The GC Powerlist returns for its fifth annual report after launching back in 2013 and once more the format has evolved. While partially returning to the rising star model we used back in 2014, the 2017 edition has become a two-hander under the unifying title, The Clients of Tomorrow.
On one hand we have, following months of research, identified 55 outstanding individuals working at established companies active in the UK. This group is focused primarily on the in-house counsel fast establishing themselves in the middle ranks of their teams, typically in their 30s or early 40s.
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RPC’s managing partner on the ‘business first’ role of GCs and their opportunities in the current economic climate
2016. The year that turned the world on its head. And when the world is spinning on that axis too, you can bet your bottom euro that good lawyers will be at the heart of the action.
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A warm congratulations to all of the nominees at the Legal Business Awards and especially to those of you who have made the GC Powerlist. We’re delighted to sponsor such a prestigious awards ceremony as well as celebrate top UK GCs.
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Conduent Legal and Compliance Solutions (formerly part of Xerox) provides integrated data analytics, technology and expert professional services to help solve your litigation, investigations, compliance and business problems, and make the best decisions possible.
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1. Have a plan and be proactive
It is important to have a career plan as the only person responsible for managing your career is you. If you cannot grow and develop within your own organisation (and often you can), think about whether you need to make a move. Talk to other in-house lawyers and if you are junior, find a mentor. A good recruiter will also advise you on career planning and what clients are seeking. Be strategic and keep growing.
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The 2014 GC Powerlist focused on the rising stars of the in-house community. Three years on, we look back at the career moves of our line-up
Featured in this year’s GC Powerlist, UniCredit’s global head of capital markets for legal, Alex Ainley, offers some advice to junior lawyers embarking on a career in-house: ‘When the opportunity to work on something arises, however menial it appears, take advantage of that opportunity. Always say yes.’
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Head of legal
Formerly of Herbert Smith Freehills in both London and Tokyo, the ten-year qualified Amos Carrington is already head of legal at Seven Energy, the leading integrated gas company in Nigeria, with upstream oil and gas interests in the region.
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Director – European regulatory counsel
ETF SECURITIES (UK)
Marco Boldini serves as European regulatory counsel at ETF Securities, an asset management house focused on exchange-traded funds (ETFs), exchange-traded commodities (commodity ETCs) and exchange-traded currencies (currency ETCs) with offices in Jersey, London, New York, Sydney and Hong Kong. Based in London, Boldini is responsible for overseeing all regulatory functions across Europe and analysing the impact of emerging regulations. He is also chair of ETF Securities’ MiFID II committee, a member of its worldwide risk and compliance committee and leads the company’s advocacy and lobbying efforts by engaging with various European regulators.
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Since 2008, Samantha Sawyer has worked for infrastructure service provider Amey, a subsidiary of Spanish multinational Ferrovial. Sawyer is now legal director and sits as a member of the executive team on two of Amey’s core business units, Highways and Consulting and Rail, which together account for around half the group’s revenues.
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Group legal director
2016 was undoubtedly a standout year for Phil Hagan, who is primarily responsible for a team of two other lawyers who deal with corporate activity, including M&A, corporate finance and pensions. There are 14 lawyers in the overall Phoenix Group.
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