'Weak' Role of General Counsel in Japan Leads to Scandal: Publisher
Patrick Dransfield, publisher of the Pacific Business Press in Hong Kong argues that the weak role of general counsel in Japan is to blame at least in part for a series of serious problems at major corporations.
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The general counsel in Japan has an “enfeebled role,” and corporate legal departments have a “relatively weak status,” according to Patrick Dransfield, publisher of the Pacific Business Press in Hong Kong.
senior reporter at ALM since 2004; based in Florida;
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In the Goulston & Storrs 2017 General Counsel Survey, fifteen percent of GCs or in-house counsel say they have the most difficulty identifying exposures, and this emerging risk is reshaping their role.
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