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The Corporate Counsel Show: The ever-increasing importance of governance

From the perspective of senior in-house lawyer Shiara Mutukisna, governance is “now more important than it’s ever been”. To this end, ensuring best practice approaches both within the law department and in its work with cross-business functions and external stakeholders must be a top priority this year – particularly because “uncertainty is the new normal”.

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In this episode of The Corporate Counsel Show, host Jerome Doraisamy speaks with BeiGene senior director and senior legal counsel in APAC Shiara Mutukisna about being inspired to become a lawyer while watching her barrister grandfather in Sri Lanka, retaining one’s motivation to serve the community and do good work, macro trends impacting upon the healthcare space, and headline challenges pertaining to governance in the new year.

Ms Mutukisna also delves into how to put in place the right structures to build trust across a business, the right questions to ask of one’s law department, evolving the in-house lawyer from being a “naysayer”, practical steps she has taken within her team to get on the front foot with good governance, collaborating with external providers, balancing firefighting needs against proactive governance strategies, and instilling the importance of good governance in those coming through the ranks.


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