Including:
  • Asset and Wealth Management
  • Global Banking Groups
  • Insurance
  • Retail Financial Services and Payments
  • Non-FS sectors

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Asset and Wealth Management

EMEA:

  • Nick Russell, joins Henderson Park Capital Partners as General Counsel. He was previously European General Counsel at Cross Ocean Partners.
  • Mark Horncastle joins Investcorp as Head of Legal. He was previously General Counsel, International at GE Capital.
  • Maureen Bal joins Robeco Asset Management as Executive Committee member responsible for legal affairs and compliance. He was previously Director of Corporate Affairs and General Counsel at APX Holding.
  • James Kaufmann joins RPC as Legal Director, Funds from MSK Capital Partners where he was COO.

Americas:

  • Michelle Oroschakoff, CRO for LPL Financial takes on additional responsibilities as Chief Legal Officer and his now responsible for all compliance, legal, risk, and governance functions. She joined LPL from Morgan Stanley in 2013 where she was a Senior Risk Officer covering wealth management.
    John Perugini joins Millennium Trust Company as General Counsel from Sync Financial where he was also General Counsel.

Global Banking Groups & Wholesale

EMEA:

  • Richard Given, Deputy General Counsel at HSBC joins 10x Banking as General Counsel and Company Secretary.
    Stephanie Pagni, Global Head of Litigation, Investigations and Enforcement at Barclays is announced as General Counsel for the Ring-Fenced Bank.

Americas:

  • Laura O’Hara, General Counsel at Santander North America joins M&T Bank as General Counsel.

APAC:

  • Christoph Kurth, former General Counsel for Wealth Management, Asia Pacific at UBS joins Baker McKenzie as Partner, Compliance and Investigations.
  • Angelia Chia and Ben Sandstad from Standard Chartered Bank join Mayer Brown JSM in Singapore as Partners in the Banking & Finance practice to co-lead a pan-Asia team focusing on trade finance, structured finance and governance and advisory services.

Retail Financial Services and Payments

EMEA:

  • Scott Southgate, General Counsel at Investec Private Bank joins challenger bank Hampshire Trust Bank as Legal Counsel.
  • George Culmer, CFO at Lloyds Bank takes on responsibility for the Legal and Strategy teams within the bank.
  • Zoe Bucknell, Group General Counsel and Company Secretary at OneSavings Bank joins Lloyds Bank as Deputy Company Secretary.
  • Jonathan Collett, Senior Counsel, International Global Commercial Payments at American Express, joins Uber as Senior Counsel, Payments.

Americas:

  • Jelena McWilliams, Chief Counsel at the US Senate Banking Committee joins Fifth Third Bank as Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary.
  • John Dye, General Counsel and Secretary of The Western Union Company joins Upgrade, the new consumer credit platform as General Counsel.

Insurance

EMEA:

  • Neville Howe joins NEST (National Employment Savings Trust) as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary from RSA where he was General Counsel.
  • Jennifer Owens, former General Counsel and Company Secretary at Towergate Insurance joins Prudential as General Counsel, UK and Europe.
  • Kirsty Middleton, former Deputy General Counsel, EMEA at AIG Europe joins Willis Towers Watson as Brexit Programme Manager.

Americas:

  • Lucy Fato, MD Head of the Americas and General Counsel at Nardello & Co, joins AIG as General Counsel.
  • Nicholas Kourides, Deputy General Counsel at AIG joins DLA Piper as Senior Counsel.
  • Gemma Carreiro, Secretary to the Board at PartnerRe joins Hamilton Insurance Group as Group General Counsel and Corporate Secretary.

Government / Regulators

EMEA:

  • Gareth Rees, Executive Counsel at the Financial Reporting Council joins King & Spalding as Partner.

Americas: 

  • Katherine Mooney Carroll, former Counsellor to Secretary of Defence Ash Carter joins Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP as Partner.
  • Jennifer Tatel, Deputy General Counsel and Chief of Staff, Officer of General Counsel at the Federal Communications Commission becomes Acting General Counsel.
  • James Danly, Partner at Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP joins the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission as General Counsel.
  • Mark Van Der Weide is appointed General Counsel for the Federal Reserve Board of Directors. He was most recently the Deputy Director of Supervision and replaces Scott Alvarez who retires.
  • Kiran Raj, Attorney, Cybersecurity, and Technology at the Department of Homeland Security joins O’Meveny as Partner, Data Security and Privacy.
  • Erica Williams, former Deputy Chief of Staff and Marian Fowler, a former Senior Special Counsel with the SEC, both join the D.C. office of Kirkland & Ellis.

APAC:

  • Philip Monaghan, former General Counsel at the Hong Kong Competition Commission joins O’Melveny in Hong Kong as Partner.

Non-FS

EMEA:

  • Anthony Rosen, Senior Legal Advisor, Regulatory and Competition at Sky joins Berwin Leighton Paisner as a Consultant.
  • Amali de Silva, Litigation Consultant at Wiggin joins Channel 4 as Controller of Legal and Compliance.
  • Howard Landes, former Chief Counsel for Corporate at BG joins Chrysaor Holdings as General Counsel.
  • Alistair Asher, Group General Counsel at Co-Op moves internally to become Director of Special Projects. Helen Grantham, Interim Group Secretary at Co-Op replaces him in the role.
  • Mary Guest, Partner at Linklaters joins Lucozade as General Counsel
  • Stephen McCartney, Director of Information Governance and Data Protection Officer at Royal Mail joins Pearson as Europe Director of Privacy.
  • Marcus Fink, Partner, London Head of Pensions at Ashurst joins PwC Legal as Director, Pensions Legal.
  • Prash Naik, General Counsel at Channel 4 joins Reviewed & Cleared, the media law firm.
  • Sarah Morton, Managing Counsel for Global Litigation, EMEA at Shell is promoted to UK Head of Legal.
  • Michael Coates, UK Head of Legal at Shell is promoted to Associate General Counsel and Legal Director, Upstream.
  • Matthew Braovac, Head of Competition and Regulatory Affairs at Vodafone UK joins Sky as Director of Legal, Corporate, Competition and Regulatory.
  • Mollie Stoker, General Counsel at Lucozade is promoted to Director of Business Development for parent company Suntory Beverage and Food Europe.
  • Jim Callaghan, EMEA General Counsel at Uber leaves the organisation.

Americas:

  • Suzette Long, Associate General Counsel at Caterpillar is promoted to become General Counsel and Corporate Secretary.
  • James Blendis, General Counsel at EE leaves the organisation following the integration of EE and BT Group’s legal teams.
  • Mark Allen, International General Counsel, Fedex Express at Fedex is promoted to become General Counsel for the organisation.
  • Richard Gross, Partner at KH&H joins Janus Global Operations as General Counsel.
  • Brian Michael, Deputy General Counsel at 21st Century Fox joins King & Spalding at Partner.
  • Julie Brill, Partner at Hogan Lovells joins Microsoft as Corporate VP and Deputy General Counsel.
  • Chris Handman, General Counsel at Snap Inc steps down from his position but will remain working with the company as an advisor. Dominic Perella, Deputy General Counsel will serve as the company’s General Counsel on an interim basis.
  • Merritt Farren, Chief Legal Officer at Audible.com, Amazon joins SoundCloud as General Counsel.
  • Salle Yoo, Chief Legal Officer at Uber leaves the organisation. She will step down after helping the business find her successor.

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