Together with Legal 500, FRORIEP hosted receptions in Zurich and Geneva to celebrate the launch of the nomination process for the GC Powerlist 2016. Leading Swiss general counsel enjoyed an exclusive evening of networking and inspiring panel discussions in each city.
Switzerland is facing challenges in its international relationships and there are global challenges that have repercussions on our country. All of these directly reflect on the experiences of Swiss corporations in their international business dealings.
In the current environment, cross-fertilisation among corporate counsel can provide support and help find innovative, sustainable solutions. The same goes for collaborations between corporate counsel and law firms, as the latter benefit from insights into a large range of corporations. As one of the larger law firms in Switzerland, we have gained this insight over almost fifty years of working with corporate clients and are happy to exchange views and to share our knowledge and best practice.
- How are GCs in Switzerland placed to cope with a potential economic downturn?
- What are the qualities needed for a good in-house legal team, particularly in a recession?
- How do GCs successfully manage talent in-house in both a boom and a bust economy?
The Zurich panel included Diane De Saint Victor, GC ABB Group; Mark Mauerhofer, GC Oerlikon Group; Andreas Bohrer, GC Lonza; Marc Pfeffer, GC Kühne+Nagel; and Dr. Alessandro L. Celli, partner at FRORIEP.
The Geneva panel included Jose Camino, GC Metalor Technology; Christophe Marclay, GC Zurich Insurance Group; Flávio Santangelo, GC IG Bank; and Frédéric Serra, partner at FRORIEP.
Both panels were moderated by Catherine McGregor, Editor-in-Chief of GC Magazine.
The GC Powerlist is a series of publications highlighting the most influential in-house lawyers in business today.
Here are some impressions from the Zurich event at Hotel Storchen and the Geneva event at Hotel Beau Rivage.
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