Evangelos Apostolou In-House Practice Group and Advisory Services, EMEA and APAC

Publications

Your First 100 Days as a GC: The Arts of Worldly Wisdom and War July 1, 2018 The first 100 days in a role has become a yardstic... Read More

In the News

MLA Welcomes Evangelos Apostolou May 2, 2018 Former general counsel Evangelos Apostolou joins t... Read More

I believe in the capacity of individuals to transform themselves and their organisations. My practice focuses on working with general counsel who share this conviction at a time of unprecedented change for the legal profession and the in-house community.

Evangelos is a member of the EMEA and Asia-Pacific In-House Practice Group. Based in London and Singapore, Evangelos conducts in-house searches at all levels with a focus on senior general counsel. He also provides expert advisory services to in-house legal teams together with related consulting to law firms. His key areas of advisory expertise include: off-shoring and legal process outsourcing, legal process re-engineering and optimization, resourcing strategy and spend management, operations and infrastructure, use of technology, communications, succession planning and legal professional development frameworks.

Experience

Evangelos has lived and worked internationally in India, Singapore, Hong Kong and the Middle East in addition to the UK where he is qualified as a barrister and a solicitor. Evangelos was previously an equity partner and general counsel of Ernst & Young in Asia Pacific and VP, Chief Counsel APAC for British Telecom. He has also served as a principal of an Ernst & Young law practice member firm in SE Asia and as the EMEA president for one of the world’s leading contract management software houses.

Whilst in practice, he advised on high value cross-border transactions as well as a range of large-scale infrastructure and outsourcing/BPO deals. Evangelos established and led amongst the first legal off-shore shared services centre in India for British Telecom. The captive, which improved business performance and reduced cost through the optimization and re-engineering of legal, commercial and regulatory processes, was later sold to a leading legal process outsourcer.

Evangelos is a regular conference speaker and facilitator. In recent years, he has given keynote talks at events in Singapore, Tokyo, Seoul, Hong Kong, Dubai, Jakarta, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Hanoi, Beijing and Shanghai. He is also invited to address internally organized in-house legal and private practice conferences. He has served as a judge for the In-House Community, Counsels of the Year Awards (Asia Pacific and Middle East) for 2017 and 2018. He is an accredited mediator and former adjunct professor of law at both the National University of Singapore and Hong Kong University.

Speaking Engagements

In-House Development Model Workshop, 10 May 2018 Hong Kong (for senior in-house counsel by invitation, as part of the In-House Community – Counsels of the Year Awards 2018) co-facilitation and presentation with Stephen Kitts, Eversheds Managing Partner – Asia, Corporate M&A.

In-House Congress Singapore on 19 September 2018 at the Marina Mandarin
Plenary talk on  ‘In-House Lawyering: Uncovering the Relationship between Cost, Quality and Value: Examining the In-House Development Model’ and moderator of the plenary panel discussion on ‘Women in Law: Women in In-House’: with Nawal Ismail, General Counsel, HelloGold Sdn Bhd; Lynette Lim, Senior Vice President & Assistant General Counsel, Asia Pacific, Hilton Worldwide; Valerie Velasco, Head of Legal, APAC, NetApp; Navrita Kaur, Group General Counsel, OMESTI Berhad; Sarah Chung, Lead Counsel ASEAN, Syngenta; Ai-Leen Lim, CEO and Principal Counsel, AWA Asia; Sze-Hui Goh, Partner, Eversheds Harry Elias 
 
In-House Congress Hong Kong on 04 October 2018 at the JW Marriott Hotel 
Moderator of the plenary panel discussions on:
‘Resource Strategy and Technology’ with Corinne Katz, Senior Director, Group Legal Affairs, CLP Holdings Limited; Ferheen Mahomed, Group General Counsel - Legal & Regulatory Compliance, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited; Crystal Lalime, Managing Director and Head of Global Markets Legal - Asia Pacific, Credit Suisse; Dan Wright, Partner, Osborne Clarke; David Wu, Head of Financial Services – Asia, Axiom
‘Women in Law: Women in In-House’ with Corinne Katz; Ferheen Mahomed; Crystal Lalime; Mun Yeow, Partner, Clyde & Co; Karen Chan, Partner, Davis Polk; Olga Boltenko, Partner, Fangda Partners

In-House Congress Shanghai on 31 October 2018 at the Renaissance Shanghai Pudong Hotel
(further details to be confirmed)
 
In-House Congress Abu Dhabi on 21 November 2018 at the Rosewood Al Maryah Island
(further details to be confirmed)

 

Education

  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England & Wales
  • Barrister of Lincoln’s Inn
  • Advocate of the Bar of the Republic of Cyprus
  • University College London, Ancient History and Philosophy BA (Hons)

Associations

  • Mediator, Singapore Mediation Centre
  • Club-100, North West Community Develop Council, Singapore