International finance and business lawyer with 30 years experience. Partner in major law firms. Specialist in structured finance and commodity finance. Experience in oil industry. Independent non-executive director of companies (both listed and not listed). Recognised academic achievements.
Partner and founding partner(2007 to date) GTLaw ®.
Partner (2004 to 2007)
Pestalozzi Lachenal Patry, Geneva, Switzerland – Partner specialised in finance. Practice covers commodity finance, structured finance and M&A.
Head of the Legal Department, Member of the Executive Committee (2002 to 2004)
BNP Paribas, Geneva, Switzerland.
Partner, Global head of Capital markets. (2001 to 2002)
Andersen Legal, London, UK – Joined to create the global capital markets practice of Andersen Legal, part of Arthur Andersen. As a result of Enron, Andersen Legal was disbanded in the UK in June 2002.
Partner, Head of ISG (1995 to 2001)
Norton Rose, London, UK – Partner. Established this top 20 City law firm in capital markets, derivatives and securitisation.
Head of Legal Department (1992 to 1995)
BNP Capital Markets Limited, London, UK – Head of legal department in charge of documenting the activities of BNP Capital Markets.
Counsel (1992 to 1992)
EBRD, London, UK – Lawyer in the Office of the General Counsel (OGC).
Director (1988 to 1992)
UBS Phillips & Drew, London, UK – Director and deputy-head of the Corporate Finance transaction management team.
Officer (1987 to 1988)
Credit Suisse First Boston, London, UK – Joined the transaction management team as a lawyer.
Non- executive directorships
Gilles Thieffry has acted and acts as non-executive director on the Board of Directors of several companies (listed or non-listed).