The high-growth, tech-powered and cross-border environment of the SaaS industry creates a minefield of legal complexities. As a result, the legal function of a SaaS company has a critical role to play in business success. Not only do legal departments protect the business from harm’s way, but in-house professionals are increasingly adopting a strategic advisory role to spot opportunities and better prepare for scale. That said, despite significant investment across the business, the legal department tends to remain lean, with disproportionately low growth in headcount.
For this reason, we’ve created this guide that covers the building blocks of a scalable legal function which we hope will set your legal team up for scaling success.
Let's define the foundations of a scalable legal function and why these are important in the SaaS space.
The purpose and priorities of scalable legal teams.
How scalable legal teams think, execute and prepare for the future.
Legal in the context of a wider scaling business.
To hire or not to hire: the makeup of a scalable legal function.
Using processes as a lever for scale.
Equipping the legal team with tools for the future.
Identify your starting point and the actions needed to become best in class.