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As one of the brightest lights on the Southeast Asia business scene, boasting some of the most prominent companies supported by highly qualified and distinguished legal teams, it is an honour to be able to launch this first-ever Malaysia-only edition of the GC Powerlist after so many years of the GC Powerlist being in circulation.
Through the Southeast Asia edition of the GC Powerlist, our research team has become well-acquainted with the hugely talented general counsel, chief legal officers and other high-ranking in-house legal leaders in Malaysia. What was excellent about this standalone Malaysia edition, however, was that we got to delve deeper into the in-house legal community of this wonderful market and speak to people we had not had the pleasure of interviewing before.
The results we, as always, extremely interesting, and gave light to a number of trends. Fintech and the new possibilities that it brings continues to loom large in the minds of many general counsel in Malaysia, but perhaps not quite as large as the spectre of AI. While some were sceptical of its benefits in recent years, many more are now looking towards it with great interest for the potential time-saving it heralds.
Congratulations to all the talented in-house lawyers who made it in to this first Malaysia- edition of the GC Powerlist series. From a long list of over 400 nominees, you are the highly qualified individuals who remain. We look forward to seeing how your careers progress going forward!
Global Editor, GC Powerlist Series
The Legal 500
The GC Powerlist event in Mexico City 2023 celebrated the remarkable GCs of Mexico, recognising their commitment, hard work, and innovative drive in the legal profession. In-depth interviews previously conducted by The Legal 500 revealed a strong GC focus on ESG, Diversity and Inclusion, and nearshoring. Furthermore, they highlighted how essential teamwork is for the legal departments to achieve the best outcomes. The event took place at the Ritz Carlton, overlooking the stunning castle of Chapultepec. GCs were awarded for their exceptional dedication to integrating strong ethical principles, fostering diversity, and implementing strategies within their organisations. The atmosphere at the GC Powerlist event was buzzing with lively discussions with passionate GCs engaged in dynamic conversations. The excitement was palpable as attendees shared their experiences, insights, and innovative approaches to the evolving legal landscape. The vibrant interactions and animated debates showcased the shared commitment of the GCs to push the boundaries of legal practice and adapt to the ever-changing demands of their roles.
Conversations flowed seamlessly, driven by dedication and eagerness to learn from one another. The diverse range of perspectives and the breadth of expertise in the room sparked intense discussions on critical topics, from ESG integration and diversity initiatives to the nuances of nearshoring strategies. The atmosphere was not only charged with intellectual fervor but also infused with a genuine desire to shape a more inclusive, sustainable, and efficient legal ecosystem.
A warm thank you to Creel, our sponsor, who made this brilliant event possible.