In-House Legal

Today’s In-house Legal Departments alike face a fundamentally impossible task. They face increasing pressure to deliver more (legal, risk and compliance based support) with less (resource, time and money). If this is not the plight of your in-house team, then you probably work in the tobacco industry. The work that GLS Law does in this space is truly ground-breaking. Our in-house practice focuses on helping your team leverage the legal team assets that your business has already deployed. Put another way, we show you how to avoid using us in a traditional advisory capacity wherever possible. This is our idea of Law – Rewritten.

We offer a powerful array of solutions that can massively boost the productivity and support outcomes of your legal team whilst reducing time and cost. Our team can deploy our proprietary tools, solutions, methodologies to extract significant productivity gains across every aspect of the in-house function. We have yet to encounter an in-house team which we have not been able to effectively assist. We are experts in all aspects of the set-up, management and efficient operation of in-house legal departments. Our team can assist in optimising and increasing the performance and efficiency of existing available resources, in addition to providing planning around budgeting, growth, rationalization and the resourcing of special or extraordinary project activity.


  • Greenfield Legal Department Set-Up
  • Brownfield Legal Department Review
  • Legal Department Efficiency Audit
  • Shared Legal Services Modelling and Implementation
  • Budgetary Planning and Review
  • Performance Management / Legal Department KPI & Review
  • Legal Department Internal Compliance Audit


  • Restructuring of Legal Departments
  • Decentralising / Re-Centralising Group Legal departments
  • Legal Department Outsourcing
  • Legal Department HR Support
  • Legal Training & Learning Development
  • Legal Technology Selection


  • Commercial / Contract Overflow
  • On-Site Support Placement
  • Forms, Precedent, Template Audit
  • Proof Reading & Documentation Support
  • Template Update & Review
  • Litigation Management Support
  • Procurement / Vendor Management Support

Matthew Glynn

Managing Director - GLS Law Firm


+65 6817 8202

Simon Bryan

Managing Director / Partner - GLS Law Firm

UAE / Singapore

+971 (0)4 333 1002

Nicholas Brocklebank

Counsel - GLS Law Firm


+65 8411 8176

Polina Almihdar



+65 6817 8204

Pranav Rai



+65 6817 8204

Indicative Experience

Indicatative Experience: Supporting the Sephora Asia business as senior in-house legal counsel over a 6-month period on full-time secondment Advising Sanofi on the creation of templates for its distribution arrangements in the UAE Advising Total Solar on the production of a template Power Purchase Agreement for solar power facilities in ASEAN Advising Lals Group in-house legal team on various franchising and commercial contracting arrangements in jurisdictions across the MENA region Advising Kuok Group on the establishment of standard contracting positions and principles for its commercial and legal teams Advising Dulwich College International on the development of a comprehensive precedent library, Group Legal Policy and other internal tools Supporting the Expedia in-house legal function in the development of template contracting solutions for core marketing and sales activities Advising Frugalpac Limited on its data protection and e-privacy policies Advising on the EUR 700 million debt facilities required to fund acquisition of Falcon, Radiokomunikace, a.s. and a 39.2% shareholding in T- M Advising Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu on a US$600m term and revolving credit facility from a group of banks Advising Compagnie de Saint-Gobain on a EUR9 billion facility to fund its recommended cash offer to buy BPB plc Advising Balfour Beatty on its investment in the A1-M1 link project in the UK Advising Bank of America on the financing of the second stage of the Manchester Metrolink project in the UK