Last year The Lawyer significantly upped its focus on in-house legal teams, shining a light on the symbiosis between law and commercial strategy.
As a result, this year’s Hot 100 list includes no less than 45 in-house lawyers, from all walks of business. It includes Cambridge University Press general counsel William Bowes, Pets At Home legal chief Louise Stonier, and VW UK general counsel Jim Trainor.
With capital markets activity making a return in 2014, some of the year’s biggest IPOs took place under the watchful eye of The Lawyer’s in-house hotties.
Boohoo.com general counsel Louise Fishwick oversaw the placement of 600 million shares as part of the online fashion retailer’s flotation last year, giving the business a market capitalisation of about £560m.
Meanwhile, King.com head of corporate Frankie Williams led the Candy Crush game company’s massive New York listing, the largest US technology IPO since Twitter and the largest US IPO by a European issuer.
Check out the full list of the Hot in-housers here.
Also on TheLawyer.com:
- KPMG general counsel Vanessa Sharp is set to quit her role in May to seek new opportunities
- Eaglewood Europe has hired former Sidley Austin associate Dipali Sahni as its first general counsel
- Sovereign Housing Association adds four firms to 14-strong legal panel following review