The role of General Counsel (GC) or Chief Legal Officer has evolved and grown more vital over the last few decades. Once considered purely as legal advisors, the role has grown in both scope and stature. Today’s GCs function more than just providing legal advice to their employer but also serve as strategic advisors and counsel to both management and the Board with the twin objectives of providing advice crafted to facilitate commerce while simultaneously preventing or mitigating risk.
Although largely anchored to the provision of advice of a legal nature, the evolution of the function of today’s GCs has shaped the role to be separate and distinct from the service traditionally provided by external attorneys.
The role has quickly shaped into a function that is a vital for today’s commercial enterprises making the role and function of General Counsels indispensable.
FTCC is pleased to share a write up on the 6 key reasons why the role of GCs has grown vital.
With close to 20 years of acting as General Counsel and Board Secretary to listed companies, FTCC has the necessary capability and experience in providing advice and support in such a role. We would be happy to share how your organisation can benefit from the support of a General Counsel, whether in-house or outsourced.
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