Managing Director

Edward Parker

– Search, Consultancy & Due Diligence Lead

Edward is the Managing Director of Fides Search.

Having founded Fides Search in 2013 Edward leads on search, due diligence and consultancy projects.

Edward has spent over 15 years working on senior legal appointments. This includes a significant number of law firm partner placements, many of which have been high profile and often have a leadership dynamic. He has also carried out team moves and office openings. He has worked across all major practice groups and has developed a reputation for delivering on crucial, business critical, strategic appointments.

He works on projects for professional services firms including international law and accountancy firms, as well as technology sector, financial services, venture capital, pharmaceutical and life sciences firms. Edward has experience recruiting a range of skillsets across legal, compliance and financial crime.

Partner placements include a significant number of Litigation, Arbitration and White Collar partners, Antitrust/EU & Competition law, Private Equity, Corporate, Finance and Capital Markets, Construction, Projects and Energy.

Edward is a father of 3, in his free time he is a keen golfer, enjoys sport and is a fan of the ‘ice bath’!

Global Coverage

Edward has experience running searches and consultancy projects across the UK, U.S., Europe and the Middle East and Asia. He has spent a considerable amount of time on the ground in different jurisdictions this includes Belgium, Dublin, Germany, Luxemburg, the Netherlands, Paris and the UAE. He also speaks fluent German.

What do clients say

Our firm have a strong working relationship with Ed/Fides and I am continually impressed with Eds market knowledge and added value he gives throughout the recruitment process. He is extremely professional, knowledgeable and has built solid relationships with a number of the senior stakeholders in the business. Ed has delivered a number of successful laterals across the firm because he has taken time to get to know us as a business and recommends accordingly. Would highly recommend.”
Head of Partner Recruitment – International Law Firm
‘I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Ed on our search. He has an unrivalled knowledge of the particular market; he’s responsive and genuinely engaged with the search; and has built up a great rapport with the partners with whom he is working.’
Hiring Partner – International Law Firm
‘Ed stands out from many others in his field in the way he invests so much time in really getting to understand the candidates sector and the law firms that operate in that area. This is invaluable in helping individuals make the best moves for them and for firms in securing the candidates that will be the right cultural fit. Ed also works hard at building relationships and therefore quickly earns trust and confidence from those that work with him.
Head of Practice Group – International Law Firm




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