Leadership and development

Leadership and development

  Philip Price TP ICAP Team size: 120 Major legal advisers: Allen & Overy, Herbert Smith Freehills, K&L Gates, Linklaters, Mayer Brown, Osborne Clarke, PwC, Sidley Austin, Simmons & Simmons, Squire Patton Boggs, Travers Smith ‘We try and do what we call “brilliant basics”,’ TP ICAP executive director and group general counsel (GC) Philip Price …

Operations and procurement

Operations and procurement

  Vincent Cordo Shell Team size: 30 Major legal advisers: Allen & Overy, Baker McKenzie, Clifford Chance, Eversheds Sutherland, Norton Rose Fulbright, Reed Smith Appropriate fee arrangements (AFAs) are now used on 100% of Shell’s new external instructions. The overall average for AFAs – including all legacy matters – teeters between 80-85%. For context, fellow …

Interview with… Dan Kayne

Interview with… Dan Kayne

Dan Kayne General counsel (regions) Network Rail Why change how you run your panel? Lawyers are likely to be very different in the next decade because disruption across the industry is giving GCs more choice while societal pressures are demanding a different kind of approach. Great lawyers used to be have been described as ‘T-shaped’, …

Interview with… Paul Lister

Interview with… Paul Lister

Paul Lister Director of legal services and company secretary Associated British Foods How difficult was it to adjust to a corporate responsibility role, even if it looks like compliance? Very. The legal team’s values are rigour and integrity, and we decided early on they should be the values of the ethics and CR teams. It …

Societal change and the big picture

Societal change and the big picture

  Elspeth Vincent Ecotricity Team size: Three lawyers Major legal advisers: Dentons, Lewis Silkin, TLT Elspeth Vincent practises what she preaches: she cares about environmental sustainability, carving out a career as a renewables and environmental lawyer since 2008 before going in-house to ultimately become head of legal at green energy firm Ecotricity.

Interview with… Sonya Branch

Interview with… Sonya Branch

Sonya Branch General counsel Bank of England How has the financial services industry responded to the changes brought about by Brexit? We were very active, very early on, in trying to come to a manageable plan of action – in building a transitional regime and a temporary permissions regime, and the approach we took to …

Industry change

Industry change

  Bob Hoyt Barclays Team size: 800 Major legal advisers: Addleshaw Goddard, Allen & Overy, Baker McKenzie, Clifford Chance, Dentons, Linklaters, Pinsent Masons, Simmons & Simmons, White & Case Few industries have seen more change and scrutiny in the last decade than financial services, triggered by the fallout from the global financial crisis. For Barclays, …