Clutch Group AVP Aamir Khan Discusses Shifting Role of In-House Counsel at Yerra Solutions Conference
October 16, 2014. London, UK. Aamir Khan, European General Counsel and AVP at Clutch Group, an organization dedicated to delivering the professional services for law, spoke yesterday at the Second Annual Yerra Solutions Conference. In a panel discussion named “Trends and Perspective in the In-House Legal Sector,” Mr. Khan joined other in-house counsel and Chief Operating Officers to offer his insights into how legal teams around the world should shift their business operations through the use of technology.
Mr. Khan’s panel addressed several key issues, including how to develop relationships between outside counsel and in-house teams, how these relationships continue to evolve, and how establishing a knowledge management centered culture can foster success for the future. Mr. Khan specifically addressed how in-house counsel are increasingly focusing on compliance and risk issues and becoming more proactive in their day-to-day business functions by embracing technology.
“The nature of the role of in-house lawyers in Europe has changed drastically since the financial crisis,” Mr. Khan explained in the panel. “Legal teams are beginning to move away from strictly legal and commercial operations and entering the compliance and risk space. In-house lawyers are now becoming proactive by growing their technology-driven legal solutions. This is why we’re seeing a shift in roles of in-house counsel.”
In addition to Mr. Khan, panelists included Mirko Consolascio, VP & General Counsel and COO of Strategy & Programs at Credit Suisse; Martin Henrich, General Counsel at Avon Products; and Monika Naef, Partner at Dufour Advokatur. Ari Kaplan, Principal at Ari Kaplan Advisors, moderated the panel.
Rajitha Boer, Founder of Yerra Solutions, the company behind the conference, explained why conferences like these are so important. “The purpose of the Yerra Solutions Annual Conferences is to bring together senior in-house counsel, COOs, and CIOs for a chance to attend a variety of sessions that highlight strategies, operations, and technology for legal departments. We are excited to have Clutch join many other prestigious firms and organizations for key discussions on major trends within the European legal community.”
The Yerra Solutions Annual Conference, held at The Law Society in London, was designed for General Counsel, Chief Operating Officers, and senior intellectual property practitioners to have an opportunity to converge at an elite event to present and discuss their views on strategy, operations, and technology for international legal and IP departments Yerra Solutions, the company behind the conference, provides consultancy and managed services for legal and IP departments for a wide range of corporations in different industries. This is the second year Yerra Solutions has held the conference.
About Clutch Group
Founded in 2005 by top attorneys from leading firms and business process pioneers, Clutch Group has grown to a team of legal, technology and process experts in five offices across three continents. Clutch was built from the ground up to help General Counsels more effectively manage problems within Fortune 500 companies. Clutch combines its expertise in harnessing technology, implementing process and focusing on fact development to deliver risk-measured, cost-optimized solutions for clients. Clutch Group has been consistently ranked as a top provider by industry research as well as client satisfaction since its inception and has been recognized by industry authorities including NelsonHall, the New York Law Journal, International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP), Chambers Global, Frost & Sullivan, the Black Book of Outsourcing and Dun & Bradstreet. For more information, visithttp://www.clutchgroup.com.
About Yerra Solutions
Yerra Solutions is headquartered in Switzerland, with registered offices in Switzerland, the UK and Singapore. Yerra Solutions offers three fundamental service offerings to its Fortune 500 clients: (i) strategic and operational consulting to legal, IP and claims departments; (ii) managed services for eDiscovery, law firm spend management and legal invoice review; and (iii) software applications to support law firms and legal departments. Yerra Solutions focuses on Europe and APAC, although many of its clients are leading global organisations. The company was founded with the philosophy that law and IP departments face unique complexities and require custom solutions to deliver the continuous value that enables their organisations to achieve great things. To learn more about Yerra Solutions, visithttp://www.yerrasolutions.com.