This report highlights key global Legal appointments within Asset and Wealth Management, Global Banking Groups, Insurance, Retail Financial Services and Payments and Non-FS sectors.

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Asset and Wealth Management

EMEA:

  • Simon Whiteside joins Altum Capital Management as General Counsel from Simmons & Simmons where he was Partner.
  • Hywel Evans joins Findlay Park Partners as General Counsel from Gottex Fund Management where he was Deputy General Counsel and Compliance Officer.
  • Parisha Kanani, General Counsel at First State Investments has left the firm.
  • Eric Mackay, Head of Legal, Risk and Compliance at TT International is promoted to become the COO.

Americas:

  • Paula Drake joins HarbourVest as General Counsel. She joins from Och-Ziff where she was Global Chief Compliance Officer and Chief Regulatory Officer.

APAC:

  • Paramjit Kaur Dhillon joins CIMB-Principal Asset Management Berhad as Head of Legal, she was previously Chief Legal Counsel at Total Sports Asia Group & GLORY Sports International Group.

Global Banking Groups

EMEA:

  • Belinda Doshi joins State Street as Interim Chief Privacy Officer and Senior Legal Counsel, from Pearson where she was Chief Privacy Officer.
  • Richard Given joins fintech startup 10x Banking as General Counsel and Company Secretary, from HSBC where he was Deputy General Counsel. He will be replaced at HSBC by Associate General Counsel Stephen Cooke.

Americas:

  • Stephen Luparello joins Citadel Securities as General Counsel. He was previously at the SEC as Director of the Division of Trading and Markets.
  • Kwaku Andoh joins Cohen & Gresser as a Partner from JPMorgan where he was in an AGC role.
  • Jelena McWilliams, Chief Counsel and Deputy Staff Director at the US Senate Banking Committee, joins Fifth Third Bank as Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary.
  • Allen Parker joins Wells Fargo as General Counsel, replacing James Strothler who will be retiring. Parker joins from Cravath, Swaine & Moore where he is a Partner in the firm’s Corporate Department.

APAC:

  • Dan Williams joins UBS as APAC General Counsel, relocating from London to Hong Kong.
  • Kate Chadwick is appointed Head of Legal, APAC at TP ICAP. She was previously Head of Legal, APAC at ICAP.
  • Henry Mak joins Maybank as Head of Legal, Hong Kong at Maybank, from BNP Paribas where he was previously Legal Counsel.
  • Eoin Gillen is appointed APAC Head of Global Markets Legal for BNP Paribas, having previously been Head of Fixed Income Derivatives and Structured Products Legal for the region.
  • Tom Gorman is appointed Head of APAC Legal Regulatory Advisory and Specialised Global Coordinator at BNP Paribas. Gorman has been promoted from his previous role as a Regulatory and Fixed Income Derivatives Lawyer.

Insurance

EMEA:

  • Dan Caunt, is promoted to Deputy Head of Legal at the Admiral Group, from his previous role as in-house lawyer.
  • Chris Newby is promoted to COO of AIG Europe. In addition to his current role he has retained his General Counsel responsibilities for the region.
  • Richard Marino is promoted to General Counsel for AmTrust’s European Insurance Companies from his previous role as General Counsel at AmTrust International, Mortgage and Special Risks.
  • Kevin Willis is promoted to Group Data Privacy Director and General Counsel for Aviva UK Digital Limited. He was previously Director of Risk, Compliance and Legal.
  • Christopher Hearne, Senior Legal Counsel at Charles Taylor, is promoted to Deputy General Counsel.
  • Stephen Bland joins Hansard Global as Group General Counsel from MetLife Europe where he was the UK Head of Legal.
  • Claire Singleton, Head of Legal for LGAS and Digital Savings business lines at Legal & General is promoted to General Counsel for the Retirement and Insurance business.
  • James McNasby, General Counsel at Marsh LLC is promoted to Managing Director of Global Sales.
  • Guy Dunlop, Executive Director for Legal, Governance and Company Secretariat has left Prudential.
  • Karl Alexander Baalack, Senior Legal Associate at Sompo Canopius is promoted to become Head of Legal.

APAC:

  • Petra Märkl has been appointed Head of Group Legal M&A in Group Legal at Allianz SE. She was previously APAC Head of Legal and Compliance at Allianz SE and is relocating from Singapore to Munich.
  • Max Lim has been appointed Regional General Counsel, Asia Pacific at Zurich Insurance, he will continue his role as General Counsel, Middle East & Africa.

Retail Financial Services and Payments

EMEA:

  • Afshan Rathore joins Embark Group as General Counsel. She was previously Legal Director at Johnston Press plc.
  • Angela Yotov joins RateSetter as Head of Legal. She was previously Legal Counsel at Barclays Wealth and Investment Management.
  • Emma Slatter joins Visa as General Counsel for the European business. She was previously at Deutsche Bank as Global Head of Strategy.
  • Eleanor Kenny joins Redwood Bank as General Counsel and Company Secretary. She was previously Divisional Legal Director at Balfour Beatty.
  • Mark Checketts joins Wesleyan Assurance Society as Legal Counsel. He was previously Senior Legal Counsel at Coventry Building Society.

APAC:

  • Sheetal Sawhney Kapur joins Google as Regional Counsel (West Asia). She was previously Vice President – Legal, Regulatory and Compliance (Head of Department) at PayU Payments Private Limited India.
  • Jane Song joins Airbnb as Senior Counsel, APAC Payments, prior to that she was Chief Legal Officer at Shopmatic Group.
  • Trinh So joins Uber as Senior Counsel, APAC Payments joining from PayPal as Head of Legal, Southeast Asia.
  • Debangsu Das was appointed Corporate Counsel, Payments at Amazon, he was previously Corporate Counsel at Wipro.

Non-FS

Americas:

  • Eric Nitcher, Americas General Counsel at BP, becomes Global General Counsel. He replaces Rupert Bondy who has left to join Reckitt Benckiser in a similar role.
  • Christine Flores joins Pinterest as General Counsel. She was previously a VP of Legal at Google.
  • Christopher Schmitt joins SailPoint Technologies as the company’s first General Counsel. He was previously at Vinson & Elkins as Partner.
  • Christa D’Alimonte has been promoted to General Counsel at Viacom, having previously been the Deputy General Counsel.
  • Arthur Chong joins Yahoo as General Counsel from Broadcom Corporation.

APAC:

  • Andreas Kuntz was appointed Head of Legal, Asia Pacific at Logitech, he was previously Senior Legal Counsel Asia Pacific at the organisation.
  • Lily Hung was appointed Head of Legal, Asia Pacific at Esprit, she was previously their Legal Counsel.
  • Shih-Jern Liang was appointed Senior Vice President, General Counsel – International at Ralph Lauren and was previously their General Counsel, Asia Pacific.
  • Stephen Man joins eBay as VP& Deputy General Counsel from Uber where he was Associate General Counsel, Asia Pacific.
  • Tanu Thakur was appointed Senior Regional Counsel (India, SEA and West Asia) at Goggle, she was previously their Corporate Counsel (India and West Asia).

Government / Regulators

Americas:

  • Wendy Hu, formerly Associate Director and Head of Clearance and Settlement Supervision at the SEC, joins Latham & Watkins as a Partner in the New York Office.
  • Jay Clayton, a Partner at Sullivan & Cromwell has been appointed as the Head of the Securities Exchange Commission.
  • Daniel Davis joins the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission as General Counsel. He joins from Proskauer Rose where he was Special Counsel.

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