Interview with Chris Zhao, chief regional counsel for APAC of DuPont

The interview is in Chinese

Managing a legal team is a test of a general counsel’s wisdom, especially in the midst of an unprecedented pandemic crisis such as the one the world faces. Chris Zhao, chief regional counsel for APAC, safety and construction of DuPont shared her insight with us on team management

“The situations of the industry and the company are changing over time, and being an in-house counsel means proactively embracing those changes. I think legal team management starts with finding the precise position of your department within the company. To achieve this, you need to know the business, the entire company and its organizational structure, and then find out the position of the legal department that fits the company.

Once the position is identified, it is time to figure the situation within the team – does the in-house counsel team match with this position? It is best if they match with each other, but it is usually not the case. That is when the whole team needs to adjust themselves to fit in that position.

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This interview was conducted during the CBLJ Forum at Grand Hyatt Hotel, Shanghai, on 12 November, with the theme “Seizing Cross-Border Opportunities – Managing Global Risks”. For more information about the conference and videos of the forum sessions, please visit our CBLJ Forum 2019 webpage here.