Global leaders sponsor profile: Shalakany Law Office

Global leaders sponsor profile: Shalakany Law Office

Shalakany Law Office is one of the oldest and largest law firms in Egypt. Established in 1912 when Egypt was still a part of the Ottoman Empire, Shalakany has successfully forded over a century of practice in Egypt and the MENA region. How has the firm maintained its status as a top-tier adviser over the …

Sponsor message – RPC: Diversity on the agenda

Sponsor message – RPC: Diversity on the agenda

James Miller, RPC’s managing partner, highlights the common theme of diversity in this year’s GC Powerlist The best teams are founded on diversity. And by diversity I mean diversity of thought, diversity of experience and diversity of leadership, as much as anything else. If ever there was a time to reflect on the importance of …

Sponsor message – Cornerstone Research: A solid foundation for effective and compelling expert testimony

Sponsor message – Cornerstone Research: A solid foundation for effective and compelling expert testimony

Cornerstone Research supports the world’s leading law firms and corporations in their most complex matters. For more than 25 years, we have provided economic and financial analyses and expert testimony in thousands of disputes, arbitrations and regulatory proceedings. Clients rely on us for clear and objective assessments. Our experts – both within the firm and …

Sponsor message – Fox Rodney Search: Understanding the developing role of the general counsel as a strategic business adviser

Sponsor message – Fox Rodney Search: Understanding the developing role of the general counsel as a strategic business adviser

The role of a general counsel (GC) has developed substantively over the last decade due to increasingly complex regulation, technological advancements and globalisation. GCs now bring more to the table than just their legal expertise and act as strategic legal and business advisers to the chief executive and executive leadership teams. Recruiting and developing the …

Sponsor message – Safelink: Improve productivity, reduce costs and engage your clients

Sponsor message – Safelink: Improve productivity, reduce costs and engage your clients

Legal departments and law firms are under increasing cost pressures and it is no longer about doing more with less; it is simply a question of efficiency: top-quality output with less cost, fewer people and fewer mistakes. This leads the enlightened to the hot topics of business and digital transformation, which go hand in hand …

Sponsor message – Yerra Solutions: General counsel take the lead

Sponsor message – Yerra Solutions: General counsel take the lead

Congratulations on being named a leader among leaders! General counsel (GCs) have been blazing new trails in the legal marketplace for years and it is a testament to your leadership to be named in the GC Powerlist. Yerra Solutions is proud to work with many of the GCs at the forefront of innovation in the …

Guest comment: NDAs and the profession’s cultural problem revealed before Parliament

Guest comment: NDAs and the profession’s cultural problem revealed before Parliament

Evidence before the Women and Equalities Committee last week (28 March) paints a worrying picture of ethics in the legal profession. And by ethics I do not mean some whispy, academic notion of doing the right thing. I mean professional ethics: understanding the Code of Conduct, and the law that governs lawyer behaviour. It was …

A life in politics – the tricky art for law firm leaders of governing the ungovernable

A life in politics – the tricky art for law firm leaders of governing the ungovernable

Laura Empson reflects on the confidence trick required of successful law firm leaders Leaders, by definition, must have followers. This statement is axiomatic. But among lawyers it is not nearly as simple as that. In firms filled with highly-educated, independent thinkers, who do not like being told what to do, finding people who think of …

Any conversation is potentially significant – the emerging skills that will equip the best lawyers of the future

Any conversation is potentially significant – the emerging skills that will equip the best lawyers of the future

David Morley reflects on the impact of communication in professional services and opportunities for lawyers to improve My guess is that a law firm partner or general counsel might have the opportunity for around 100 high-value conversations every year in their professional life. That is 100 out of the roughly 10,000 conversations the average adult …