Autoliv appoints interim GC as incumbent joins Transocean

Swedish automotive safety systems manufacturer Autoliv has named China-based Asia legal head Anthony Nellis as interim general counsel, succeeding Lars Sjöbring who is joining Transocean as general counsel.

Nellis is currently the vice president for Asia legal affairs based in Shanghai, the headquarters of Autoliv’s China operation. He will take on the role as the company’s interim vice president of legal affairs and general counsel on 1 January 2014.

He will remain resident in Shanghai but spend considerable time in the company’s headquarters in Stockholm. He first joined Autoliv in 2001.

Nellis’ appointment comes shortly after the resignation of incumbent general counsel Lars Sjöbring, who will join Swiss-based offshore drilling contractor Transocean as senior vice president and general counsel. He will relocate from Stockholm to Geneva for the new position.

Sjöbring joined Autolive in 2007 as general counsel and prior to that he serviced as M&A legal director at Nokia Corporation. He was appointed as Transocean’s top legal chief in November replacing Allen Katz who had held the position on an interim basis.