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GC Powerlist Benelux 2019

GC Powerlist > GC Powerlist: Benelux 2019


For over 30 years, The Legal 500 has been analysing the capabilities of law firms across the world. The GC Powerlist is the latest publication from The Legal 500, turning its attention to the in-house function, and recognising those corporate counsel who are driving the legal business forward. The latest edition is the GC Powerlist: Benelux, which identifies an array of the most influential and innovative in-house counsel working in the more

GC Powerlist: Benelux 2019

(listed in alphabetical order; click on an individual to view an expanded biography)

Image of Gustavo Boruchowiczi, Managing partner, Argentina of Baker McKenzie


Jean-Marc Ueberecken
Managing Partner


Image of Gustavo Boruchowiczi, Managing partner, Argentina of Baker McKenzie


Edward de Bock
Managing Partner


Image of Gustavo Boruchowiczi, Managing partner, Argentina of Baker McKenzie


Vincent Busschaert
Managing Partner


Arendt, Houthoff and Liedekerke are proud to be sponsoring this inaugural GC Powerlist: Benelux which recognises the crucial role of the legal team, and specifically the contribution of general counsels (GCs) and heads of legal in leading these teams to successfully support the ambitions of the companies they represent.

Businesses always have to adapt to change, be this increased regulation, stiffer competition, improving corporate, environmental and social responsibility, managing risks and balancing board diversity. The role of the GC has become pivotal in helping organisations navigate these changes, rise to the challenges and adapt their business models quickly and securely. Often managing legal teams across multiple geographical locations and understanding jurisdictional legal and regulatory nuances, the GC has a broad remit to ensure that cross-border activities can thrive. It is not only core legal skills that are required for the successful GC, but managing the internal department, external counsel, budgets and profitability are all key areas of the role. Now, as the legal sector embraces the rise in artificial intelligence, new challenges and opportunities emerge that will impact both people and the way legal services are delivered within an organisation.

The GC role is more commercially focused than ever. Directors are in the spotlight and are increasingly aware of individual and collective risks that can have a direct impact on themselves and their businesses. High-profile governance and compliance failures make the headlines and companies rely on their GC’s for strategic as well as legal advice. This puts many into a board role position which is both a logical and desirable step.

Equally, the role of outside counsel in helping GC’s achieve their aims has evolved and the goal of Arendt, Houthoff and Liedekerke is to work with GC’s seamlessly across the EU and beyond, providing together market leading legal and regulatory insight on subjects that matter to their business. The Benelux region is our home, and clients work with our three firms due to the genuine insight and experience our lawyers and advisors have within this region. Of course our advice goes beyond the EU and together we have over 800 lawyers in 18 countries dedicated to supporting our clients’ ambitions.

Arendt, Houthoff and Liedekerke are the exclusive members of the Lex Mundi network for Benelux. This means that our lawyers have worked together successfully on thousands of matters, providing in-depth understanding of local cultures, economies, laws, governments, trends and business climates in order to anticipate and react quickly to changes in the market. We are ready to take the next steps with you, wherever your projects take you and whatever challenges you face.


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