General Counsel, more than a legal expert

General Counsels and their team, work hand in hand with operational and they tend to be on the ground with business teams when negotiating on deals.
They need to have both legal and business skills and a perfect understanding of the business sector.

Over the years, there has been a great development in the status of General Counsels.
The General Counsel is now a core member of the top management team and acts as a business partner to the CEO and leadership team.
The General Counsel can sometimes be considered at the same level as the Chief Financial Officer.

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Companies need dedicated full time legal expert for the business.
This has proven to be cost-effective as General Counsels and companies working with big law firms are starting to negotiate on their legal fees and also discussing with smaller law firms,providing the same level of legal work and for less.
Large multinationals are increasing their legal departments with legal counsels of different expertise to reduce the cost of outside counsels.

General Counsels are more than legal experts. They provide legal and business advise due to their highly Developed technical skills, including their strengths in influencing & negotiation.
General Counsels have leadership skills to assist and manage their legal departments, consisting of legal counsels with different expertise.