The In-House Perspective - November 2010

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The section includes recent news which may be of interest to in-house practitioners.

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Three columns written by the IBA Corporate Counsel Forum Co-Chairs; Eduardo Reyes discussing corporate risk; and Mary Heaney writes on the recent decision of the ECJ in the Azko Nobel case. 

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Whose risk is it? Viewing corporate catastrophe through a human rights lens
John Sherman

With the recent BP Deepwater Horizon disaster, the themes of risk management and human rights due diligence have again become front-page news. John Sherman discusses the importance of corporate responsibility. 

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Chasing debts
Neil Hodge

International companies sometimes struggle to recoup money they are owed from overseas suppliers and customers. This article highlights the role in-house counsel can play in recovering debts as well as new procedures to assist.

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Never write if you can speak
Jonathan Watson

The European Court of Justice has recently issued its judgment in the long-running Akzo Nobel case. As supporters of in-house privilege feared, it isn’t good news for in-house lawyers.

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Inside litigation
Ben Rigby 

What can corporate counsel learn from each other about the subject of managing complex litigation? This was one of the subjects discussed in Washington, DC at the Corporate Counsel Forum’s joint conference with the IBA’s Litigation Committee. 

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Mentoring in the legal profession
Ross Ashcroft

Mentoring has often been overlooked in the legal profession but a competent mentoring programme for young lawyers is not difficult to implement.

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