Gretchen has had extensive recent experience as an in-house lawyer and consultant and was previously an associate at one of the world’s global elite firms, Latham & Watkins. She advises clients across a range of general commercial, corporate and employment issues ranging from shareholders’ agreements and investment agreements through to consultancy contracts and settlement agreements. Her clients have ranged from start-up technology businesses to international funds, spanning a variety of industries. She has recently assisted the share incentives team at Simmons & Simmons LLP on the drafting and implementation of a Talent Equity Plan for a major commodities trader and Allen & Overy’s Peerpoint, co-ordinating employment and intellectual property law advice from local counsel in over 60 jurisdictions for a global technology provider. Gretchen qualified as a UK lawyer in 2010, has worked in Hong Kong, represented Ireland at sailing and also captained the Oxford University sailing team.