We can assist law firms, banks, asset managers, insurance companies and corporates in setting and achieving your strategic objectives and delivering mission-critical strategic projects involving legal and documentation functions, services and processes. These may include:
LEGAL MANAGEMENT CONSULTANCY
We are experts in repo, securities lending and derivatives documentation and can provide you and your teams with bespoke specialist training which can be customised to your exact needs and delivered at your offices. We can provide all levels of training from beginner to advanced, including:
We live in a world of change, and the financial markets in particular are in the middle of a period of unprecedented change. Financial institutions and their professional advisers are battling with multiple large-scale projects with regular hard deadlines. We can help you manage those projects and meet your deadlines. In particular, we can:
REPO BOOK - Understanding Repo and the GMRA
Christopher Georgiou of Apollo Legal & Jonathan Haines of Ashurst LLP
Six years have now passed since the first edition of our guide to repo and the Global Master Repurchase Agreement. In that time interest in the repo market has, if anything, intensified with further defaults and litigation, participants ramping up documentation procedures and default procedures, a number of sovereign debt crises and related Eurozone contingency planning and, following on from the wave of regulation engulfing the derivatives market, similar regulation has finally hit the repo market.
This new edition takes account of these developments and, including several new chapters and fully updated throughout the rest of the guide, aims to provide readers with:
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To order copies of the book at £95 each (discounts for multiple orders) or £50 each for ICMA members, please click here to download and submit an Order Form.
Christopher Georgiou is a solicitor with over 25 years’ experience in the financial markets and has extensive management, strategic and transactional expertise. He was most recently a partner for 14 years at Ashurst LLP and formerly Global Head of its Securities & Derivatives Group and Co-Head of its Bank Industry sector. Chris has advised leading global commercial and investment banks, insurance companies and asset managers on derivatives and structured products, repo and securities lending, and structured finance matters.
An acknowledged expert in repo and securities lending, Chris delivers ICMA’s repo and securities lending legal and documentation workshops and is the author of several books on repo, including co-author of Ashurst’s “Understanding Repo and the GMRA”. He has extensive senior in-house investment banking and management experience derived from previous roles as General Counsel for NatWest Global Financial Markets and Head of Legal (London) for Gen Re Securities.
Peter Joseph, Commercial Director of Apollo Legal, was an Equity Capital Markets Analyst for 25 years before developing a portfolio of investments and directorships. He is also a business mentor, a member of the local area board for Young Enterprise and for fun teaches captains of industry to sail yachts.
He graduated in Electrical and Electronic Engineering in the early 80s and worked in that industry before moving to the City. He was an analyst with Smith New Court and then KBC Peel Hunt, spending time in a management role. As well as growing the analytical capability of these businesses, he provided independent assessments of value and strategy for institutional investors in both technology and consumer sectors and acted for public companies of all sizes, helping them communicate with shareholders and raise money on the London Stock Exchange.
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Apollo Legal is the trading name of Apollo Legal Consultancy Ltd, a private limited company registered in England and Wales under registered number 09872585 whose registered office is at 2nd Floor, 45 Grosvenor Road, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 3AW. Apollo Legal Consultancy Ltd is not regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and is not authorised by the SRA to give legal advice and Christopher Georgiou is, for the purposes of the services of Apollo Legal, a non-practising solicitor.
Condor Alternative Legal Solutions wins at the FT Innovative Lawyers Awards
Apollo Legal is delighted to announce that Fieldfisher's Condor Alternative Legal Solutions has won the FT Innovative Lawyers Award for 'New Business and Service Delivery Models'.
Apollo Legal works with Fieldfisher to launch Condor Alternative Legal Solutions
Apollo Legal is delighted to be working with Fieldfisher LLP on the development and implementation of its Condor Alternative Legal Solutions platform. Fieldfisher, a leading European law firm, announced the successful launch of Condor on Thursday 26 January 2017 with Christopher Georgiou of Apollo Legal as its Chief Executive Officer working with Derivatives & Structured Finance partners Guy Usher and Luke Whitmore as the Condor management team. We are excited to be playing a key role in assisting Fieldfisher with this innovative strategic initiative.
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