The Smarter Working Week explores the different ways legal functions are becoming smarter about the work they do, how they do it and why – a place where in-house teams can share practical advice and best practice.

What does it take to create a legal function from scratch? Finding yourself in a position where you have both the freedom and the pressure of designing a legal function that is robust and integral to the business can be daunting.

So if you are currently somewhere on that journey of creating a legal function for your organisation, or you are interested in becoming the first GC/Head of Legal/sole counsel of a business, then this is the session for you. Led by Moonbug Entertainment general counsel Karine Ahton, this session explores:

  • Is this for you?
  • Your first 90 days
  • Your first hire
  • Your first budget
  • Structuring your legal department
  • How do you choose your external lawyers?
  • and any other questions you may have!

Watch the session recording on “Creating a legal function from scratch.”




Karine Ahton, General Counsel, Moonbug Entertainment

Karine Ahton is General Counsel at Moonbug Entertainment, a global media group that develops and distributes safe and fun content for children. Karine is a member of the management team and has responsibility for legal, compliance and regulatory matters across the Group. Karine has extensive experience in corporate, commercial and media law having worked with global companies across media, sports and entertainment industries for over 18 years. Prior to Moonbug, Karine was General Counsel and Company Secretary at Envision Virgin Racing Limited, a Formula E racing team. Prior to that, she was Head of Legal and Business Affairs at Sanrio Global Limited.