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in-house interviews

GTDT begins a global survey of in-house counsel through snapshot Q&A interviews.

Head of the corporate bank/capital legal unit
Ecobank Nigeria

"In my view, the challenge for all stakeholders is to ensure that the existing framework and policies protect the interest of the vulnerable section of our population as well as safeguard the financial system as a whole..."

Legal Manager
AccorHotels, South America

"To me, a great in-house counsel is the one that is able to provide legal advice that does not prevent the business from happening. We need to understand the business’s needs and to provide alternatives that are less risky, rather than just saying what cannot be done..."

Glasspiegel Consulting

"Global companies are constantly evaluating what combination of inside and outside lawyers best serves the corporation, with cost as a constant and powerful driver of strategy. There is no one right solution for everyone, or even for one company, across time. Business mix, talent, supply, and economics are always shifting, as are technology, methods, and location of service..."

Chief Counsel International
TeleTech Holdings Inc

"One of the most important realisations for an in-house attorney is that we are ‘support’ staff for the business – as opposed to outside counsel where the attorneys are the revenue generators."

Senior Legal Expert, Attorney at Law
Sony Mobile Communications Inc

"Understanding legal issues is key to our international strategy as we must ensure compliance with local requirements wherever we conduct business, while trying to have a consistent global offering."

Senior Competition Lawyer
Lloyds Banking Group

"Our international strategy has two dimensions: to reduce and simplify our non-core international footprint and to meet the needs of our clients who do business overseas."

Legal and Compliance Director, South America
Praxair Inc

"I think a great in-house counsel is a go-to individual, one who continuously strives to help the company accomplish its business goals."

Manager, Regulatory and Compliance
Sema Mobile Services Ltd

"Legal advice is very key to the business because the financial and technology sector is heavily regulated in most countries. Therefore understanding the legal and regulatory terrain is a condition precedent to launching any operation."


Associate General Counsel, ASEAN
Dimension Data Asia Pacific Pte Ltd

"A great in-house counsel is one who is able to demonstrate value and build trust, credibility and confidence within the organisation."

Legal Manager
Decathlon, Economic Law Department

"We are looking to form collaborations with outside law offices that are similar to us and share our approach to cases. We like outside firms that enhance the teams working on the ground."

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