Herbies partner goes in-house at Barclays

Shaw replaces former ­deputy general counsel Judith Shepherd, who became ­general counsel of Barclays Global Retail and Commercial Bank last year.

“In-house is a very ­different role from private ­practice,” said Barclays ­general counsel Mark Harding. “We were looking for someone who has good deal of ­general advisory experience. Michael’s strong ­corporate background means he’ll be working on any corporate-related deals.”

While at Herbert Smith Shaw had close ties with energy group EDF. In 2008 he and energy partner Mark Newbury led a team advising EDF on its £12.5bn acquisition of a nuclear power generator from British Energy (The Lawyer, 24 September 2008).