Law firm hires high-profile non-exec chair

Anneliese Reinhold

Law firm Browne Jacobson has appointed leading general counsel (GC), Anneliese Reinhold as the first non-executive chair of its corporate sectoral strategy board.

Reinhold, who qualified as a corporate lawyer in Australia in 1989, has worked with start-ups, high growth businesses, large global listed and non-listed companies, spanning across Europe, the Middle East, USA and Australasia both as a general counsel and a City law firm partner. She is the former chairman of the global Board of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), the world’s largest in-house counsel organization (45,000 members in 85 countries), until August this year was the most senior female executive of leading multi-billion turnover telecoms operator, du; is a founding investor and member of the Investment Committee at specialist tech micro-VC, Dubai Angel Investors; and is also a Member of Council for the Institute of Directors (IOD); and member of the advisory board at the high growth legaltech startup App4Legal.

She is described as a “bastion for diversity” by The Legal 500’s GC Powerlist: Middle East, has been profiled as the one of the Middle East & Africa’s 20 leading women in the ICT sector, and has featured in LegalEra’s definitive guide, World’s Best General Counsel.

Cushley, said: “We are delighted to have someone with Anneliese’s wealth of experience join us.

“Anneliese’s appointment and the future NED appointments reflect our commitment to re-think the traditional lawyer/client relationship. Anneliese and our other NEDs will help challenge our approach, supporting and influencing change.”

Browne Jacobson senior partner, Caroline Green added: “Anneliese’s track record as a senior board member is impressive and inspiring. We have worked hard over the past few years to build a more inclusive culture within our business and beyond, so it is fantastic to welcome Anneliese to our business sector board as well as three further female Non Executives in the near future.”

Reinhold said: “Browne Jacobson have an excellent reputation for going the extra mile for their clients and for giving clear high quality legal advice on complex projects, but they are also a firm who have a real appetite for innovation and doings things differently. They recognise the need for the legal landscape to change and become more relevant to their clients and the sectors they serve; they are well versed in delivering advice to their clients in a pragmatic and straightforward way, but they are also recognised experts in those sectors too. I am excited to be supporting the firm in developing their approach.”

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