Philip Bramwell

Philip Bramwell

General Counsel, BAE Systems

Overview

Philip Bramwell is Group General Counsel at BAE Systems plc. BAE Systems is one of the world’s largest defence, aerospace and security companies, employing more than 83,000 people in over 40 countries. The company designs, manufactures and supports military aircraft, ships, submarines and land-based systems and is a leading supplier of cyber, security and intelligence capabilities to government agencies. Philip was called to the English Bar in 1983 and has spent more than 30 years as an international corporate lawyer working in the Pharmaceuticals, IT/Telecommunications and Defence/Aerospace sectors. He has spent much of his career living and working overseas, undertaking major corporate transactions throughout Europe, the United States, Asia and the Middle East. He started his in-house career as a corporate lawyer with SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals International. He went on to serve as European General Counsel of Atlanta-based BellSouth Corporation before returning to the UK in 1998 as was Chief Counsel, Mergers and Acquisitions for BT plc. He was appointed General Counsel and Secretary of mobile phone company O2 plc in 2001. He was appointed as Group General Counsel of BAE Systems plc in 2006.