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Legal Council

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General counsel of leading companies in Europe face a number of common challenges: increasingly severe yet inconsistent regulations about corporate governance, anxiety over risk management, rules on legal privilege and national discrepancies among those rules, increasing litigation risks, antitrust developments, and anticipation and management of antitrust problems.

Led by its members’ needs, the Council addresses these challenges as well as the general issues confronted by GCs in managing law departments: benchmarking, recruitment, and career development of lawyers from diverse backgrounds in different regions.

Who should join?

Members are experienced General Counsels and Chief Legal Officers based in EMEA, representing companies across industries and geographies, revenue min. 1bn euro.

Council Director

Paul Van Hooghten

Paul Van Hooghten

Council Director, Legal Council
The Conference Board
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Why join the Legal Council?

At the heart of the value of this experience for me is first: strong senior speakers. These are not professional speakers, but rather high-quality senior practitioners with an intimate knowledge of our environment.

Second, the networking with colleagues; something much more important than quantitative management tools, it is the opportunity to meet decision-makers and senior practitioners in the field and learn about new developments.

Third, compared to CEB, who relies on process-driven data which I can’t find an application for, the peer exchange at The Conference Board is the value.

Christopher King, Vice President and General Counsel, Hunter Douglas Management AG

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