Like never before, all eyes are on stakeholder impact and sustainability. General Counsel are beset with extending enterprise values across a changing operational footprint while keeping business transformation strategies on track.
Against a backdrop of global crosswinds, such as the global economic downturn and geopolitical conflicts, this roundtable will look at how General Counsel are balancing maintaining key stakeholder relationships, staying on top of new waves of regulation, and supporting business. We will also share findings from both Lex Mundi's recent global focus group with General Counsel and its latest Report, Global Crosswinds, Stakeholderism and General Counsel.
Helena Samaha is a multicultural lawyer and business leader with substantial international experience. Helena began in private practice in 1994 and worked as a finance lawyer at Clifford Chance before moving in house at Virgin Group in 1998 where she served as Group Legal Director.
She was invited to join DLA Piper as a TMC partner in 2005. Thereafter, with a global recession looming, Helena joined restructuring and turnaround consultancy AlixPartners as General Counsel-EMEA in 2008, based in Paris. In 2011, Helena moved to the Middle East and joined broadcaster OSN in Dubai as General Counsel and Company Secretary. Back in London since 2015, Helena led the Media and Programming team for Liberty Global before being appointed as Lex Mundi President & CEO in 2019.
As Vice President of Lex Mundi’s Global Markets team, Eric oversees the Lex Mundi Equisphere service model for corporate clients. The Global Markets team consists of professionals around the world, who interface with Lex Mundi member firms and corporate counsel to support legal projects that have cross-border dimensions. Eric also oversees Lex Mundi’s ‘thought leadership’ insights and resources for senior corporate counsel, which help clients to address important legal and regulatory trends through online resources, templates, programs, and best-practices analysis. Eric has led many general counsel roundtable discussions and workshops for senior in-house teams.
The Singapore Corporate Counsel Association Limited (“SCCA”) is the pioneer national not-for-profit organisation representing the interests of in-house lawyers working for companies and other entities based in Singapore. It prides in building reputable regional training programs, leadership and industry conversations, legal counsel career toolkits, competency frameworks encompassing technical knowledge, skills, and the right attitude and character for corporate lawyers.
Lex Mundi is the world’s leading network of independent law firms. It brings the best together – law firms, lawyers, and business professionals – in more than 125 countries to provide world-class cross-border legal solutions.