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Top Influencers: 14 UK Legal Counsel’s To Follow in 2022

COO, Legal Counsel & Founder play a crucial role in any startup. It takes an extraordinary person to fulfil the COO, Legal Counsel & Founder role. We have selected these COO, Legal Counsel & Founder’s for this list as they are inspiring for a variety of reasons – whether that’s pushing boundaries, creating groundbreaking products, or doing their bit to save the world.

Our analysts did their best to select be best, and most innovative COO, Legal Counsel & Founder’s. The list is in no particular order!

Krasina Mileva

COO, Legal Counsel & Founder @ DOVU

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Register European lawyer with over 11 years of experience in Contract and Commercial Law. Krasina has headed an international legal department in a law firm, having to deal with various civil and international matters. Then she became a sole-practitioner, focused mainly in Contract, Commercial and Company Law, whilst co-founding a construction business in Belgium. As Head of Legal at a million dollar ad-tech company she discovered her passion around Data protection, Privacy and Smart legal agreements. Being part of the Company Secretariat team in Associated British Ports gave her an additional layer of Corporate Governance expertise. Learn more about Krasina Mileva on Crunchbase…

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Ernst Mannheimer

Legal Counsel @ Wellington Partners

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Ernst Mannheimer joined Wellington in 1993 after one year as assistant to the CEO of the Matuschka Group, the investment banking, venture capital, real estate, and M&A organization co-founded by Rolf Christof Dienst. Ernst’s activities focus on fund structuring, legal aspects of the funds, deal structuring, and investor relations concerning legal and tax aspects. Together with Harald Keller, Ernst heads Swiss-based Wellington Partners Advisory AG. Ernst studied Comparative Literature at the Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich. Learn more about Ernst Mannheimer on Crunchbase…

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David Miller

Senior Group Legal Counsel @ Belron

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Josephine Harriman

Head, Cyber & Privacy Legal Counsel @ Morgan Stanley

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Josephine Harriman is the head of cyber and privacy legal counsel at Morgan Stanley. Learn more about Josephine Harriman on Crunchbase…

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Louise Lewin

Senior Legal Counsel @ Royal Boskalis Westminster

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Matthew Cavanagh

Legal Counsel @ PensionBee

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Robert Glass

Legal Counsel @ Molten Ventures

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Robert Glass serves as a Venture Capital Legal Counsel at Draper Esprit. Learn more about Robert Glass on Crunchbase…

Molten Ventures is Europe’s largest listed tech VC firm. We inject the most visionary companies with energy to help them transform and grow. Read more aboutMolten Ventures on Crunchbase…

Natalia Von Esebeck

Legal Counsel @ Anthemis Group

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Natalia is a Director and Legal Counsel to Anthemis Group, with responsibility for overseeing all legal aspects of the business. Prior to joining Anthemis, Natalia trained at a city law firm, where she qualified into the corporate and commercial department advising clients on initial public offerings, corporate mergers and acquisitions, investment matters and shareholder related issues. She also advised clients on general commercial and intellectual property matters. Natalia has a BA(Hons) in Classical Studies from the University of Bristol and an LLB from The University of Law (formerly The College of Law, London). Outside of work, Natalia enjoys skiing, travelling and baking and regularly keeps the office supplied with all her accomplishments. Learn more about Natalia Von Esebeck on Crunchbase…

Anthemis Group is a global investment platform that cultivates change in the financial system. Read more aboutAnthemis Group on Crunchbase…

Claire Pardo

Legal Counsel @ Parkwalk Advisors

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Marc Glucksman

Legal Counsel @ Inventages Venture Capital Investment Inc.

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Robert Spelman

Chief Legal Counsel @ Sohonet

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Sohonet operates the largest private network for Media & Entertainment in the world, linking over 400 leading studios and creatives. Read more aboutSohonet on Crunchbase…

Sarah Holmes

Legal Counsel @ Business Growth Fund

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Sarah joined BGF in July 2014 and is based in Birmingham. Sarah supports the Head of Legal in overseeing the internal BGF legal function, supporting deal execution and working with BGF’s community of legal advisors. Sarah has over 8 years’ experience in growth capital and private equity transactions. Prior to joining BGF, Sarah spent over 6 years at the Birmingham office of Gateley advising on mid-market growth capital and private equity investments. During this time, she acted for Maven Capital, Inflexion Private Equity, Dunedin and Lyceum Capital as well as other funder and management teams. Learn more about Sarah Holmes on Crunchbase…

Business Growth Fund is an influential investor in small and mid-sized businesses. Read more aboutBusiness Growth Fund on Crunchbase…

Mark Canning

Legal Counsel @ Business Growth Fund

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Mark joined BGF in May 2016 as Legal Counsel. Mark provides legal support across all the BGF offices supporting deal execution and BGF’s community of legal advisors. Mark has over 8 years of experience as a corporate lawyer in the Midlands covering general M & A and advising on growth capital and private equity transactions for investment houses, management and other funders. Prior to joining the legal profession Mark worked for Pepsico UK in an operational role and before that served as an Army Officer in the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers for 7 years following completion of a BA (Hons) in Economics at Leeds University. Learn more about Mark Canning on Crunchbase…

Business Growth Fund is an influential investor in small and mid-sized businesses. Read more aboutBusiness Growth Fund on Crunchbase…

Evangelia Salichou

Legal Counsel @ insitu

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World’s No1 personalised skincare brand with a comprehensive range of fully customised products. Read more aboutinsitu on Crunchbase…

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