The In-house Transfer Window: legal moves at Pret A Manger, LinkedIn and the International Olympic Committee

Deutsche Borse, Berendsen and Porterbrook Leasing also see in-house legal moves

The International Olympic Committee has appointed Anne van Ysendyck as the committee’s new director of legal affairs. She replaces Howard Stupp, who leaves the role after 33 years. Stupp will stay with the Olympic Committee as a special legal adviser. Van Ysendyck took on the role in January after previously being group general counsel for steel production company ArcelorMittal. She had been at the company since 2005. Prior to moving in-house, she was a senior associate at US firm Latham & Watkins.

Shopping television network QVC has promoted ex-Clifford Chance (CC) lawyer David Martin to the role of general counsel for international. Martin, who has been at the TV network since 2013, takes on the role after previously being general counsel for Europe. His new role now extends beyond European markets to also include Japan. The UK legal team is seven-strong, while there are a further 23 people in the international legal teams. Prior to joining QVC, Martin was head of legal for LOVEFILM, which is now Amazon Video.

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