Ruth Musgrave is the global head of knowledge for our global transactions practice.
She is based in London and leads a global team of knowledge lawyers and other knowledge professionals specialising in the transactional product areas of the practice and covering different regions. She and her team connect people and knowledge to enable the Firm's lawyers to provide market-leading client service, help grow the business of the Firm and strengthen client relationships, and support the Firm’s lawyers in developing their legal skills. She is responsible for the knowledge strategy for global transactions, and her role involves capturing insights, developing knowledge products and training for the Firm’s lawyers and its clients, and responding to legal and market developments. She also writes and contributes to client content and thought leadership on topical issues. She is a member of industry body working groups and committees.
Ruth's own main area of expertise is banking and she has extensive experience in leveraged finance, corporate lending, debt restructuring and secondary loan trading. Prior to joining Freshfields, Ruth was a senior associate in the banking practice of Clifford Chance in London and Madrid.