Lean Methodologies for General Counsel - How Can You Drive Efficiencies in the Legal Department?

Jul 02, 2012, 02:00 ET from 7th Corporate Counsel Exchange

LONDON, July 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Ahead of the 7th Corporate Counsel Exchange, IQPC Exchange interviewed the General Counsel of Maersk Line, Martin Clausen, to find out how the legal department of the largest container ship operator in the world has utilised lean methodologies, and what impact this is having on productivity.

Martin's team has implemented a number of systems and methods and is planning to expand these in the future. One of the key tools they have applied so far is a visual management system. The team have also done work observations to investigate how their legal executives currently work, offer tips on how to improve their processes and identify training needs. The next stage planned for the legal department is a Gemba observation, which is a workplace observation technique used in Lean theory.

The interview with Maersk Line's General Counsel is available to access at http://bit.ly/MbNMjq.

The topic of Applying Lean Methodologies and Techniques to Drive Efficiencies in the Legal Department will be further explored at the 7th Corporate Counsel Exchange, taking place 14th - 16th October, 2012 in The Netherlands. 60 General Counsel and Heads of Legal are invited to this exclusive networking and learning forum to tackle their challenges and discover new solutions through a series of case studies, panel discussions, interactive roundtables and pre-arranged, one-on-one meetings with a range of solution providers.

"General Counsels are feeling intense pressure from their business to streamline and drive efficiencies" says Event Director, Ailsa Hardy. "As well as pushing for more value from their advisers and suppliers, General Counsel are searching for innovative ways to improve their team's efficiency; lean methodologies are an option that a number of departments are investigating."

Invited senior legal executives who have confirmed their attendance include:

  • General Counsel, BT Global
  • Global General Counsel, Barclays Wealth
  • General Counsel, GDF Suez EnergyGeneral Counsel, G4S plc
  • General Counsel Europe, Celanese GmbH
  • General Counsel Europe, Covidien

For more information about the industry leading speakers and the latest agenda, please visit: http://www.corporatecounselexchange.co.uk/PR.

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