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Enterprise GC 2019 | Syon Park

On 11-12 March of this year, GC magazine, Legal Business, The Legal 500 and The In-House Lawyer will host the fourth year of ‘Enterprise GC’. The summit gathers more than 100 senior speakers and guests and provides sponsoring partners with a chance to work on a best-in-class event from one of the top legal publishers in the world.

The GC’s Guide to GDPR: From shock and denial to acceptance and hope

The way global companies handle data is set to change dramatically on 25 May 2018, when the European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force.


  • Fitting In-house Counsel Together

    MOSAIC is an initiative pairing in-house counsel with more experienced lawyers for mentorship and career guidance. In December of 2018, MOSAIC joined to launch a partnership initiative, and renew the call for better mentorship in the legal profession.

  • Time is the most valuable asset at your disporal. Use it wisely.

    The Legal 500’s publishing director, David Burgess, considers the value of taking time out to listen and engage with colleagues in the legal industry.

  • Online overreach

    In an increasingly digitised world where data is as valuable as it is prolific, balancing the rights of the individual with corporate interests is a nebulous task for businesses of all sizes. But what about when the entity seeking that data is the government?

  • GC Powerlist: United states 2019

    In March 2019, The Legal 500 will launch the GC Powerlist. The Powerlist pulled nominations from GCs and private practice counterparts alike to shine a light on the hard work and talent within the in-house community, writes The Legal 500 publishing director, David Burgess.

  • Life of the cutting edge

    GC magazine partnered with Winston & Strawn to host a roundtable discussion with general counsel at the frontiers of technological innovation in the heart of Silicon Valley. From AI to regulation, their insights paint a picture of uncertainty – but equally one of cautious optimism about the future of business.

  • International Arbitration Centre

    February 2019 saw the opening of London’s newest arbitration centre or ADR venue – the International Arbitration Centre. catches up with CEO Owen Lawrence, who left his role as senior practice manager at a leading barristers’ chambers to head this bold new venture.

  • The Medium is the Message

    As television audiences continue to fall, new media is showing unprecedented adoption and market penetration. GC speaks to some of the key figures behind this transformation to learn if traditional media is facing a new Gutenberg moment.

  • Life in Law

    For a general counsel position at any major company, a continued commitment to law is generally requisite. But chance took Ironclad GC Chris Young from basketball to a key role in Barack Obama’s presidential campaign, in preparation for GC stints at two venture-backed tech upstarts.

  • Talking to TED

    Nishat Ruiter, general counsel of TED Conferences, shares her unique and intuitive take on compliance training.

  • Made in (the) America(s)

    In the first partnership between GC magazine and Akerman, at the US-Latin America Legal Summit 2019, we spoke to leading industry counsel to distil both the challenges and opportunities of being a US-domiciled counsel responsible for Latin America.

  • Billion Dollar Game

    With hundreds of millions of dollars being poured into eSports every year, GC talks to the key players helping guide the industry to maturity.

  • A life in film – Bollywood and beyond

    GC takes a look at the thriving – and evolving – Indian entertainment industry, and the lawyers working behind the scenes.

  • Jakarta Roundtable: Infrastructure, Investment and Internationalisation

    In July, The Legal 500 and GC magazine in partnership with Dentons Rodyk, hosted a roundtable in Jakarta to consider the contemporary state of infrastructure in Indonesia, as well as the legal frameworks instituted to facilitate development.

  • Create The Hype, But Be Wary Of Believing It

    The Legal 500’s publishing director, David Burgess, considers whether we are on the precipice of change for the delivery of legal services.

  • Tencent On The Dollar

    The general counsel of two of China’s largest public companies, Tencent and Xiaomi, speak to GC about business growth, challenges in the Chinese tech sector, leadership and the ever-changing role of the GC.

  • Finding Fintech

    As global investment in financial technology continues to climb, GC investigates its impact on Hong Kong and learns why one of the world’s pre-eminent financial hubs has been slow out of the gate.


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GC Powerlist: Sweden

On 20 September, The Legal 500 were delighted to host a celebratory reception to launch the very first GC Powerlist Sweden at our partner, Hamilton Advokatbyrå’s office in Stockholm. GC Powerlist Sweden, following a substantial research process, recognises the innovation and excellence of 80 general counsel. The event was one of celebration but also gave …

GC Powerlist: Argentina Teams

The success of the GC Powerlist publication across Latin America over the course of the last three years has been such that it is easy to presume such events automatically run like clockwork. Once in a while, however, even the best-laid plans go awry… With a remarkable venue – ‘Le Mansión’ at the Four Seasons …

GC Powerlist: The Team Elite

On 18 April 2018, in-house guests gathered for the launch of our sixth annual GC Powerlist, The Team Elite, which looked at the outstanding in-house legal teams for the second time. In attendance were key representatives from FTSE 100 companies such as the Financial Times, Legal & General and Shire.

GC Powerlist Iberia (Portugal)

On June 7, The Legal 500 launched the GC Powerlist: Iberia (Portugal), showcasing the country’s leading general counsel, alongside their counterparts in Spain. In partnership with our headline sponsors, Portuguese firm PLMJ Network, and Andersen Tax & Legal and Iterlegis from Spain, the reception was held at Eleven Restaurant in Lisbon. The launch event featured …

GC Powerlist: Iberia (Spain)

The Iberia GC Powerlist in Madrid was blessed with fine weather as we celebrated the launch of the third edition on the rooftop of the Casino de Madrid where some 130 guests from key corporates – including Vestas, Sacyr, Avon, Iberdrola, Hiscox, Microsoft, Paypal, Repsol, Danone, Dow Chemical, IKEA, Hispasat, Euskatel,Planeta, Google, La LIga, SGS, …

GC Powerlist: Summer Reception 2018

Following on from the launch earlier this year of the 2018 GC Powerlist, we teamed up with our sponsors to assemble an audience of more than 70 in-house counsel in London for an informal discussion from the lawyers working at the coal-face.

Upcoming Events

Enterprise GC 2019

Mon 11 Mar 2019 | London, England

GC Powerlist: Southeast Asia

Thu 7 Mar 2019 | Singapore, Singapore

GC Powerlist: Turkey Teams

Thu 6 Dec 2018 | Istanbul, Turkey

GC Powerlist: China Teams 2018

Thu 6 Dec 2018 | Shanghai, China

GC Powerlist: Switzerland

Thu 29 Nov 2018 | Zurich, Switzerland

GC Powerlist: Central America Roundtable

Thu 29 Nov 2018 | San Salvador, El Salvador

GC Powerlist: Africa

Thu 29 Nov 2018 | London, England

GC Powerlist: Central & Eastern Europe

Thu 22 Nov 2018 | Warsaw, Poland

GC Powerlist: Germany Teams

Thu 22 Nov 2018 | , Germany

GC Powerlist: Central America

Thu 22 Nov 2018 | San Juan, Puerto Rico