The General Counsel Excellence Report

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    1.Executive summary
    The General Counsel Excellence Report highlights the growing commercialisation of the role and the increasing opportunities for savvy corporate counsel.
    2.The role of the general counsel
    The role of general counsel is undergoing a major
    transformation - with strategic and commercial
    responsibilities coming to the fore.
    3.Researching law firms
    Recommendations still top the list as the most trusted source when researching law firms, but there is no doubting the power of online, which is starting to make its mark on law firm selection.
    4.Managing relationships with law firms
    From cultivating a trusted advisor to running an online auction, law firm relationships are many and varied. But good management is essential to get the best results from advisers.
    5.Emerging markets, risk and communications
    The legal department's role in communications strategy in growth markets is key to a successful outcome.
    6.The role of the general counsel in M&A, divestitures and strategic alliances
    The importance of the legal department's role cannot be underestimated, but feedback would be appreciated.
    7.Law firm outsourcing
    Pressure on budgets is forcing a sea-change in attitudes about ways of delivering legal services.
    8.LPO, LSO, BPO
    The challenges and opportunities of outsourcing.
    9.Benchmarking fees
    Analysing data is key to monitoring and controlling the legal department's costs.
    10.Partner Profiles