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The Road Ahead: How the French Election Might Impact In-house Counsel

The Road Ahead: How the French Election Might Impact In-house Counsel

With France inching towards isolationism and the European Union inching towards another Brexit, the scenario begs the question: Will this impact my in-house practice? Read

France


How to Ensure Safe Personal Data Protection Handling

How to Ensure Safe Personal Data Protection Handling

When conducting due diligence, include these assurances of safe data handling for peace of mind. Read

European Union , United States


Seeing Through the Gray Areas

Seeing Through the Gray Areas

Chubb General Counsel Patrick Kong explains how he handles regulations that aren’t so clear cut. Read

China , Hong Kong


ELI Fellow Emily Jelich on Intense Experiential Learning at ACC Executive Leadership Institute (ELI)

ELI Fellow Emily Jelich on Intense Experiential Learning at ACC Executive Leadership Institute (ELI)

As a graduate of ELI, Emily Jelich describes her three-and-a-half days filled with collegial information sharing. Read

Canada


Day in the Life - David Felicissimo

Day in the Life - David Felicissimo

Spend a day in the life of GC for Valnet Inc., a Montreal startup. Read

Canada


From California to Hong Kong: One Lawyer’s Journey

From California to Hong Kong: One Lawyer’s Journey

Allison Despard is now in Singapore, where she pushes boundaries as Honeywell's general counsel of labor and employment. Read

China , Singapore , United States


Drinking from a Fountain: How Pablo Jimenez-Zorrilla Became VP Legal & Corporate Affairs at AB InBev Middle Americas

Drinking from a Fountain: How Pablo Jimenez-Zorrilla Became VP Legal & Corporate Affairs at AB InBev Middle Americas

Pablo Jimenez-Zorrilla discusses the unique blend of compliance and cross-border issues that Anheuser-Busch Inbev faces as a multinational company. Read

Mexico


Fail Fast, Learn Fast: How In-house Counsel Can Adapt to the Tech World

Fail Fast, Learn Fast: How In-house Counsel Can Adapt to the Tech World

As the general counsel of a cybersecurity and antivirus software company, Claus Kaufmann had to learn how to delicately balance preventing risk while simultaneously embracing it. Read

Germany , United States


Practical Data Security Takeaways from Australia’s Recent Privacy Determination

Practical Data Security Takeaways from Australia’s Recent Privacy Determination

Recently the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has stepped up its enforcement of the Privacy Act. Here's how in-house counsel must protect their company’s data security. Read

Australia


Day in the Life - Eliud Ogutu

Day in the Life - Eliud Ogutu

Spend a day in the life of Eliud Ogutu, head of legal at Stanbic Bank Kenya Ltd., Nairobi, Kenya. Read

Kenya


Research Roundup: IP Litigation Forecast from Deanna Kwong of HPE

Research Roundup: IP Litigation Forecast from Deanna Kwong of HPE

The world of litigation is constantly changing. Faced with new technologies, shifting cross border legislation, and an increasing generational divide, in-house counsel practicing litigation ... Read

European Union , United States


Tech’s Immigration Crisis: How Silicon Valley GCs Can Lead, Educate, and Preserve Hope

Tech’s Immigration Crisis: How Silicon Valley GCs Can Lead, Educate, and Preserve Hope

As Silicon Valley reels from US President Trump's temporary immigration ban, ACC's Technology columnists shed light on how general counsel can lead their team through the turbulence. Read

Iran , Iraq , Libya , Somalia , South Sudan , Syria , United States , Yemen


Tips & Insights – Going With the Flow

Tips & Insights – Going With the Flow

Growing up during China’s Cultural Revolution, Shawn Zhao didn't have much say in his career path. It wasn't until he was older when he could broaden his horizons and follow the valuable ... Read

China


Top 5 News Stories of the Week: Corporate Scandals

Top 5 News Stories of the Week: Corporate Scandals

ACCDocket.com has compiled the week's most relevant news stories and resources for in-house attorneys. This week’s top five stories range from hiring woes to corporate scandal. Read

China , European Union , United Kingdom , United States


Scratching the Surface: How Nicola-Jane McNeill Helped to Grow a Multinational Parking Giant

Scratching the Surface: How Nicola-Jane McNeill Helped to Grow a Multinational Parking Giant

What started off as a humble parking lot company in Canada has grown into a multinational corporation that can be found in virtually every major city. While parking lots might seem ... Read

Canada


Learn Your World - Poland

Learn Your World - Poland

To support your global practice, ACC Docket offers country-specific fun facts from your peers who’ve been there — literally. Read

Poland


Seeing the Silver Lining: 4 Positive Aspects of GDPR for Businesses

Seeing the Silver Lining: 4 Positive Aspects of GDPR for Businesses

Though the implementation of GDPR looms over the heads of counsel and regulators across the globe, ACC found the bright side in the daunting challenges that lie ahead. Read

European Union


Joy in Chaos: Legal Life in Asia’s Most Important Startup

Joy in Chaos: Legal Life in Asia’s Most Important Startup

When offered an in-house position at Lazada, Gladys Chun saw the opportunities of growing with a successful startup, and the alluring responsibilities of heading compliance for a large ... Read

Singapore


Top 10 30-Somethings Profile – Aliya Ramji

Top 10 30-Somethings Profile – Aliya Ramji

For this week’s Top 10 30-Somethings, we feature ACC Technology columnist Aliya Ramji on her integral role at Figure 1, which is disrupting the healthcare industry across the world. Read

Canada


Patent Trolls: Inside Sony's Cross-border Patent Infringement

Patent Trolls: Inside Sony's Cross-border Patent Infringement

WiLAN Inc., a patent licensing firm, recently filed a lawsuit on November 7 against the electronics giant Sony Corp. for the patent infringement of its wireless communication technology, ... Read

Canada , China , United States


Day in the Life - Mike Madden

Day in the Life - Mike Madden

Spend a day in the life of Mike Madden, general counsel for FTR Group Pty Ltd and for The Record Limited in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Read

Australia


Learn Your World - Kenya

Learn Your World - Kenya

To support your global practice, ACC Docket offers country-specific fun facts from your peers who’ve been there — literally. Read

Kenya


Top 10 30-Somethings Profile – Lorne O'Reilly

Top 10 30-Somethings Profile – Lorne O'Reilly

From working with music superstars to taking the leap as a corporate attorney, Lorne O'Reilly relates his journey to become an in-house counsel at Dow Chemical. Read

Canada


Top 10 30-Somethings Profile – Rustam “Rusty” Juma

Top 10 30-Somethings Profile – Rustam “Rusty” Juma

Rustam “Rusty” Juma, this week's featured Top 30-Something, aims to become a global leader. With his impressive international experience, he's already on his way. Read

Canada


Katy Motiey: General Counsel as the Ultimate Business Leader

Katy Motiey: General Counsel as the Ultimate Business Leader

Though initially interested in immigration law, Katy Motiey found herself pursuing corporate law in Silicon Valley and emerging as a trusted business leader. Read

Iran , United States


How Free Trade Between the European Union and Canada Will Affect In-house Counsel

How Free Trade Between the European Union and Canada Will Affect In-house Counsel

After weeks of opposition, Belgian political leaders decided on October 27 to support the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) between the European Union and Canada. The final ... Read

Belgium , Canada , Germany , United Kingdom


A Natural Progression

A Natural Progression

Deborah Vaughn, Whirlpool’s chief legal officer of Asia Pacific, has had more changes in her careers and lived in more countries than the average person. But looking back, it feels ... Read

China


An Overview of the State of the Legal Profession in Australia and Across the Asia Pacific Region in 2016

An Overview of the State of the Legal Profession in Australia and Across the Asia Pacific Region in 2016

While making predictions about the future of the legal profession for an entire region is challenging, there are a number of key legal trends that have emerged over the past few years, ... Read

Australia , China , Indonesia , Japan , New Zealand , North Korea , Singapore


Learn Your World - Chile

Learn Your World - Chile

To support your global practice, ACC Docket offers country-specific fun facts from your peers who’ve been there — literally. Read

Chile


Day in the Life - Justin Coss

Day in the Life - Justin Coss

Spend a day in the life of Justin Coss, group legal counsel and company secretary of AUB Group Ltd. in Sydney, Australia. Read

Australia


Corporate Aircraft: Compliance When Purchasing Internationally

Corporate Aircraft: Compliance When Purchasing Internationally

Previously in our corporate jet compliance series, we focused on the taxes and regulations pertaining to US-aircraft purchases. In the fourth installment, we discuss the two significant ... Read

European Union


Top 10 30-Somethings Profile – Farida Alkaff

Top 10 30-Somethings Profile – Farida Alkaff

Today we opened submissions for the Top 10 30-Something Awards for 2017. To inspire you to make a nomination, each Friday we’ll post a 2016 winner’s profile until submissions close. ... Read

United Arab Emirates


ELI Fellow Eduardo Bandera on the Value of Attending ACC's Executive Leadership Institute (ELI)

ELI Fellow Eduardo Bandera on the Value of Attending ACC's Executive Leadership Institute (ELI)

Eduardo Bandera, deputy general counsel for the Content Division at Grupo Televisa, S.A.B., discusses working in television production, why litigation wasn't for him, and how the opportunities ... Read

Mexico


Share Safely: How to Avoid Gun-Jumping and Inadvertent Waiver of Privilege When Making a Deal in Canada

Share Safely: How to Avoid Gun-Jumping and Inadvertent Waiver of Privilege When Making a Deal in Canada

Considering an acquisition of a Canadian business? Complete these pre-closing steps for a smooth M&A while avoiding potential violations. Read

Canada


Direct to In-house

Direct to In-house

From Bombay to London to Bangalore, Sonal Basu describes her journey to become in-house counsel for Mindtree, an IT services provider in the the Silicon Valley of India. Read

India


Learn Your World – Cayman Islands

Learn Your World – Cayman Islands

To support your global practice, ACC Docket offers country-specific fun facts from your peers who’ve been there — literally. Read

Cayman Islands


Building a Solid Legal Foundation

Building a Solid Legal Foundation

David Hirschfield, recently honored as Rising Star at the European Counsel Awards 2016, explains how traveling and taking new opportunities has helped develop his career. Read

United Kingdom


Process, Process, Process: Advising the Target Board or Special Committee in Canada

Process, Process, Process: Advising the Target Board or Special Committee in Canada

Our September Canadian Briefings supplement delves into the challenges and responsibilities a director of a Canadian public company must face. Apart from the fiduciary, loyalty, and ... Read

Canada


Q&A with the EIC: Jean-François L. Denis, Senior Legal Counsel, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft

Q&A with the EIC: Jean-François L. Denis, Senior Legal Counsel, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft

In this series, ACC Docket Chief Editor Tiffani Alexander sits down with notable general counsel and chief legal officers for in-depth insight into their lives and careers. Read

Canada


Learn Your World – Trinidad and Tobago

Learn Your World – Trinidad and Tobago

To support your global practice, ACC Docket offers country-specific fun facts from your peers who've been there — literally. Read

Trinidad and Tobago


Finding Success as a Corporate Counsel in China

Finding Success as a Corporate Counsel in China

In-house counsel in China has grown exponentially in responsibility and prestige. Here, our experts reveal how to catapult your career with their leadership advice. Read

China


A Swimming Legal Career

A Swimming Legal Career

In ACC Docket's July/August issue, we dive into what made Lori Middlehurst take the leap from medicine to law, and what it's like to telecommute from Australia to Silicon Valley. Read

Australia


A New Era of EU-US Data Protection: The Privacy Shield

A New Era of EU-US Data Protection: The Privacy Shield

European and US regulators hammered out a data protection framework to smooth digital business across the Atlantic Read

European Union , United States


How to Deal with Internal Investigations in Mexico

How to Deal with Internal Investigations in Mexico

One of the most challenging matters that HR and legal teams have to deal with is compliance investigations. Here, our experts from Littler Mexico identify some of the key points employers ... Read

Mexico


What Brexit Means for Multinational Employers

What Brexit Means for Multinational Employers

As the global market adjusts for UK's "Brexit," multinational companies are left scrambling with the potential impact it will have on their employees. Our HR and Employment columnist ... Read

European Union , United Kingdom


Day in the Life - David Dobbyn

Day in the Life - David Dobbyn

Spend a day in the life of Xilinx Senior Director and Regional Counsel David Dobbyn. Read

Ireland


Q&A with the EiC – Claire Debney

Q&A with the EiC – Claire Debney

In this series, ACC Docket Chief Editor Tiffani Alexander sits down with notable general counsel and chief legal officers for in-depth insight into their lives and careers. Read

United Kingdom


Learn Your World – Italy

Learn Your World – Italy

To support your global practice, ACC Docket offers country-specific fun facts from your peers who've been there — literally. Read

European Union , Italy


Broken Gear Boxes and River Crocodiles: Rachel Saunders on Her Outback Car Trek

Broken Gear Boxes and River Crocodiles: Rachel Saunders on Her Outback Car Trek

When Rachel Saunders had the opportunity to volunteer in the Outback with classic cars, she left her comfort zone at the beach and took a car trek, exploring 3,700 kilometers of the ... Read

Australia


Top 10 Brexit Considerations – for In-house Counsel

Top 10 Brexit Considerations – for In-house Counsel

As the world continues to reflect on the surprising news that the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, in-house counsel are left scratching their heads; wondering how ... Read

European Union , United Kingdom


Asian Economic Community Progress: Major Achievements

Asian Economic Community Progress: Major Achievements

This overview of the economic progress of the ASEAN community is a companion piece to the June ACC Docket feature, "Beyond Free Trade Agreements: Forging ASEAN Common Market Creates ... Read

Indonesia , Thailand


European Union Privacy Standard Contractual Clauses: Marketplace Trends and Practices

European Union Privacy Standard Contractual Clauses: Marketplace Trends and Practices

With the amount of data stored in the cloud increasing exponentially every day, the amplified scrutiny of data protection security measures, and the quickly changing landscape of data ... Read

European Union


Learn Your World – New Zealand

Learn Your World – New Zealand

To support your global practice, ACC Docket offers country-specific fun facts from your peers who've been there — literally. Read

New Zealand


Around the World and Back Again

Around the World and Back Again

Rosamund Browne, principal international employment and labour counsel at Rockwell Collins Inc., shares her thoughts on balancing work with a global existence. Read

United Kingdom


Q&A with the EiC – Raj Barot

Q&A with the EiC – Raj Barot

ACC Docket Chief Editor Tiffani Alexander sits down with Raj Barot, managing director and general counsel, Agile Counsel. Read

Singapore


Learning — and Growing — As You Go

Learning — and Growing — As You Go

Tips & Insights from Metlife Corporate Counsel Faraoni Manochi, based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Read

Argentina


Day In The Life - Jeremy Barton

Day In The Life - Jeremy Barton

Spend a day in the life of KPMG General Counsel Jeremy Barton. Read

United Kingdom


Learn Your World – Nigeria

Learn Your World – Nigeria

To support your global practice, ACC Docket offers country-specific fun facts from your peers who've been there — literally. Read

Nigeria


From Brooklyn to Montreal: Jeffrey Shane Talks About Life, Law, and Paths Well Traveled

From Brooklyn to Montreal: Jeffrey Shane Talks About Life, Law, and Paths Well Traveled

Jeffrey Shane is the general counsel of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) in Montreal, the trade association for the world’s airlines, which represents 260 airlines ... Read

Canada


Marian Moss wins ACC Australia Government Lawyer of the Year

Marian Moss wins ACC Australia Government Lawyer of the Year

Marian Moss is the chief lawyer, Indigenous Affairs in the Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet in Australia. Read

Australia


After Brussels, Take Stock of Your Disaster Preparedness Plan

After Brussels, Take Stock of Your Disaster Preparedness Plan

General counsel are tasked with managing risk. Sometimes this comes in the form of regulatory compliance, litigation preparation, or data breach readiness. Other times risks to your ... Read

Belgium


Day In The Life - Raj Barot

Day In The Life - Raj Barot

Spend a day in the life of Raj Barot, general counsel at Agile Counsel, Bangkok, Thailand. Read

Thailand


Learn Your World – Denmark

Learn Your World – Denmark

To support your global practice, ACC Docket offers country-specific fun facts from your peers who've been there — literally. Read

Denmark


Tips & Insights - The Journey That Follows You

Tips & Insights - The Journey That Follows You

Brent Irvin, VP and GC of Tencent holdings, takes us through his career journey thus far. Read

China


The General Data Protection Regulation

The General Data Protection Regulation

Very little occurring in global commerce nowadays seems to be getting more visibility or having more impact than what is occurring in the European Union (EU) with data protection laws ... Read

European Union


Ten Rules on Equal Pay in Brazil

Ten Rules on Equal Pay in Brazil

Brazilian law requires “equal pay for equal work” and provides that all employees are to be protected under this law, regardless of age, sex, race, or other protected status. This ... Read

Brazil


When Traveling: 5 Things to Bring; 5 Things to Leave Behind

When Traveling: 5 Things to Bring; 5 Things to Leave Behind

The movie Up in the Air, starring George Clooney, showed some realities of business travel and navigating airport labyrinths. When done correctly, it’s almost an art to be mastered. ... Read

European Union


Tips & Insights - Matt Nolan - Listening Closely and Taking Chances

Tips & Insights - Matt Nolan - Listening Closely and Taking Chances

In the March Tips and Insights, Matt Nolan — manager of governance and compliance, greater China, Dow Corning corp. — takes us through his career journey. Read

China


Day In The Life - Ricardo Cortés-Monroy

Day In The Life - Ricardo Cortés-Monroy

Follow a day in the life of Ricardo Cortés-Monroy, Chief Legal Officer at Nestlé in Vevey, Switzerland. Read

Switzerland