International law firm Bryan Cave has announced that Remy Blain has become managing partner of the firm’s Paris office. An M&A and private equity specialist, Remy is recognised by Chambers & Partners and other league tables in the areas of mid-cap mergers and acquisitions, private equity and distribution. His past experience includes senior in-house positions at Total, Thales Group and Airbus Defence and Space, where he negotiated large-scale, global transactions while living in London, Moscow and Munich. He is a former member of the board of the French Association of In-house Counsels and the management committee of the Alumni Association of ESSEC Business School.
Stonehage Fleming, the London-based wealth management company, has announced the appointment of Graham Wainer as chief executive and head of investments in London. Graham has a long and successful track record in the private client investment industry, most recently as GAM’s group head of investments – multi asset class solutions and chairman of GAM’s investment advisory board. Prior to that he was global head of private clients and portfolio management at GAM, having joined the business in 1998 from EFG Private Asset Management where he was managing director with overall responsibility for global investment strategy. Graham will start his new role on 11 April 2016, and the appointment is subject to FCA approval.
Exiger, the global regulatory and financial crime, risk and compliance firm, has appointed Robert Wilson as a director in the firm’s London office, focusing on forensic accounting. Rob joins Exiger from the Financial Reporting Council and brings 23 years of experience in investigating complex fraud and financial investigations across multiple jurisdictions, including five years with the Serious Fraud Office and a career spanning a number of international professional services firms. Rob joined the FRC from GlaxoSmithKline where he led an internal global investigations team responding to allegations of bribery and corruption. He worked previously in IBM’s fraud investigation & data analytics team where he advised clients on how to design and implement analytic systems to detect and prevent fraud including innovative ways to interrogate their big data.
OCS Group has announced that its current public sector, healthcare and infrastructure chief executive, Bob Taylor, has been promoted to become the new UK chief executive. Bob joined OCS Group in April 2014 from G4S where he was managing director of a £300m business unit, employing 7,500 people. During his time with OCS, he has been the lead for a diverse business unit, with a specific remit to grow the company’s presence in public sector and healthcare. Key achievements include turning a number of business areas around, growing the healthcare business by 21 per cent and playing a key role in restructuring OCS UK for the future.
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