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9 Tips to Hire the Best Legal Counsel for your Tech Company

9 Tips to Hire the Best Legal Counsel for your Tech Company

26 Jul 2021 Adrien van den Branden, LL.M.

Hiring the best legal counsel is frigging hard! How do you even start? What title do you give to your job? Where do you hunt? How do you test the candidate? What questions do you ask? Follow these 9 tips to increase your chances of recruiting the rare gem.

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10 Tips to Land your Legal Job at a Tech Company

10 Tips to Land your Legal Job at a Tech Company

26 Jul 2021 Adrien van den Branden, LL.M.

Landing a legal job at a tech company has become an increasingly harder feat to achieve. So how do you find the right company? How can you be sure the company will be a good fit? And how do you stand out from the crowd? Follow these 10 tips to increase your chances of landing your dream job. From the search all the way to the the interview.

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Your Contract Right from the Start: Simple Starting Provisions to Close Deals Faster

Your Contract Right from the Start: Simple Starting Provisions to Close Deals Faster

21 Jul 2021 Adrien van den Branden, LL.M.

Good contract lawyers herald clarity as their number one priority. So don't let uncertainty as to when the contract starts seep into your contract. Spell the full effective date out.

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The End of Contracts: Simple Termination Provisions to Close Deals Faster

The End of Contracts: Simple Termination Provisions to Close Deals Faster

22 Jun 2021 Adrien van den Branden, LL.M.

"End", "termination", "expiration"... There's too many ways to say that a contract is no more. Keep it simple with termination provisions and close deals faster.

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Gender Neutrality in Contracts. Avoid Gender Specificity to Close Deals Faster

Gender Neutrality in Contracts. Avoid Gender Specificity to Close Deals Faster

26 May 2021 Adrien van den Branden, LL.M.

It's tempting to want to reflect the potential gender of terms. Yet we shouldn't. Let's turn gender-specific clauses into their gender-neutral equivalents.

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No Jargon in Sales Contracts. Use Plain English to Close Deals Faster.

No Jargon in Sales Contracts. Use Plain English to Close Deals Faster.

10 May 2021 Adrien van den Branden, LL.M.

Contracts are read by people, not by academics. Remove jargon, achaisms, Latin words and antiquated language to improve readability and clarity of your contrats and close deals faster.

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A LegalOps Platform to Power the Future of Legal Work

A LegalOps Platform to Power the Future of Legal Work

15 Jul 2020 Adrien van den Branden, LL.M.

All around the world companies are reinventing the way they work on legal. The LegalOps Platform is emerging as a game-changing tool for the future of legal work.

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How Autonomy Turns You into a Super Efficient Legal Counsel (4/4)

How Autonomy Turns You into a Super Efficient Legal Counsel (4/4)

10 Jun 2020 Adrien van den Branden, LL.M.

This is the finale of a four-part series on how to become a super efficient legal counsel.

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How Productivity Turns You into a Super Efficient Legal Counsel (3/4)

How Productivity Turns You into a Super Efficient Legal Counsel (3/4)

04 Jun 2020 Adrien van den Branden, LL.M.

This is the third leg of a four-part series on how to become a super efficient legal counsel.

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How Visibility Turns You into a Super Efficient Legal Counsel (2/4)

How Visibility Turns You into a Super Efficient Legal Counsel (2/4)

27 May 2020 Adrien van den Branden, LL.M.

This is the second leg of a four-part series on how to become a super efficient legal counsel.

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3 Principles to Turn You into a Super Efficient Legal Counsel (1/4)

3 Principles to Turn You into a Super Efficient Legal Counsel (1/4)

20 May 2020 Adrien van den Branden, LL.M.

As lawyers we are not trained to be efficient. This is partly because of law firm economics. In a world of billable hours, working more means earning more. But when you work in-house, that paradigm changes. Working more means spending more.

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From Lawyer to Legal Counsel: Stop Being a Consultant, Become a Leader

From Lawyer to Legal Counsel: Stop Being a Consultant, Become a Leader

28 Apr 2020 Adrien van den Branden, LL.M.

Last year I quit my job as a business lawyer to become an in-house lawyer. Why?

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