For whom

For whom

The General Counsel Executive Programme is geared towards practising general counsel who want to learn more about the business and strategic issues facing their department and their companies, and who seek to develop themselves into more effective leaders of their legal departments. It is also very suitable for GC preparing to assume broader responsibilities, and for those who aspire to transfer to another top general counsel position in the future.

You will benefit from the programme if you:

  • work as an ultimately responsible in-house lawyer, such as general counsel, head of legal, chief legal officer or secretary to the board
  • have completed a recognised university law degree or equivalent university degree
  • have a minimum of 10 years’ relevant working experience
  • are motivated to actively participate in an ambitious programme
  • have an open mindset towards innovation and leadership, and high ethical standards
  • have a high level of fluency in the English language.

Please contact us if you have any questions regarding the admission requirements.


Here’s what previous participants say about the General Counsel Executive Programme:

“There are many regulatory and business developments and perspectives in the legal and compliance environment. We must record more information for future reporting purposes and data room requests, and render more information and advice in a shorter time period. Regulators and business colleagues require efficient and quick action from the lawyers in my team. I registered for RSM’s General Counsel Executive Programme to learn from my peers and the trainers’ best practices and latest developments. The visit to Silicon Valley as part of the programme allows me to stay updated on the latest developments in technology that will help my team to perform up to standard and efficiently.”
Marja Gorter, senior corporate vice-president legal and compliance at LeasePlan Corporation

“My goals and expectations are twofold: the first is to acquire and refine a broader set of skills that match with the continuing development of the role of the GC towards managing risk, and broaden the outlook on future legal challenges. The other is to become a better business partner not only in respect of strategic issues but also day-to-day operations by developing deeper knowledge into the business principles and processes. So far, I believe that each module of RSM’s General Councel Executive Programme contributes to these goals and expectations.  

What I appreciate most is the tremendous energy and enthusiasm of the highly skilled faculty members and their ability to let you grasp the essence of a topic that is quite often foreign to your job in a limited timeframe. They deliver theory and practical tips that you can put into practice.”  
Christian de Bil, general counsel and head legal & corporate affairs, G-Star Raw