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Global Counsel Congress


Bringing together in-house counsel acting for multinationals in more than 50 countries, the Corporate Counsel Congress is the principal annual forum for lawyers to exchange ideas on risk management and share departmental best practice know-how.


The 2015 addressed the most pressing issues facing corporate counsel today, giving attendees the opportunity to exchange insights and opinions with regulators and general counsel from some of the world’s largest companies. Topics included:

  • practical tips for adapting a global compliance programme to your local market (preview here);
  • cybercrime and information governance;
  • the future of legal services (preview here);
  • detecting trouble early: the art of conducting internal investigations; and
  • work area roundtables – cross-border concerns in intellectual property and employment.


In-house speakers at the ILO Corporate Counsel Congress 2015 included:

  • Robert E Bostrom, general counsel, senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary,
         Abercrombie & Fitch;
  • Sabine Chalmers, chief legal and corporate affairs officer, Anheuser-Busch InBev;
  • R Stanton Dodge, executive vice president and general counsel and secretary,
         DISH Network Corporation;
  • Suzanne Rich Folsom, general counsel, chief compliance officer and senior vice president - 
         government affairs, United States Steel Corporation;
  • Catherine Hammack, founder, Jurispect;
  • Thomas Mansfeld, general counsel and chief compliance officer, Hapag-Lloyd AG;
  • Anne Wildhaber, head of litigation and investigations Switzerland; UBS AG.


“This highly beneficial event has become a standing agenda item in my June calendar year on year.”
Jonathan Maphosa
Assistant general counsel
South African Reserve Bank

“Thank you for arranging such a fabulous Global Counsel Congress and awards dinner. Both events were spectacular and quite memorable.”
Nancy L Cohen
Vice president and senior division counsel
The Estee Lauder Companies Inc

“I really liked the panel format. It kept things interesting and gave a nicely diverse perspective. I found more than one key point that I took away from each panel. Excellent topics and excellent speakers who had a lot of real-world experience. I especially appreciated the perspectives of the in-house counsel.”
Martha L Rees
Vice president and assistant general counsel


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