Chris is a Senior Consultant at Fides Search and leads our IP and Patents capability.
Chris carries out search, due diligence and consultancy projects for professional services firms, Patent houses and TMT / Pharma and Life Sciences sector clients. In addition to his role as head of our IP and Patents practice, Chris has experience recruiting across a range of other complimentary skillsets this includes privacy, EU & Competition, Commercial and Corporate.
Outside of work, Chris is an avid Newcastle United fan and in a different life, he always dreamed about leading out the toon army at St James Park from the dug out!
Chis has experience running searches across the UK and continental Europe, he is also part of our Middle East group. He has spent a considerable amount of time on the ground in different jurisdictions this includes Brussels, Oslo and Stockholm representing law firms and industry based clients.
What do Clients Say
Christopher consistently demonstrates a determination to get results without sacrificing his integrity. He is a rarity in being able to address the needs and interests of both the hirer and candidates with the goal to ensure that the match is good and the resultant relationship long-lasting. Above all, Christopher is nice. This is no damnation by faint praise: in an industry which can sometimes demonstrate short-termist and callous gain, Christopher stands out as a serious, trustworthy and intelligent advisor. I often refer valued business contacts and dear friends his direction, and I would not risk this if he was anything other than outstanding.
General counsel, financial services company
“I retained Chris in the tricky task of assembling a hand-picked, expert team of litigation lawyers. At all times Chris kept all parties informed as to the stage of recruitment process and anticipated, and dealt with, a number of potential problems along the way. Ultimately he made easy my job of putting together the desired team.
Head of patent litigation, US Law firm
“I have used Chris to find high level, strategically aligned recruits for our legal business. He was creative and tenacious in finding suitable candidates and ultimately delivered us an excellent result. I would have no hesitation in using Chris again.
Managing Partner. UK Law firm
D: +44 (0) 20 3642 1873
M: +44 (0) 7407 895 518
Inka is the Head of Delivery at Fides Search
Inka has extensive experience running complex and strategic projects for legal and professional services clients throughout Europe and Middle East. She has been involved in numerous high profile lateral partner appointments and team moves across variety of practice areas, such as Real Estate & Construction, Insurance, TMT, just to name a few.
Inka believes in an informed consultative approach to search and working in partnership with clients and candidates to achieve successful outcomes. Inka will be playing a key role in the development of Fides’ Delivery Team, which will greatly enhance our search and selection process and ensure consistently high standards of delivery. More to follow on this!
Prior to joining Fides Search Inka spent 13 years at a leading global search firm where she was Head of Executive Search, she was instrumental in developing their legal search capabilities as well as managing their CRM database and GDPR protocol.
Inka has experience running searches across the UK, continental Europe and the Middle East. She also speaks fluent Czech.
D: +44 (0) 20 3137 3330
M: +44 (0) 7306 094400
Syed is a Senior Consultant at Fides Search and leads our venture capital and technology transactions practice.
Syed carries out search, due diligence and consultancy projects for professional services firms, technology sector clients, family offices, VC fund and financial services firms. In addition to his role as head of our venture capital and corporate technology practice, Syed has vast experience recruiting across a range of skillsets including corporate, litigation and arbitration, fraud and white-collar crime, IP, restructuring, energy, projects and finance.
Before entering legal search, Syed was called to the Bar at Lincolns Inn in 2006. Outside of work Syed is a long-suffering Southampton FC fan and father to two young daughters as well as being an amateur political heckler.
With experience across multiple jurisdictions Syed works across the US and EMEA with a particular focus on France, Germany, North America and Singapore.
D: +44 (0) 20 3642 1871
M: +44 (0) 7960 739158
Mathew is a Consultant at Fides Search. He dedicates his time to working with clients on their key strategic hires within TMT.
Mathew carries out search, due diligence and consultancy projects for law firms clients, established and emerging tech companies and financial institutions.
Mathew has a keen interest in emerging technology such as blockchain and crypto assets. He also has a further focus on niche areas such as data privacy and cyber security.
Mathew divides his time between working for law firm clients and in-house legal teams. Which gives him good visibility of the entire legal eco system.
Prior to joining Fides Search Mathew lived and worked in the UAE for 10 years, where latterly he served as a Director of Instruction at one of the worlds top 50 golf courses focusing on building academies, developing the game at grass roots and elite level.
Most importantly Mathews highlight was leading the UAE Special Olympics team in 2019 to 5 medals including a Gold medal. Mathew retains his passion for making the game more inclusive at all levels of abilities and will be leading our CSR initiatives in the future.
Mathew works with clients on assignments across the UK, continental Europe and the Middle East. He has spent a considerable amount of time on the ground in different jurisdictions this includes Germany and the UAE . He also speaks fluent German.
D: +44 (0) 20 3642 1874
M: +44 (0) 7391 4055 63
Edward is a Director at Fides Search and leads our contentious and regulatory practice
Edward carries out search, due diligence and consultancy projects for professional services firms, technology sector clients and financial services firms. In addition to his role as head of our contentious and regulatory practice, Edward has experience recruiting a range of skillsets across legal, compliance and financial crime.
Before entering legal search Edward worked in the Project Finance and Renewable Energies division of a leading German bank.
Edward has experience running searches 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 jurisdictions this includes Belgium, Dublin Germany, 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
D: +44 (0) 20 3642 1872
M: +44 (0) 7803 788 086
Gwen is a Researcher at Fides Search, spending her time assisting our clients on pre-search analysis, mapping, and due diligence. She provides support across the business covering both private practice and in-house working on assignments across the UK and international jurisdictions.
Originally from the United States, Gwen has a background in law, completing her undergraduate degree in Political Science with a Law and Public Policy focus with a First in 2017, before moving to the UK to undertake a GDL, LPC, and an LLM.
Outside of work, Gwen is an avid athlete and an active volunteer within her community.
Gwen works with clients across a number of jurisdictions including Europe, Middle East, Asia & North America.
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