A GC’s Role
An in-house General Counsel oversees and manages the legal and regulatory aspects of a business, both proactively and reactively, and is the first point of contact for all such matters. As a trusted partner to senior management, a General Counsel’s sound judgement and professional decision making should support, and sometimes constructively challenge, the operation and direction of the business.
Depth of Understanding
A General Counsel needs a comprehensive understanding and experience of the industry in which their clients operate in order to play an integral role in helping them to achieve their commercial aims.
In managing and overseeing a business’ legal and compliance function, a General Counsel can handle many legal matters in-house, though issues requiring specialist input need to be quickly identified, managed and properly resolved. An experienced in-house General Counsel is particularly suited to perform this role by blending their unique familiarity with a client’s business with a detailed and practical understanding of the legal and regulatory environment in which the client operates.