The In-House Perspective July 2009

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Mastering change in hard times
Diana Bentley

As a result of the current financial climate, in-house lawyers are having to adapt their existing skills to meet the challenges faced by companies worldwide. Diana Bentley reports on what the immediate future may hold for in-house counsel.

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Show your value
Jonathan Watson

The recession is putting in-house lawyers in a precarious position. Now more than ever, they must show that they are an integral part of the businesses they serve, says Jonathan Watson.

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Expats
Adrienne Margolis

As the international job market stagnates, many professionals working abroad are losing their jobs and returning home. Adrienne Margolis looks at the implications for multinational companies and the different areas of employment law that in-house counsel needs to be aware of.

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Business faces curbs on legal defence fees
Neil Hodge

In the United Kingdom, those found innocent of charges brought against them by the state are compensated for 'reasonable' legal costs they have incurred in defending themselves. For companies, directors and their employees, this may be about to change. Neil Hodge investigates.

 

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Up at dawn
Philip Hoult

Increasing cooperation between antitrust regulators means businesses need to adopt a similarly joined-up approach when they are the targets of investigations in multiple jurisdictions, competition lawyers tell Philip Hoult.

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The risk within: white collar crime
Diana Bentley

As experts predict an increase in internal crime due to the worldwide financial recession, this article investigates how in-house counsel can work with their colleagues to prevent and contain this risk.

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Making a resolution
Philip Hoult

Companies investing in emerging markets need to consider at the outset how they would deal with any potential disputes or they could expose themselves to greater risk, writes Philip Hoult.  

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Institute for Human Rights and Business
Adrienne Margolis

Following the work of the UN backed Business Leaders Initiative on Human Rights (BLIHR), Adrienne Margolis looks at the newly formed Institute for Human Rights and Business which aims to raise awareness among international corporations of their human rights obligations.

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