Paul Sweeney is an English and Irish-qualified Solicitor and currently serves as General Counsel at Legal & General Investment Management ("LGIM").
Paul joined LGIM in 2004 and has led the Legal team since 2008, at times also taking on responsibility for Compliance, Company Secretarial and Fund Governance during his tenure. As principal legal advisor to the LGIM board and its international affiliates, he also advises on matters of governance and regulation in support of LGIM’s global business. The legal team’s responsibilities include negotiating client, counterparty and fund documentation, researching and advising on matters of general law, participating in key business and regulatory projects, and maintaining appropriate and proportionate governance controls.
He joined LGIM in 2004 from the Financial Services Authority where he trained and practised as a Solicitor in the General Counsel’s Division with responsibilities including advising the FSA on the exercise of its powers under FSMA and EU Directives.