Five Senior In-House Counsel Join Lex Mundi’s Client Advisory Council

Lex Mundi recently welcomed five new CAC members.

11th April 2024
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Lex Mundi expands its Client Advisory Council by adding five new members. The premier network of the world’s leading law firms broadens its CAC with the inclusion of five distinguished senior in-house counsel.

The CAC plays a pivotal role in shaping the organization's future, ensuring that the client's perspective and voice influence every aspect of Lex Mundi's operations. This approach not only enhances the quality of service provided but also aligns Lex Mundi's strategies with the evolving demands of its global client base.

Joining the CAC:

These new members join a distinguished group of existing CAC members:

  • Katarina Nilsson, Vice President People & Culture, Communications and Safety, Health, Environment & Quality at Epiroc
  • Graham Vanhegan, Chief Legal Officer, Weir Group
  • Albert Liu, VP & Deputy General Counsel, Alibaba
  • Evan Slavitt, Senior Vice President and General Counsel at Corporation for Public Broadcasting
  • Tony Zana, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, Hexagon AB
  • Steve Esau, Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, DexKo Global
  • Raimundo Fernandez-Villaverde, Secretary General, Bestinver/Acciona
  • Shih-Jern Liang, Senior Vice President, General Counsel – International, Ralph Lauren
  • Bjarne Tellmann, Former General Counsel and Member of Executive Committee, Haleon plc.

Specific aspects of the value the CAC brings to Lex Mundi include:

  • Input into Lex Mundi’s strategic plan and direction, and support of its initiatives.
  • Contributions to Lex Mundi's innovative thought leadership. CAC members help support and execute the highly regarded annual Lex Mundi Global Summit Report, which each year provides a deep dive and global overview of a topic or topics of resonance to in-house legal counsel operating in complex multi-jurisdictional and international contexts. The 2024 GC Summit Report, “Opening Pandora’s Box: Early Implications of Generative AI for Corporate Legal Management,” can be accessed here.
  • Informing the work of Lex Mundi’s innovative Think Tank initiative “Lex Mundi Forward.” Lex Mundi Forward allows current and future law firm leaders from within Lex Mundi to come together to predict the evolution of the legal marketplace and design the law firm structures and business models that will best service it.

Helena Samaha, Lex Mundi CEO & President, comments:

"Our Client Advisory Council is an extremely valuable resource for Lex Mundi and our member firms. With the addition of Steve, Jern, Bjarne and Raimundo, we are further increasing the incredible pool of global expertise and talent represented by the CAC. Having the CAC available to our members provides them with a significant competitive advantage in cementing the best ways for in-house counsel and outside counsel to work together seamlessly, in a consistently evolving market for cross-border legal services.”

Complete information on the members and activities of Lex Mundi’s Client Advisory Council can be found here