Top 5 skills of a Legal Project Manager

Top 5 skills of a Legal Project Manager

Top 5 skills of a Legal Project Manager By Joanne Ewart   I started life as a Lawyer and did 22 years before I changed careers to Project Management in 2017. The lawyer skill set was highly transferable into Project Management. After 3 years managing technical...

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International Lockdown Experiences from Vario

International Lockdown Experiences from Vario

International Lockdown Experiences from Vario By Rhys Davies, Britta Spachtholz and Paul Garth Rhys Davies, Vario Senior Account Executive, based in Hong Kong/UK: I was living in Hong Kong on secondment at the outset of the pandemic and it will come as no surprise to...

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Why We’re Hearing a Lot More About ‘Purpose’

Why We’re Hearing a Lot More About ‘Purpose’

Why We're Hearing a Lot More About 'Purpose' By Rhys Davies   We're hearing a lot more these days about 'purpose' and organisations evolving to become 'purpose-led'. In recent years, calls for organisations to become purpose-led have been growing louder by the...

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Ask a GC – Carl Watson, Arcadis Asia

Ask a GC – Carl Watson, Arcadis Asia

Carl Watson - General Counsel, Arcadis Asia   In what has been a highly unusual 12 months, how have you managed to retain some semblance of normality? What tools or strategies have you found particularly useful? At Arcadis we’ve been fairly fortunate, we put...

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Ask a GC – Campbell Clark, Medtronic Asia

Ask a GC – Campbell Clark, Medtronic Asia

Campbell Clark - VP Legal and Compliance, Medtronic Asia   In what has been a highly unusual 12 months, how have you managed to retain some semblance of normality? What tools or strategies have you found particularly useful?   Working as a legal counsel in a...

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Ask a GC – Cindy Tong, Axa Asia

Ask a GC – Cindy Tong, Axa Asia

Cindy Tong - General Counsel and Head of Compliance, Axa Asia In what has been a highly unusual 12 months, how have you managed to retain some semblance of normality? What tools or strategies have you found particularly useful?   It’s been a very unusual year....

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Fast Forward – Looking  Back from the Future

Fast Forward – Looking  Back from the Future

Fast Forward – Looking  Back from the Future By Carsten Reimann   Christmas is coming, a new year beckons At this time of year many people are trying to figure out what will happen next year, or even longer term. Looking ahead is essential to any business, as how...

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Dealing with Disputes, Data and Dashboards

Dealing with Disputes, Data and Dashboards

Situation A major infrastructure client had a need to understand the nature of disputes and analyse data they had captured. Steps Taken We reviewed and cleaned the client's data and built an interactive dashboard allowing real-time analysis and trends to be...

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Providing Additional Support

Providing Additional Support

Situation A life sciences client had embarked on implementation of a market leading contract lifecycle management (CLM) solution. While the client had made considerable progress they needed some support with advanced configuration. Steps Taken We were able to work...

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Designing a Solution from Beginning to End

Designing a Solution from Beginning to End

Situation The client, a global manufacturing client was required to enforce standards for customer sales contracts while also managing business demand and tracking internal SLAs.  A new solution was required to address these challenges to their business. Steps Taken...

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Recruitment and Career Development Assessment

Recruitment and Career Development Assessment

Client: Pinsent Masons LLP Our client was seeking to identify and understand the barriers to recruitment and progression which may be faced by people who identify as being from a minority background. The overall aim was to create a level playing field where all...

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US Start-up required European market entry

US Start-up required European market entry

Situation An US based start-up requested legal advice for their entire European market entry. They desired one single point of contact in Germany to undertake and coordinate the work throughout Europe. The contact was required to be always up to date regarding project...

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Global diversity and inclusion launch

Global diversity and inclusion launch

Client: Primark The objective of this engagement was to develop the vision and storyline for this Dublin-headquartered client's global D&I launch. With a widely dispersed, depot and store-based population, this project set out to capture the hearts, minds and...

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Vario wins its first e-Award!

Vario wins its first e-Award!

Vario has won it's very first e-Award! With current global CoVid19 restrictions making all events and gatherings impossible, In-House Community, an organisation supporting In-House Legal and Compliance professionals across Asia, hosted their annual Counsels of the...

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Premier Oil Case Study

Premier Oil Case Study

Situation Premier Oil is an independent UK-headquartered oil & gas company with interests in the UK, Asia, Africa and Mexico. During what was to be a particularly busy period for the company, they required the continued support of the firm in addition to three...

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Centurion Case Study

Centurion Case Study

"This assignment is the perfect example of how Vario can work so well for both client and Vario." - Roger Connon, Head of Oil and Gas for Vario Legal   Situation The Centurion Group is an international leader in the supply of critical rental, infrastructure and...

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Australia Vario Roundtable Event: Melbourne

Australia Vario Roundtable Event: Melbourne

Australia Vario Roundtable Event: Melbourne By Paul Garth Vario from Pinsent Masons launched its ‘Be Well at the Top’ campaign at Locanda restaurant in Melbourne last week. 20 General and Senior Legal Counsel were selected to attend Vario leadership roundtable on the...

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Major Infrastructure Service Provider Case Study

Major Infrastructure Service Provider Case Study

Situation Our client is a major infrastructure service provider operating across Australasia. A subsidiary to an international contractor, the business operates, maintains and manages key infrastructure and assets across both public and private spheres. With a...

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Leading Integrated Services Company Case Study

Leading Integrated Services Company Case Study

Situation Our client is a leading integrated services company with operations across ANZ. Their utilities arm had a senior lawyer resign leaving a gap in their team during what was a busy period, with particularly crucial issues at stake with broadband vendors. The...

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The Age of Technological Convergence

The Age of Technological Convergence

The Age of Technological Convergence By Nigel Tranter, Pinsent Masons Head of IT Strategy and Architecture   Have we already invented everything?  Definitely not.  Thinking this way is counterproductive, and unrealistic.  Technological Convergence concerns the...

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OGUK Legal Conference 2019

OGUK Legal Conference 2019

Oil & Gas UK Legal Conference 2019 Review By Roger Connon This conference has certainly come of age with a bigger, better venue and attracting more lawyers working in the Oil and Gas space than ever before. 167 lawyers, some working in private practice and others...

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Diversity & Inclusion Law

Diversity & Inclusion Law

Diversity and Inclusion in Law By Paul Garth This is a brief summary of a breakfast event hosted by Pinsent Masons' flexible legal resourcing team, Vario in July 2019.   Diversity is a fact, inclusion is a choice.  It has to be embraced at all levels of an...

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Mitie Case Study

Mitie Case Study

Pinsent Masons have provided great support through my assignment, both from a legal perspective (they are also engaged to provide advice in relation to the project from time to time) and through general assignment support from the Vario team. Overall, my Vario...

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Insight Piece – What for Law for 2024?

Insight Piece – What for Law for 2024?

Insight Piece - What for Law for 2024? The winds of change have been blowing across the legal industry and they are expected to only blow harder over the next decade.  Vario, along with Connect Media organised a gathering with leading General Counsels from all...

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