In an exclusive interview with Who’s Who Legal, Diego Brieba Vial, a senior lawyer in the office of the general counsel at CODELCO, provides an insight into the Chilean mining sector and the current challenges facing the industry. A previous nominee in The International Who’s Who of Mining Lawyers, Diego Brieba Vial left his former role as head of the mining practice at Prieto y Cia in May of this year to make the move in-house.
Guilherme Poggiali Almeida of Usiminas discusses his role as general counsel, how he hires private practice lawyers and developments in the Brazilian legal market. "The best way for law firms to stand out is to consider each client as a unique one, dedicating at least one or more senior partners to regularly oversee the company’s requests and getting closer to the company by being more available and getting to know its businesses and projects."
In an interview with Who's Who Legal, Constance Crosby tells us about her new role as legal director, Canada and vice president of Cisco Canada. "As a generalist, I enlist the help of experienced external counsel for those areas of compliance sensitivity such as competition or lobbying. We also rely on external counsel for contract negotiations as an overflow capability."
Who’s Who Legal spoke to Jason Gordon, president of FNF Title International, about his views on the real estate industry and adapting to market changes. Trained as a lawyer and with experience in litigation, underwriting and compliance, Gordon took on the role of president in 2008, shifting his focus to the business needs of the department.
Who’s Who Legal spoke to Rich English, in-house legal at Barclays. Based in Singapore, English began work at the bank in January 2012. Prior to this role, he spent nine years working on finance transactions at a magic circle law firm spending time in their London, Dubai and Singapore offices. English provides an insight into his role at Barclays, shares his recent experiences of moving to an in-house role and discusses the importance of finding the right counsel to help guide the bank through their transactions.
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