General Counsel in the Netherlands are becoming more tech-savvy and more willing to turn to alternative legal service providers to get assistance on their legal matters, according to the results of a just-published survey of GCs.

The third bi-annual General Counsel NL Benchmark Survey showed that 58% of GCs surveyed now say they are actively using new technology to improve their level of service delivery. In 2016 — the last time the survey was taken — that percentage was 36%.

Further, 49% of GCs indicated that they have an increased need for alternative service providers instead of lawyers, compared to just 20% in the last survey.  Read more. 

Every other year General Counsel Netherlands performs a benchmark survey among all General Counsel in the Netherlands. Almost a quarter of the approached General Counsel participated at the 2014, 2016 and 2018 benchmark survey; which makes this survey the largest and most representative one ever held among General Counsel.

The results of the current 2018 benchmark edition were presented at the General Counsel Fall Conference on October 11, 2018 in The Hague. Attached you will find the executive summary of the General Counsel NL Benchmark survey 2018.