IBA Annual Conference Miami 2022

30 Oct - 4 Nov 2022

Room 209, Level 2

Session information

Do's and dont's of in-house departments when dealing with law firms (and vice versa)

Wednesday 2 November (0930 - 1045)

Room 209, Level 2
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Corporate Counsel Forum (Lead)


Sometime the relationship between an in-house legal team and a law firm is a story of long lasting success and sometime it is not. The session will address what can make a relationship win-win and what instead put it at risk. Expertise and costs are not the only two variables. Soft skills and reciprocal understanding are also important. With an eye to the future: how will you be using external lawyers in five years' time?

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

Harpreet Sidhu Green Shield Canada, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Publications Officer, Corporate Counsel Forum


Jeffrey Davis Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Christopher Tahbaz Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, New York, New York, USA
Masako Takahata Exponential Design Inc, Tokyo, Japan; Corporate Counsel Forum Liaison Officer, Asia Pacific Regional Forum
Rein Wesseling Stibbe, Amsterdam, Netherlands; Working Group Officer, Antitrust Section