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The role of General Counsel has al­ways car­ried unique re­spon­si­bil­i­ties. Today, it al­so brings huge and grow­ing ex­pec­ta­tions. Of course, General Counsels re­tain their po­si­tion as le­gal ex­perts, but in re­cent years General Counsels have moved be­yond a strict­ly le­gal role, tak­ing on a com­mer­cial mind-set and con­tribut­ing at length to oth­er risk man­age­ment and busi­ness ac­tiv­i­ties. With many busi­ness­es evolv­ing at ex­cep­tion­al speed, the role of the General Counsel has there­fore be­come in­creas­ing­ly com­plex, and General Counsels have had to ac­cel­er­ate the trans­for­ma­tion of their own roles.

These grow­ing ex­pec­ta­tions mean that the General Counsel is the on­ly se­nior ex­ec­u­tive ex­pect­ed to com­bine le­gal ex­per­tise with busi­ness acu­men. Boards al­so re­quire General Counsels to bal­ance risk and op­por­tu­ni­ty in a way that would have been un­think­able just a few years ago. They now not on­ly need to pro­tect the com­pa­ny from threats, but al­so as­sist in cre­at­ing val­ue on the up­side. In short, the role of the General Counsel has nev­er been more im­por­tant than it is to­day.

At Hamilton, we work close­ly with some of the best General Counsels in Sweden. We trea­sure these re­la­tion­ships as they help us build a stronger prac­tice tai­lored to meet the high ex­pec­ta­tions of our clients. Also, General Counsels guide us in ac­cel­er­at­ing the trans­for­ma­tion of our own role as ex­ter­nal le­gal coun­sel in a rapid­ly chang­ing world. It is with great plea­sure that Hamilton, in part­ner­ship with The Legal 500, will ac­knowl­edge the ex­cel­lent work of General Counsels in Sweden – Johannes Ericson, Managing Partner, Hamilton