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Jonathan P. Hughes

Special Advisor to the Board of BRG and BRG (UK)


Jonathan Hughes is a senior banking executive with 30 years of professional experience across jurisdictions in the Americas, Europe–Middle East–Africa, and Asia. His experience is founded on progressively senior legal roles in the banking industry and private practice, most recently as a managing director and global general counsel at a major international investment bank.

Mr. Hughes has strong relationships across industry and the regulatory community, with broad and deep experience advising and consulting with boards, CEOs, executive committees, and senior business leaders. His expertise spans an extensive range of issues, including:

  • Governance and risk management
  • Law, regulation, and large litigation
  • Strategic and other large transactions
  • Organizational change
  • Political change
  • Business growth
  • Product development
  • Public relations, communications, and public reporting obligations
  • Hiring and managing teams


Inns of Court, School of Law, London
Barrister, 1983

Sheffield University, England 
LLB, 1982

Employment History

Barclays Capital
Managing director, Corporate Strategy
2011 - 2014
Managing director/head of Legal Risk Solutions
2010 - 2011
Global general counsel
2003 - 2010

Katten Muchin
2002 - 2003

Solomon, Zauderer, Ellenhorn, Frischer & Sharp
1996 - 2002

Union Bank of Switzerland Group
UK regional general counsel
1991 - 1994
Head of Legal and Compliance department
1987 - 1990

Chambers of Michael Lewis QC
1983 - 1987

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Professional Affiliations

Global Health Corps

Governors Island Alliance

New York Bar (1996)