GC Confidential is a key element of our WIN programme, representing a series of private roundtable forums and dinners to discuss issues facing General Counsel and Heads of Legal in an intimate, confidential environment.

Since the launch of the WIN programme in early 2010, hundreds of General Counsel and Heads of Legal have engaged in GC Confidential, actively contributing to how we shape the broader WIN programme which now runs in over 30 international locations and supports thousands of in-house lawyers each year with bespoke events and training.

We are continuously building and growing our GC network and events programme, but please note that all dinners and forums are by invitation only.

If you wish to get involved in shaping the agenda for GC Confidential or if you would like to participate as a panelist in one of our broader keynote GC panel events, please contact us.

WIN Insights for GCs – get involved

We invite General Counsel to feature in the WIN Insights series, an evolving catalogue of articles, interviews, podcasts and videos produced with in-house lawyers and industry experts based on direct feedback from senior members of our growing global WIN network.

WIN Insights are not about black letter law, they provide insightful discussion around the leadership, management and business aspects of the in-house lawyer’s role. If you would like to be involved and share your insights with our network, please contact us.

Panellists from past WIN events

Listed below are some of the senior In-House Counsel who have featured as speakers and panellists at past keynote GC panel events. If you would like to participate in a facilitated peer discussion in the future, please contact us.

Please note: Panellists listed as per their job title and position at the time of the event. The list is not a comprehensive listing of all panellists.

Rob Booth General Counsel Crown Estates
Mo Zain Ajaz Chief Operations Officer for Legal and GC National Grid
Caroline Brown Head of Legal Operations Aviva
Banke Odunaike Deputy Head of Legal CBRE Ltd
Carolyn Jameson Chief Legal Officer Skyscanner
Maria Passemard Partner & Head of Legal Operations John Lewis Partnership
Richard Gray Global General Counsel HSBC
Ulrike Schwarz-Runer Partner and Global General Counsel Boston Consulting Group
Kevin van Tonder General Counsel, Legal Shared Services Schlumberger
John Harrison Group General Counsel Airbus
Catherine McGregor Editor in Chief GC Magazine (Legal 500)
Stephen Braviner Roman Director General Government Legal Department (GLD)
Gill Duddy Head of Legal Michelin Tyres
Richard Susskind OBE Author, President Society for Computers & Law and IT Adviser to Lord Chief Justice
Jeremy Barton General Counsel KPMG
David Eveleigh Group General Counsel and Company Secretary Serco
Mohammed Zain Ajaz Group Head of Legal Operational Excellence National Grid
Kerry Phillip Legal Director Vodafone Group Enterprise
Jimmy Vestbirk Tech entrepreneur and Founder LegalGeek
Kirsty Cooper Group General Counsel and Company Secretary Aviva
Kelly Harris General Counsel Simply Business
Juliet Oliver General Counsel SRA
Patrick Rowe Managing Director, UK and Ireland Legal Group Accenture
David Cole Deputy Group General Counsel Atos
Monica Risam General Counsel Aviva
Jonathan Peddie Managing Director of Litigation and Investigations Barclays
Sandie Okoro Global General Counsel Barings Asset Management
Clare Shepherd General Counsel Cancer Research UK
Nicholas Eldred Group General Counsel and Company Secretary Christie's
Robin Saphra General Counsel Colt Group S.A.
Ken Resnick General Counsel GE Oil & Gas
Jonathan Jowett Company Secretary & General Counsel Greggs
Anthony Barratt General Counsel & Company Secretary Iglo Foods Group Limited
Prini Pithouse Head of Legal, Group Operations Lloyds Banking Group
Caroline Stockwell Assistant General Counsel Pfizer
Leonie Fleming General Counsel, Corporate Banking GRG and Ulster Bank, RBS
John Collins General Counsel RBS
Gareth John General Counsel Sodexo
Edward Smith General Counsel Telefonica UK Limited
Joel Hanson General Counsel & Company Secretary Thames Water
Julia Seary Group and UK&I Legal Director Thomas Cook Group
Glenn Quadros General Counsel (Outsourcing) Unilever
Rosemary Martin Group General Counsel & Company Secretary Vodafone
Dominic Bacon Group Head of Compliance WorldSpreads Group
Tanya Murphy Head of Legal Zurich Financial Services

Meet the in-house lawyers shaping WIN

WIN is a very impressive in-house program that is unrivalled in London.”

Legal Manager & Deputy Group Compliance Officer, Siem Group

DLA Piper's WIN programme is without question the most valuable programme for in-house lawyers that I have come across.”

Legal Counsel, University College London

The WIN Programme has become an important and necessary part of my legal training each year. The events are always engaging and informative and this type of programme is unique and very valued.”

Associate Counsel, American Express

There currently aren't any dedicated events coming up in your region, however you can access our members library of over 20 soft skills webinar and event recordings, featuring training and topical discussions available from the convenience of your desk or mobile device. Make sure you're a registered WIN user to access these here.


The power of purpose with Andrew Darwin

An interview with Andrew Darwin, 27 Sep 2019

The evolution of legal operations

An interview with Darren Guy from AIG and Maria Passemard from The John Lewis Partnership, 28 Aug 2019

Radical honesty with Chris Fox

An interview with Chris Fox, 26 Jul 2019

The connected leader with Chris Fox

An interview with Chris Fox, 19 Jul 2019

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