Legal Department Management
Tomorrow’s Legal Department – Re-Thinking Resource Management and the Sourcing Mix to Effectively Support the Business
Edward Smith, General Counsel of TelefÓnica UK Limited, speaks to the Legal Exchange Network about out-sourcing versus in-sourcing plus the factors he takes into consideration when selecting external law firms. Watch this video to learn about the transformation of the legal team and what skills tomorrow’s lawyers need to take a legal department to the next level.
Procter & Gamble General Counsel Interview: Selecting External Counsel & Building a High Calibre Team
Procter & Gamble’s Yves De Bruyne, General Counsel Europe, Middle East & Africa speaks about how he goes about selecting which external law firms to work with, how to select between large international and more boutique firms, plus how to control legal costs. Yves goes onto share insights into how to develop and retain high calibre in-house lawyers.
Patrick Wilkins of TalklawGlobal spoke with Adam Smith, Group General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at the defence giant, DCNS, to hear how he has gone about developing KPIs & metrics for their legal and compliance departments and why it is so important to understand what management are really looking for from your department.
Managing Legal Teams Internationally as a General Counsel: Communication and the Use of External Legal Solutions
Dr. Susanne Marston, VP & General Counsel – EMEA at Eaton spoke to Patrick Wilkins of TalklawGlobal to share her experiences of structuring and managing legal teams internationally. Topics covered include the role of communication, how to become a business partner and how streamline processes.