Peter Kurer, former business lawyer, GC and chairman of UBS, and board member from various industries, presents his unique insight and key strategies for managing legal risk in a climate of globalization, corporate governance, and shifting political agendas.
'This is a very timely book. It gives clear and convincing advice on how boards of global companies can reduce legal risks by making the right strategic and governance decisions.'
Peter Brabeck, Chairman Nestlé
'At long last – a formidably experienced client has written a thorough, systematic, and insightful book about the legal industry. This is an exceptional contribution, intellectually robust and yet full of practice guidance. It should be studied carefully by all in-house counsel and practitioners in law firms.'
Professor Richard Susskind OBE, author of Tomorrow's Lawyers
'...Peter pulls off the difficult trick of combining an intellectual grasp of the bigger picture and the forces at play with a no nonsense practicality borne of personal experience....'
David Morley, Senior Partner Allen & Overy
'... This is top level analytically, thought provoking, entertaining and a true pleasure to read. Only someone like Peter who has deep insights into both the business world and the world of law could write this book.'
Jörg Wolfe, CEO DKSH and Vice-chairman of Kuehne + Nagel
'...I appreciated that the author gives clear guidance to the fast reader on how to grasp the main arguments of the book in a short time. CEOs and senior managers who face the rising tide of legal risk must read this book.'
Ingrid Deltenre, Director General EBU