Eric Staal

Eric Staal
Global Director of Business Development
Lex Mundi
London, United Kingdom

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Eric is Global Director of Business Development for Lex Mundi, a legal platform spanning 105-countries that assists multinational enterprises to implement cross-border strategies related to key investments, M&A, dispute resolution, emerging regulatory risks and government relations.

In a rapidly evolving and highly competitive market for corporate legal services, Eric’s innovations range from establishing a new client relations function, negotiating a technology partnership to improve global knowledge collaboration, and developing products and services to help clients navigate the web of global regulatory interventionism.

Eric’s personal interests include the 4th Industrial Revolution (its impact on society and business), the changing geopolitical order, and US diplomatic strategy.

He holds a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy (M.A.L.D.) from the Fletcher School in Boston, and subsequently held research and teaching fellowships at Johns Hopkins (SAIS) in Washington, DC, Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Berlin and Center for European Integration Studies in Bonn. He was sponsored by Clifford Chance for the firm’s Oxford Said, Executive Management Programme for professional services in 2010.

In his spare time, he advises a successful AI software company, contributes to the representation of US expats through Republicans Overseas (in affiliation with the Republican National Committee), attends lectures on politics and economics, enjoys his family, and seldom turns down a draft Kölsch.