Sun, Jun 11, 2017

Business, Banking & Finance
GFH makes key appointment

Bahrain-based financial investment group GFH has appointed Nicholas Polley as its General Counsel.  

In this role, Polley will be responsible for a wide range of corporate, commercial, investment and financing matters, in addition to working with external, local and international counsel. 

Polley brings to his role in GFH over 20 years extensive experience in the legal field including multi-jurisdictional expertise from working with reputed international organizations. 

He holds a bachelor’s degree with honours in Development Economics, International Politics and Law from the University of Bristol, UK.  Additionally he has various postgraduate qualifications.

Prior to joining GFH, Polley served as the Chief Legal Officer of the SEDCO Group and prior to that he was a Partner and the Head of the MENA International Banking & Finance Practice with the international law firm, Charles Russel Speechlys.  

As a senior executive, Mr. Polley has particularly relevant expertise in private equity and in the structuring of successful investment platforms internationally.  He has at different times been recognised as a leading lawyer by Legal 500, IFLR 1000 and Chambers, and the Islamic Finance News Awards, in addition to being selected as one of the top 100 influential legal counsel in the Middle East by Legal 500.

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