who-we-are-2

Meet the Fides team

MA Pic Six (003)
MAX ALFANO
Consultant
Philip Burdon, Legal Search Consultancy - Fides
PHILIP BURDON
Director
Edward Parker, Legal Search Consultancy - Fides
EDWARD PARKER
Director
Tom Spence, Legal Search Consultancy - Fides
TOM SPENCE
Director
shirin-stanley
SHIRIN STANLEY
Director
X

MAX ALFANO

Max is a Consultant at Fides Search

Max specialises in Regulatory, Compliance & Financial Crime assignments across the buy-side. With the growing focus on this industry from global regulators, he brings extensive knowledge to support and advise clients within today’s challenging regulatory environment.

Prior to joining Fides Search, Max was a Consultant at a financial services boutique Search and Consultancy firm, where he established the London Compliance Practice for the firm, focusing specifically on the buy-side. Max partners with his clients by providing leading individuals as well as in-depth market knowledge and insight utilising his interest in the sector and strong network within the industry.

GLOBAL COVERAGE

Max is based in London and has partnered clients across EMEA specifically within the UK, Central Europe and South Africa.

D: +44 (0) 20 3011 0698

M: +44 (0) 7391 405 563

E: [email protected]

PHILIP BURDON

Phil is a Director within Fides Search and covers transactional markets and practice areas throughout EMEA.

Phil has substantial executive search experience from years spent working both for leading financial services and legal search businesses. Throughout these years he has been instructed from a client base made up predominantly of international law firms and financial institutions covering a broad spread of practice areas, financial products and geographical markets. At Fides he leads search, consultancy and advisory projects across a wide range of transactional markets while staying in tune with the non-contentious regulatory markets and developments. Prior to joining Fides Search, Phil spent a number of years working for a leading legal search business managing and delivering international search and advisory assignments for retained clients.

Global Coverage

Phil has advised clients throughout EMEA and while having a very strong international network has a focus within Europe, including Russia & CIS.

D: +44 (0) 20 3642 1873

M: +44 (0) 7739 489 076

    E: [email protected]

EDWARD PARKER

Edward is a Director at Fides Search and leads our contentious and regulatory practice

Edward carries out search, due diligence and consultancy projects for law Firms clients, international corporates and financial institutions. He has experience working across multiple practice areas and departments within the legal and compliance sphere. He has worked with law firms, financial institutions, regulators and corporates.

Since establishing Fides Search Edward has built our international contentious and regulatory offering successfully placing partners and teams of lawyers into law firms as well as senior lawyers and compliance professionals into a range of institutions in London and internationally.

Prior to joining Fides Search, Edward was a Senior Consultant at a global legal search firm where his responsibilities included searches for retained clients as well as due diligence exercises across a range of practice areas.

Before entering legal search Edward worked in the Project Finance and Renewable Energies division of a leading German bank. Edward is a fluent German speaker.

Global Coverage

Edward has experience running search and consultancy projects across the UK, continental Europe and the Middle East. He has spent a considerable amount of time on the ground in different locations analysing and assessing local markets and carrying out regional strategic initiatives for clients. He also speaks fluent German.

D: +44 (0) 20 3642 1872

M: +44 (0) 7803 788 086

E: [email protected]

TOM SPENCE

Tom is a Director at Fides Search and specialises in advising clients across transactional practices.

Tom has extensive legal search experience working on senior level retained mandates for law firms, banks and funds. He leads strategic consultancy projects for clients across multiple jurisdictions and has advised and placed a substantial number of partners, teams and senior in house lawyers internationally across a range of transactional areas.

Prior to establishing Fides Search, Tom was co-Head of the London office for a global legal search firm where his responsibilities included managing and delivering on searches for retained clients along with the development of strategic consultancy services for law firms.

Global Coverage

Tom has advised clients across the globe, with a focus across Europe, Russia & CIS and Asia. Tom also leads the development of our US relationships.

D: +44 (0) 20 3642 1871

M: +44 (0) 7803 786 756

E: [email protected]

SHIRIN STANLEY

Shirin is a Director of Fides Search. She is a highly seasoned search consultant with an extensive track record for placing financial markets lawyers in different jurisdictions. Based in Dubai for some years where she led the firm’s Middle East initiative, Shirin undertook challenging mandates at all levels, across a variety of practice areas on behalf of law firms and financial institutions. Since returning to London, she has continued to do Middle East facing work on a selective basis while refocusing her attention on historic areas of coverage including Derivatives, Capital Markets, Banking and Financial Services Regulatory Legal.

global coverage

Shirin was previously a senior consultant with an international legal search boutique in London and for a period of time, head of said boutique firm’s Dubai office. Having grown up in Belgium, Shirin is a fluent French speaker. She graduated from King’s College London University and before moving into search, worked for two leading investment banks in Research and Equity Sales.

D: +44 (0) 20 3137 3330

M: +44 (0)78 9984 3503

E: [email protected]