Russell MascarenhasSenior Competition Lawyer at Lloyds Banking Group
Russell supports strategic progress of all Business Units and functions across Lloyds Banking Group, advising on all aspects of competition law and policy relating to commercial strategy, development of innovative customer solutions and transactions. This includes providing insightful strategic and practical advice on contract negotiations, merger control, market reviews, investigations, litigation / arbitration, compliance and legislative / regulatory developments. Notable achievements include advising on the creation and initial public offering of the UK’s eighth biggest high street bank (TSB), acquisition and integration of Zurich Corporate Savings and Embark Group, and a range of significant industry-wide initiatives. Russell joined the Group in 2013, bringing with him 7 years’ experience from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (London and Tokyo offices). During his time in private practice Russell was a contributing author to Butterworths Competition Law Service. Russell also has external Board experience through serving in a non-executive capacity for 12 months in a leading mental health NHS Foundation Trust.