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Best Practices Among GC and In-House Teams

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October 17, 2022

The Financial Times presents case studies of best practices among general counsel and company legal teams in Europe, and rates them. The winner is Ubisoft, a French video game company. Besides lawyers, its legal team includes product designers, user interface experts, and software developers. They work together to develop user-friendly legal tools for the business. The team designed a legal “front door” that allows the business to access legal services. Some services, such as drafting non-disclosure agreements and release forms, are fully automated. The team has also developed techniques for training all staff on legal topics like data privacy. Other noted best practices: Tom Shropshire, general counsel at a multinational drinks company, has created “centers of excellence” in the legal team to align with the strategy of the business. He has organized the core legal function according to business topics (brands, innovation, etc.) rather than legal practice areas. The digital ethics team at Anheuser-Busch InBev uses gaming to make training in data privacy and cyber security more memorable for the company’s staff. So far, 6,500 staff have been trained.

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