17 May 2017 at 17:29 BST

Around the house

A weekly round-up of moves across the globe.


Viacom International Media Networks has promoted Channel 5 general counsel Marcus Lee to head up legal affairs in the UK and northern and eastern Europe. Mr Lee will report to general counsel Caryn Groce and chief operating officer Paul Dunthorne. Mr Lee started out at law firm Charles Russell. He also worked for Portland Media Group, Express Newspapers, Paramount Home Entertainment and Showtime.

US Medical device company Sunshine Heart has appointed  Gordon Weber as vice president and general counsel.  Mr Weber will provide legal counsel to the company and will oversee the Company's compliance programs as it grows its commercial operations and develops new business opportunities.Prior to joining Sunshine Heart, Mr Weber was general counsel at another medical device company, Vascular Solutions. He was also associate general counsel at Smiths Medical, a $1.1B medical device manufacturer. Earlier, he was a partner at Faegre & Benson.

Niloy Pyne has joined the VFS Global Group in Dubai as group general counsel where he will run the group’s legal department over 120 countries. Prior to joining VFS, he working with US-based consulting firm Barret & Averro Consulting in India. Before that, he worked at Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan, Amarchand Mangaldas, Paras Kuhad & Associates and Khaitan & Co.

Determine, which provides global Source-to-Pay and Enterprise Contract Lifecycle Management (ECLM) Cloud Platform solutions, has appointed Ryan McLaughlin as associate general counsel. Mr McLaughlin joins from Barnes & Thornburg where he focused on business and commercial matters representing various Fortune 500 companies and nonprofit entities. Mr. McLaughlin brings technology expertise to the company-  including software-as-a-service ("SaaS") and information technology businesses. 

Mohr Partners has appointed Bridget Williams as director of portfolio transaction services and general counsel. Ms Williams joins from private practice - she served as senior counsel for Hartman Simons & Wood.  Prior to that, she spent almost three and a half years at Hallmark where she worked as real estate attorney and leasing manager. During her career, she also worked at King Hershey, Sizewise and Missouri Secretary of State’s Office.


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