Associate GC for EMEA and APAC
Uber’s EMEA legal team has gone from zero to 70 in five years and teams broadly have been growing – when will that peak?
Not until legal tech can take over repeatable tasks. There is a cost, of course, but frankly, we continue to see how highly legal teams are valued. What’s driven that is corporate governance and the quality of in-house teams because more good people want to go in-house. I had eight interviews for various roles recently and at least two-thirds of them have said that they look around their law firms and at partnership and think: ‘That’s not what I want.’