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Karl Rogers of Standard Chartered PLC

Serving as general counsel for Africa, the Middle East and Pakistan at Standard Chartered Bank, Karl Rogers has consolidated his position as one of the most influential GCs in the region and globally; he wins plaudits for his co-ordination of one of the region’s standout legal teams. Sources say: “Their legal team is very joined up under Karl’s stewardship.”

With extensive experience of local and international financial regulation in emerging markets, Rogers is regarded as a “very, very good technical banking lawyer who has had to adapt quickly to a very challenging legal environment.”

Sources additionally describe him as “outward looking” and “tremendously proactive.”

Rogers joined Standard Chartered in 2010; he was previously a partner with Norton Rose in Dubai. He is the chairman of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association’s Middle East Committee and a member of the DIFC Courts’ General Counsel forum.


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Karl Rogers of Standard Chartered PLC

Karl Rogers is a recognised expert in banking issues in emerging markets, having spent almost a decade in the Middle East focusing on advising clients on finance and derivatives at Norton Rose and, from 2010, heading Standard Chartered’s legal team for the Middle East, Africa and Pakistan. He takes charge of a team of roughly 100 professionals who advise the bank on a broad spectrum of regulatory compliance, corporate governance and wider operational issues across the region, with recent activity advising on the roll-out of digitally-led retail banks in Tanzania, Ghana, Kenya and Uganda in 2019. Rogers also devotes time to aiding the development of more robust regulatory oversight over the Middle Eastern financial markets, in his role as chairman of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association’s Middle East Committee and through his position serving on the Dubai International Financial Centre’s general counsel forum.

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