Our People

Our team of pacesetting professionals is the key to supporting our client relationships and their continued success. We pride ourselves on being flexible, effective and efficient in determining our clients’ objectives and are driven by their success.

Why Choose Us

    • Responsiveness and deep understanding of our clients business that comes with an in-house legal team 
    • Scalability and broad range of expertise of an external law firm. 
    • Focused in the Investment Management Sector
    • Efficient ways to work with us that suit your business needs
    • Driven by our client’s success

Emma Cleveland
CEO, Global General Counsel

Expertise: Investment Management, Financial Services Regulation, Funds, Alternative Funds, Securities, Trading & Investments, Securities Lending, Structuring & Restructuring, Distribution, Corporate Governance, Financing, Corporate, Commercial, Fintech, Intellectual Property
Experience: 20+ years
Qualified: England & Wales, Ireland and New South Wales, Australia
Strengths: Leadership and vision
Values: Honesty above all else
Passions: Family and client success
Location: London, U.K. and Sydney, Australia

Legal Team

Alejandro Alemany


Expertise
: Investment Management, Financial Services Regulation, Funds, Alternative Funds, Securities, Trading & Investments, Derivatives, Securities Lending, Structuring & Restructuring, Distribution, Corporate, Commercial and Fintech
Experience: 15+ years
Qualified: England & Wales and Spain
Strengths: Commercial acumen and problem-solving
Values: Honesty and loyalty
Passions: Family, playing guitar, motorcycling and table tennis
Location:  London, U.K. and Barcelona, Spain

Stuart Connolly


Expertise
: Investment Management, Financial Services Regulation, Funds, Alternative Funds, Distribution, ESG, Corporate Governance, Corporate and Commercial
Experience: 10+ years
Qualified: Ireland, England & Wales and the British Virgin Islands
Strengths: Adaptability, communication and attention to detail
Values: Integrity and perseverance
Passions: Technology, computer programming, guitar, hiking and rock climbing
Location: Dublin, Ireland

Leela Fair
Managing Director, General Counsel EMEA

Expertise: Investment Management, Financial Services Regulation, Funds, Alternative Funds, Structuring & Restructuring, Distribution, ESG, Corporate Governance, Commercial, Privacy and Intellectual Property
Experience: 9 years
Qualified: England & Wales
Strengths: Determination and level-headed
Values: Drive and team work
Passions: Swimming and cooking
Location: London, U.K.

Zara Todd

 

Expertise: Investment Management, Financial Services Regulation, Funds, Alternative Funds, Securities, Trading & Investments, Distribution, ESG, Corporate, Commercial, Fintech, Privacy and Intellectual Property
Experience: 4 years
Strengths: Attention to detail and creativity
Values: Family and honesty
Passions: Painting, interior design, travelling and animal rights
Location: London, U.K.

Muskan Khadka

Muskan Khadka

 

Expertise: Investment Management, Financial Services Regulation and Commercial
Experience: 1 year
Strengths: Adaptability and critical thinking
Values: Integrity, honesty and compassion
Passions: Picnics and Painting
Location: Sydney, Australia

Sunayana Khandelwal

 

Expertise: Investment Management, Financial Services Regulation, Funds, ESG, Corporate, Commercial and Fintech
Experience: 2 years
Qualified: New South Wales, Australia
Strengths: Resilient, hardworking, teamwork
Values: Integrity, determination and empathy
Passions: Family, travelling and cooking
Location: Sydney, Australia

Argyro Leoutsea

 

Expertise: Investment Management, Financial Services Regulation, Funds, Alternative Funds, Securities, Trading & Investments, Corporate Governance, Financing, Corporate, Commercial and Fintech
Experience: 20+ years
Qualified: Greece
Strengths: Adaptable, hardworking and empathetic
Values: Loyalty and integrity
Passions: Family, friends and dancing
Location: London, U.K.

Anna Lees
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Expertise: Employment Law
Experience: 20+ years
Qualified: England & Wales
Strengths: Strategic advice to Companies on difficult HR issues
Values: Equally hard work and fun
Passions: Netball and walking her dog
Location: London, U.K.

Tanja Listar
Managing Director, General Counsel APAC

Expertise: Investment Management, Financial Services Regulation, Funds, Alternative Funds, Securities, Trading & Investments, Distribution, ESG, Corporate Governance, Corporate, Commercial, Fintech and Privacy
Experience: 20+ years
Qualified: New South Wales, Australia
Strengths: Solution-oriented and leadership
Values: Integrity and humility
Passions: Family and travelling
Location: Sydney, Australia

Colin Luk

 

Expertise: Investment Management, Financial Services Regulation, Funds, Corporate Governance, Commercial, Fintech and Privacy
Experience: 10 years
Qualified: New South Wales, Australia
Strengths: Pragmatic and hardworking
Values: Transparency and honesty
Passions: Reading, volunteering and family
Location: London, U.K.

Antonia Manti

 

Expertise: Financial Services Regulation, Funds, Alternative Funds, ESG, Corporate and Commercial
Experience: 5 years
Qualified: Republic of Cyprus
Strengths: Drive, teamwork and legal problem solving
Values: Loyalty and integrity
Passions: Travelling, diving and writing
Location: London, U.K.

Alibek Myrzaguzhin

 

Expertise: Alternative Funds, ESG, Corporate, Commercial and Privacy
Experience: 5 years
Strengths: Flexible and adaptable approach
Values: Work together and reimagine the possible
Passions: Football and travelling
Location: London, U.K.

Natália Fazano Novaes

 

Expertise: Investment Management, Financial Services Regulation, Funds, Structuring & Restructuring, Distribution, ESG, Corporate Governance, Financing, Corporate, Commercial, Fintech and Privacy
Experience: 10+ years
Qualified: Brazil
Strengths: Pragmatism and strategic thinking
Values: Respect and kindness
Passions: Family and sustainability
Location: London, U.K.

Merve Özbakır

 

Expertise: Investment Management, Financial Services Regulation, Funds, Alternative Funds, Securities, Trading & Investments, Derivatives, Securities Lending, Structuring & Restructuring, ESG, Corporate Governance, Financing, Corporate, Commercial and Intellectual Property
Experience: 5 years
Qualified: Turkey
Strengths: Resilience, adaptability and problem solving
Values: Honesty, humour and communication
Passions: Travelling and painting
Location: London, U.K.

Andrea Paxton
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Expertise: Employment Law
Experience: 20+ years
Qualified: England & Wales
Strengths: Instilling client confidence
Values: Kindness, family and humour
Passions: Hockey, quality family time
Location: London, U.K.

Amanda Quaine
Director, Deputy General Counsel EMEA

Expertise: Investment Management, Financial Services Regulation, Funds, Alternative Funds, Securities, Trading & Investments, Structuring & Restructuring, Corporate Governance, Corporate and Commercial
Experience: 25+ years
Qualified: England & Wales and Victoria, Australia
Strengths: Global and financial market interest
Values: Adventure, determination and humour
Passions: Travelling and the outdoors
Location: London, U.K.

Fiona Richardson
Director, Head of Regulation

Expertise: Investment Management, Financial Services Regulation, Funds, Alternative Funds, Securities, Trading & Investments, Securities Lending, Distribution, ESG and Corporate Governance
Experience: 30+ years
Strengths: Detail oversight and strategy
Values: Pragmatism and adventure
Passions: Scuba diving and camping
Location: London, U.K.

Kwan Mei Soh

Expertise: Investment Management, Alternative Funds, Financing, Corporate, Commercial and Privacy
Experience: 10+ years
Qualified: Singapore
Strengths: Global view and commercial acumen
Values: Spontaneity and family
Passions: Home improvements and gardening
Location: London, U.K.

Rebecca Solomon

 

Expertise: Investment Management, Funds, Derivatives, Financing, Corporate, Commercial, Privacy and Intellectual Property
Experience: 3 years
Strengths: Organisation skills
Values: Family and work/life balance
Passions: Travelling and cooking
Location: London, U.K.

Gigi Tewari

 

Expertise: Corporate and Commercial
Experience: 15+ years
Qualified: New York
Strengths: Communication, creative thinking, and collaboration
Values: Empathy and kindness
Passions: Tennis, swimming, and baking
Location: New York and Wilmington, Delaware; United States

Operations

Sonica Choudhary
HR Manager

Expertise: Human Resource Management
Experience: 14 years
Strengths: Perseverance and Leadership
Values: Trust and Loyalty
Passions: Reading and spiritual growth
Location: London, U.K.

Michelle Cooke
Business Operations Coordinator

Expertise: Operations, Sales, Marketing, HR
Experience: 10 years
Strengths: Organisation & Efficiency
Values: Loyalty, Reliability & Positivity
Passions: Real Estate, Family & Growth
Location: Sydney, Australia

Andrea Cole
CFO

Expertise: Accountancy and Finance
Experience: 25+ years
Strengths: Attention to detail and adaptability
Values: Family life and supporting loved ones
Passions: Cooking and family bike rides
Location: London, U.K.

Grace Hamilton
Business Development Executive

Expertise: Sales, Communication, Strategy, Networking and Marketing
Experience: 5 years
Strengths: Brand Management and Organisation
Values: Honesty and Innovation
Passions: Pilates, reading, travelling and family
Location: London, U.K.

Paaris Kazmi
Digital Marketing Executive

Expertise: Copywriting, Editorial and Marketing
Experience: 4 years
Strengths: Resilience and Drive
Values: Altruism and integrity
Passions: Literature, theatre and copperplate calligraphy
Location: London, U.K.

Peter McKell
Australian Accountant, O’Donnell Hennessy Taylor

Expertise: Accountancy, Business Services and Tax
Experience: 15+ years
Strengths: Leadership, support and drive
Values: Family and work/life balance
Passions: IT and dinners with Gillian
Location: Sydney, Australia

Joshua Roy
Software Engineer

Expertise: DevOps and Software Engineering
Experience: 4+ years
Strengths: Focus, Creativity & Determination
Values: Loyalty, Patience & Mentorship
Passions: Technology, Reading, Education & Robotics
Location: London, U.K.

Board Advisor

Craig Bingham
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Expertise: Leadership, Strategy, Growth, Governance, Culture
Experience: 30+ years
Strengths: Creating positive change, inspiring potential, driving solutions
Values: Respect, honesty, diligence and curiosity
Passions: Regenerative cattle and equestrian property, cycling, flying and world cuisines
Location:  Melbourne, Australia

Warren Mead
.

Expertise: Strategy, Governance, Transactions, Operations and Finance
Experience: 25+ years
Strengths: Problem solving, strategic thinking and communication
Values: Integrity, Kindness and Resilience
Passions: Striving to be a decent dad, travel and theatre
Location:  London, U.K.