About the Forum
The mission of the Corporate Counsel Forum is to be the pre-eminent forum within the IBA for discussion, education and spokesmanship by, for and among corporate counsel, respecting the proper role and expectations of the professional acting for a corporation and to offer an in-house perspective to the IBA and its members.
In particular, the forum wishes to assist its members in functioning effectively within corporate hierarchies, satisfying business objectives while rendering legal services to the corporation in accordance with the highest professional standards. The forum seeks to maintain a particular focus on topics and themes of this nature which are currently relevant to its membership. At present, these include:
- selection of, liaison with and supervision of outside counsel;
- professional evaluation, development, privilege and responsibility in the corporate setting;
- globalisation and multi-jurisdictional practice;
- managing the corporate legal function; and
- corporate governance.
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Sanctions screening: A Canadian view
In this podcast, Harpreet K Sidhu, the IBA Corporate Counsel Forum’s Publications Officer and the General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Privacy Officer at Pethealth – A Fairfax Company, interviews Shawn Neylan, a partner at Stikeman Elliott. They discuss the issue of sanctions screening and particularly what in-house counsel need to know about this important topic, with a focus on the Canadian perspective. The podcast was recorded on 29 August 2022.
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According to a recent judgment of the Italian Court of Cassation, a company resident abroad for tax purposes is subject to the Italian tax regime if the main decisions relating to its general management and business affairs are adopted in Italy.
Released on Dec 10, 2021
According to a recent judgment of the Italian Corte di Cassazione, a dispute arising from a breach of the shareholders’ agreement by an Italian shareholder is subject to the Italian jurisdiction even when the registered office of the company is located abroad under the rule of the defendant’s domicile.
Released on Aug 18, 2021
While the academic study of leadership roles found in a board of directors and management is not new, it is almost unheard of in Cambodia. This is not surprising given the country’s entire corporate governance and economic structure are still evolving.
In-House Perspective is the IBA’s Corporate Counsel Forum magazine, featuring profiles of industry leaders, in-house counsel news and advice on managing counsel and clients. It’s available to members of the IBA Corporate Counsel Forum and can be read here.
Subcommittees and other groups
The Corporate Counsel Forum also coordinates the activities of the following subcommittees/working groups.
- Corporate Counsel Forum Advisory Board
- Management of the Corporate Legal Function Subcommittee
- Regional Coordinators Subcommittee