Nick Watson is Senior Legal Counsel and Regional Counsel, Europe & Africa at Control Risks. He is a member of the Europe & Africa regional executive committee.
Nick provides strategic and tactical advice to senior management and other colleagues on matters of critical importance to the group’s operations, supporting the business across the full breadth of Control Risks’ service lines. Nick’s role encompasses policy, procedures, contracting, compliance and disputes, working on issues that transcend notional ‘legal advice’ boundaries to encompass areas such as operational risk management, brand and reputation, conflicts of interest and ethical issues.
Before joining Control Risks, Nick worked as in-house counsel at Cummins, a global engineering corporation and power provider. Before that, Nick was a corporate lawyer in private practice with US firm Dechert and afterwards at City of London firm, Berwin Leighton Paisner. At both firms, Nick worked on a variety of M&A and joint venture deals and equity capital markets transactions.
Nick has delivered seminars on contract negotiation and presented on duty of care. He has also spoken on crisis management and has written on ethics and legal risk.
Nick has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Birmingham in German and Hispanic studies and a postgraduate diploma in law from the College of Law.