Black Letter Law Directory | 2015 | Lawyers in Commerce and Industry

This sub-section lists the lawyers in commerce and industry of African, Asian, Caribbean and other ethnic minority ancestry.

Funke Abimbola

Funke Abimbola became the first Managing Counsel for Roche UK and Ireland in January 2012. She heads up the legal team that supports Roche's pharmaceutical and commercial operations in the UK, Ireland, Malta and Gibraltar. She is also the Data Privacy Officer for the UK pharmaceutical...

Funmi Adegbeyeni

Funmi Adegbeyeni is Managing Counsel, Global Aviation and UK fuels at the oil giant, BP. She leads the legal teams for BP’s aviation business which operates in 50 countries, as well as its UK Fuels business which is responsible for 1,200 BP branded service stations across the UK. She...

Jide Bada

Jide Bada is an Executive Director at UBS, the global banking firm since 2014. He was previously a consultant at Barclays Investment Bank arm. Jide also owned Petra Associates, offering consulting services on deal structuring and financial services regulation to small capital markets...

Annabel Bannerman

Annabel Bannerman is Group General Counsel at Ladbrokes Plc. Prior to joining Ladbrokes, she trained at King and Wood Mallesons (formerly SJ Berwin) and remained there as an associate until...

Rohit Bhoothalingam

Rohit Bhoothalingam is the General Counsel at London Mining Plc, a UK-based company that develops mines for the steel industry. He joined the company in 2008 having previously been the General Counsel at a London-based natural resources focused hedge fund. Rohit was in the news in 2013 when he...

Karen Rhona Cargill

Karen Rhona Cargill is a Coverage Counsel at AON Risks Solutions, working on a wide range of complex, high value, insurance and risk management issues. Karen was previously a partner at DAC...

Nichelle S. Carr

Nichelle S. Carr became the Director of Business Affairs at Universal Pictures, based in London since 2015. She was previously Senior Counsel for Universal Pictures International Entertainment.  Nichelle has worked in America and at two UK law firms, Linklaters and McGuire Woods prior...

Kishan Chandarana

Kishan Chandarana is Deputy General Counsel at London Metal Exchange. Immediately before joining the London Metal Exchange, Kishan was Vice President, Business Development & Strategic Partnerships at Barclays Bank based in London. He trained at Magic Circle firm Clifford Chance during when he...

Sophie Chandauka

Sophie is the Head of Group Treasury (Legal) at the Virgin Money Group. She has been involved in some major transactions since joining Virgin, including the acquisition of Northern Rock  and other corporate transactions in excess of £6.7bn as well as getting Virgin Money ready for expected...

Anjali Chhania

Anjali Chhania is a managing director in the legal function at Barclays Bank PLC and heads up coverage of Debt  (loan and leveraged finance) across the Corporate and Investment Bank, EMEA. She leads a 50+ team of lawyers and paralegals who support all aspects of the product from origination...

Farisha Constable

Farisha Constable is Senior Legal Counsel (Anti-Piracy) at mass media company NBC Universal since 2013 and is based in London. She was previously the Senior Brand Protection Lawyer for the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games in 2012. 

Sarah Davis

Sarah Davis is the Group Commercial Legal Director for the Guardian Media Group plc. Sarah, who trained at media firm Stephens Innocent, was admitted in 1995. She subsequently joined NDS Ltd, a technology company as Legal Counsel. In 2000 she joined the Guardian News and Media Group and became...

Leo Dezoysa

Leo Dezoysa is the Head of Legal and Business Affairs at Acorn Productions Limited, the majority owner of Agatha Christie Limited, the company that controls the international literary and media rights to Christie’s works. He trained at City firm, Reynolds Porter Chamberlain and on qualifying in...

Jeffrey Eneberi

Jeffrey Eneberi is General Counsel and Commercial Projects Director at the online takeaway food service, Just Eat which has a global revenue of nearly £700m. He joined the organisation in 2010 which has grown exponentially since, including the expansion of the legal team six-fold since that...

Meekal Hashmi

Meekal Hashmi is the General Counsel EMEA and on the board of Neuberger Berman, the investment management company that was bought by Lehman Brothers and was subsequently sold after the bank’s collapse. Until 2012 when Meekal joined Neuberger Berman,...

Carol Hui

Carol Hui is the General Counsel and an Executive Director of Heathrow Airport, having previously been the General Counsel and Executive Director of infrastructure services giant Amey. Carol began her career with Slaughter and May at its Hong Kong office as a corporate...

Sajid Hussein

Sajid Hussein is the head of Bank of America/Merrill Lynch’s Legal Department in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Sajid is based in London and heads a team of lawyers that provides legal support to the Global Banking and Markets and Global Wealth Management businesses in the EMEA...

Manu Kanwar

Manu Kanwar joined E-commerce start-up Powa Technologies Limited as Chief Legal Officer in January 2014. Prior to this, Manu was Senior Legal Director and headed Corporate and Commercial Affairs for Yahoo! EMEA which he joined in 2008. He sat on the Legal and Commercial leadership teams for...

Musonda Kapotwe

Musonda is a director at Citigroup Global Markets Limited, the investment banking arm of Citigroup in Europe, Middle East and Africa. She joind Citigroup in 2007 and has since 2008 also held the role of global counsel...

Musonda Kapotwe

Musonda is a director at Citigroup Global Markets Limited, the investment banking arm of Citigroup in Europe, Middle East and Africa.  She trained as a lawyer at Clifford Chance LLP, the only black lawyer in her graduate intake, and worked in the London, Rome and Singapore offices. ...

Farook Khan

Farook Khan is Group Head of Legal at Peel Ports Group, one of the largest port operators in the UK. Prior to taking up his current position, he was a partner at international law firm Pinsent Masons where he specialised in advising public and private companies on a broad range of corporate and...

Aamir Khan

Aamir Khan is General Counsel (UK & Europe) and head of the London office of global LPO Clutch Group. He joined Clutch from Lloyds Banking Group in 2013, where he was head of legal disputes and contentious regulation (Retail & Wealth) since 2008. Aamir qualified as a solicitor in 1997...

Sanjay Lobo

Sanjay Lobo is the Marketing Vice President for the European operations of Vistaprint. Prior to this Sanjay was Vice President for Legal & External Relations at Visataprint until 2013. Sanjay has previously been the the Legal Director of internet holiday booking site lastminute.com. The...

Prash Naik

Prash Naik is the General Counsel at Channel 4. He has been at Channel 4 for 2 decades and was its Head of Legal and Compliance Issues until he became the General Counsel in 2014. Naik  joined the television...

Sandie Okoro

 

Sandie Okoro was appointed as Senior Vice-President and General Counsel of the World Bank Group in November...

Solomon Osagie

Dr Solomon Osagie is the Chief Legal Counsel at TSYS International, managing a team with responsibility for legal, regulatory and company secretarial matters. TSYS is one of the world's largest companies for outsourced payment services, offering a broad range of issuer - and acquirer-processing...

Lara Oyesanya

Lara Oyesanya is vice-president and legal counsel at Barclays. Lara obtained her law degree from the University of Lagos and was called to the Nigerian bar in 1982. She practiced at the chancery and commercial bar before being admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales in 1993. She...

Misha Patel

Misha Patel is the Assistant General Counsel at accountancy and advisory firm KPMG since March 2011. She 

Amol Prabhu

Amol Prabhu is Head of EMEA Emerging Markets Banking Legal at Barclays, based in the investment bank. While at Barclays, he has worked in the London and Dubai offices. Amol has over 12 years' experience managing a variety of Capital Markets and Islamic Finance transactions, with an emphasis on...

Stacey Quaye

Stacey Quaye is a Senior Legal Counsel at HSBC since 2014. She provides legal advice and support to the UK bank’s commercial banking business and loans management unit. Stacey had previously been a solicitor at Magic Circle firm, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer since 2010, where she...

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