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The Future of Legal Practice: The In-house Lawyer as Decision Maker - 11 October 2022

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It is estimated that in the UK alone, within the next 10 years one in three practising lawyers will be in-house lawyers. But the skills required to be an effective in-house lawyer differ from those lawyers are taught as part of their training. In particular, the lawyer becomes also a business partner and is not just an advisor – they are part of the decision and must “own” the decision.

We are delighted to welcome Jan Heiko Koehlbrandt, Associate General Counsel (EMEA) at the multi-national company Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM). Jan Heiko will talk about how in-house lawyers can become better decision-makers. He will also look at leadership skills and how to operate as an in-house lawyer in an international context.

The presentation will commence at 6pm and will last for 45 minutes followed by 30 minutes for questions.

About the Speaker

Jan Heiko is an Associate General Counsel for ADM, a global leader in human and animal nutrition and the world’s premier agricultural origination and processing company, with a global turn-over of over USD 80 billion and 40,000 employees serving customers in nearly 200 countries.

He advises both the food & agricultural processing activities in the EMEA region and the global commodity trading units in all areas of commercial law, including dispute resolution.

In addition, he also acts regularly as arbitrator in international commercial disputes under the auspices of various arbitration institutions.

During the last 20 years he has held previously positions in a major international oil company, a specialized transportation finance bank, a major shipping company and law firms in Germany, England and the United States.

Jan Heiko studied law in Germany and England.


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