Resourcing an In-House Legal Department: What’s Enough?

Nicolas Vielliard, Senior Counsel , Shawcor , Netherlands

In this paper, I discuss the requirements of an in-house legal department and the role of in-house counsel. Depending on the size of the organisation (all-encompassing term to include private or public companies, institutions, international organisations and bodies, NGOs and local authorities) budget and vision of its CEO, the in-house counsel’s role, level of influence and the structure of the legal department may vary dramatically. As in-house legal departments become either vital or a necessary evil, I explore their significance, by considering what should be the minimum set-up requirements, who should be part of it and when is the appropriate time for such set-up.

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Netherlands Management Energy July 2020 Vol.13, No. 52, Summer 2020

Nicolas Vielliard

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Nicolas Vielliard is senior counsel at Shawcor and is responsible for all legal matters in the eastern hemisphere region.

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Shawcor is a leading integrated Toronto Stock Exchange listed energy services company for upstream, midstream and downstream assets.

Netherlands Management Energy July 2020 Vol.13, No. 52, Summer 2020

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