SANNE appoints industry expert as Group General Counsel 2 April 2019

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Martin Schnaier

Chief Executive Officer

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SANNE, a leading global provider of alternative asset and corporate administration services appoints a new Group General Counsel.

James Bermingham is a funds’ lawyer with more than 20 years’ experience and joins SANNE’s team in Luxembourg. 

In his new role, James will be responsible for setting SANNE’s legal strategy to ensure an effective, efficient and adaptable operating platform that is best in class and provides unrivalled support to clients. He will also play an important role in helping guide the commercial strategy of the business, supporting its clients and representing their interests in industry, regulatory and governmental forums.

Prior to joining SANNE, James was part of the management team at Aztec Group for 10 years. He acted as the group’s general counsel and managing director of its Luxembourg office, where he was key in helping redesign the group’s operating model. James then became a partner with Ogier in Luxembourg before returning to industry.

James has practised as a solicitor in London and Jersey, as well as an avocat in Luxembourg and remains registered by the Law of Society in England as a practising solicitor. He brings broad commercial, operational, people and legal skills, as well as an awareness of the importance of brand and culture in developing a successful business environment and the ingredients necessary to achieve and maintain this.

Martin Schnaier, Chief Executive Officer at SANNE, said: ‘We are delighted to welcome James to SANNE. His wealth of experience in the industry and appreciation of the varying legal, regulatory and product regimes across jurisdictions makes him an excellent addition to our growing team. His expertise is well placed to help us achieve our key strategic vision of being the leading global fund and corporate administration business.’

On his new appointment, James said: ‘I am excited to be joining a company with such a strong reputation and presence within the industry. I am looking forward to joining the team, getting to know my colleagues and helping SANNE achieve its ambition and seeing all stakeholders prosper.’