Sea-change ahead for in-house lawyers

Top general counsel says in-house lawyers should embrace their business advisory role

Sea-change ahead for in-house lawyers

In-house lawyers have always had a business advisory role in their organisations. But as organisations adapt to changing requirements and technologies, the demands on in-house lawyers have moved beyond technical legal advice to a more strategic focus.

Tom Lane, General Counsel – New Zealand & Pacific at Coca-Cola Amatil, says in-house counsels should be embracing this sea-change.

In his session at the upcoming In-House Legal Summit, Lane will discuss the key things that in-house counsels need to understand in order to be an effective business advisor.

He will explore what in-house lawyers need to know before they can give effective business advice; how to maintain legal independence while increasing influence; and their ethical business and corporate responsibilities.

Lane will also cover what in-house counsels need to know about business financials and business analysis.

Find out more and book online at http://in-houselegalsummit.co.nz/

NZ Lawyer readers can still save on registrations to the Summit by booking in their team.

The In-House Legal Summit will be held at the Cordis Auckland on Tuesday 27 November.

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