New head to enhance Norton Rose Fulbright’s risk consulting offer

EMEA Press release - People March 2022

Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has appointed Haney Saadah as its new head of risk consulting for Europe, Middle East and Asia, further strengthening its full-service offer in the sector.

Haney previously worked at Addleshaw Goddard LLP, where he was Head of Regulatory Risk and Compliance. He has also held leadership roles in EY’s EMEA Risk division and Blackrock’s EMEA Compliance team, as well as working for Deloitte LLP, Barclays and UBS AG.

Haney has extensive experience in the delivery of a wide range of cross-border programs and initiatives, along with the management of diverse international teams. He has worked with a broad variety of financial services providers, from capital markets firms and asset managers through to commercial banks, payments firms and technology suppliers, along with regulators and government bodies. Haney’s experience extends to broader operating and infrastructure considerations, and he often provides strategic risk advice on a range of domestic and international issues affecting senior leaders. 

Norton Rose Fulbright’s risk consulting team includes a mix of lawyers, senior industry and risk compliance professionals, and ex-regulators with a wide range of experience across all industry sectors. The practice works closely with the firm’s legal teams to offer clients comprehensive, business-focused advice from a single provider. 

This integrated and multi-disciplinary risk advisory approach offers clients practical and tailored solutions to help protect them from a wide variety of risks affecting the modern global corporate, ranging from increasing regulatory risks through to infrastructure risks caused by cyber and pandemics. The firm is also well-positioned to advise clients on how to adapt to address the ever growing demands for a comprehensive approach to ESG. 

Haney Saadah, the new Head of Risk Consulting at Norton Rose Fulbright, said:

“It has never been so important for businesses to have robust systems in place to protect against risk. Domestic and international regulations, and external threats, are ever evolving and companies need to be increasingly proactive to keep up. It is no longer enough to just talk the talk and the penalties of not keeping pace can be extremely severe."

“At Norton Rose Fulbright, we offer a full service package – providing both practical business and legal advice – to ensure companies are as protected as they can be from any threats. I am delighted to be joining as head of the risk consulting team and believe my personal experience and skillset will complement the firm’s excellent, existing expertise.”

Jonathan Herbst, partner and global head of financial services at Norton Rose Fulbright, who works closely with the risk consulting team, said:

“Regulators around the world are now setting their sights squarely on business conduct, effective governance, individual accountability and financial crime risks. It is therefore vital that all financial institutions and corporations take a careful and proactive approach to risk management. Haney has extremely impressive experience in this sector and we are delighted that he will be heading up our risk consulting practice, which offers clients across all sectors business-focused advice on the design and implementation of compliance programmes and risk management frameworks.”

Peter Scott, Managing Partner of Norton Rose Fulbright EMEA, said: 

“We are delighted that Haney is joining us as head of our risk consulting team and he will play a vital role in further developing our full service offer across all sectors of the market. From regulatory risks to ESG, Norton Rose Fulbright has the multi-disciplinary expertise required to advise clients on how to best address the many challenges facing the modern corporate today."