Sonepar was awarded the Best European Legal Department 2019 Gold Award at the International Legal Alliance Summit in New York.


The International Legal Alliance Summit & Awards gathers over 500 General Counsel and leading partners from more than 40 countries to discuss, network, debate and reward the key players of the sector.

Since 2014, this Summit hosts an award ceremony to reward the best in-house departments worldwide for their performances on the long run. In the Best European Legal Department category, Sonepar took home the Gold Award following previous winners Royal Dutch Shell (2017), ABB (2016), AXA and Virgin Media (2015) and Reckitt Benckiser (2014).

Olivier Catherine, Sonepar General Counsel, commented, “I was proud to receive this award on behalf of Sonepar and all the associates in the Legal Department. It recognizes the high level of professionalism and dedication of our team that has rolled out a best in class compliance program as well as delivering key projects including the celebration of the Group’s 50th anniversary with a shareholding plan for over 35,000 beneficiaries.”

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