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19 July 20222 minute read

The Future of the African Legal Team: The first African WIN Insights and Benchmarking Reports

General counsel around the world struggle to identify “best practice” when it comes to building and managing a legal function, but for those working in and across Africa understanding how to structure and organise a legal team is made all the more difficult by a lack of useful data.

Run as part of our successful programme for in-house lawyers – What In-house lawyers Need (WIN), our flagship benchmarking report presents a timely and much-needed snapshot of a rapidly maturing geography within the global legal sector.

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Our benchmarking report* presents detailed information from more than 300 respondents on everything from the typical size, structure, and composition of African legal teams to the challenges GCs are facing in attracting and retaining high-quality in-house lawyers and the ways in which legal teams are viewed by their organisations.

The report supplements our broader thought leadership report The Future of the African legal team, a WIN Insights Report, that provides a more in-depth analysis into the evolving nature of Africa’s in-house legal function through the eyes of some of Africa’s leading general counsel.

*The Benchmarking report is only available to registered WIN users.

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Want the global perspective?

Following a survey of our global WIN community, the WIN Insights Report highlights the experiences of nearly 300 in-house lawyers from around the world, providing insight into the opportunities and challenges facing in-house teams over the next 18 months. Download the report here.