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Monday, 26 January 2015 08:01

Shaping the Future

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-INHOUSE_2015_February_IH_FebCover-Web.jpgWelcome to our third year of the InHouse View — an annual “look ahead” series of interviews in which we talk to leading corporate counsel about their current challenges and projects for the year.
Published in InHouse Cover Story
Monday, 26 January 2015 08:00

Reflecting on View 2014 predictions

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-INHOUSE_2015_February_View-OpenerSpread.jpgWe revisit our conversation with some of last year’s View 2014 panel members to see how their year panned out.
Published in Issue Archive
Monday, 26 January 2015 08:00

Better structure or simply title inflation?

At a cocktail event recently, an in-house lawyer suggested an interesting topic for us to explore might be this idea of title inflation in corporate legal departments. He felt there seemed to be quite a mash up of titles emerging from some large departments. Are the titles an attempt to appease and retain ambitious lawyers with their eye on the general counsel office or are they a way for the legal department to behave like any other business unit with layers of seniority?
Published in Issue Archive
Monday, 26 January 2015 08:00

The quest for the best in-house software

Illustration: Matthew Billington
Illustration: Matthew Billington
There’s nothing like a hit to the bottom line to get companies rethinking the way they do things, and Olivier Fischer has a perfect example.
Published in Issue Archive
Monday, 26 January 2015 08:00

Winning formula

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-INHOUSE_2015_February_Profile-Deborah-Greenberg-f.jpgEach year, the Association of Corporate Counsel, in tandem with the International Law Office, honours the world’s top in-house lawyers at its Global Counsel Awards gala in New York City. Last June, Deborah Greenberg, vice president and general counsel for Aimia, Canada the loyalty rewards management company, won the trophy in the “General Commercial” category.
Published in Issue Archive
Monday, 26 January 2015 08:00

A better way to work

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-INHOUSE_2015_February_LAWDEPT-OPENER2.jpgEllen Pekilis was stuck. As the general counsel of CSA Group, a standards development and testing organization, she and her crew of six employees faced a growing stack of new, complicated legal work — the result of her employer’s shift to growth by acquisition. But management was unwilling to add legal staff. Instead, CSA was spending on research labs, test equipment, and other revenue generators.
Published in Issue Archive
b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-INHOUSE_2015_February_InClosingBarryFisher.jpgCan IBM’s Watson supercomputer or progeny like U of T’s Ross replace the law firm partner or general counsel as the trusted adviser to the organization? No, or at least not yet, but I suggest that there are forces at play conspiring to change that role in fundamental ways beyond tweaking the billable hour model with alternative fee arrangements.
Published in Issue Archive
Monday, 19 January 2015 08:00

Predictions for 2015

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-INHOUSE_Standard_photos_F.Garcia.jpgFor last year’s words belong to last year’s language
And next year’s words await another voice.
And to make an end is to make a beginning.
― T.S. Eliot
Published in Latest News
b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-INHOUSE_Standard_photos_renato-pontello.jpgChina contains roughly 20 per cent of the world’s population. It has the world’s second-largest economy by nominal GDP, the world’s fastest-growing consumer market, and it is the largest exporter of goods and the second largest importer of goods in the world.  It is not surprising then that companies conclude that to be truly successful on a global scale they need to have a well thought out China strategy.
Published in Latest News
Monday, 12 January 2015 11:42

Quebec Innu win right to sue Rio Tinto

Quebec’s appeal court handed hands victory to First Nations in their lawsuit against Rio Tinto subsidiary Iron Ore Co. of Canada.
Quebec’s appeal court handed hands victory to First Nations in their lawsuit against Rio Tinto subsidiary Iron Ore Co. of Canada.
An Innu First Nations group in Quebec has won a battle in the Quebec Court of Appeal over the right to proceed with a $900-million lawsuit against a subsidiary of mining giant Rio Tinto.
Published in Latest News
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