The GC Power List summer reception – Reaching out, reaching up

The GC Power List summer reception – Reaching out, reaching up

Legal Business for the first time extended its GC Power List into a summer reception. A distinguished list of panellists debated what it takes to get ahead for rising stars of the in-house world

Having for two years built up our annual GC Power List report and reception, Legal Business in June extended the venture into our first summer event as a means to further support the in-house community.

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Heading to The Ivy: Legal Business and RPC team up for GC Power List Summer Reception

Heading to The Ivy: Legal Business and RPC team up for GC Power List Summer Reception

We’ve made it no secret that a major aim for Legal Business and its Legalease stablemates is to better engage with the general counsel (GC) community. As such, we’re taking another step in that direction with the launch of an exclusive debate and networking event in June, building on the success of our acclaimed Power List report.

The GC Power List Summer Reception will be held on the evening of 11 June, with RPC as lead sponsor. The event will comprise a relaxed debate chaired by veteran City columnist Anthony Hilton, followed by an evening of food and drink at the renowned private members’ club at The Ivy. The debate will include senior lawyers sharing their experiences from companies including Land Securities, ITV, The Royal Bank of Scotland, Shire and Vodafone.

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Heading to The Ivy: Legal Business and RPC team up for GC Power List Summer Reception

Heading to The Ivy: Legal Business and RPC team up for GC Power List Summer Reception

We’ve made it no secret that a major aim for Legal Business and its Legalease stable-mates is to better engage with the general counsel community. As such we’re taking another step in that direction with the launch of an exclusive debate and networking event in June building on the success of our acclaimed Power List Report. Continue reading “Heading to The Ivy: Legal Business and RPC team up for GC Power List Summer Reception”

Rising Stars for 2014 – Introduction

Rising Stars for 2014 – Introduction

Welcome to Legal Business’ second annual GC Power List, which follows up on our successful launch last year. While we already knew we wanted the Power List to be an ongoing strand for Legal Business and its sister title The In-House Lawyer, reflecting the growing clout of in-house lawyers, attentive readers will note a shift in format from 2013. Since we didn’t feel the most influential senior general counsel (GC) would materially change in the space of 12 months, we decided it would be more worthwhile to this year focus on the rising stars of in-house legal. Continue reading “Rising Stars for 2014 – Introduction”

Rising Stars for 2014 – RPC

Rising Stars for 2014 – RPC

Twelve months ago, when Legal Business’s inaugural GC Power List landed, the global economic outlook was still decidedly bleak. Talk of a double-dip recession had started to feel like blind optimism, with global manufacturing output at its lowest level since 2009, unemployment in the eurozone at epidemic proportions and signs that the Chinese economic engine was beginning to falter.

A year on and there’s cause for cautious optimism, in the UK at least, with joblessness falling and it seems more reason for economists to be bullish about the strength of the recovery than for half a decade. Continue reading “Rising Stars for 2014 – RPC”

GC Powerlist – Rising Stars for 2014

GC Powerlist – Rising Stars for 2014

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Rising Stars for 2014 – Getting there

Rising Stars for 2014 – Getting there

As the in-house profession has swelled in size and status in recent years the competition to secure a small number of high status senior roles has intensified. Legal Business asks what it takes to become a Rising Star when the bar keeps rising

What does it take to get ahead in the legal team of a major company? It seems an obvious enough question but despite the well-documented expansion of the in-house profession over the last 20 years, there is relatively little material on the career track for the ambitious in-house counsel.

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Profile: Maurice Woolf

Profile: Maurice Woolf

The telecoms company’s GC discusses the challenges his company faces

Maurice Woolf’s candid recollection of shifting client-side into the telecoms world will resonate with anyone familiar with those heady dot.com-influenced boom days of the 1990s – including being caught up in some of the bust.

Much like many private practice lawyers, the former Denton Hall lawyer had his first taste of in-house life while on secondment at telecoms company Hermes Europe Railtel, which was eventually acquired by GTS, Woolf’s first in-house employer.

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