Accenture – GC Powerlist
United Kingdom 2018: The Team Elite

TMT

Accenture

| accenture

    Download

    United Kingdom 2018: The Team Elite

    Legal500.com/gc powerlist

    Recommended Team

    Accenture

    | accenture

    Can you briefly explain how the legal team is structured, highlighting key individuals and their role within the department? The team consists of 21 legal professionals in India. In addition,...

    View Powerlist

    Can you briefly explain how the legal team is structured? The legal team in Brazil is organised by function. A commercial team, called sales and delivery, is responsible for negotiating...

    View Powerlist

    A Fortune Global 500 company, Accenture is a global management consulting and professional services firm that provides strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations services. The legal team of Accenture Portugal...

    View Powerlist

    Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialised skills across...

    View Powerlist

    Depending on the level of complexity and revenue involved, Accenture has three legal teams working on the Latin American region based in Mexico. Its complex contracting team is responsible for...

    View Powerlist

    Led by associate managing director Juan Luis Rodriguez Rivero, a talented team of 13 lawyers oversees the Mexico and Hispanic South America division of Accenture, a global management consulting, technology...

    View Powerlist

    Global professional services firm Accenture is supported in the Latin American region via a legal team arranged according to a matrix structure with several legal practice areas, each with their...

    View Powerlist

    Accenture is a global professional services company offering consulting, operations and strategy management services in over 40 industries, specialising in digital, technology and operations as well as other professional services....

    View Powerlist

    The Accenture legal team overseeing complex contracting for Italy, Central Europe and Greece (ICEG) is made up of nine lawyers, eight in Italy and one in Poland as well as...

    View Powerlist

    Accenture boasts one of the largest in-house legal teams in Ireland, and is fully equipped to support the myriad of legal requirements of a company which reported total employee numbers...

    View Powerlist

    Made up of a team of 10 professionals, the contracting Accenture legal department is managed by director of legal services Valerio Bruno, who has raised the seniority of the legal...

    View Powerlist

    Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions to clients around the world. Representing over a quarter of the company’s global headcount,...

    View Powerlist

    With a hugely capable, 263 persons legal team in Southeast Asia (and 2,492 globally when including legal offshore service centres and contract management team), Accenture is a company that prizes...

    View Powerlist

    About

    The in-house legal function at professional services giant Accenture prides itself on embracing innovation and emulating the wider company’s global structure. Bucking the trend of many in-house legal departments, its structure is arranged mainly along specialist lines. The function is split into three divisions: sales and delivery; CORE (compliance, offerings, regulatory and entities); and litigation. The exception is the contracting teams, who are divided geographically based on their target market. Derek Simpson, UK and Ireland complex contracting lead, says: ‘There’s a group of people in the UK who support our UK and Ireland business, but we’re very much part of a global team. Our global functions are led out of a number of geographies and our London team is very much part of that matrix. It’s not unusual for someone based in Singapore to run a global team.’ Aside from GDPR, a commonly-cited time-sink for many in-house lawyers, Accenture’s team has been focused on bringing itself and its clients into what Simpson calls ‘the new digital’. According to Simpson, many major IT contracts historically created by outside advisers to the industry are not ‘fit for purpose’ in terms of giving clients access to new technologies. The legal team sees itself ‘educating people’ on that front, Simpson says. Accenture itself is also looking to keep up with the times, developing a new platform to give its lawyers clearer access to its database of contracts. Simpson says the new system enables the team to make sure the wider business is making informed decisions. Outside of contracting, a star performer is Christina Demetriades, Accenture’s deputy GC for sales and delivery. After joining four years ago as an associate GC, Demetriades has risen quickly through the ranks to become deputy GC, managing a client-facing team of 1,500 people. Baker McKenzie TMT partner Steve Holmes comments: ‘Christina has immersed herself in not only the legal team but also the business, where she is a key contributor to the company’s digital strategy. Her passion for leveraging innovation to deliver pragmatic, business-focused solutions, not just advice, sets her apart from her peers in her own industry and beyond.’ Simpson concludes: ‘The Accenture in-house team is a global team full of people who like to learn, and who will come up against a challenge and run with it. We are always willing to make changes. We think in an innovative way and we are not afraid to try something new if it gets us the best result.’

    Related Powerlists

    Juan Luis Rodríguez Rivero

    Director of legal services Hispanic Latin America

    Accenture

    View Powerlist

    Nieves García López

    General counsel

    Accenture

    View Powerlist

    Joana Pinto

    Legal director, Portugal

    Accenture

    View Powerlist

    Victor Murillo

    Regional corporate legal manager

    Accenture

    View Powerlist

    Juan Luis Rodríguez Rivero

    Director of legal services Hispanic Latin America

    Accenture

    View Powerlist

    Nieves García López

    General counsel

    Accenture

    View Powerlist

    Joana Pinto

    Legal director, Portugal

    Accenture

    View Powerlist

    Victor Murillo

    Regional corporate legal manager

    Accenture

    View Powerlist