Baker & McKenzie Clifford Chance CMS Cameron McKenna Debevoise & Plimpton Dentons Holman Fenwick Willan Linklaters Norton Rose Fulbright Shell: taking the power back By Hannah Gannage-Stewart 4 November 2013 00:05 17 December 2015 14:10 Sign in or register to continue reading. It's FREE Sign in Email Password Keep me logged in Forgot your password? Not registered? It's FREE! Register now Register with The Lawyer Anonymous 4 November 2013 at 13:26 ‘Rees is an accomplished litigator and advocate… he is also a born leader. He exudes clarity of thought and purpose, has a calm but determined disposition… he is instantly likeable.’ Does The Lawyer have a crush on this guy? Reply Link Anonymous 4 November 2013 at 18:07 My favourite part of this article is the quote from Rees “the big mistake firms make is being on transmit rather than receive.” He is absolutely right. It is really crucial for us external counsel to have a thorough understanding of the client’s business and its needs. Otherwise as he said, we will be incredibly naive in pitches and we will be telling them things they already know. Reply Link Exxon Waldez 5 November 2013 at 15:57 As someone who has worked with PR at his previous firms and who has worked with Shell since he joined, I can confirm that he is worth the plaudits and “gets it” – as the transmit/receive comment shows. Notwithstanding the general hagiography that stands as a proxy for The Lawyer’s “journalism”, this was a good article that shows why he was hired. Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.