• Mark Robinson joins AIG Life as Assistant General Counsel. He joins from MetLife where he was Head of Legal, Risk and Protection.
  • Oliver Heiland has been promoted to become Head of Alternatives Investments Legal, Europe for Allianz Global Investors. Prior to this he was Director, Legal and Compliance.
  • James Greig joins Barclays as Head of Regulatory Relations. He joins from White & Case where he was a Partner in the Regulatory practice.
  • Sue Revell is promoted to become Deputy Chair and General Counsel EMEA at BNY Mellon. She retains her previous role as General Counsel and Chief Controls Officer, EMEA.
  • Christof von Dryander joins Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton as Senior Counsel. He joins from Deutsche Bank where he was Global Co-General Counsel.
  • John Farry is promoted to Co-General Counsel, Corporate Investment Banking at Deutsche Bank. He was previously Global Head of Corporate Finance, Global Capital Markets and Global Transaction Banking Legal.
  • Anouk Gauthier joins Euroclear as Deputy General Counsel. She joins from LME Clear where she was Chief Legal and Compliance Officer.
  • Philip Hanssens joins Fidelity International as Chief Compliance Officer, Europe from GAM where he was Head of Compliance and Deputy General Counsel, UK.
  • Lesley Wan joins First Bank of Nigeria as General Counsel. She was previously at Lloyds Banking Group as Real Estate Counsel.
  • Rachel Wheeler joins GAM as Group General Counsel. She joins from Aviva Investors where she held the same role.
  • Philipp Jenni joins Gazprombank as General Counsel. He was previously with Saxon Bank as Head of Legal and Compliance.
  • Alexander Lacher joins Generali Suisse as General Counsel. He joins from EY where he was Head of the Insurance Legal, Regulatory and Compliance practice.
  • Edward Mathison is promoted to Head of Legal, Europe for Pacific Life Re. He was previously Legal Counsel.
  • Parisha Kanani joins Octopus Investments as Group General Counsel and Head of Company Secretariat. She was previously at First State Investments as Global General Counsel.
  • Kirsty Middleton joins QBE Europe as the Head of Legal. She was previously with Willis Towers Watson as Brexit Programme Manager.
  • Lindsay Elliott joins Savills Investment Management as General Counsel from Aviva Investors where she was Senior Counsel.
  • Ron Cami joins Waypoint Capital Group as General Counsel. He joins from Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP where he was a Partner.
  • Andrew Williams, General Counsel for the eCommerce Division at Worldpay assumes additional responsibility for the Integrated Payments business.

FS Americas:

  • Jared Wolff is promoted to General Counsel at City National Bank. He was previously Deputy General Counsel.
  • Patrick Sexton is promoted to become Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at CBOE Global Markets. He was previously Deputy General Counsel.
  • Susan B. Zaunbrecher joins Fifth Third Bank as executive vice president and senior legal adviser, reporting to Chairman, President and CEO Greg D. Carmichael. Zaunbrecher has been hired with the intent of succeeding Jelena McWilliams as its chief legal officer and corporate secretary.
  • Ranesh Ramanathan joins Kirkland & Ellis as a corporate Partner in Boston. He was previously Deputy General Counsel at Bain Capital.
  • Eileen Simon is promoted to become General Counsel, Global Businesses for Mastercard. She was previously Chief Franchise Integrity Officer.
  • Stephen Gauster is promoted from interim General Counsel, to Executive Vice President and General Counsel for MetLife. He most recently served as Chief Counsel for General Corporate.
  • Heather Russell joins TransUnion as Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer from Buckley Sandler LLP where she was Partner in the Financial Institutions Regulation, Supervision & Technology Practice.


  • David Cullen is promoted to Group General Counsel for AMP. He was previously Group Company Secretary and General Counsel, Governance.
  • Frederique Gilain-Huneeus joins BFAM Partners as Head of Legal from Goldman Sachs where she was Managing Director, Head of Equity Legal APAC.
  • Andrew Chung joins Linklaters as a Disputes Partner from Goldman Sachs, where he was a Managing Director responsible for disputes and regulatory matters across Asia Pacific.
  • Neil Olofsson joins HSBC as APAC Company Secretariat and Governance from Brookfield Multiplex where he was Group Head of Compliance and Company Secretary.
  • Lisa Wertheimer joins Sugar Hill Capital Partners as Associate General Counsel from Stroock & Stroock & Lavan where she was Associate.
  • Eva Chow is promoted to become Head of Legal, Hong Kong for Prudential. She was previously Senior Regional Legal Counsel supporting Prudential Corporation Asia’s Insurance and Asset Management businesses.

Non-FS Global:

  • Kent Dreadon joins Ascential as Group General Counsel from Telefonica UK where he was Deputy General Counsel and Director of Legal Affairs.
  • Michael Lappe joins Deutsche Borse as General Counsel and he was previously a Consultant.
  • Xavier Dedullen joins Ericsson as Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Head of Legal Affairs and Compliance from LafargeHolcim where he was Group Chief Legal and Compliance Officer.
  • Andrew Byrne joins H4 as General Counsel from Linklaters where he was Managing Associate.
  • Andy McDonald joins Interserve as General Counsel and Company Secretary from Premier Foods where he was General Counsel and Company Secretary.
  • Bruce Macmillan joins Irwin Mitchell as General Counsel. He was previously Senior Commercial Legal Counsel at Visa Europe.
  • Randal Barker joins Lightsource BP as General Counsel. He was previously at BHP Billiton as Vice President, Group Legal Iron Ore.
  • Felix Ehrat has retired from Novartis where he was General Counsel after seven years in the post.
  • Marin Benda joins Puma as General Counsel and Global Director of Legal Affairs from Coca Cola where he was Senior Legal Counsel, Central and Eastern Europe.
  • James Blendis joins Renault Nissan as UK, Ireland and Northern Territories General Counsel. He was previously at EE as General Counsel.
  • Michael Herlihy joins The John Lewis Partnership as Partnership Secretary from Smiths Group where he was General Counsel.
  • Graham Vanhegan joins The Weir Group as Chief Legal Officer and Company Secretary from ConocoPhilips where he was Vice President of Business Development.
  • Kate Logan has been promoted to become the General Counsel, International at Warner Music Group. She was previously Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs.
  • Helen Wilson joins Weetabix as Head of Legal from Adam HTT where she was Legal Director.
  • Lily Fu Claffee joins Fox News as General Counsel from the US Chamber of Commerce where she was Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary.
  • Michael Holston joins GE as General Counsel and Secretary from Merck & Co where he was General Counsel.
  • Blake Lawit has been promoted to become the General Counsel at LinkedIn. He was previously Vice President, Legal.
  • Jennifer Zachary joins Merck & Co as General Counsel from Covington & Burling where she was Partner.
  • Dev Stahlkopf has been promoted to become the General Counsel at Microsoft. She was previously Deputy General Counsel.
  • Rachel Clingman joins Noble Energy as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary from BHP where she was General Counsel Petroleum and Minerals Americas.
  • Darrell Chan joins Airbnb as Deputy General Counsel, APAC from Discovery Communications where he was Head of Legal and Regulatory Affairs, APAC.
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