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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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