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Andrew Glendinning


Company: PricewaterhouseCoopers Middle East Network

Position: Director / Senior Legal Counsel

Industry: Legal

Profile
Andrew is a University of Wollongong Alumni and experienced in-house lawyer from Sydney. Andrew has been working in Dubai for over four years as Senior Legal Counsel for the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Middle East Network, which has operations in twelve jurisdictions within the Middle East. Prior to moving to the Dubai, Andrew spent five years with PwC’s in-house legal team in Sydney. Andrew’s role in Dubai broadly involves the provision of practical legal advice and risk-based solutions to assist the PwC Middle East Network manage and minimise complex risk matters. His experience includes advising on corporate, commercial, employment, M&A, litigious and other sensitive firm matters. Andrew’s experience also includes interaction with Australian and Middle East regulators and oversight bodies. Andrew regularly collaborates with in-house teams across the PwC Global Network in relation to local and global governance arrangements, strategic initiatives and network projects. A recent milestone for Andrew was assisting with the establishment of a training institute (PwC Academy) in Saudi Arabia which is committed to supporting the economic and business objectives of Saudi Vision 2030 and helping improve the financial technical acumen within the Kingdom. In 2016 Andrew was competitively selected for the PwC Middle East Network Emerging Leaders Program, and has been short-listed for the Asian-MENA In-House Counsel of the Year 2017 award (issued by the In-House Community). Andrew has served and continues to serve on a number of steering committees within PwC and is an active supporter of various CSR initiatives and aid programs. Andrew’s interests include wakeboarding, snowboarding, kitesurfing, cycling, and scuba-diving. His wife Maddi is a freelance fashion, beauty and lifestyle writer who has worked across the print and digital platforms of various titles including Harper’s Bazaar Arabia, Emirates Woman and Grazia.

 
 
 

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