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Responsible corporate governance, litigation and commercial matters
XPO Logistics has announced that Karlis Kirsis has been appointed Chief Legal Officer for GXO Logistics, Inc., the intended spin-off of XPO’s logistics business. Kirsis currently serves as Senior Vice President, European Chief Legal Officer for XPO Logistics Europe. He will be responsible for GXO’s legal and compliance functions, including corporate governance, litigation and commercial matters.
Kirsis joined XPO in 2016 as vice President, Corporate and Securities Counsel, and subsequently served as Senior Vice President, Corporate Counsel. Previously, he spent 10 years as a Senior Corporate Associate in New York and London for Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, where he executed global M&A and corporate finance transactions.
XPO expects to spin off its logistics business as a separate, publicly traded company on 02 August 2021.