In any case, the legal interim manager should pay close attention to what his client does. The more experience he has with the company he is assigned to, the more the quality of his work will be appreciated. Of course, learning happens almost automatically when you are on an assignment, since working as a legal expert allows you to learn a lot in a short amount of time.
However, to give specific and targeted legal advice, don’t hesitate to plan your arrival in the company before starting. The internet is a great tool for this. Knowing the products and services of your client from day one, you will immediately make a good impression.
Besides good preparation prior to arrival, I also suggest you show an interest in the company where you are working, and throughout the mission. This will allow you to have a better overview and define the issues, which will help you to include a proper risk assessment before giving an opinion.
Here are some tips to inform yourself better:
In conclusion I would say that being a legal interim manager is to be a kind of chameleon, able to adapt to each new environment. In order for this adaptation to be quick and effective, we must first identify, prepare and gain an in-depth knowledge of the area we’re going to be moving forward in.