Wrestling with volatility: How general counsel are adapting to a VUCA world

In today’s world, general counsel face an ever-increasing demand to manage exponentially more risks, involving greater complexity, in much shorter time frames and with more potential impact on business performance. It is a circle that cannot be squared.

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AI readiness checklist for corporate legal functions

This checklist is the result of ongoing consultations with General Counsel about how Artificial Intelligence (AI) is transforming both their business and the regulatory environment, creating unforeseen demands on corporate legal functions. Increasingly General Counsel are called upon to guide boards, c-suites, coworkers, and external stakeholders through AI-related ethical and legal risks arising from customer and supplier relations, internal operations, and regulatory action. In particular, AI requires an ethical and governance framework that is supported at board level and across the business.

Big Data and Big Brother: How general counsel cope with artificial intelligence in an era of economic nationalism

According to the 2019 Lex Mundi Summit keynote speaker, Professor Olaf Groth, the emerging geopolitical order will not be determined as in the past with hard military assets and occupation of physical territory, but by AI capabilities used to manipulate real world outcomes through cyberspace. Already we are seeing a competition for preponderance of AI capabilities to magnify the influence of competing social-ideological systems. Much is at stake.

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FCA test case ruling – welcome news for businesses

The High Court has handed down the long-awaited judgment in the coronavirus business interruption insurance test case brought by the FCA. Whilst the judgment may be appealed by the insurers, it is a very positive outcome for most businesses.

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