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Management for Professionals

Liquid Legal

Transforming Legal into a Business Savvy, Information Enabled and Performance Driven Industry

Editors: Jacob, Kai, Schindler, Dierk, Strathausen, Roger (Eds.)

  • Presents a unique collection of expert contributions from leading legal counsels sharing a common business perspective
  • Presents a distinct analysis of the legal function in business world
  • Provides a 'Liquid Legal Context' to each article linking the main theses of the book with the message of each contributor
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About this book

This book compels the legal profession to question its current identity and to aspire to become a strategic partner for corporate executives, clients and stakeholders, transforming legal into a function that creates incremental value. It provides a uniquely broad range of forward-looking perspectives from several different key-players in the legal industry: in-house legal, law firms, LPO’s, legal tech, HR, associations and academia. This publication is a platform for leading legal professionals that offers a new perspective on the accelerating transformation in legal. Combining expert contributions with editorial insights, it argues that the new legal function will shift from a paradigm of security to one of opportunity; that future corporate lawyers will no longer primarily be negotiators, litigators and administrators, but that instead they will be coaches, arbiters and intrapreneurs; that legal knowledge and data-based services will become a commodity; and that analytics and measurement will be key drivers of the future of the profession. A must-read for all legal professionals, this book sets the course for revitalizing the profession.

About the authors

Kai Jacob is Head of Global Contract Management Service, SAP SE, and Board-Member of IACCM.
Dierk Schindler is Head of Legal Field EMEA & Worldwide Contract Management NetApp. A PhD in law from University of Augsburg, Dr. Schindler also lectures at the Management Center Innsbruck (MCI), Austria and Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany.
Roger Strathausen, Ph.D. Stanford University, is a Consultant and Lecturer at Technical University (TU) Berlin and HWR Berlin. Dr. Strathausen was also an executive at Accenture. 

Table of contents (26 chapters)

  • Introduction: “Run Legal as a Business!”

    Strathausen, Roger (et al.)

    Pages 1-8

  • Masters of Ambiguity: How Legal Can Lead the Business

    Strathausen, Roger

    Pages 9-32

  • Globalization and the Changing Role of General Counsel: Current Trends and Future Scenarios

    Sako, Mari

    Pages 33-46

  • Legal Advisor–Service Provider–Business Partner: Shifting the Mindset of Corporate Lawyers

    Markfort, Rainer

    Pages 47-58

  • Shifting Client Expectations of Law Firms: Morphing Law Firms into Managed Services Providers

    Bassli, Lucy Endel

    Pages 59-75

Buy this book

eBook $69.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-45868-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $89.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-45867-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Liquid Legal
Book Subtitle
Transforming Legal into a Business Savvy, Information Enabled and Performance Driven Industry
Editors
  • Kai Jacob
  • Dierk Schindler
  • Roger Strathausen
Series Title
Management for Professionals
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-45868-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-45868-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-45867-0
Series ISSN
2192-8096
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXII, 454
Number of Illustrations and Tables
37 b/w illustrations, 90 illustrations in colour
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