The role of the General Counsel as an ethical business leader

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The role of today’s general counsel isn’t changing - it already has


Being a world-class general counsel requires more than just legal expertise, it demands a real appreciation of the internal and external business dynamics that surround and influence you.

Environmental sustainability, consumer protection and political changes are having a greater impact in the boardroom and on company decision making, and general counsel must become more strategically and commercially prepared.

Ultimately, general counsel are now expected to have a greater, overall understanding of a business, so that they can best provide counsel to senior management.

This year’s General Counsel Strategy Summit will continue to provide insight into specific practice developments, resource management and macro-economic factors affecting your business, however its primary focus will be on general counsel as ethical business leaders and on the toughest challenges they face. By attending you will acquire the strategic vision needed to have a real influence in your company’s decision making processes.


Qualifying individuals are invited to attend this event free of charge.

For more information please contact Emma Bower on +44(0)20 7970 4171 or register your interest below.

The Focus

The summit agenda will address the following key themes:

  • Strategic Insight
    • Economic and political updates for 2016: trends and risk factors to look out for
    • Compliance challenges for 2016 and onwards
  • The GC as an ethical leader
    • Implementing good corporate governance practices
    • Crisis situations and doing the right thing ethically
  • The evolving in-house function
    • Future trends and shape of the legal market
    • Motivating your team and building career paths
  • More for less
    • Getting the best value from external legal suppliers
    • Achieving efficiency through investments in technology 

Who will be there?

Join General Counsel and Heads of Legal from 90+ companies including:

Premier Farnell
BT Group
OneSavings Bank
Spire Healthcare
MITIE Facilities Services
Paddy Power Betfair

The Phoenix Group
Royal London Group
Dixons Carphone
Renaissance Capital
South Staffordshire
GE Grid Solutions

“A place at The Lawyer General Counsel Strategy Summit must be one of the most sought-after spots on the legal conference circuit. The content, attendees and organisation are all first-rate.”
Senior legal counsel - EMEA and content distribution, Perform Group

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