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Client profile: Benoit Belhomme, British American Tobacco

BAT’s western Europe GC on the trials and tribulations of working in a controversial industry

Most general counsel (GCs) working for large multinational corporations will deal with regulation fairly frequently, but it is unlikely to be quite as stringent as that faced by in-house lawyers at one of the world’s largest tobacco groups – British American Tobacco (BAT).

‘We are working in one of – if not the –toughest regulatory environments that there is,’ argues BAT’s regional GC for western Europe, Benoit Belhomme.