Key people

V&P Global’s leadership team are all leading specialist legal recruiters and trusted advisors to law firms on strategic recruitment projects globally. Founded by Frank Varela in, 2006, in September 2020, we became the first Legal recruiter to be owned and managed by its employees through an Employee Ownership Trust.

Our team have consistently delivered the best results for clients and candidates, their track record of new office openings, hundreds of partner and team moves, speaks for itself.

Frank Varela
Founder
Frank Varela

Founder

Frank has been a leading player in UK and international lateral partner recruitment for many years having been responsible for 100s of team moves, office openings and partner moves at all levels. Frank is the founder and Chief Executive of V&P Global.

+44 (0) 20 7980 3031
25 Eastcheap EC3M 1DE London UK
Sophie Partner
Director, UK, Europe and Middle East
Sophie Partner

Director, UK, Europe and Middle East

Sophie advises on strategic recruitment in Europe; the Middle East and Asia for UK and US law firms. She joined V&P in 2010 and has focussed on senior level hires in the Corporate and Finance spaces, advising on Partner and team moves in Europe and the Middle East. She also has particular experience in the Energy and Infrastructure sectors. She is a French speaker and graduated from the University of Sussex with a degree in English Literature and French having also spent a year studying at L’Université de la Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3. Sophie is very keen on all aspects of assessment and cultural fit to ensure that the right hire/move is made and completed a Masters in Psychology (MSc) in 2015 to further her understanding of people and organisations.

+44 (0)207 980 3036
25 Eastcheap EC3M 1DE London
Anaïs Plisson
Associate Director
Anaïs Plisson

Associate Director

Anaïs is a bilingual French national. Having trained at La Caisse des Dépôts, the national public bank, she gained a good understanding of business and finance and joined V&P Global as an associate in 2015. She has worked on a wide range of search mandates and, with an excellent network across Paris; Brussels and London, she works with international firms looking to grow their existing teams in Continental Europe as well as for firms opening new offices. She has hired partners / teams in International Arbitration / Disputes, Finance, Antitrust / Trade, Corporate and IP.

+44 (0) 207 980 3025
25 Eastcheap EC3M 1DE London
Francesca Vaughan
Associate Director
Francesca Vaughan

Associate Director

Fran advises on searches in the private wealth and real estate practice areas. This interest in private wealth and real estate dates back to her Law degree (LL.B) when she realised that she particularly enjoyed the equity & trusts, family and land law modules. This, plus an interest in people, people strategy, and organisational development led her to develop a career as a head-hunter. She works in the team responsible for some of London’s largest private wealth moves in last few years including the move of an entire private client department and a significant family team. She has developed a diverse practice working with prominent UK and international firms to succeed in making their strategic private wealth and real estate hires.

+44 (0) 20 7980 3029
25 Eastcheap EC3M 1DE London
Morris Goodman
Senior Consultant
Morris Goodman

Senior Consultant

Morris joined V&P Global in 2021 and focuses on searches within Corporate, M&A, Private Equity, Equity Capital Markets, Venture Capital, and Taxation, in London and across Continental Europe.  

He works in the team responsible for some of London’s most high profile partner moves over the last few years including team moves and office openings.  

Morris graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in Classical Civilisation, and has a strong interest in business and financial markets. He has almost 16 years of specialised executive recruitment experience in partner hires.  

+44 (0) 20 7980 3035
25 Eastcheap EC3M 1DE London

LONDON

25 Eastcheap
London
EC3M 1DE
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7980 3030
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DUBAI

Middle East Desk
25 Eastcheap
London
EC3M 1DE
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7980 3030
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SINGAPORE

Singapore Land Tower
50 Raffles Place #19-00
Singapore, 048623
Tel: +65 6631 2727
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HONG KONG

Hong Kong & China Desk
50 Raffles Place #19-00
Singapore, 048623
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