Full Name
Georgina McManus
Job Title
Global General Counsel
Company
Manolo Blahnik
Speaker Bio
Georgina is Global General Counsel of global luxury footwear brand Manolo Blahnik. Georgina’s background is in corporate law, however since moving in-house her legal practice areas have expanded to include general commercial, competition, company secretariat, intellectual property, IT, data protection, compliance, litigation, advertising, employment, real estate, consumer protection, international franchising and finance.Joining Manolo Blahnik in 2015 combined Georgina’s personal interests in fashion and retail with her professional desire to become involved in strategic decision-making.Georgina is a member of the Manolo Blahnik Senior Leadership Team, participating in all aspects of strategic business planning alongside the CEO and CFO.Georgina’s role has grown from sole counsel to a heading up a team of 4, with initial responsibility predominantly based in EMEA Georgina now has a truly global remit.From international licensing expanding the Company’s distribution and establishing the business in the USA to assume operations in North America to collaborations with pop icons such as Rihanna and fashion brands such as Vetements, and everything in between, heading up the legal department at Manolo Blahnik presents Georgina with challenging and unique opportunities. Prior to joining Manolo Blahnik, Georgina held the role of Corporate Solicitor at Westfield Europe Limited for five and half years, where she assisted in a wide range of corporate and commercial matters, most notably the financing and opening of the largest shopping centre in Europe, Westfield Stratford City, and the structuring of Westfield’s first European development in Milan.Georgina worked at SJ Berwin LLP in the Mergers & Acquisitions team for three years prior to joining Westfield.In her native country of Australia, Georgina took up the position of Associate to Hon. Mr Justice MP Moynihan, AO in the Supreme Court of Queensland immediately after graduating from the University of Queensland.Georgina qualified into the commercial real estate team of Thynne & Macartney in Brisbane upon finishing her associateship in 2004.Georgina made the move to London in 2006.
Georgina McManus