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Managing Directors: Ben Williams – Managing Director, UK
Carolyn Aldous – Managing Director, Asia Pacific
Number of employees: 40 Number of consultants: 300+
Languages:Arabic, Cantonese, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, English, Farsi, French, German, Greek, Gujarati, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Maltese, Mandarin, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Urdu, Welsh.

Firm Overview:
Peerpoint is a global flexible resourcing platform that helps world-leading organisations access top-tier interim legal talent, while also giving lawyers more choice and control over their careers. The business operates from London, Hong Kong, Singapore, Sydney, Perth and Melbourne, supporting progressive lawyers in defining their career paths. The firm’s consultants offer high-quality legal expertise as well as project management, stakeholder management, mentorship and other essential skills and qualities suited to each client’s requirements. Peerpoint was established in 2013 and is part of the global law firm Allen & Overy (A&O).

Services Offered:

Interim Legal Expertise:

Peerpoint consultants help businesses address a range of interim resourcing needs – from filling management roles to supporting major transactions or regulatory change projects. They also help their clients solve complex challenges, including those that come with rapid scaling, and situations where in-house teams don’t have the relevant expertise. Dedicated client managers, located in each geography where the business operates, work with clients to understand their business, culture, industry and the environment they work in so that they can provide the best matched consultants for their needs.

Experience Levels:
From 2 to 20+ years’ post-qualification experience – Peerpoint’s lawyers have market knowledge and in-depth experience from a variety of organisations and varied backgrounds.

A&O Backing & Integration:
Peerpoint consultants are also fully integrated with A&O, with access to the firm’s partners, professional support lawyers, know-how facilities and training and development resources.

Quality of Consultants:
All of Peerpoint’s lawyers are carefully selected from magic circle and top-tier private practice backgrounds and cover every major specialism across most industries. Additionally, each lawyer is personally assessed and endorsed by senior A&O lawyers, usually at partner level, before joining the panel.

In-house Experience:
Over 75% of Peerpoint’s consultants have in-house experience, so they are well-placed to understand clients’ business needs.

Value Added Skill-Sets:
In addition to offering high-quality legal advice, their consultants bring sound judgement, business acumen, project management, stakeholder management, and other essential qualities such as managing motivation and workflows remotely, high performing virtual teams and dealing with change.

Bespoke Solutions:
Peerpoint also teams up with other A&O Advanced Delivery & Solutions businesses to deliver bespoke solutions for clients. They do this by harnessing digital technology and alternative resourcing models to enhance cost efficiency, quality, speed, transparency and data-driven decision-making.

Support Available to Consultants:
The Peerpoint team work closely with consultants to understand their skillset, needs and aspirations and offer bespoke coaching and development to help them build successful careers as lawyers. Peerpoint consultants also have access to A&O support and resources to ensure they are well equipped on placement. Consultants are treated as part of a community of like-minded professionals and have opportunities to join A&O networks, participate in pro bono projects and attend social and training events.

Examples of how Peerpoint consultants have supported Group Legal functions in financial institutions:

Investigations focus:

■ Covering the maternity leave for the Head of Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement at a European Investment bank
■ Supporting the Global Internal Investigations Group on employment matters for a leading bank
■ Consultant working as a Senior Counsel on a money laundering investigation

Regulatory:
■ Leading on a Brexit implementation work stream as part of the wider projects team within an investment bank
■ Supporting a legal team to implement the Senior Managers Regime
■ Providing maternity cover for a Head of Capital Markets & FX Legal role in a US bank

Technology focus:
■ Advising banking product teams on innovative technology projects within the Retail Bank
■ Supporting on an AI acquisition within a large financial institution
■ Supporting on a technology project to produce a suite of contract precedents to support the launch of a new procurement platform

Compliance:
■ Supporting on a compliance project resulting from MiFID II and Brexit
■ Supporting on a GDPR Compliance project on a part time basis
■ Consultant acting as Interim Company Secretary for a large financial institution, including an advisory role on their Group Risk Committee

Key Clients:
Peerpoint advises the world’s leading financial institutions and corporates.

SERVICES
Banking & Finance
Capital Markets
Derivatives & Structured Finance
Financial Services Regulatory
Insolvency
Restructuring
Commercial
Corporate
M&A
Private Equity
Funds
Dispute Resolution
Litigation
Arbitration
Investigations
Anti-bribery & Corruption
Compliance & Governance
Intellectual Property
Employment
Insurance
Real Estate
TMT
Energy & Natural Resources

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