Sally McNair Scott

General Counsel

London

Sally McNair Scott serves as Group General Counsel and corporate secretary of Control Risks. Sally reports directly to the CEO and is a member of the company's Executive Committee. She is responsible for overseeing Control Risks’ worldwide legal affairs including corporate matters, access to information, privacy, records management, intellectual property and disputes. The company’s lawyers and internal Risk and Compliance teams report to her.

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Sally McNair Scott serves as Group General Counsel and corporate secretary of Control Risks. Sally reports directly to the CEO and is a member of the company's Executive Committee. She is responsible for overseeing Control Risks’ worldwide legal affairs including corporate matters, access to information, privacy, records management, intellectual property and disputes. The company’s lawyers and internal Risk and Compliance teams report to her.

During her legal career Sally has represented many large listed corporations and private companies on a broad range of corporate transactions but with a focus on public and private M&A, joint ventures and equity capital markets transactions (including IPOs, rights issues and placings). She has conducted comprehensive compliance and due diligence programs in those areas and advised on complex commercial agreements, general corporate law and corporate governance.

Prior to joining Control Risks, Sally served as a senior Legal Adviser of Jardine Matheson in Hong Kong, advising their many different businesses on M&A and general commercial matters. Prior to this she was Senior Associate at Allen & Overy, working in their Corporate Finance team in Hong Kong and London.

Sally received a Bachelor of Law degree from The University of Birmingham and has a Diploma in Legal Practice from The College of Law, Guildford.  She has been admitted as a solicitor of England and Wales, and Hong Kong.

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