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ExpertiseLaw/compliance department set up and management Corporate Governance & Compliance Programs Regulatory Advice & Investigations FCPA & Anti-Corruption Program Design Privacy & Data Protection Contracts e Commerce International Trade & Cross Border Transactions M & A; JVs; complex transactions; Litigation ADR and conflict resolution
Legal, compliance, risk management and regulatory investigation function set up, audit and support; from sole in house legal services for start ups to management oversight of large legal team. International expansion strategy and implementation.
References available upon request
Why hire me in a fractional role
Strengths in this role: Experienced dual national General Counsel, compliance officer and regulatory/legal affairs professional with a background in corporate positions in Europe and the US; and extensive international business and legal experience; admitted to bar in New York and United Kingdom.
Industry: Luxury Goods & Jewelry
Years of experience: 2 years
Industry: Leisure, Travel & Tourism
Years of experience: 8 years
Industry: Law Practice
Years of experience: 16 years
Company name: WorldVentures Holdings, LLC
Company size: 700 employees
Role in this company: Set up and managed legal, compliance, government relations, business continuity and crisis response, risk management, commissions fraud and compliance functions and teams based in US supporting operations in 36 countries; key member of executive management as business grew from $100 million in sales revenue to $936 million per annum including major international expansion in APAC and EMEA; supported business through subsequent turnaround and refinancing.
Company name: Cabouchon UK Ltd,
Company size: 500 employees
Role in this company: General Counsel: Set up and managed legal, compliance, government relations, HR, facilities and compliance functions and teams as part of business rescue team; managed business rationalization and workforce reductions.
Company name: Weightmans LLP
Company size: 1,200 employees
Role in this company: Consultant to Corporate /Commercial team in major UK regional law firm advising clients predominantly from the US on inward investment and setting up business in Europe.
Degrees & accreditations
Bachelor of Laws (Hons.);
Solicitor England and Wales;
New York Bar Licence;
Membership & affiliations
Association of Corporate Counsel
American Bar Association
Law Society of England and Wales
Commercial Legal Operations Consortium (CLOC)
UK Direct Selling Association, Legal Affairs Committee (1995- 2015)
At WorldVentures I set up and developed the legal, compliance, government relations, business continuity and crisis response, risk management, commissions fraud and compliance functions and teams during the 8 year period in which the business grew from $100 million in sales revenue to revenue of $963 million across 36 countries of operation; I managed outside counsel globally saving the Company more than $2.6 million in the last 2 years through vendor negotiation and e billing processes.