IFLR European In-House Counsel Summit 2017 - January 26, 2017


26 January 2017, The Waldorf Hilton Hotel, London

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Speakers for 2017 include:  

Helen Lamprell

Helen Lamprell
corporate and external affairs director
Vodafone 

Helen is a director of Vodafone UK and sits on the management board. Reporting to the CEO, she is responsible for government affairs, regulatory, legal, corporate security, media, risk and sustainability. Helen chairs the Risk & Compliance Committee and sits on the Audit Committee.


Tim Odell

Tim Odell
director and deputy general counsel
Citigroup

Tim Odell is a director, deputy general counsel at Citigroup Global Markets in London. He currently has overall responsibility for the DCM legal team in the corporate and investment banking and capital markets origination legal group in Citigroup in EMEA. He has more than 19 years’ experience as a qualified capital markets lawyer. He joined Citigroup from Deutsche Bank in March 2006 and before that he trained at Simmons and Simmons and qualified into the banking department there.

His team’s product area covers: debt securities (plain vanilla RegS and 144A issuance); capital instruments (AT1 and tier 2 debt and hybrids); liability management; high yield issuance; and sukuk bonds. Odell has worked with a wide variety of clients across investment grade and the emerging markets, encompassing corporates, financial institutions, Sovereigns and sovereign agencies.

Odell is also a prominent member of various ICMA committees, and is involved with regulatory review and implementation within and outside the bank. He is also a regular speaker at conferences on a number of current debt capital markets topics.



Simon Enoch

Simon Enoch
General counsel and company secretary
Darty

Simon Enoch is a general counsel and company secretary with over 25 years’ experience of corporate issues including joint ventures, M&A and high profile corporate public relations in many European jurisdictions, the US, Japan and Australia. He lives in London and is married with three children. He is the company secretary and general legal counsel at Darty, a FTSE 250 Company, listed on both London and Paris.



Natasha Franklin

Natasha Franklin
competition lawyer
British Airways

Natasha Franklin is the competition lawyer for British Airways dealing with competition law related matters and compliance across all of BA's business areas. Prior to joining BA Natasha worked in private practice as a competition lawyer advising companies in a number of industries (including pharmaceuticals, energy, telecoms, FMCG, steel, insurance and automotives) on all aspects of competition law, in particular antitrust issues and merger control.



Matthew Bowman

Matthew Bowman
director & assistant general counsel
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Matt Bowman is director and assistant general counsel in the legal department of Bank of America Merrill Lynch in London, supporting its EMEA Credit & Special Situations Group.

He has extensive experience of the distressed debt market having been involved in many of the complex multi-jurisdictional financial restructurings and insolvencies  in which his team has had a role as creditor. He has also worked on many loan portfolio transactions, new money financings and is a member of the LMA Secondary Documentation Committee

Before joining BofAML, Bowman was an associate in the Restructuring & Insolvency Group at Linklaters in London. He is an English qualified lawyer and has been practising in London for over 10 years.



Damien Phillips

Damien Phillips
group M&A counsel
Spectris

The M&A team at Spectris has successfully delivered seven acquisitions in the last 12 months. As group M&A counsel, Damien Phillips overseas all aspects of the M&A lifecycle from initial approach and structuring through execution and integration. Spectris acquisitions are incredibly diverse involving varying jurisdictions (particularly North America and Europe) deal sizes, vendor profiles (family owner vendors, PE, complex carve outs) and sectors.

Spectris is a FTSE 250 leading supplier of productivity-enhancing instrumentation and controls. The company's products and technologies help customers to improve product quality and performance, improve core manufacturing processes, reduce downtime and wastage and reduce time to market. Its global customer base spans a diverse range of end user markets. Spectris operates across four business segments which reflect the applications and industries it serves: Materials Analysis; Test and Measurement; In-line Instrumentation; and Industrial Controls. Headquartered in Egham, Surrey, United Kingdom, the company employs around 8,800 people with offices in more than 30 countries.



Fiona Watson


head of legal, group treasury
RBS

Fiona Watson is the head of treasury legal at RBS and a member of the bank’s Executive Disclosure Committee. A US and UK qualified lawyer, she practised at Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York and London with a focus on US capital markets law before joining RBS in 2011. Her responsibilities now include: legal support for RBS’s own funding and capital transactions; treasury aspects of ring fencing; and resolution and recovery planning as well as the bank’s global market disclosure obligations. Prior to joining Davis Polk, she worked at PwC in New York and London in dispute advisory and forensic accounting. Watson is also the chair of trustees of a charity supporting a fresh approach to opera internationally.



Cynthia Cheung


director and associate general counsel
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Cynthia Cheung is director and associate general counsel in the legal department of Bank of America Merrill Lynch in London with extensive experience in capital markets and structured finance transactions. She has worked with issuers across EMEA and in emerging markets in private placements and public listed offerings of a variety of securities and asset classes including structured notes, repacks, collateralised loan obligations and high-yield notes.

Cheung has also advised on project finance and WBS transactions in the EMEA region. She is a New York law qualified lawyer and has been practising in London for over 15 years. Cheung led the Bank of America Merrill Lynch in-house debt team in landmark debt transactions to win the inaugural IFLR In-House Debt Team award in 2010.


Rebecca Moses


senior counsel
Aviva

Rebecca Moses has experience as a financial services lawyers and a general commercial lawyer and can advise on all aspects of the law but also has a wealth of knowledge from working in both on and offshore jurisdictions for commercial giants and has provided advice in this industry for well over a decade.

Currently also working for Aviva as a senior lawyer in the Retirement Solutions team, she deals with all aspects of legal issues from life polices, funds, investments, b2b transactions, data protection and cyber security. Moses has also worked for Canada Life as an in-house barrister dealing with day to day commercial and regulatory requirements on all aspects or company law and compliance. This included high level contract negotiation and drafting and dealing with: the Financial Conduct Authority; the Information Commissioners Office; and other commercial regulators.

Off-shore Moses was a senior associate with Marshall Diel & Myers and Appleby in Bermuda.  She has broad based expertise in corporate-commercial law, including public and private offerings of equity and debt, mergers and acquisitions, continuations and discontinuations and general corporate matters. Her practice also includes  insurance and reinsurance specialising in advising on insurance and reinsurance transactional matters including insurance linked securities.


Susan Ehr


head of legal, UK & Europe
Westpac Institutional Bank


Iké Adeyemi


managing counsel, corporate
BHP Billiton

 



Athene Blakeman


group legal counsel
Benchmark

 



Susanna Berger


general counsel for Europe
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co


James Bradley


senior legal counsel
LGC

 



Michael Lukes


legal counsel – competition, regulatory & compliance
Virgin Atlantic

 



David Gottlieb


Partner
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

David Gottlieb’s practice focuses on capital markets transactions as well as public and private mergers and acquisitions. He has extensive experience in the firm’s capital markets and M&A practices in Russia.
 
He is distinguished as a leading capital markets and corporate/M&A lawyer by Chambers Global, and as a leading capital markets lawyer by Chambers UK, The Legal 500 UK and IFLR 1000.
 
Gottlieb joined the firm in 1995 and became a partner in 2003. From 1995-1997 and from 2000-2009, he was resident in the New York office and from 1997-2000, he was resident in the London office. From 2009 to 2010 he was resident in the Moscow office. Gottlieb received a JD degree, cum laude, in 1994 from Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review, and an undergraduate degree, summa cum laude, from Yale University. From 1994 to 1995, he served as law clerk to the Honorable Jon Newman, then chief judge of the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
 
He is a member of the bar in New York. 
 



Raj Panasar


partner 
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Raj Panasar's practice focuses on international financing transactions. He represents corporate issuers and financial institutions in public and private international equity, high-yield and other debt offerings, and also advises on syndicated bank lending transactions and leveraged finance.
 
A recognised leader on complex listings under the new EU prospectus regime and a member of the London Stock Exchange’s Primary Markets Group, he has represented many issuers, including major emerging market companies, in their IPOs and London Stock Exchange listings, as well as representing leading investment banks as underwriters of high-profile capital markets transactions. He has also advised on many high yield and other leveraged finance transactions.
 
Panasar has been distinguished as a leading capital markets lawyer by Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, Chambers UK, The Legal 500 UK, PLC Which Lawyer? and IFLR. He is co-editor of and a key contributor to European Securities Law, a comprehensive guide to the law and regulations that govern Europe's capital markets (First Edition Oxford University Press, 2010).
 


Sean Geraghty

Sean Geraghty
partner 
Dechert

Sean Geraghty’s experience includes: mergers and acquisitions (both public and private, for corporate clients and private equity clients); IPOs (on the Official List, AIM and overseas); secondary offerings; joint ventures; and general corporate matters. He has acted for major European and international corporate clients and financial institutions on substantial transactions.

Geraghty is recommended in The Legal 500 UK, 2016 and 2015 for equity capital markets and is noted as the key contact for AIM work. His experience with regard to IPOs, secondary offerings, joint ventures and general corporate matters has been highlighted by Chambers UK. He has also been listed in Chambers UK for corporate and M&A and been recommended in The Legal 500 UK, for M&A, where he has received praise from clients for his “thoroughness and responsiveness”.

Geraghty frequently speaks at conferences and seminars on corporate law and corporate finance matters.

 


Wim Nauwelaerts

Wim Nauwelaerts
partner
Hunton & Williams

Wim Nauwelaerts is a Belgian-qualified attorney who advises and counsels clients on all aspects of EU and international data protection and privacy law, including compliance training, data protection notifications, data transfer strategies, implementation of data security measures, privacy impact assessments, privacy implications of cross-border M&A transactions, representations before data protection authorities and reviews of privacy policies.

Nauwelaerts is recognised as a leading privacy practitioner by Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, The Legal 500 (Belgium), The International Who’s Who of Technology Lawyers, and by Global Law Experts. He has written and spoken widely on privacy-related topics, such as cloud computing, interest-based advertising, cross-border discovery and privacy compliance in pharmaceutical research.



Aaron Simpson

Aaron Simpson
partner
Hunton & Williams

Wim Nauwelaerts is a Belgian-qualified attorney who advises and counsels clients on all aspects of EU and international data protection and privacy law, including compliance training, data protection notifications, data transfer strategies, implementation of data security measures, privacy impact assessments, privacy implications of cross-border M&A transactions, representations before data protection authorities and reviews of privacy policies.

Nauwelaerts is recognised as a leading privacy practitioner by Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, The Legal 500(Belgium), The International Who’s Who of Technology Lawyers, and by Global Law Experts. He has written and spoken widely on privacy-related topics, such as cloud computing, interest-based advertising, cross-border discovery and privacy compliance in pharmaceutical research.



Karen Baxter

Karen Baxter
partner
Lewis Silkin

Karen Baxter is an employment law specialist with a brilliantly diverse range of clients. Baxter helps her clients to deal with any employment law challenges which come their way and aims to make the process as smooth as possible for them.

Baxter has been at Lewis Silkin for over a decade and she is recommend as the person to talk to if clients or colleagues need a hand with a tricky disability and ill health issue.



Toni Lorenzo

Toni Lorenzo
partner
Lewis Silkin

Toni Lorenzo spends a great deal of his time advising on restrictive covenants, team moves, confidential information, high value breach of contract claims and arbitrations, but also advises on all aspects of employment law.

Lorenzo is also a CEDR qualified mediator. Many of his clients are in the financial or professional services sectors. Whilst Lorenzo advises on a full spectrum of workplace issues, the majority of his time is spent on team moves, confidential information, restrictive covenants and high value breach of contract and whistleblowing claims. Described as “one of the best High Court litigators” in Legal 500 and “one of the best in the business at injunctive work – very few solicitors have greater experience than him and strategically he is great” in Chambers & Partners. 



Richard Miskella

Richard Miskella
partner
Lewis Silkin

Richard Miskella had been at Lewis Silkin for 14 years, and has been a partner since 2009 in the employment, immigration and reward department.

Miskella is recognised in major directories for his work, including Legal500 and Who’s Who Legal. He enjoys advising a wide variety of clients, with a particular focus on professional services, financial services and broadcast media.



Harry Coghill

Harry Coghill
partner
Macfarlanes

Harry Coghill has broad transactional experience, including in the areas of public and private M&A, equity fundraisings and group reorganisations, and also advises listed clients on general company law and corporate governance matters.

Coghill sits on the legal panel of the Investor Forum, having advised on its establishment. He is also co-author of the United Kingdom chapter of "Mergers & Acquisitions", part of the European Lawyer Reference series.



Dan Lavender

Dan Lavender
partner
Macfarlanes

Dan Lavender is a partner in the litigation department. He specialises in city and financial services litigation and investigations. He is experienced in managing and resolving major multi-jurisdiction litigation. He often advises on cases where the client’s reputation and business are under severe threat.

Recent highlights include acting:

  • for a UK listed financial institution in relation to all aspects of its involvement in the inquiries into LIBOR;
  • on numerous statutory and non-statutory inquiries in relation to City regulatory and other matters, including FCA Inquiries into insider dealing/market abuse and inquiries into “rogue traders”;


James Webber

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partner
Shearman & Sterling

James Webber is a partner of the London office and his practice focuses on EU and UK antitrust law.

James is recognised as a leading figure in the next generation of antitrust lawyers. He was selected by Global Competition Review in 2015 as one of the "40 under 40" brightest antitrust lawyers in the world, is listed in Legal 500 UK as a "superstar" and was also "highly commended" by the FT for legal innovation in antitrust practice in 2015.

James’s competition practice and experience are unusually broad covering merger control, behavioural competition, State aid and litigation. His work has included acting as lead advisor on EUMR and CMA merger approvals, distribution, defending cartel damages actions, advising in respect of UK market investigations and studies as well as counseling clients on on-going antitrust and competition matters.



Laura Mendes Bumachar

Laura Bumachar
partner
Soares Bumachar Barros Advogados

Laura Bumachar has extensive experience in litigation, arbitration, judicial restructuring, bankruptcy proceedings and in extrajudicial debt restructuring proceedings. Laura has acted in and led several noted cases of civil litigation, bankruptcy and judicial recovery and has extensive experience in multilateral negotiations, including cross-border debt restructuring and pre-litigation agreements and settlements.



Valeria Morosini

Valeria Morosini
partner
Toffoletto De Luca Tamajo e Soci

Valeria Morosini graduated from Universita Statale di Milano in 1997, and has been a member of Milan's bar association since 2000. She is a member of Ius Laboris (Global Human Resources Lawyers), the International Bar Association (IBA), the European Employment Lawyers Association (EELA), the Italian Employment Lawyers Association (AGI) and she is a speaker at international conferences.

Thanks to her truly international background (DEA in Paris X, internships with the US member firm and with the French member firm of Ius Laboris), Valeria deals on a daily basis with international clients in English and French, on a wide variety of employment law issues, ranging from collective redundancies, restructuring processes, international assignments and immigration issues. She regularly coordinates wide international projects involving multiple jurisdictions.


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