In the progressing stages of the global health crisis, the Asia-Pacific legal profession can pull strategic levers to help organisations bounce back. Is your firm or legal department prepared?
New Asia-Pacific research by Acritas suggests that the modified landscape has provided unique opportunities for law firms and corporate counsel on the business resilience front. Join Thomson Reuters on 30 July for a 60-minute panel discussion on driving Legal Business Resilience: How Law Firms and Legal Departments are Bouncing Back. Legal leaders will discuss the current and future business climate and propose ways in which law firms and their legal department clients can enter the new era transformed.
Areas of discussion
- Business case for innovation: The transition to remote working has not come without its challenges, but many firms and legal departments are optimising communication and collaboration in order to best support business continuity. Insights will be provided on this front, where panellists will swap stories on efficiencies (tech or otherwise) which have supported their client business or organisation’s resilience during the global health crisis.
- Knowledge-sharing: In the Asia-Pacific region, practically and culturally, a lot can be gained in both areas of the legal profession when knowledge is shared between clients and vendors, which our panellists will discuss during the session, off the back of special research presentation by Acritas.
- Prioritising effectiveness: Executive Boards in organisations are looking to legal now more than ever to receive strategic guidance during this time of economic uncertainty. Research by Acritas indicates that in-house teams during COVID-19 have taken their expectations of external counsel beyond ‘solving problems’ and interpreting emerging regulations.
- Managing workload surges: At a time when the traditional office and support infrastructure has not been in place, in-house counsel and firms have dealt with new challenges, including a workload surge in some areas of expertise. What will be taken forward into the post-pandemic way of working?
- Professionalism matters: While considering legal department spend on their external advisers, corporate counsel are increasingly conscious of ‘brand reputation’ and look to their advisers to be exemplars of this. During COVID-19, selection criteria like diversity and inclusion remain important, as our panel of legal leaders will explore.
Catherine Roberts | Strategic Global Client Director, Thomson Reuters
Renae Lattey | Managing Partner - Clients, King & Wood Mallesons
Tri Nguyen | General Counsel, Incolink