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Legal Under Lockdown – with Natalie Salunke, Havn

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Legal Under Lockdown is a series of live Q&A with in-house legal leaders.

Despite the challenges we face in the current environment, legal operations and management needs to continue running smoothly. In each 15-20 minute live session, a different in-house legal professional will be interviewed via video conference, from their home office, about how they are addressing these issues and delivering value.

Download and watch the recording of the session with Natalie General Counsel, Havn, by completing the form. Natalie joined Havn from Fleetcor during the crisis, so is uniquely placed to share experiences on how two different businesses are handling the situation. Now that the initial scramble to organise remote-working has calmed, Natalie discusses how legal teams can take action to continue success. She will explain why implementing changes long-term could be business-critical, what established legal departments can learn from start-up culture, and the importance of looking after your employees’ evolving work-life balance and well-being needs.

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ABOUT NATALIE

Natalie is currently the General Counsel at Havn, the world’s first lifestyle superapp. Prior to that she was the Head of Legal for Fleetcor, a global provider of specialised payment products and services to commercial fleets, major oil companies and petroleum marketers. She was a member of both the UK and European management teams and played a strategic role in advising the business on a variety of legal matters and strategic developments across the UK, Europe, Asia and Australasia.

Prior to her role at Fleetcor, Natalie carried out similar roles for the US’s largest car rental company, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, and for US-listed cloud software provider, NetSuite (now part of Oracle), and was Group Head of Legal and Company Secretary of Venda, a UK-based eCommerce SaaS provider. In these roles she has been responsible for all company legal matters including adopting an advisory role in relation to the group’s shareholders, board of directors and executive management. Her three year tenure at Venda subsequently culminated in her leading the successful sale of the business to NetSuite and had her preparing the business for an IPO, advising on fundraising rounds and debt restructurings, and working on key commercial projects. Natalie became Head of Legal at Venda at the age of 27. Before then, she worked in Travelex’s legal team based in London, having trained at international city law firm, Taylor Wessing.

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