How to engage external providers

by NZ Lawyer08 Sep 2018

For in-house lawyers, engaging external providers and lawyers to work with their organisation is a given, particularly with budget constraints and continual challenges to achieve more.

At the NZ Lawyer In-House Legal Summit Hayley Cassidy, general counsel and company secretary at Nikko Asset Management, will run through the strategies and approaches that work to ensure success in such an undertaking.

She will discuss how to become a favourite client, and why it matters; and why maintaining strong external business relationships is more critical than ever.

Cassidy will also share “war stories” – what can go wrong when engaging external suppliers, and how to avoid similar mistakes.

The summit features a host of New Zealand’s top in-house counsels covering topics including budgeting, how to become a trusted adviser to the Board, and how to create an agile in-house team. There will also be two mini-masterclasses on the important topics of contract and employment law as they relate to in-house roles. See the full agenda here.

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The In-House Counsel Summit will be held at the Cordis Auckland on 27 November.