Legal Briefing | International Comparative Guides |

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  There are a number of occasions when a company operating a share plan will need to exercise its discretion.  On grant, a decision needs to be made as to who will receive an award, how many shares will be subject to it and what other conditions (such as those relating to vesting and performance) … Continue reading “Exercise of discretion in share plans: can discretion ever be absolute?”

Feature | Social diversity

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Thomas Alan assesses the initially lauded, now forgotten social inclusion initiative

Legal Briefing | The first 100 days as a GC |

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Who better to learn from than those who have gone before you? That was the core of the idea behind our survey with The In-House Lawyer; to ask current GCs and heads of legal to share their experiences and provide advice to those new in post or hoping to become departmental leader. Hindsight is a … Continue reading “The first 100 days”

Feature | Profile

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How kidnap threats and vodka-fuelled due diligence helped shape the insurance giant’s group legal chief

Legal Briefing | Retail |

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  Can retail help lead the renewables ‘quiet revolution’? The National Infrastructure Commission was established in 2015 to provide independent advice on the UK’s long-term infrastructure needs. This year it has published the National Infrastructure Assessment (NIA) 2018, one of the recommendations being that at least 50% of energy in the UK should be generated … Continue reading “Ashfords’ retail roundup”

Feature | The first 100 days as a GC

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On the back of our recent research on the first 100 days of being a GC, we assembled a panel of general counsel to debate the key findings

Legal Briefing | TMT |

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Advances in internet connectivity, automation software and the continued pervasiveness of consumer technologies, has created heightened expectations in the speed of response, value for money and service quality inside organisations. There is also the realisation that access to services requires a strategic and scalable response that is not limited by the capacity of the service … Continue reading “Liberating in-house legal services through automation”

Feature | Ethics

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UCL professor Richard Moorhead talks about a pioneering study of the state of general counsel ethics

Legal Briefing | Workplace Law |

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The Prisoner of (Egon) Zehnder Non-compete clauses – are they still useful? Do they still work? There’s no doubting that Anne M Mulcahy, former chair and chief executive of Xerox got it right: ‘Employees are a company’s greatest asset – they’re your competitive advantage. You want to attract and retain the best; provide them with … Continue reading “Workplace law: Doyle Clayton”

Feature | The in-house lawyer survey

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Waves of regulation are giving GCs more resource, responsibility and risk. The In-House Lawyer assesses the state of the modern in-house team