INTERVIEW: COMPETITION POLICY - MERGER CONTROL - DIGITAL MARKETS - REGULATION

Susan Hinchliffe (General Electric): An in-house perspective on recent competition law developments

Interview conducted by Katrin Schallenberg, Partner, Clifford Chance, Paris.

Introduction Sue, you went from being a partner in a prestigious US law firm to taking up a senior in-house role as lead antitrust counsel Europe and ROW at one of the largest companies in the world, General Electric. How would you briefly describe this journey? I was at Arnold & Porter for more than fifteen years and had worked as outside counsel for GE on numerous matters, so I was thrilled when they approached me to join the in-house team. I had thought of myself as a reasonably diligent and helpful external counsel but transitioning to an in-house role was rather humbling. Being in house involves taking decisions on a daily basis about what course of action the business should take. Even when external counsel are involved: the buck clearly stops with the in-house legal team;

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Susan Hinchliffe, Katrin Schallenberg, Susan Hinchliffe (General Electric): An in-house perspective on recent competition law developments, September 2020, Concurrences N° 3-2020, Art. N° 96005, www.concurrences.com

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