PKF appoints KPMG ESG legal lead as General Counsel

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PKF has appointed Justine Sacarello as its General Counsel.

Justine has almost 30 years of legal experience, mostly recently at KPMG, with a specialism in cross-border complex contractual and financing transactions.  She has also advised on a wide range of UK and EU regulatory matters, governance, and all aspects of legal risk management, for financial services firms, large multi-national companies, and governments.   

Justine is recognised as an Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) expert, having been KPMG’s ESG legal lead.  She has advised the Financial Services sector and the large oil ‘supermajors’ on the transformation of their business models towards decarbonisation, social principles and ESG compliance. 

Dominic Roberts, Managing Partner, said: “We are pleased to welcome Justine to our senior team.  Given our growth as a business over recent years, Justine will play an important role in ensuring that we continue to operate within a robust legal risk management and governance framework. 

“Justine’s insights in the ESG field will also be vital.  As a firm, we want to continue to expand our own internal ESG initiatives so that we have an even bigger positive impact on the world around us.  In addition, Justine’s arrival means that we have another respected expert to enable us to support our clients with ESG assurance and advice.”