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Explore the latest information from thought leaders around the world on topics that are top of mind for today’s corporate counsel. Learn what experts are saying about subjects ranging from doing business across the world to industry and regional trends. Check back regularly to stay up to date on the latest insights.

General Counsel in a Fragmented Risk Reality

This report features insights from General Counsel around the world who are enabling business adaptation by guiding time-critical business decisions related to cross-border restructurings, carve-outs, acquisitions, market entry, business partnerships, and digitization. Read how in-house teams can build agility in three broad ways: deliver faster-paced legal guidance, improve horizon scanning, and leverage legal operations.

AI Readiness Checklist for Corporate Legal Functions

Increasingly general counsel are called upon to guide boards, c-suites, coworkers and external stakeholders through AI-related ethical and legal risks that arise from customer and supplier relations, internal operations and regulatory action.

Big Data and Big Brother: How General Counsel Cope with Artificial Intelligence in an Era of Economic Nationalism

The 2019 Lex Mundi Summit in Amsterdam brought together thought leaders and recent government officials from the US and EU to consider the challenges that arise from the intersection of AI with economic interventionism. The resulting report analyzing the best-practices and perspectives shared among general counsel brought to light three practical areas requiring vigilance from general counsel, as even traditional industries become digital players and business models evolve including governance, compliance, and the legal function.

Wrestling with Volatility: How General Counsel are Adapting to a VUCA World

In today’s world, general counsel face an ever-increasing demand to manage exponentially more risks, involving greater complexity, in much shorter time frames and with more potential impact on business performance. It is a circle that cannot be squared.

Into the Cyberbreach: How CLOs Build Organizational Resilience and Lead During Crises

The risk of corporate cyberbreaches has become not just a potentiality but an eventuality with severe implications for basic business continuity and significant liabilities related to preemptive (in) action and post-breach responsiveness. As multinational enterprises embed information technology deeper and deeper into operations, products and services, they face unforeseeable cybersecurity vulnerabilities that expose management systems as well as critical physical and intellectual assets to this inevitable cyberbreach risk.

The Role of the General Counsel in Protecting Enterprise Reputation: Navigating the Company to its North Star

This report analyzes best-practices and perspectives shared among general counsel during Lex Mundi’s 2016 Summit in Amsterdam, where speakers and participants examined three critical aspects of protecting the reputation of the multinational enterprise including the scope of the general counsel’s role in building and protecting the enterprise’s reputation, how general counsel carry out the role of protecting the enterprise’s reputation and the roles general counsel are playing as part of overall crisis preparation.

Changing Competition Regimes: Organizational Best Practices for Navigating Cross-Border Legal and Political Risks

This report analyzes distinct trends in competition law that are impacting the strategy and performance of multinational companies, including the globalization of competition law, fragmentation of enforcement action, diversification of enforcement mandates by agencies, cooperation among competition agencies and increasing litigation.

Cross-Border M&A: How General Counsel Can Manage Demand, Deliver Quality and Articulate Value

This report discusses the best-practices in managing demand, delivering quality and articulating value in cross-border M&A. Specifically, we delve into four critical disciplines that make the difference between more and less successful M&A outcomes.