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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 Luke 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.

Luke Whitmore

Luke Whitmore

Partner, Derivatives & Structured Finance – Fieldfisher LLP

Email: luke.whitmore@fieldfisher.com
Phone: +44 207 861 6723

Luke was one of the founding partners of Condor and is passionate about the development and provision of “alternative legal solutions”. Having spent 8 years in the derivatives group of a leading Magic Circle law firm, Luke has experience in a broad range of derivatives, stock lending and repurchase transactions and has worked extensively with clients in the prime brokerage and futures market.

Luke has managed a number of large documentation amendment and regulatory outreach projects for financial institutions in recent years and has thereby developed a breadth of knowledge in the areas on which Condor will initially focus.

Alison Donaldson

Alison Donaldson

Partner, Derivatives & Investment Banking – Fieldfisher LLP

Email: alison.donaldson@fieldfisher.com
Phone: +44 207 861 4740

Alison has extensive derivatives experience as well as a wealth of experience of a more general nature gained over many years in the investment banking industry. She has worked as derivatives counsel both in the UK and Asia for a number of leading global Investment banks and groups, advising on a wide range of derivative and equity derivative products and transactions and supporting the futures business in the Asia Pacific Region during her career. She is admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in England and Wales, the Roll of Solicitors in Ireland and as a solicitor in Hong Kong. She was appointed Director and Head of Legal for South East Asia for a global US Investment Bank, again gaining important insight into the Asian financial markets. She has also gained significant experience of fund management, having worked as General Counsel to a fund manager on her return to the UK from Asia.

Lesley Munro

Lesley Munro

Solutions Delivery Manager

Email: lesley.munro@fieldfisher.com
Phone: +44 207 861 4688

Lesley is a derivatives lawyer, with over 20 years’ experience in the financial industry. She has gained significant know how and experience from working with a number of major international and European financial institutions based both in the UK and abroad.

In the past 6 years, Lesley has successfully delivered alternative legal services, having set up, trained and managed a no. of outsourced on- and off-shore delivery teams for 2 leading Investment Banks and has worked on developing and customising efficient and effective solutions for the financial services clients of a global Alternative Legal Services company.