An Insight Into Becoming a General Counsel Business Leader in 2016/2017

Jul 14, 2016, 03:30 ET from IQPC

LONDON, July 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

This October marks the special 15th edition of the Corporate Counsel Exchange.  In celebration, the Exchange put together a collection of wisdom and insight from past and future speakers in the Corporate Counsel community to create a limited edition General Counsel Survival Guide.

The limited edition guide was compiled into a special report: The GC Survival Guide- the Practical Skills You Need to Become a GC Leader:

The Survival Guide delves into real-life challenges and pre-tested strategies to help determined GCs reach their goals and where they need to be to do so.  With experience of success and failure in regulatory compliance and innovation, the Corporate Counsel community has the opportunity to look at what it takes to be a GC leader.  Past and future speakers share their insights on how to conquer growing regulations, manage risk, become the business architect of your legal services, and get to grips with new technology.  

When asking Zoe Bucknell, Group General Counsel and Company Secretary, One savings Bank PLC about managing risk, she suggests, "You cannot manage risk until you have clearly defined it! Ensure everyone (including you) really understands what risk is in the context of your business, what the business appetite is for risk- otherwise you will end up chasing your tail."

Dr. Lars Weihe, General Counsel and Compliance Officer Region Europe bei BSH Hausgeräte shared his tips on how to stay compliant when regulations continue to multiply, and commented; "So how can we deal as General Counsel of multinational companies with such manifold challenges? Obviously we need to keep ourselves up to date.  We need to network and collaborate within and outside of our companies.  We need to focus and prioritize but at the same time not overdo it.  We need to build up a solid Compliance Management System in our companies with the right Compliance culture and objectives, find people with the right mind-set and support a strong tone from the top."

Get the full advice of the practical skills you need to be a successful General Counsel business leader from Corporate Counsel Leaders by downloading the full report here:

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