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Guy Usher

Guy Usher

Head of Derivatives & Structured Finance – Fieldfisher LLP

Email: guy.usher@fieldfisher.com
Phone: +44 207 861 4209

Guy worked closely with the other original founders to develop the Condor platform and its products. With over 25 years’ experience in the financial legal sector, particularly in derivatives and securities financing, Guy gets the big picture but really understands the nuts and bolts of the markets and products in which Condor has initially chosen to focus its efforts. Guy has a lot of experience in implementing major projects for clients involving data extraction and large-scale legal document analysis and up-grades.

Guy co-authors the Fieldfisher ISDA netting opinion summary book and is the coordinating editor of the Globe Law book: Repo and Stock Lending: A Practitioner’s Guide.

James Buckingham

James Buckingham

Partner, Technology, Outsourcing and Privacy – Fieldfisher LLP

Email: james.buckingham@fieldfisher.com
Phone: +44 207 861 4798

James is a partner in the technology, outsourcing and privacy group, specialising in technology, media and telecommunications transactions and advisory work for clients in the financial, technology and communications and public sectors. He advises on, prepares and negotiates contracts for: information technology and business process outsourcing projects; IT service provision in single supplier and multi-supplier delivery environments; major systems implementation and procurement; software development, licensing and support; and e-commerce projects. He has particular expertise in public sector procurement and the application of the public contract regulations. I advise clients on all aspects of the sourcing process and the project lifecycle including, market sounding, tendering, re-structuring, termination, exit and re-procurement. He is also a dual-qualified lawyer and practiced in Australia for 6 years prior to relocating to the UK. 

Stephen Ingle

Stephen Ingle

Head of Condor – Fieldfisher LLP

Email: stephen.ingle@fieldfisher.com
Phone: +44 207 861 4958

Stephen has worked within the Financial Services Industry for over 20 years with a track-record of developing, launching and managing successful products, taking ideas from conception, through the design and development phases, to negotiating and contracting with clients for ultimate delivery.  Working closely with clients, Stephen has built profitable and successful business units within a Custodian, an Investment Bank and a Vendor organisation, covering areas as diverse as Post-Trade processing, OTC Clearing, Listed Derivative Clearing, Legal Document Remediation and Client Onboarding.  Outside of the above, Stephen also works with a number of technology startups, specifically covering Legal Technology offerings.

He holds a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designation and graduated with a first class Honours degree from the University of the Witwatersrand.

Salim Baba

Salim Baba

Head of Programs – Fieldfisher LLP

Email: salim.baba@fieldfisher.com
Phone: +44 207 861 4100

Salim has extensive project and programme management experience gained working both from a law firm acting for banks and from within the banks themselves. As a result he understands what it takes to successfully deliver large-scale, complex and highly important regulatory projects. Salim has significant experience in running projects across jurisdictions, having worked extensively on projects that blend technology and offshore teams. Salim was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2013.

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