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The UK In-House Senior Legal Moves 2019

It has been an active year for senior in-house legal professionals within the financial services sector. Outlined below is a selection of the moves from the last six months of 2019.

Investment Management

Chris Bell joins Ares Management Limited as Managing Director and Head of Compliance, from OxFORD Asset Management LLP and previously Capula Investment Management LLP as their General Counsel.

Paul Loynes joins SoftBank Investment Advisers as Partner, Deputy General Counsel, from his role as European General Counsel at Apollo Global Management.

Huan Ke joins RWC Partners as Head of Legal and Compliance, from his role at Macquarie as Head of Legal EMEA for the Funds Group.

Rhian Lloyd moved to Caxton Europe LLP as General Counsel, from East Lodge Capital Partners LLP.

Shalon Spencer joined as Head of Legal of Octopus Renewables, from her role as Managing Associate at Linklaters LLP.

Art Markham joins Kite Lake Capital Management (UK) LLP as General Counsel, from Simmons and Simmons where he was a Managing Associate in the Funds practice.

Dominic O’Brien joins Amber Capital as the Group General Counsel, from Arrowgrass Capital Partners LLP.


Michael Castle moved from Allen and Overy to Deloitte Legal, as Managing Partner to head up their employment law offering.


UBS’ head of litigation Susy Bullock has left the firm, with its regional head for Hong Kong, Jake Scrivens, taking over her role as head of the EMEA region and APAC.

Phil Hagan joins Lloyds Banking Group as the interim Head of Legal for Corporate and M&A, from his role as Group Legal Director of the Phoenix Group.

Rachel Knipe joins BNY Mellon as Director, Managing Counsel, Office of Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs, from her role as Managing Associate from Linklaters.

Louise Oades joins Gulf International Bank (UK) as the Head of Legal, from RWC Partners where she was the General Counsel.

Joseph Crowley joins Zenith Bank (UK) Limited as the General Counsel, moving from his role as General Counsel at Trade Finance Bank.


Sam Ross left WorldRemit, where he joined as their first in-house lawyer in 2016, for London-based financial crime business ComplyAdvantage, to take up a General Counsel role.

Thomas Brown Director and Head of Legal UK and Ireland left PayPal, for a General Counsel role with rival Worldpay.

Martin Cook joins WorldRemit as their General Counsel, from FundingCircle (UK) where he was the Global Head of Legal and Regulatory.

Nathalie Hoon joins R8 Group as General Counsel, from Fox Williams where she was an Associate advising start-ups in the FinTech and AltFi sector.

General Financial Services

Nnenna Ezeike joins Marex Spectron as the Head of Employment Law, from BGC Partners where she held the role of Senior Employment Counsel.


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