Deloitte Legal scales up legal management consulting business with Visa partner hire

Deloitte Legal has hired Visa’s European head of commercial contract management Peggy Pauwels as a new partner in its legal management consulting (LMC) team.

As well as focusing on the consumer and TMT industries within Deloitte Legal’s LMC business unit, Pauwels will also lead it talent management programme, which we’re told has “rapid expansion” plans.

Both a lawyer and commercial contract specialist, before Visa Pauwels held legal and business transformation roles with Capita and BT.

Jack Diggle, global lead partner for Deloitte’s Legal Management Consulting practice, said: “Peggy’s strong focus on transformation means she brings a unique set of skills and experiences that bridge the legal and commercial world within the contract lifecycle. With her consumer and TMT specialism and in-depth operational understanding of these businesses, Peggy is well-placed to build out LMC’s legal offering to clients operating in these specialist areas which often demand their own, unique challenges.”

Pauwels added: “Now is an exciting time to be working with consumer and TMT businesses, both industries having rapidly adapted for changing consumer expectations and upscaled for greater reliance as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. I am pleased to be able to expand Deloitte Legal’s services to these industries, assist them in embedding contract life cycle management within their commercial operations as they further transition into future business models and tackle the legal and contracting considerations that significant change warrants.”