In House: Acting globally
As a business globalises the legal function can be slow to follow. Mary Mullally speaks to Nick Deeming about the model he has put in place at BOC to reflect the reshaping of the company's portfolio
When Nick Deeming joined BOC 18 months ago, he was confronted with a legal department that was badly out of sync with the business it served. While the business had moved to a global structure, the legal function remained firmly wedded to a regional focus. The department’s 40 lawyers were spread around the world and there was little communication between the different regions.
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