Swaps: signs of a shift?

Swaps: signs of a shift?

3 Verulam Buildings’ Gregory Mitchell QC and Alexia Knight on what lies ahead for banks Banks have had a bruising few years. After litigation over bank charges and the payment protection insurance (PPI) scandal, very serious allegations surfaced, regarding the alleged mis-selling of interest rate hedging products (IRHPs) and, more recently, regulatory investigations on LIBOR …

Emily Cane: Associate Counsel for EMEA commercial lines, AIG

Emily Cane: Associate Counsel for EMEA commercial lines, AIG

According to one nomination in support of Emily Cane’s inclusion in this year’s report, she is ‘regarded as indispensable to the legal team and worth ten people’. A former Norton Rose associate, who qualified into the firm’s corporate and regulatory insurance team, Cane joined AIG in January 2010, working for EMEA GC Chris Newby. Newby …

Susan Henderson: European labour and employment head, GE

Susan Henderson: European labour and employment head, GE

Susan Henderson leads GE’s centralised team of European labour and employment lawyers: a team she developed to provide support across GE’s diverse businesses and employee population – covering over 90,000 employees in 30 countries. Alongside this, Susan is currently focused on GE’s prospective $13.5bn acquisition and integration of Alstom’s energy businesses. Before GE, Susan worked …

Daisy Le Vay: Head of Litigation and Co-head of Corporate Legal, EMEA, Nomura

A former Linklaters litigation associate, Daisy Le Vay became an in-house lawyer with Virgin Atlantic in 2007 before joining Nomura in 2008 as an executive director in the Japanese bank’s litigation department. As head of litigation, Le Vay is responsible for dealing with some of the most complex and high-profile issues Nomura faces. She manages …

Gary Partington: Associate General Counsel and Regional Head of HSBC Technology and Services legal, EMEA

Gary Partington: Associate General Counsel and Regional Head of HSBC Technology and Services legal, EMEA

Gary Partington qualified as an outsourcing lawyer at Ventura in April 2008 before joining HSBC’s technology and services (HTS) division in 2012, as senior legal counsel for supply contracts, providing operational and technical support to HSBC’s global businesses. In April 2013, he was promoted to become Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) HTS head and …

Alice Marsden: Head of legal UK&I, Thomas Cook Group

Alice Marsden: Head of legal UK&I, Thomas Cook Group

Wragge & Co-trained, on qualification Alice Marsden joined Latham & Watkins as an associate before moving to Thomas Cook in January 2014 and becoming UK and Ireland head of legal three months later, just seven years after qualification. An outsourcing lawyer by training, Marsden now heads a team of ten lawyers, including a number of …

Martin Graham: Senior vice president, Oaktree Capital

Martin Graham: Senior vice president, Oaktree Capital

Martin Graham joined Oaktree Capital from Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft in 2007 as assistant vice president (VP), becoming VP in January 2010 and senior VP in 2014. His role at Oaktree – one of the most influential houses in the alternative investment space – focuses on managing and executing pan-European distressed debt and private equity …

Howard Landes: Chief counsel, corporate finance, BG Group

Howard Landes: Chief counsel, corporate finance, BG Group

As BG Group’s chief corporate counsel, reporting to GC Graham Vinter, Howard Landes is the lawyer responsible for BG Group’s M&A and corporate finance matters globally. Landes joined BG Group from Clifford Chance nine years ago and now regularly provides strategic advice to senior management on the energy giant’s major transactions and related issues. His …

Sarah Morton: Managing counsel, global litigation, Europe, Middle East and North Africa, Shell

Sarah Morton: Managing counsel, global litigation, Europe, Middle East and North Africa, Shell

Having joined Shell in November 2011 from Debevoise & Plimpton, where she worked with former general counsel (GC) Peter Rees QC, Sarah Morton built the oil giant’s dedicated Europe, Middle East and North Africa (EMENA) litigation team from scratch, transferring four members from within Shell and recruiting the rest externally, to bring the team to …

Sarah Doherty: Legal counsel, Coca-Cola

Sarah Doherty: Legal counsel, Coca-Cola

Sarah Doherty only completed her training contract at Coca-Cola in February 2012, having previously been a paralegal, but she has been quickly promoted to become the lead lawyer supporting Coca-Cola’s Great Britain and Ireland franchise operations team in London and Dublin. Doherty’s area of responsibility includes negotiating high-value sponsorship agreements, such as the London Olympics …