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 how to cope with national discrepancies between those rules, increasing litigation risks, antitrust developments and anticipation and management of antitrust problems.

In managing a law department, general counsel must confront such issues as benchmarking, recruitment and the management of career paths of lawyers from diverse backgrounds in different regions.

The power of peer learning

Enduring relationships with trusted peers in an international network are the core of the council experience. Enhanced by our global, enterprise-wide reach, these relationships span the world and extend the value of council membership. Confidential peer dialogues at meetings and in between provide you with a broader perspective and shared experiences, as well as access to specific knowledge and best practices.

Council membership benefits

Collective problem solving that puts your issues on the agenda
Global benchmarking through regular surveys of council members about relevant company practices
Multifunctional insights generated by the wealth of perspectives gathered from over 100 councils (covering more than 50 functions) that work together across geographies
Virtual communities that extend learning opportunities through a variety of online forums, webcasts, webinars, and other resources

Who should join?

Senior Corporate General Counsels, based in EMEA, are eligible.

What members say

“Our council is a place where highly experienced legal professionals from many countries and industries exchange best practices and discuss new developments in a pleasant and informal setting. It is ably chaired by one of Europe’s best antitrust lawyers.”

“The Conference Board focus is different, as it provides a substantive legal strategic education and topics and speakers are very high quality”

“The council covers the right things and gives the possibility to discuss informally with very high ranking EU officials, we are not exposed in real life.”

Upcoming meetings

March 2016, June 2016, October 2016

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Find out what members value most about their council membership.