IBA Annual Conference Sydney 2017

8 Oct - 13 Oct 2017

Room C3.6, Convention Centre, Level 3

Session information

Forget about the law: the other roles of the in-house lawyer

Tuesday 10 October (1615 - 1730)

Room C3.6, Convention Centre, Level 3


Corporate Counsel Forum (Lead)


As well as filling the role of chief legal officer, senior in-house lawyers have many other functions to discharge within corporations. These include not only associated functions such as compliance, but also management roles, such as talent management in managing the careers of their in-house teams, strategic management in guiding the overall direction of the in-house legal function and commercial management as a member of the company’s executive committee. Can all these hats be worn at once and still permit the in-house lawyer to be the conscience of the company?

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

Felix Ehrat Ehrat Advisory, Zumikon, Switzerland; Senior Vice Chair, Corporate Counsel Forum


Pii Ketvel Marcol Capital Europe SA, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg; Member, Corporate Counsel Forum Advisory Board
Andrzej Kolwas Philip Morris International, Lausanne, Switzerland
Asma Muttawa LL.M. White & Case LLP, London, England; Vice Chair, Corporate Counsel Forum
Barton Selden Taulia LLC, San Francisco, California, USA; Publications Officer, Corporate Counsel Forum