuss his recent transition from in-house to the C-suite and find out how life as a lawyer prepared him for one in business, as well as his advice for lawyers looking to carve out a similar path.
The importance of supportive leadership
Sarah Nelson Smith is the regional general counsel for WeWork, an international company that transforms buildings into collaborative workspaces and communities. While in her previous role as European chief legal officer of KFC, she helped to steer the company successfully through the #chickencrisis of 2018, when a distribution failure led to the closure of the majority of KFC’s restaurants in the UK.
Speak First: Ilse van Gasteren
I became a lawyer not at all on purpose. At university in the Netherlands, I studied law as a way to fulfill the general studies requirement before moving on to my intended focus of international organizations and politics. But I liked the law and decided to stay with it. As a junior lawyer, the idea …
Commentary | Sultan Al-Abdulla & Partners
As part of its effort to diversify its economy away from a reliance on petroleum, the State of Qatar has initiated numerous market liberalisation programmes to make foreign investment into the country more attractive. While these programmes were at various stages of implementation, the imposition of the blockade by some neighbouring countries has ultimately driven …
Commentary | Hatem Abbas Ghazzawi & Co
2018 has witnessed many developments, reforms and initiatives towards promoting growth in the private sector and attracting foreign investment into Saudi Arabia. In line with Vision 2030, the government is working towards improving the Kingdom’s rankings in the World Bank’s Doing Business report. The 2018 Doing Business report cites Saudi Arabia for its reforms in …
Commentary | Al Suwaidi & Company
Key trends and recent developments in the UAE business and legal landscape suggest continued growth in commercial opportunities for investors and corporates looking to enter and expand in the UAE. In 2018, the UAE Cabinet passed a landmark decision allowing 100% foreign ownership of companies onshore. This marks a major change from the current regime, …
Commentary | Hassan Radhi & Associates
Since its inception in 2006, the Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) has relentlessly worked towards maintaining the monetary and financial stability in the Kingdom of Bahrain. The CBB facilitates market innovation and encourages the use of training and technology to enhance the competitiveness in Bahrain’s financial sector. One of the key recent developments in the …
Commentary | Sabeti & Khatami
Iran is situated at the geographic nexus of the Middle East, Levant, Russia, Central Asia and Indian subcontinent. It connects the Caspian Sea and the Persian Gulf, and lies on the ancient and modern route from the Mediterranean to the subcontinent and China. It shares land borders with Iraq, Turkey, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan and …
Commentary | Qudah Law Firm
MACRO-ECONOMY Jordan is a small-sized country that has emerged as the “business capital of the Levant”. The free market economy of Jordan has grown 7% annually since 1999. Due to the implementation of liberal economic policies, Jordan has become one of the most competitive Middle Eastern economies. Jordan boasts a modern and developed banking system …
Commentary | Law Offices of Naoum Farah
Law Offices of Naoum Farah (“LONF”) was founded in 1975 and has grown dynamically. It is an independent and well-established law firm in Beirut serving a niche of clients by offering a wide range of customized legal services. LONF is reputed for its professionalism and excellence in the quality of its service topped with a …
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Searching for Stability | Iran’s Investment Potential
With an abundance of natural resources and a large, highly educated population, Iran is primed to be one of the most significant economies of the future – if it can only overcome decades-old geopolitical roadblocks.
Horizons: Global trends in employment law Edition 4: The modern employee? Contingent workers and the future of employment | Contingent Workers
The traditional employee/employer model is in a state of constant transformation. In the latest edition of Horizons, Eversheds Sutherland’s Diane Gilhooley takes a look at the opportunities, risks and challenges facing employers addressing the growing importance of the contingent workforce.
Risk and Litigation Survey 2019 | Risky Business
GC partnered with Freeths to conduct a survey to assess the current risk landscape for businesses in the UK, with a particular focus on litigation and regulatory factors. The research considered the thoughts and opinions of more than 200 UK-based general counsel on assessing risk, as well as the various roles their organisation expected them to play in managing risk, and the structures in place to support them.