Different businesses come with their own unique challenges but one issue all general counsel deal with is how to manage the reputational risks associated with their business.
What are the key elements that every in-house counsel needs when applying for a general counsel role? The in-house panel at the Business Leadership conference unveils candidates’ biggest mistakes.
Pfizer’s $160bn merger with Allergan may well be the largest healthcare transaction in history, but at least the in-house team didn’t have to contend with a merger, injunction attempt, simultaneous de-listing and new listing all in one year.
On the first day of The Lawyer’s In-house Counsel as Business Partner conference, speakers focused on the qualities that CEOs look for in their general counsel and why in-house counsel need to be more commercial.
Ashurst has continued to rake in the lion’s share of legal fees on the development of the Crossrail network, with earnings of £2.4m during the last financial year.
Rolls-Royce has promoted its head of legal Mark Gregory to the role of general counsel, with former legal chief Robert Webb QC set to rejoin Brick Court Chambers as an arbitrator.
In-house counsel can go too far in their search to becoming the perfect business partner, according to Teva Europe general counsel Galit Gonen.
Bank of America has appointed Ford general counsel David Leitch as its legal boss, one month after he left the motor company, where he worked for a decade.
Norwegian telecoms operator Telenor has suspended its general counsel and chief financial officer amidst a corruption investigation into VimpelCom, in which it owns a large stake.
The general counsel of Aviva UK Life and DAX30 company Linde are among the newcomers to the judging panel for The Lawyer European Awards 2016, joining an experienced line-up of private practice and in-house lawyers.
Having resolved the BP-AAR clash over an Arctic Shelf exploration project, Chris Smith was drafted in to run the legal function at L1 Energy, where the controversial and tense deals continue.
A background in digital media, including running his own tech company, has helped Ned Staple guide Zoopla Property Group through an IPO and beyond.
In less than a year National Grid UK’s Rachael Davidson has made remarkable changes to the in-house structure and its panel of advisers, with the emphasis being fewer but more valuable relationships.
A raft of national firms including Addleshaw Goddard, DWF and Pinsent Masons are both understood to have won roles on Capita’s commercial panel review, which concluded this month.
The North West Legal Consortium (NWLC) has begun a review of its legal panel, which is valued at £10m and will run for four years.
Telecoms giant BT plans to extend its network of preferred suppliers to include a roster of regional firms as well as launching a framework of preferred barristers’ chambers for the first time next year.
Pearson is gearing up to appoint up to five firms to its new labour and employment panel, as it looks to finalise its first UK legal roster by the end of the year.
It has emerged that leading construction and housebuilding company Galliford Try has reviewed its panel of external legal providers, increasing the number of firms it uses to 10.