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In-house: Sage GC to retire following management changes

Accounting systems developer Sage has confirmed Vicki Bradin as its new general counsel (GC), amid a leadership shake-up.

Bradin will join the company’s executive committee as GC, succeeding Michael Robinson (pictured) who retires from the company in September after 14 years as group legal director and company secretary.

During her previous role as associate general counsel at financial services company Misys, Bradin advised on M&A, litigation and working on EU and US sanctions legislation.

Having worked at Misys since 2009, Bradin trained at Mayer Brown before moving to Allen & Overy as a senior associate. She has also worked for Thomson Reuters as a legal consultant.

Featured as a rising star in the 2014 GC Powerlist, Bradin was noted for leading Misys’s legal team through a series of merger approaches that saw shareholders approve a merger with software company Turaz following an acquisition by Vista’s investment firm Magic Bidco.

She led a team of five lawyer and company secretarial members and helped bring together the workings of Misys and Turaz following the merger.

Sage is also bringing in Blair Crump as its new president, while current president for Europe Brendan Flattery will also leave the firm next month.

Other recent in-house moves have seen former head of legal at Lloyds Banking Group Prini Pithouse take on the role of deputy general counsel at Visa Europe having spent a year as the company’s executive director of commercial law.

Meanwhile, at Barclays, former Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher partner Mark Shelton was appointed as general counsel of the bank’s corporate & international business division.