Today's City Moves cover legal eagles, fintech banking and professional services. Take a look at these movers and shakers:
City law firm RPC has named partner Karen Hendy to lead the corporate practice. She takes over from Tim Anderson, who served in the role for 15 years. Karen became a partner in 2010 having joined PwC from Allen & Overy. She has since advised on a number of noteworth deals including acting for Frankfurt Stock Exchange-listed Dialog Semiconductor on its “off market” share buyback programme, for Sports Direct International on the sale of its rights to the iconic sportswear breand Dunlop and related wholesale and licensing business, and Four Marketing on the purchase of Agent Provocateur out of administration. Karen will continue with her practice and to work closely with James Mee, who leads the corporate insurance and financial services practice. Karen currently sits on RPC’s management board and is also instrumental in leading the firm’s dedicated inclusion and diversity strategy.
SenaHill Partners, a fintech specialist merchant bank, has appointed Todd Ruppert to help drive global expansion. Following several successful international deals and increasing demand for SenaHill’s services across Europe, Asia and Australia, Todd will help steer the firm’s international advisory initiatives and growth strategy to capitalize on global opportunities throughout the fintech ecosystem. Ruppert retired from global investment firm T. Rowe Price in 2012. During his tenure at the firm, he served as CEO and president of T. Rowe Price global investment services, co-president, T. Rowe Price international, and a member of the operating steering committee of the T. Rowe Price Group. He is the founder and CEO of Ruppert International, a firm with diversified interests globally in various fields including financial services, disruptive technologies, education and strategy consulting. Ruppert serves as a venture partner at Greenspring Associates.
Tom Ince has joined PwC’s legal practice as a partner in its employment law team. Tom joins from Reed Smith where he was partner and deputy practice group leader of its global employment law practice. Tom has experience in all aspects of contentious and non-contentious employment law. He has particular expertise in outsourcing and commercial transactions covering multiple jurisdictions and within central and local government. Tom has also worked on large and complex restructuring projects. At PwC, Tom will lead on employment matters inherent in outsourcing, a significant area of growth, as well as working across all areas of employment law. He brings valuable added expertise which will benefit PwC’s clients.
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