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Carmen Safavi




Carmen is an Associate in the commercial digital and sourcing team in London. She has experience in advising on a wide range of commercial and outsourcing contracts across a number of different sectors, with a focus on financial services, ESG and technology. Carmen places particular importance on building and maintaining strong and successful client relationships that span across an organisation. Having acted both in-house and in private practice as legal counsel, Carmen has developed a mature understanding of her clients’ needs and practices.

Carmen advises domestic and international clients on commercial, corporate and regulatory matters across a wide range of regulated and non-regulated industries. She has a particular focus on supply chain and third party business arrangements, and has supported clients in navigating the Scope 3 Greenhouse Gas reporting requirements of the ESG regulatory environment and its impact on their procurement policies. 

Clients value Carmen’s strength in communicating and collaborating with them on projects spanning across a number of jurisdictions, and has been commended on her attitude and work ethic. 

Carmen has a passion for driving forward social mobility within the legal industry, as well as recognising the importance and impact of diversity, equity and inclusiveness in any professional environment. Prior to joining Browne Jacobson, she sat as Chair and Board Member on a number of different DE&I boards and communities. She has worked extensively with charities supporting refugees across the UK, and continues to mentor aspiring young lawyers.

Featured experience

Regulatory Mapping

Planning, implementation and quality  compliance support on multiple regulatory mapping and remediation projects for multinational investment and retail banks, involving direct and senior Legal / Exec stakeholder management, compliance, risk and audit.

Schrems II remediation

Supporting multi-national insurer with contract negotiations as part of a Schrems II remediation exercise.

Supplier Optimisation

Advised a major UK insurer on its IT supplier optimisation programme to achieve cost savings, whilst ensuring operational resilience.