The fast-changing legal industry is seeing a complex and compelling set of challenges over the next decade which mirror many of the trends transforming most other sectors. With economic, social, technological and demographic factors impacting their companies, general counsel are also dealing with the fall-out from the global financial meltdown which has created a more cautious marketplace in many industry sectors, with ‘value for money’ a dominant theme in most corporate operations. How does the legal department leader plan strategically?
At the same time as companies are facing a myriad of issues, many of which have the power to destroy their business reputations and endanger their management, how does the legal department best respond to navigating the ever-increasing regulatory burden on business? And how can they take advantage of their corporate position to lead and shape the legal marketplace? The Summit will examine the new dynamics in the legal supply chain, what ‘more for less’ really means and why ‘added-value’ is so difficult to define.