Tencent GC: Chatty man

16-Sep-2013 | By Yun Kriegler

Taking his Silicon Valley expertise to Chinese internet giant Tencent, GC Brent Irvin is helping the company take on the digital status quo with the likes of WeChat


Ernst & Young GC: Adding value

9-Sep-2013 | By Jonathan Ames

Along with the other world accountancy titans, Ernst & Young is considering launching a legal arm, says its GC for UK and Ireland, Lisa Cameron


Acorn Productions head of legal and business affairs: Man of mystery

2-Sep-2013 | By Joanne Harris

Leo Dezoysa, legal boss at the company that holds the rights to Agatha Christie’s works, finds it very strange that more law students don’t plump for the in-house life


De La Rue legal director: Danger money

12-Aug-2013 | By Lucy Burton

Through boom, crash and revolution, banknote printer De La Rue keeps the world’s currencies flowing under the watchful eye of intrepid legal director Douglas Denham

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Heathrow GC: Jet Set

5-Aug-2013 | By Natalie Stanton

General counsel Carol Hui and her small team are guiding Heathrow through turbulent times

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Revealed: Lloyds Banking Group unveils group legal general counsel

16-Sep-2013 | By Lucy Burton

Lloyds Banking Group has unveiled the name of its general counsel for group legal, parachuting corporate and M&A head Hugh Pugsley into the role in the latest in a series of senior legal management moves.

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Burges Salmon transport head quits for Department for Transport GC role

13-Sep-2013 | By Kate Beioley

The Department for Transport (DfT) has named former Burges Salmon transport head Nick Olley as general counsel.

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Twitter GC turns to former firm Wilson Sonsini as site files for IPO

13-Sep-2013 | By Lucy Burton

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, the former firm of Twitter general counsel Vijaya Gadde and former legal chief Alexander Macgillivray, has been pegged as Twitter’s main legal adviser after the site yesterday tweeted its intent to submit for an IPO. 

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Competition and Markets Authority names former Slaughters partner as general counsel

11-Sep-2013 | By Kate Beioley

A former Slaughter and May partner has been named general counsel for the newly-established Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), while the former executive director of the Office of Fair Trading (OFT), Sonya Branch, will become director of enforcement.

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Panel Reviews

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In-house counsel slam firm performance in panel reviews as 'complacent and lazy'

9-Sep-2013 | By Jonathan Ames

Complacency and laziness are two of the most damning charges levelled at private practice lawyers by corporate clients conducting panel reviews, leading in-house counsel have told The Lawyer.

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CC misses out on Aviva panel place as review results revealed

30-Aug-2013 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Clifford Chance has missed out on a spot on Aviva’s new group and UK panel, following a similarly unsuccessful pitch for the insurance giant’s plc roster in April.  

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Social housing group Circle launches panel review

28-Aug-2013 | By Lucy Burton

Circle Housing Group, the social housing provider for London and the South East, has kicked off a tender process for its legal panel worth up to £8m.

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In-House Briefings

Information governance for lawyers: legal department management supplement 2013 download subscription

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This supplement is a continuation of Thomson Reuter’s report Information Governance For Lawyers.

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Lazy, complacent, boring and inconsistent. Who am I? If you’re a private practice lawyer, you might want to look away now – according to various in-house counsel, these words describe a private practice partner during a pitch. Meow.

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Video Interview

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Tony Angel on the future of legal services: more investment, better technology, bigger footprint video

3-Sep-2013 | By Matt Byrne

The global co-chairman of the world’s largest law firm, DLA Piper’s Tony Angel, is targeting significant growth in China and Asia along with potential expansion to other emerging economies such as Africa and South America over the next decade.