Philip was appointed Group executive, Group General Counsel, in March 2017. Previously he was with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, where he was a senior partner specialising in corporate law. Philip has extensive experience in governance, corporate advisory and transactional work. At Freshfields, he established and led the financial institutions group for many years, advising on a number of significant transactions in that and other sectors. Philip also spent four years as managing partner of Freshfields’ Italian offices in Milan and Rome.
Philip read jurisprudence at Lincoln College, Oxford, before joining Freshfields in 1978. He became a partner in 1987.