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  • 18 November 2015

General Counsel: An evolving role

General counsel face a growing number of new demands and often find themselves being involved in corporate strategic planning. The role of general counsel is developing, and a growing number of new skills are required, as revealed by a new survey conducted by Bech-Bruun.

General counsel of Danish businesses and organisations increasingly act as strategic sounding boards to management. This is revealed by a new survey conducted by Bech-Bruun in which close to 50% of the respondent general counsel state that, presently, they are taking part in management's strategic planning to a higher extent than two years ago.

The survey also shows that general counsel demand new professional skills matching the development.

About the survey
In August, Bech-Bruun published a survey, the purpose of which was to shed light on the day-to-day work of general counsel and their functions within the organisation. Bech-Bruun received a total of 266 replies, of which 110 persons had the job title of chief legal counsel, head of legal or general counsel. Our survey has been based on these 110 replies.

Click here to go to the survey report on General Counsels.

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