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General Counsel: Reaching new heights? ‘8C’ Strategic Counsel Model

  • 08 Nov 2017
  • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Harbour View Ballroom I (Level 4), Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong, 8 Finance Street, Central Hong Kong, China
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The ACC Hong Kong Executive Committee invites you to the following presentation, hosted by CMS.

Breakfast and beverages will be provided. 1 Law Society of Hong Kong CPD point has been applied for. New York and California Approved Jurisdiction policy may apply.

Together, Jonathan Warne, author or the CMS General Counsel Report “General Counsel: Reaching new heights?”, and David Lamb, Executive Director & Group Counsel of Hongkong Land Limited, will unveil the ‘8C’ Strategic Counsel Model – the eight key leadership competencies GCs need to master – over an interactive facilitated breakfast discussion.

TOPIC:  General Counsel: Reaching new heights? ‘8C’ Strategic Counsel Model

What are the attributes that help propel GC’s to the top table? To what degree have GC’s really increased their influence? With the increasing scope of today’s GC role, what are we seeing emerge as longer term or indeed alternative career aspirations?

The 5th in a series of reports, the CMS General Counsel Report insightfully reflects upon and analyses the challenging and changing world of the GC.

The breakfast discussion will see Jonathan and David lead a facilitated discussion around the business life of the modern GC. This GC Report, brings insight to;

  • The increasing scope and responsibility of the GC role
  • The challenges of compliance, regulatory and reputational issues
  • The degree to which GCs have increased their influence at board level over the last five years, and the successful ways people have managed it
  • Long term career aspirations and goals from leading GCs in the field

The report is based upon quantitative and qualitative input from over 150+ respondents, and features candid interviews with high profile General Counsel, including Kathryn Coville from GSK and Lesley Wan (formerly of) Lloyds Banking Group.

Learning from these interviews, the ‘8C’ Strategic Counsel Model was developed and designed to help propel GCs to the top-table, by focusing on strategic priorities and solutions.


Jonathan Warne, Partner

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP

Jonathan is head of the Litigation and Arbitration team. He has over 30 years of experience handling both domestic and cross-border disputes. He undertakes a broad range of commercial litigation and arbitration, including financial services, company commercial, fraud and insolvency related litigation. He frequently deals with multi-party jurisdictional issues and has played a central role in developing the firm’s Singapore office.

Jonathan has worked extensively with General Counsel and has led a GC thought leadership initiative over a number of years. To date, five reports have been published: “From In-House Lawyer to Business Counsel”, “General Counsel: Vague about Value?”, “The Influential GC”, “Room to Grow? How to manage and engage talent” and the most recent, “General Counsel: reaching new heights?”. The work has been commended in the Financial Times’ Innovation Awards for client service.


David Lamb, Executive Director and Group Counsel

Hongkong Land Limited

David Lamb is an Executive Director and Group Counsel of Hongkong Land Limited and the Group's principal subsidiaries in Hong Kong and Asia.

He joined the Company in 1996 and was appointed Group Counsel and a member of the Board in 2004. He is responsible for all legal aspects of the Group, and oversees the functions of Company Secretarial and Legal Services.

Mr Lamb is a US qualified lawyer with wide commercial experience in Asia and the US. He joined Jardine Matheson in 1992 and was seconded to Hongkong Land in 1996. Prior to joining Jardine Matheson, he worked in private practice with Oh-Ebashi Law Office in Osaka, Japan and with Lord, Bissell and Brook in Chicago, IL. He was educated in the US and holds a J.D. from the University of Michigan and a General Business/Pre-law Bachelor's degree from Michigan State University. He is also a graduate of the Stanford Executive Program.

Mr Lamb is a regular participant in community activities and involved with various charitable organisations.


VENUE:  Harbour View Ballroom I (Level 4) 
Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong 
8 Finance Street, Central Hong Kong, China
DATE:  Wednesday, 8 November, 2017
TIME:  8.00 am – 10.00 am 
RSVP:  Please register your attendance online no later than 3 Nov. 2017. If you register but are then unable to attend, please email events@hkcca.net and tell us so that other members on any waitlist may attend.

If you have any suggestions for topics or speakers for future ACC Hong Kong events, please let us know at events@hkcca.net.

Please note this event is exclusively for ACC Hong Kong members. If you are not an ACC Hong Kong member but you want to attend this presentation, you need to successfully apply for membership at www.hkcca.net and pay the membership fee before registering for the event. If you have any membership queries, please contact ACC Hong Kong Secretariat on events@hkcca.net or (852) 2516 7007

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