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  • Mark Husband

    Mark Husband

    Managing Director
    Cogence Search

    Mark Husband, Managing Director Head of Commercial Litigation and International Arbitration Mark has led successful National and international Partner and Team searches in all areas of dispute resolution for firms ranging from boutique litigation and/or arbitration specialists to Global UK and US Law firms. As a former litigator he has a deep understanding of the markets he works in and takes pride in delivering on every search he accepts. Mark is responsible for the day to day management of Cogence Search Ltd and Cogence Search Pte Ltd, in Singapore.

    Expertise: Dispute resolution. Partner/Team moves & mergers.

    T: 0207 2644909
    M: 079 20402530

  • Alec Harvey

    Alec Harvey

    Managing Consultant
    Cogence Search

    Alec is an experienced Legal Search Consultant within the private practice arena. He set up the legal arm of Law & Finance International (LFI). He successfully grew the team from 2 consultants to a high performing team of 8 within 12 months. From LFI he was internally recruited to the prestigious legal search team at Longbridge International. Prior to working in recruitment Alec has had 10 years of experience in the legal industry as a barristers’ clerk and Private Practice fee earner. Alec leads and has successfully completed searches across the City at all levels and in all areas of real estate and private client work.

    Expertise: All aspects of Private client and real estate.

    T: 0207 264 4910
    M: 07825 442978

  • Bruno Navalha

    Bruno Navalha

    Global Head of Energy
    Cogence Search

    Bruno is a senior Search Consultant focused exclusively on the energy sector. His work ranges from corporate and project finance through to EPC contentious and non-contentious searches. He advises clients on strategic growth through team acquisitions, lateral partner hires and mergers. Bruno provides true expertise in supporting the on-boarding process for lateral hires including internal and external communications (firm side and candidate side) ensuring smooth transition from offer to joining. Known and relied upon for his unrivaled knowledge of the energy sector, he works continuously to develop his market knowledge to ensure that he is fully aware of the 'local' market and competitor activity.

    Expertise: Energy and Projects International Search

    T: +44 (0)207 2644911
    M: +44 (0)750 778 9355

  • Nigel  Lawrence

    Nigel Lawrence

    Cogence Search

    Nigel has worked within the recruitment sector since 1992. A Psychology graduate from Lancaster University he entered commercial recruitment after working for several disability charities. He was Managing Director of Haymarket Consulting and a founding Director of Cogence Search heading up its team specialising in the provision of support staff in the legal sector and working extensively with many of the leading international suppliers of technology into the sector. Areas of expertise include ICT. Case and practice management systems, litigation support, cyber security, risk and compliance, sales, trainers as well as director level hires. Nigel has successfully recruited for clients in the UK, Europe and APAC regions.

    Expertise: Technical Support roles in the legal sector.

    T: 0207 264 4908
    M: 07970 655404

  • Oliver Finegold

    Oliver Finegold

    Cogence Search

    Oliver studied law and philosophy at the University of Leeds and has focused on City recruitment since graduation. He trained at the City offices of a global recruitment firm working on senior Risk, Compliance and Finance mandates into the Financial Services working with a mix of top tier investment banks and boutique investment managers. He works with Nigel Lawrence in the Business Support division with a focus on risk & compliance, business development & marketing, and paralegal & litigation support roles for City, national and International legal practices and legal sector suppliers. Oliver can work on senior ‘head of’ requirements as well as more junior positions.

    Expertise: Risk & Compliance, Business Development & Marketing, Paralegals

    T: 020 7264 4913
    M: 077 1288 1057

  • Chris Hume

    Chris Hume

    Cogence Search

    Chris spent the early years of his career at Midland Bank International Division in London, and WestLB in Paris and Brussels. On moving back to London Chris began a successful career in Executive Search specializing in personnel in the FX and Interest Rate Markets. Chris was one of the founders of ’BlueGroup International’ and a member of its Main Board. The business was sold in 2006 for a cash consideration of £16m. Chris is responsible for the Corporate Social Responsibilities, Data Protection and Equal Opportunity policies and standards of the business as well as providing significant support to our executive search teams.

    Expertise: Corporate governance.

    T: 0207 72644902
    M: 079 74978718

  • HHJ Sarjit Singh

    Non-Executive Director
    Cogence Search Pte Ltd

    Sarjit was for many years the Head of the Insolvency Service and Official Assignee of Singapore and for the last several years he has served as a District Judge. He is extraordinarily well connected in the Singaporean legal market and is an exceptional knowledge resource to Cogence Search Pte Ltd. Sarjit, in conjunction with Cogence, has assisted a number of firms in getting to grips with Singaporean regulatory law both as it relates to the practice of international law in the region and in relation to the formation of either a JLV for FLA structure. Sarjit is the Singaporean Non-Executive Director of Cogence Search Pte Ltd.

    Expertise: Singaporean Regulatory law