From obstacles to solutions: putting legal and compliance at the hub of business

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  • From obstacles to solutions: putting legal and compliance at the hub of business
  • Tell us a little bit about your background
  • What was the reason behind reorganising and developing the legal team?
  • What factors supported the decision?
  • How have you implemented the changes?
  • What has been the overall outcome of the process so far?
  • And finally, what lessons have you learnt?

From obstacles to solutions: putting legal and compliance at the hub of business

Aaron Campbell, Group Head of Legal & Company Secretary at the NCP Group, explores the benefits of working with a new management team in businesses that have experienced repeated ownership changes.

Tell us a little bit about your background

I trained and qualified in corporate finance and commercial work at a major City practice but decided fairly soon that I wanted to move in-house. At that stage, I wanted to work in a smaller team, be closer to business decisions and gain experience in the commercial structuring of transactions. I moved in-house in the financial services sector, working as legal counsel for a major investment bank where I worked on public and private mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transactions, capital markets and funds work across a number of jurisdictions and undertook both contentious and non-contentious commercial work. I subsequently joined another international investment bank as a director in the EMEA transactions team, working on a range of domestic and international equity capital markets, private equity and M&A transactions. I was also involved with corporate governance and regulatory compliance work.

Having worked on numerous M&A and private equity deals, I had a natural interest in the commerce and industry sector and in seeing what happened in corporate groups when they had been bought, so

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