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Profile: Michael Shaw, Barclays

The banking giant’s deputy GC discusses management challenges

Barclays deputy general counsel (GC) Michael Shaw has proved himself to be highly adaptable since joining the bank in 2009 from legacy Herbert Smith.

It was in 2010 that the outside world witnessed the knock-on effect of Barclays Capital head Jonathan Hughes stepping down, after which Judith Shepherd moved into the role, leaving vacant her position as GC of retail and business banking (RBB). For seven months Shaw stood in as interim RBB GC before Mark Chapman was appointed in October 2010.