Legal Business

Interview with… Matthew Wilson

Matthew Wilson

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.’