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Michael Leadbeater

Affiliated - Executive

Michael.Leadbeater's picture Group Legal Director, GVC Group PLC
1 New Change,
London, United Kingdom EC4M 9AF
Mobile: +44 7525765901
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: https://gvc-plc.com/

I am a highly-experienced leader advising on the widest range of legal, regulatory and business affairs who is highly effective at providing strategic legal advice at FTSE 250 Executive and PLC Board level in a fast-changing regulatory and technology-driven digital environment. I have considerable experience in high-profile brand, mass-market, consumer-facing, onmi-channel (retail, online, mobile) businesses licensed in, and operating across, multiple jurisdictions. I have a deep understanding of B2B, B2C and B2G business models; and considerable experience in establishing and running JV deals, as well as the inception and execution of M&A deals, within the corporate space. I recognised as a highly effective 'T' shaped leader with a proven track-record of having built and led high-performing teams of lawyers and also regulatory / commercial specialists across a multi-jurisdictional environment and business context. I have outstanding coaching skills which enable me to develop individuals and teams in highly-dynamic business change environments, and have a proven record and driving cultural and competency change in my teams. Although my core skills are as a lawyer, I have outstanding commercial skills, experience and acumen, which enables me to contribute and lead as the member of the C-suite / executive team. I have considerable leadership-level experience interfacing with government, regulators (gambling, advertising, competition) and associated industry bodies and lobby groups. I sit on the Board of several group companies, industry bodies (GBGA) and companies which my employer holds significant shareholdings in (SIS). My current role's sector is characterised by having a regulatory framework which is largely completely unharmonised; inconsistent in terms of approach, application and enforcement; frequently onerous; operationally invasive; commercially indispensable; legally multilateral; and uniquely polticised.