Patrick Stewart – Manchester United Football Club

Patrick Stewart – Manchester United Football Club

Patrick Stewart

Director of legal and business affairs

Manchester United Football Club

 

Patrick Stewart has presided over some big changes since he took over as director of legal at Manchester United Football Club, as the club has continued to become a global phenomenon: in the last 12 months alone, MUFC has opened an office in Hong Kong and listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

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Andrew Garard – ITV

Andrew Garard – ITV

Andrew Garard

Group legal director

ITV

When Andrew Garard arrived at ITV, he immediately set about clearing out the television company’s long list of external legal advisers, sweeping away 36 of the 45 firms. He has spent considerable time choosing high-calibre individuals who are ‘fun and challenging’. The company uses external counsel for M&A, litigation, property, HR, IP and IT and Treasury issues.

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Claire Carless – Siemens

Claire Carless – Siemens

Claire Carless

UK General counsel and company secretary

Siemens

 

Claire Carless has only been at Siemens for a short time, joining the company in January 2012 and taking the role of GC for North West Europe as well as the UK role last summer. She has a sizeable legal team of 35 lawyers and a compliance team of six, spread across various parts of England. One of her first tasks was to review the legal panel.

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Marcus Lee – Channel 5

Marcus Lee – Channel 5

Marcus Lee

Director of legal and commercial affairs

Channel 5

 

Marcus Lee says that the pull of working in the broadcast industry is ‘that it is always evolving – no two days are the same’. However, he adds that its constantly fluctuating nature means it is also an incredibly competitive industry, in terms of acquiring the best content, keeping up with a large variety of platforms and looking at innovative revenue streams while keeping traditional advertisers happy.

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Simon Zinger – Aegis Group

Simon Zinger – Aegis Group

Simon Zinger

General counsel

Aegis Group

 

Simon Zinger leads a global legal team of 25 internal lawyers at Aegis Group. This is part of the reason he enjoys his job: he relishes the ability to work and manage a team in an international setting, which is a challenge as the company has to follow the same set of values and objectives across a variety of different cultures.

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