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“We are more like outfield playersin football than goalkeepers,” says Zhou Qi, general manager of the co-operation and legal affairs department at SAIC Motor Corporation, when describing the changing role of a general counsel.

He is not alone. Most in-house counsel highlight the transformation of their role from that of legal adviser to business partner in recent years, with a deeper involvement in business operations and company strategy.

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