After simply two years on the helm of Fieldfisher’s different authorized providers arm Condor, Christopher Georgiou has returned to Ashurst to assist lead the agency’s supply platform.
Forward of his transfer to Fieldfisher, Georgiou was a lawyer at Ashurst for 14 years from 2002 to 2016, which he joined as a part of the newly-created derivatives & structured merchandise group.
As co-head of the agency’s banking sector, he additionally helped set up the agency’s different authorized providers functionality in Glasgow in 2013.
Based mostly in Ashurst’s headquarters in London, Georgiou will work alongside Mike Polson, who is predicated within the agency’s Glasgow outpost, as co-head of Ashurst Advance.
Ashurst Advance launched in 2016 as a worldwide group designed to drag collectively the disparate strands of the agency’s New Legislation service supply mechanisms on a worldwide foundation. It focuses on three areas of innovation in authorized service supply; assets, course of and know-how.
His transfer comes simply two years after Georgiou joined Fieldfisher to spearhead its launch of Condor. At Fieldfisher, Georgiou labored alongside head of the derivatives and structured finance group Man Usher and accomplice Luke Whitmore.
Because it launched, Condor has agreed partnerships with eClerx in India, Integreon within the US, Cognia in South Africa and Donaldson Authorized in Belfast. Its partnership in Northern Eire led the agency to think about its choices within the area, asserting plans over the summer season to open a authorized assist centre in Belfast led by Alison Donaldson, the group’s founder.
Fieldfisher accomplice Man Usher, co-founder of Condor and head of derivatives and structured finance, stated: “Condor has been an unbelievable success and I want to acknowledge the massive effort made by Chris Georgiou for serving to to make it a actuality. We want him effectively in his subsequent function.
“I’m additionally happy to announce the appointment of Lesley Munro as our senior Options Supply Supervisor for Condor. Lesley was beforehand at Axiom, the place she was Director and Regional Supervisor inside the firm’s supply division. Lesley’s appointment is the primary rent within the roll out of the Condor platform throughout enterprise traces and providers past the monetary sector.
“Condor has been working for 18 months and has loved vital success with its preliminary services. It has handed its proof of idea part with flying colors and now we’re prepared to maneuver to the following degree of growth. That is an thrilling time for our Condor ALS service. The platform has been very effectively obtained inside each the monetary and industrial sectors, because it launched in January 2017, and an ever-increasing variety of purchasers are making the most of its providers and recognising the related advantages.
“Condor offers a versatile, quick and course of environment friendly approach for organisations to complement their in-house authorized operate for particular tasks equivalent to massive scale remediations or for enterprise as regular managed providers equivalent to contract lifecycle administration.”
“Condor has been growing a number of new options which complement its current portfolio of services. We’re beginning to roll these out to purchasers in response to robust and pressing demand.”