General counsel

General counsel – the term refers to the legal figure of a solicitor working on a labor contract for a local corporate body, who is not allowed to practice as a self-employed lawyer, neither to be at the same time also member of Bar. This is normally a full-time employee of the corporation although some companies contract this position out to independent lawyer with a private firm. Positions of General Counsels are being regulated by the Labour Code and these professionals are allowed to practice in court room only when protecting the corporation they work for. General Counsels on a labor contract are not allowed to work as bona fide lawyers, to give advices to other parties and to act independently in business.

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