IFPI restructures legal and litigation team

IFPI restructures legal and litigation team

IFPI has unveiled a series of promotions as the global trade body restructures its legal and litigation teams.

Lauri Rechardt, currently director of licensing and legal policy, will take on the newly created role of chief legal officer. The role will bring together the litigation, legal policy and licensing international trade functions.

Elena Blobel, currently senior legal adviser, will take up the role of director of litigation. Patrick Charnley, currently Senior Adviser on legal policy, will take up the role of director of legal policy and licensing.  Xenia Iwaszko, currently head of international trade, becomes director of international trade.

The restructuring coincides with the departure of IFPI’s general counsel, Jo Oliver, in March.

Frances Moore, IFPI chief executive, said: “In looking to the future, I was aware of the exceptionally talented people we already have in the IFPI team and I am delighted we have been able to recognise this with the creation of these new roles.

“Each has proven to be a true expert in their area of work and brings with them a passion and dedication that I have no doubt will make this newly created team very successful in all they set out to achieve for the industry.”

IFPI said the new structure will create opportunities for greater collaboration in areas where IFPI is working to improve the policy and legal environment for music worldwide.

By Caitlin Shentall

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