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Pablo Fuchs

Corporate counsel

The Future is Now: Innovations in the Legal Industry

By Pablo Fuchs June 30, 2017 30 June 2017

The Future is Now: Innovations in the Legal Industry

 

As organizations demand more from their legal teams, in-house counsel can look to innovative technologies to help them become more productive. Many of these tools focus on removing menial, time-consuming work so counsel can focus on higher-value judgment tasks and spend resources more effectively.

Here is a closer look at some up-and-coming Canadian companies that offer unique, productivity enhancing tools for in-house counsel.

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Five simple rules for getting along with regulators

By Pablo Fuchs September 19, 2016 19 September 2016

 

Keg Restaurants Ltd. was caught in an unfortunate and unlikely situation recently, in which the liquor licence for one of its locations was about to expire due to a series of unforeseen circumstances. An important document was sent to the location rather than the appropriate liquor regulator; the main contact at the liquor regulator was away on vacation; and, after several attempts to get in touch with that contact’s backup, it was discovered that the person had fallen ill.

Catherine Chow, Vice-President Legal and General Counsel (pictured above), who manages the legal matters of more than 100 restaurants across North America for the company, knows that of the many complex relationships she and her team manage, few are as sensitive—or can have such a profound impact—as those with the regulators that oversee their business. As such, she’s fully aware that ensuring in-house counsel have strong, cordial, open and collaborative relationships with regulators can pay off greatly.

“We followed up and found a live body to get a hold of, which is very challenging because they deal with a lot of files,” she says. “But we’re a big chain, so liquor regulators and other regulators know us. We’ve been in business for 40 years. Knowing that, and who we are, helped us resolve communication gaps that occurred naturally.”

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Beyond the firewall

By Pablo Fuchs April 22, 2015 22 April 2015

Beyond the firewall

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Putting Ethics into Code

By Pablo Fuchs July 10, 2014 10 July 2014

Putting Ethics into Code

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Managing your privacy risk

By Pablo Fuchs April 11, 2014 11 April 2014

Managing your privacy risk

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