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Corporate legal departments in Europe, as elsewhere globally, are focusing on advancing legal operations – optimising how people, processes and technology are deployed to improve efficiency and cost-effectiveness in the delivery of legal services. Many general counsel are now delegating responsibility for legal operations to a deputy GC or establishing a dedicated legal operations function that may or may not be led by a lawyer.

Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) has partnered with Consilio, and is hosting a bi-monthly series of virtual roundtables that focus on how different legal operations functions are managed in European companies, drawing on the ACC Legal Operations Maturity Model framework.

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Upcoming Virtual Roundtables

5 November: 2019 Legal Operations Lessons LearnT and priorities for 2020
7 january: outside counsel performance management through structured data and dialogue 

Continue the Conversation in Frankfurt in Fall


Join notable industry leaders and peers on 15 October for a day of interactive learning on how to advance operational sophistication and innovation in your legal department. Session topics include:

  • Getting the most from external firms and resources
  • Making technology work for you
  • Contract management planning
  • Macro/Micro management
  • How and what do you measure, who does the measuring and  who measures the measurer
  • Digital transformation – Data, risk and demand
  • Good-Buy-In – How change management delivers transformations

More information and registration

Past Virtual Roundtables


Panelists David Griffin (BT PLC), Amir Mehdi (Barclays), and Maurus Schreyvogel (Novartis International AG). This diverse group of professionals shared how to optimise utilisation of technology, including planning, selection, procurement and/or development, training and promotion of adoption.

9 July: The Art of Change Management and Driving User Adoption

Panelists Simon Ferres (Deutsche Bank), Stacy Walsh (Travelers), and Ian Waterworth (Standard Chartered Bank). This diverse group of professionals shared how to enable your organisation to embrace targeted changes in the way work is done. shared how to enable your organisation to embrace targeted changes in the way work is done.

7 May: Improving Efficacy & Efficiency in the Legal Department

Panelists Ben Eason (Barclays), David Griffin (BT), Emma Jackson (Visa), and Leonie van Gulik (PVH Europe) shared how they set legal department goals that align with company objectives, prioritise initiatives, allocate resources and define metrics to assess progress.

12 March: Advancing and Formalising Legal Operations

Panelists Vince Cordo (Shell), Hans Albers (Juniper Networks), Helen Fletcher (BNP Paribas) and Thierry Perrouault (Orange) discussed the journey of establishing and advancing a legal operations function, and compared notes on the scope, structure, composition and roles of dedicated legal operations functions.

Advisory Board

  • Hans Albers, Chief of Staff,Legal, Juniper Networks
  • Thomas Barothy, Group Legal Chief Operating Officer, UBS 
  • Vince Cordo, Central Legal Operations Officer, Shell 
  • Marcus Debes, Manager Projects & Processes 
  • Andrew Dey, Senior Director, Consilio 
  • Jon Doyle, Legal Chief of Staff, Consilio 
  • Alex Galtieri, Deputy General Counsel, Colt Technology Services 
  • Dave Hart, Transformation Director, Legal & Company Secretary, BT & ACC Europe Board Member
  • Emma Jackson, Senior Lawyer, Visa 
  • Nicole Lockhart, Director of Legal Capability & Learning, GSK 
  • Giuseppe Marletta, Managing Director, Europe, Association of Corporate Counsel 
  • Faye Moran, Legal Operations Lead, Marks & Spencer 
  • Catherine Moynihan, AVP, Association of Corporate Counsel 
  • Louis Pachebat, COO - Legal & Compliance, Sanofi 
  • Thierry Perrouault, Legal Operations General Counsel, Orange 
  • Jennifer Picenoni, Group General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Lindt 
  • Maurus Schreyvogel, Chief Legal Innovation Officer, Novartis 
  • Robin Snasdell, Managing Director, LDM, Consilio 
  • Luis Soares, Legal Operations Excellence Manager, Hilti Corporation 
  • Avnee Thakrar, Legal Operations and Senior Counsel, 3M
  • Leonie van Gulik, Legal Operations Specialist, PVH 
  • Carla Zulauf, Legal Counsel, Schweizerische 

About Consilio

Consilio’s global team of expert problem solvers work every day with legal departments of multinational corporations and their outside counsel to respond to legal matters, reduce legal spend, minimize risks, and operate more efficiently. Whether supporting clients with our legal consulting, eDiscovery, or document review services, we pride ourselves in delivering service excellence, wherever and whenever it matters to our clients. Our knowledge and best practices have been forged from engagements on thousands of matters with hundreds of clients, all around the world. That knowledge also fuels our own technology innovation providing clients with greater leverage to solve challenges at a lower cost and risk. From a tactical perspective we can help assess your legal department’s performance, reduce cost through external spend and in-house workload analysis, in addition to, selection and implementation of legal department technology.


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