Company

Our team has been at the forefront of contract analysis innovation since the Global Financial Crisis in 2008.

Emerging from the evolving regulatory landscape and the increasing demand for data-driven decision-making in financial markets.

Our software was initially developed at PwC. Since 2018, it has been successfully utilised in numerous regulatory change projects with tier-1 banks, encompassing areas such as Brexit, Derivative Margin reform, and LIBOR cessation.

In 2020, our visionary CEO led a buy-out of Likezero from PwC, backed by Souter Investments, propelling us to become the market-leading solution for revolutionising contract data operations, legal crisis management, and counterparty contract optimisation.

We are trusted and turned to by the world’s largest financial institutions, driving the most extensive multi-year projects in the industry optimising business processes and elevating counterparty risk management to new heights.

Today, our deep domain expertise in financial markets is unmatched. Tomorrow brings a wide horizon of diverse use-cases for our revolutionary contract intelligence.

Team behind the mission

Chief Executive Officer
Michael Lines
Michael Lines
Chief Executive Officer

As CEO, Mike overseas the operational, innovation and growth strategies of Likezero, leading the management team.

In 2020, Mike led the buy-out of Likezero from PwC, where he ran the Contract Solutions business providing technology enabled services to the firm’s non-audit clients. Prior to PwC Mike ran the Perceptiv business in Recommind Inc, which became the most widely used solution for contract analysis in the banking sector. Perceptiv leveraged ‘machine learning’ techniques and has been followed down this path by most technology companies hoping to operate in this space.

Reach out to Mike to discuss Likezero’s business strategy.

Chief Product Officer
Edouard Chalopin
Edouard Chalopin
Chief Product Officer

As Chief Product Officer, Ed is responsible for the development and execution of Likezero’s global product strategy.

Ed joined Likezero from Semantic Evolution, a leading data extraction software provider, where he served as CEO. Prior to Semantic, he worked at IHS Markit (now S&P Global), where he covered information services to develop Markit’s presence in Asia.

Ed is an accomplished leader with experience across business and product strategy, design, data and technology – and a proven track record of understanding market and user needs and building successful products.

Reach out to Ed to discuss Likezero’s product capabilities.

Product Director
Imogen Philp
Imogen Philp
Product Director

As Product Director, Imogen sets the product’s direction and defines the go-to-market strategy of Likezero.

Prior to Likezero, Imogen was a Manager at PwC, where she was responsible for numerous software implementation projects relating to UMR, Brexit and LIBOR cessation. Imogen has spent her career building an in-depth knowledge of the processes and challenges surrounding contract analysis, in order to deliver innovative and reliable solutions to the market. Imogen holds a first-class honours degree in Economics with a European Language (Spanish), from Cardiff University.

Reach out to Imogen to discuss our best in class implementation approach.

Chief Revenue Officer
Khilan Shah
Khilan Shah
Chief Revenue Officer

As CRO, Khilan is responsible for the Sales, Marketing, and Account Management functions, leveraging his expertise in addressing global financial markets’ contractual data challenges.

Previously Khilan was a Senior Manager at PwC, where he most recently designed the firm’s LIBOR contracts solution that was sold and implemented across 3 continents. Khilan has spent his entire career analysing the challenges financial institutions have with their contracts and pioneering new solutions. Khilan graduated from the University of Warwick with a degree in MORSE.

Reach out to Khilan to discuss Likezero’s software solution and how it can support your business.

Chief Information Officer
Paul Chlapik
Paul Chlapik
Chief Information Officer

As CIO, Paul is responsible for delivery of the overall IT and Cloud strategy in support of our product services with oversight of enterprise information security and IT risk management to ensure the integrity, confidentiality, and availability of all information held by Likezero.

With over 30 years’ technology experience, Paul has delivered large global business change initiatives in the financial services sector for leading institutions, including JP Morgan and PwC.

Paul comes from a software engineering background delivering market leading large scale distributed systems for investment banking. He has worked as a Software Architect for 15+ years which has included enterprise architecture at the business level. Subsequent years working as a management consultant were spent designing business transformation programs for investment banks, aligning processes, people and to technology solutions whilst delivering against the business goals.

Reach out to Paul to discuss our unique approach to contract digitisation.

“We solve a problem that keeps regulators awake at night and can cause famous institutions to disappear overnight, it’s important work and the whole team are committed to our success”

 

Michael Lines
Chief Executive Officer

Our Partners

Acadia

Likezero has partnered with Acadia to provide trusted contract data via Acadia’s Agreement Manager. Integration with Acadia’s Agreement Manager supports mutual clients with the management of their agreement data across contract types and supports them with agreement data capture and management and reduces agreement-driven disputes.

With Agreement Manager, clients can extract, transform, and load legal data into the platform, allowing firms to fully integrate the solution with minimal impact on their internal IT infrastructure.

S&P Global

Likezero has partnered with S&P Global Market Intelligence to deliver contract digitisation and data services through S&P Global Counterparty Manager. Likezero provides services through S&P Global’s RFA and Agreement Intelligence products.

Our integration with RFA transforms both legacy and new contracts into structured data output, at fund level. This data is consumed by S&P Global and kept up to date by factoring in new legal events along the contracting lifecycle. Legal events include both legal paper amendments and vendor ‘platform’ based amendments via S&P Global’s RFA & ISDA Amend product.

Konexo

Likezero has partnered with Konexo, providers of alternative legal and compliance services developed by Eversheds Sutherland. This partnership provides clients with the right level of legal operation capability from Konexo to review and capture bespoke or nonstandard clauses surfaced by Likezero. Konexo’s legal operational know-how allows us to continue to refine and grow the breadth of the bespoke clauses Likezero captures, providing clients with improved value and trusted data sets.

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