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Adam Khan

Adam Khan photo | Shell

Team size: 16 people Major legal advisers: Allen & Overy, Baker McKenzie, Clifford Chance, Eversheds Sutherland, Norton Rose Fulbright, Reed Smith Adam Khan, a global legal lead lawyer for Shell Retail, wanted to find a better way of sales contracting to put the customer first, preserve customer relationships, and make the process faster and fairer, …

Adrian Morris

Adrian Morris photo | Tesco

Team size: 200 Major legal advisers: Allen & Overy, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Pinsent Masons ‘I’d say 2014 was a career-defining experience and not like any experience I’d had before,’ reflects Adrian Morris, Tesco’s well-regarded group GC. Five years on from the £250m accounting scandal that saw the supermarket chain later agree …

Amanda Hamilton-Stanley

Amanda Hamilton-Stanley photo | Pernod Ricard

Team size: 35 in the HQ team Major legal advisers: Allen & Overy, Clifford Chance, Debevoise & Plimpton, DWF, Macfarlanes, RPC, Shepherd and Wedderburn This year will see a period of change and adjustment within legal at Pernod Ricard and for GC Amanda Hamilton-Stanley, who took to the helm of the French wines and spirits …

Andrea Harris

Andrea Harris photo | WPP

Team size: 112 (30 in central team) Major legal advisers: Allen & Overy, Bristows, Milbank, Simkins, Slaughter and May Andrea Harris’s dual title of GC and head of sustainability at WPP may be an unusual pairing, but it is symptomatic of environmental sustainability goals climbing up the risk agenda in big business. A well-established figure …

Andrew Eames

Andrew Eames photo | St Modwen Properties

Team size: Nine Major legal advisers: Burges Salmon, Eversheds Sutherland, Gowling WLG, Mayer Brown, Osborne Clarke, Pinsent Masons, Shoosmiths FTSE 250 developer and regeneration company, St Modwen Properties, laid out a strategic overhaul of its business in mid-2017, opting to sell off retail and other non-core assets in favour of focusing on three core business …

Anna Suchopar

Anna Suchopar photo | ASOS

Team size: 25 Major legal advisers: Lewis Silkin, Slaughter and May Bereavement following the death of a close family member led to Anna Suchopar, interim GC at fashion giant ASOS, launching a series of one-day events for lawyers exploring difficult societal issues. To get the ball rolling, Suchopar last year invited her legal advisers to …

Asli Yildiz

Asli Yildiz photo | Data & Marketing Association

Team size: Three Major legal advisers: Bates Wells, Bird & Bird, Bristows, Davidson Chalmers Stewart, Dentons, Linklaters, Wedlake Bell GDPR came into force in May 2018, overhauling legislation around personal information and how organisations, companies and individuals must protect it. Marketing is one industry dramatically impacted by the reforms. The Data & Marketing Association (DMA), …

Bjarne Tellmann

Bjarne Tellmann photo | Pearson

Team size: 115 Major legal advisers: Charles Russell Speechlys, DLA Piper, Fieldfisher, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Herbert Smith Freehills The general counsel (GC) and chief legal officer of Pearson, Bjarne Tellmann, has been on a sustained drive to more than halve his in-house legal department’s fixed costs over five years, achieving a reduction of close to …

Bob Hoyt

Bob Hoyt photo | Barclays

Team Size: 800 Major legal advisers: Addleshaw Goddard, Allen & Overy, Baker McKenzie, Clifford Chance, Dentons, Linklaters, Pinsent Masons, Simmons & Simmons, White & Case Few industries have seen more change and scrutiny in the last decade than financial services, triggered by the fallout from the global financial crisis. For Barclays, turbulence, controversies and shifts …

BT

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Team size: 330 Major legal advisers: Allen & Overy, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang, DWF, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer The in-house legal department at BT has been through a seismic shake-up over the past two years. First, group GC Sabine Chalmers joined from Anheuser-Busch InBev in April 2018, replacing the widely-admired Dan …

Carol Hui

Carol Hui photo | Heathrow Airport Holdings

Team size: 30 Major legal advisers: Allen & Overy, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, Eversheds Sutherland, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Owen White, Pinsent Masons, Towerhouse The aviation industry has faced intense public scrutiny for its sizeable carbon footprint in recent years. Movements such as flygskam – a Swedish word that translates to ‘flight shaming’ – are encouraging …

Charlotte Davies

Charlotte Davies photo | Provident Financial

Team size: 16 Major legal advisers: Addleshaw Goddard, Clifford Chance, Herbert Smith Freehills, TLT GC at both Provident Financial and its subsidiary, Vanquis Bank, Charlotte Davies was quickly thrust into the spotlight on joining in April 2019 in the ultimately successful fight against a hostile takeover bid by Non-Standard Finance (NSF). The bid fell through …

Chris Grant

Chris Grant photo | Barclays

Team size: 800 Major legal advisers: Addleshaw Goddard, Allen & Overy, Ashurst, Baker McKenzie, Clifford Chance, Dentons, Linklaters, Pinsent Masons, Simmons & Simmons, TLT, White & Case The lack of innovation from law firms has long plagued the industry and Barclays’ head of relationship management, Chris Grant, wants to change that. His focus is on …

Chris Sawyer

Chris Sawyer photo | BP

Team size: 13 Major legal advisers: CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang, Herbert Smith Freehills, Pinsent Masons Chris Sawyer is recognised within BP as somebody who is on the path to the top and excited about energy transformation. Based in Aberdeen, Sawyer is managing counsel for BP’s North Sea oil and gas business, which is handling …

Christian Fahey

Christian Fahey photo | Inmarsat

Team size: 14 Major legal advisers: Bird & Bird, Clifford Chance, Fieldfisher, Jones Day, Steptoe & Johnson The services sector makes up more than 70% of the EU’s gross domestic product. But due to what was seen as a fragmented approach to contracting services, the European Commission and European Free Trade Association in 2016 gave …

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