About Us

Corporate Counsel

Chair

Beate Mueller

HSBC Germany
Königsallee 21/23
Düsseldorf, Germany

 Email
 49 211 910-2947
 49 211 910-92491

Vice-Chairs

Jannet Cruz Regalado

Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation
12/F, Shell House Building,
156 Valero St., Salcedo Village
Makati City, Philippines

 Email
 632 4994609

Christopher To

GILT Chambers
8/F, Far East Finance Centre
16 Harcourt Road
Hong Kong

 Email
 852 98390980

Lakshmi Nadarajah

Christopher & Lee Ong
Suite 9-1 & 9-2, Level 9, Menara CIMB,
No 1 Jalan Stesen, Sentral 2,
Kuala Lumpur Sentral
50470 Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia

 Email
 +6012-3700723

The Corporate Counsel Committee

The Corporate Counsel Committee provides a professional and congenial forum for in house lawyers in the Asia-Pacific region and abroad to interact with one another as well as with lawyers in private practice. Through this network, the committee aims to educate and inform in-house professionals based in and outside the region to identify best practice in operating and managing legal departments in order to collaborate successfully with bar associations and other corporate counsel.

The Corporate Counsel Committee focuses on the growing number of lawyers who work in different fields in companies, administrations and organizations including various job profiles. It is intended to ensure that the voice of corporate counsels is considered strongly in relation to rulemaking and legislation of concern.

The Corporate Counsel Committee presents single or joint sessions on various topics such as “The Role of the Legal Counsel in Handling Crisis in Multiple jurisdictions and Communicating with the Media” and “When Things Go Wrong - Guidance from In-House and Insurance Counsel on Managing Errors and Liabilities”.  These two sessions are examples from the Annual Meeting in 2018 in Manila when the audience actively discussed the importance of the role of the corporate counsel as an active part in managing challenges for the purpose of entrepreneurial success.  

Both, experienced counsel and new joiners will appreciate the high level of professionalism of all members of IPBA and the variety of topics discussed among those legal experts. The annual conference program including the Corporate Counsel Committee offers attractive sessions in terms of education, orientation and exchange.