Lex Mundi Welcomes Three New General Counsel To Its Client Advisory Council.

Lex Mundi is pleased to welcome three new members to its Client Advisory Council:

  • Isabelle Deschamps, General Counsel and Member of the Executive Committee, Akzo Nobel

  • Katarina Nilsson, General Counsel, SCA; and

  • Rania Rizk, SVP and General Counsel AMEA, PepsiCo.

Comprised of senior in-house counsel from some of the world’s leading companies, the Lex Mundi Client Advisory Council provides strategic guidance to the organization on the requirements of multinational companies operating in today’s demanding regulatory and business environment. By sharing their insights and experience, they enhance the ability of Lex Mundi member firms to better serve their clients and to meet the evolving needs of in-house counsel.

These new members join an eminent group of existing Client Advisory Council members and raise, for the first time, the composition of women members on the council to two-thirds:

  • Donny Ching, Legal Director, Royal Dutch Shell plc;

  • Francisco Hernández-Castillo, formerly Corporate Vice President and General Counsel, Mexichem;

  • Dyann L. Kostello, Group Vice-President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, Techtronic Industries Co. Ltd.;

  • Shuva Mandal, Group General Counsel, Tata Sons Limited;

  • Nicola Verdicchio, Chief Legal Officer, Pirelli & C. S.p.A.;

  • Loretta Yuen, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Head of Group Legal and Regulatory Compliance, Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited.

Helena Samaha, President of Lex Mundi, comments, "Our Client Advisory Council is an extremely valuable resource for Lex Mundi and our member firms. Isabelle, Katarina and Rania each bring their respective global experience and expertise to the Council, to help shape Lex Mundi members’ solutions for in-house counsel, and to help further cross-border collaboration between our members and in-house counsel."

Complete information on the members and activities of Lex Mundi’s Client Advisory Council can be found on the Lex Mundi web site at:


#lexmundi #lawfirmassociation

Register here for your monthly Asia legal updates