Working Session 7

The Trusted Advisor: Reflections on the lawyer-client relationship

Whether you are working as an attorney or in-house counsel, you want to be perceived by your clients and peers as a trusted advisor. You want to deliver excellent work, anticipate your client’s real needs, succeed and build an authentic, long-lasting relationship. What are the most important ingredients? What do others do better than you to get there? In an interactive moderated programme directed at both experienced and young lawyers, we will explore the path to becoming a trusted advisor. With the contributions of exceptionally talented speakers from multiple jurisdictions, we will enhance our client-relationship building skills and explore strategies for how we can develop and manage domestic and international cases in an outstanding way while at the same time learning how to set and meet high standards of trustworthiness and integrity.


Session Schedule:

09.00 – 12.00 on Thursday 3 September




Jean-Rodolphe Fiechter, Kellerhals Attorneys at Law (Switzerland)
German Zakharow ALRUD, CJSC (Russian Federation)
Debra Forman, Pinstripe Coaching (Canada)


Joseph Field, Withers Worldwide (USA)
John Quinn, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP (USA)
Marnix van den Bergh, Höcker advocaten (Netherlands)


COMMISSIONS: Skills, Career, Innovation, Leadership and Learning (SCILL) / Corporate Counsel (CCC)


Jean-Rodolphe Fiechter, Corporate Counsel_SCILLJean-Rodolphe Fiechter German Zakharov, Corporate Counsel_ SCILLGerman Zakharow