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In 2013, in-house lawyers and general counsel operate in an increasingly complex world with multiple stakeholders and a diverse set of responsibilities. This article outlines how GCs can navigate their way through this relatively new and complicated landscape.

A direct result of the global economic slowdown is the need for organisations to achieve a great deal more with far fewer resources, including their people. In-house lawyers and general counsel (GCs) have not escaped the trend. In 2013, they’re operating in an increasingly complex world with multiple stakeholders and a diverse set of responsibilities.

So how can GCs navigate their way through this relatively new and complicated landscape? The first thing to recognise is that most of the GCs we spoke to wanted to alter their mind set from operating in a legalistic vacuum to beginning to interact with the business in a much more empathetic and commercially aware fashion.

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