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HSBC fills chief legal role with Barclays hire

The former general counsel of Barclays Bank is to join HSBC as its new chief legal officer. Bob Hoyt will take on the top legal role at HSBC on 18 January 2021, having stepped down after seven years as GC at Barclays in the summer. He was succeeded at Barclays by Stephen Shapiro. Hoyt joined Barclays […]

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