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Legal Leadership: Building your capacity to be an effective leader

Globalisation and the economic shift to Asia have resulted in significant new opportunities for law firms and in-house counsel operating in this region. At the same time, partners in these law firms and corporate counsel are facing increased challenges including cost pressures, growing competition and talent retention issues. In this changing legal landscape, legal professionals must complement their technical legal expertise with strong leadership to manage these challenges and seize emerging growth opportunities.

The SAL-INSEAD Legal Leadership Programme is a three-day intensive management programme specifically designed and contextualised to address the needs of law firm partners, general counsel and legal service officers. Participants from the private sector should currently have P&L remit in their roles or will soon be assuming P&L responsibilities in their organisations.

This unique programme applies business school methodologies to address leadership challenges faced by legal professionals, including improving organisational alignment, managing growth and change, motivating people and teams for high performance, and communicating effectively.

How you benefit

  • 21st century law practice. Build agile and sustainable law practices
  • Change management. Seize emerging opportunities in a rapidly changing global economy
  • Embracing leadership. Assess and improve his/her capabilities as a team leader
  • Team dynamics. Explore best practices for building and leading productive teams
  • People management. Improve on your ability to motivate teams
  • Facing challenges. Overcome obstacles that stand in the way of effective management and leadership
  • Leadership Development. Develop yourself and others to build a robust talent pool, protecting your legacy by readying successors

You will gain a holistic understanding of the challenges, skills and perspectives required to be effective leaders in your organisations.

Participant Profile

Participants will include partners of law firms operating in the Asia-Pacific region and corporate counsel from in-house legal departments, as well as senior lawyers from the public sector. These are professionals who currently have, or are going to, assume management roles as well as profit & loss responsibilities - where applicable - within their organisations.

To ensure an optimal learning environment, the cohort size will be limited to 40 participants. 


This programme qualifies for the INSEAD Certificate in Global Management.

Programme Partner


The Singapore Academy of Law (SAL) is a promotion and development agency for Singapore’s legal industry. Our vision is to make Singapore the legal hub of Asia.

SAL works with our stakeholders to set new precedents of excellence in Singapore law through developing thought leadership, world class infrastructure and legal solutions. Our mandates are to build up the intellectual capital of the legal profession by enhancing legal knowledge, raise the international profile of Singapore law, promote Singapore as a centre for dispute resolution, and improve the standards and efficiency of legal practice through continuing professional development and the use of technology.

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