09 April 2013

Hanif Mohamed appointed Group Chief Legal Officer at KBL epb 

By Nicholas Nesson

Former Head of Legal M&A at Dexia to play important advisory role as KBL epb eyes potential acquisitions in France, the Netherlands and Spain

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KBL European Private Bankers (KBL epb) announced today the appointment of Hanif Mohamed, a senior lawyer with significant crossborder experience, as Group Chief Legal Officer, based in Luxembourg.

In this newly created position, he will supervise and coordinate the activities of all legal departments across KBL epb’s nine-country European network. He will also lead the development and implementation of legal policies across the Group, providing management with ongoing legal advice.

At a time when KBL epb is actively seeking to make acquisitions in select markets – including France, the Netherlands and Spain – Mohamed will play an especially important advisory role in transactional matters, drawing upon his significant M&A experience.

Most recently, Mohamed served as Head of Legal M&A and Restructuring at Dexia, based in his native Belgium. Earlier, he served at Ashurst, an international law firm, including stints in Brussels, London and Abu Dhabi. Previously, Mohamed worked in the Corporate department of Allen & Overy in Brussels, and with the US law firm Holme Roberts & Owen in London.

Dual-qualified in Belgium and the UK, Mohamed holds a Master’s in law and a Bachelor’s in Oriental languages from the University of Ghent, Belgium. Additionally, he earned a diploma in English commercial law from the College of Law, London.