In-House Perspective October 2011

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This section include news items which are of interest to in-house practitioners.

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Two columns contributed by the IBA Corporate Counsel Forum Editorial Advisory Board: Mary Heaney discusses the future of legal spending for multinational companies, and Eduardo Reyes considers how in-house legal departments should approach succession planning.

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Court in the act

Rebecca Lowe

News Corporation has lost three of its top legal advisers in as many months, as the phone-hacking scandal has continued to escalate. Its remaining lawyers are preparing themselves for legal challenges on all fronts, from civil claims to criminal charges, in the UK and the US. But which potential prosecutions should concern them the most?

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Laying down the law

Ruth Collins

The regulatory landscape surrounding bribery and corruption is constantly evolving. General Counsel at Siemens and Raytheon discuss the compliance challenges facing companies.

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In case of emergency

Neil Hodge

Disasters strike without warning or explanation. Organisations can either find themselves at the mercy of a natural disaster, such as a hurricane, earthquake or tsunami; or they might cause a catastrophic oil spill. In either case, what should lawyers do to help?

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Interview with Peter Rees QC, Legal Director, Royal Dutch Shell

Peter Rees leads an in-house team of 1,000 employees in 50 locations around the world, and sits on Shell’s Executive Committee. His interview with James Lewis at the IBA covered issues including transparency, anti-corruption legislation, compliance, international sanctions and IP protection.

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