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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.
Claudia González Montt, general counsel and external affairs, SMU S.A.
Because I am a woman, it’s very important to me that, in an organization, women have equal treatment and equal opportunities to anyone else. Diversity and inclusion means being recognized for my talent, ability, my individual characteristics and it’s important that, based on those, I can compete and develop with equal opportunity. The importance of …
Alexandra Blanco, general counsel, Pro Mujer
In Bolivia, unequal access to justice undermines the possibility of equality in society. As a university student, I volunteered with a human rights organization that worked in a women’s prison here in Bolivia. Most of the women that I worked with were survivors of gender violence, and it quickly became clear that many women were in jail simply because they did not have the money to afford a lawyer, not because they were likely responsible …
Anna Martini Pereira, partner, Willkie Farr & Gallagher
Having a diverse team brings different points of view to the table where a specific solution or point is raised because of the unique perspective of an individual based on their life experience and identity. I have been in situations where someone raised a point that was within my blind spot, and without which the …
María José Van Morlegan, director of legal and regulatory affairs, Edenor
To me, diversity and inclusion means the possibility for anyone to have the opportunity to participate, or to make an improvement in, their career on an equal basis with anyone else. I belong to a percentage of the population that could do that – I am at director level after a long career of 25 …
Carolina Forero Isaza, North Cluster Board Attorney and LATAM Vaccines Lead, Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson
I love the way the DEI team at Johnson and Johnson puts it: you belong. I love it because it’s about feeling comfortable to bring your true self to work. It’s indispensable to have everybody’s point of view – if you have customers, patients and stakeholders all over the world, it’s important to have a …
Amanda Lee Cotrim Lopez, senior legal director LATAM, ADP
Latin America is a melting point for ancestries, ethnicities and races, making it one of the most diverse regions in the world. It is also a region where minorities face significant barriers to employment. For example, recent studies show that around 90% of board seats are occupied by men. If women are not represented on …
Isabel Araujo, Partner, Willkie Farr & Gallagher
First, we should make mindful decisions about who we hire and resist the urge to favor people who look like us, went to the same schools as us or grew up in the same towns as us. Then, once you have a diverse legal team, be mindful that everyone’s experiences are different, and just because …
Ana Silvia Dias Haynes, General counsel for Brazil and Latin America, Essilor Group
Latin America is a diverse region, with over 660 million people of various ethnic groups and ancestries: Amerindians, white, mestizos, African descendants, Europeans, among others. It is essential to all companies and their workforces to continuously reinforce the need for diversity and inclusion in their work environments and, most importantly, in the Latin American boards …
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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.