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Daniel Hayter Joins Axiom as Managing Director of Europe

August 2021

Seasoned Executive to Drive Regional Growth and Champion Client Experience

London, August 13, 2021 – Axiom, the global leader in high-calibre, on-demand legal talent, announced that Daniel Hayter has joined the company as its Vice President and Managing Director, Europe. With more than 20 years of business development experience in legal and professional services, Axiom expects Hayter’s extensive expertise in the field to drive new business development and strengthen existing client relationships.

Hayter will oversee Axiom’s business in the United Kingdom and in Continental Europe, further integrating the company’s operations to better serve clients and lawyers across the region. In Germany and Switzerland, he will assume Managing Director responsibilities from Axiom’s Chief Legal Officer, Catherine Kemnitz, who served in an interim role.  

“Daniel is an exceptional leader with the right experience in legal for Axiom and our clients,” said Kemnitz. “His background and substantial experience in the industry make him the ideal Managing Director to partner with our in-house counsel clients as we, together, architect the future of legal resourcing.”

Hayter has a long-standing track record of building enduring client relationships. He also equally embraces the talent recruitment and retention requirements of his role, which are critical to ensuring that Axiom continues to provide clients with high-calibre, flexible lawyers to address their acute and evolving needs.

Prior to joining Axiom, Hayter was a founding member of Bloomberg Law and the Chief Sales Officer at S&P Global Platts. Most recently, Hayter was the Global Head of Corporate Sales and Client Services at Guidepoint, a leader in the expert network industry. He has worked throughout Europe, managing organizations in Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. Hayter will based in Axiom’s London office.  

“I am excited about the opportunity to lead Axiom into its next chapter here,” said Hayter. “We have an enormous opportunity to partner with clients to identify the right dynamic expertise to help them build and sustain high-performing legal departments. General Counsel now face complex demands, and pairing agile talent solutions with these demands makes Axiom more relevant than ever in a post-COVID Europe.”

“Europe, in particular the U.K., Germany, and Switzerland, is a critical, strategic geographic market for Axiom,” said David McVeigh, Chief Executive Officer, Axiom. “Daniel understands this market, and the needs of our clients and prospects, extremely well. He’s the right executive, at the right time, to help us accelerate our growth and help even more companies in Europe gain access to Axiom’s world-class legal talent.”

Hayter will lead a European team dedicated to matching clients with the right commercial-ready lawyers who can meet their unique enterprise needs and specific expertise requirements, including on-demand access to: 

Counsel: Lawyers who operate as trusted advisors and provide law-firm-quality advice and execution

Secondments: Lawyers who serve, individually or as teams, to flexibly augment the legal department, while deftly navigating the unique complexities of in-house legal work

Structured Teams: Coordinated teams of lawyers who handle complex legal initiatives or strategic projects


About Axiom
Axiom, the global leader in high-calibre, on-demand legal talent, is innovating the way legal teams and lawyers work. Axiom enables clients to access over 5,800 talented lawyers through a curated platform and build more dynamic teams to drive better business outcomes. Axiom empowers lawyers across industries and practice areas to thrive while pursuing more of the work they love. The company is deeply committed to gender equality and diversity, and prides itself on having one of the most diverse employee populations in the industry. Axiom works with over half of the Fortune 100 companies, and currently operates in North America, the U.K., Continental Europe, and Asia Pacific. www.axiomlaw.com


Carrie Kalish