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Hamilton is the exclusive partner for the prestigious Legal 500 GC Powerlist: Sweden

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