MUFG's new EMEA GC on in-house integration and adviser reviews at one of the world's biggest banks

Rugby aficionado Stephen Bendall on picking up the ball at Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group

As a former rugby player, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) EMEA general counsel Stephen Bendall puts teamwork at the centre of his management of the legal team at one of the world’s five largest banks.

It’s a focus that is currently proving particularly useful as the Japanese banking group, which includes Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, looks to implement an integration strategy aiming to bring its three divisions – commercial, investment and trust banking – closer together outside Japan.

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