Philip studied Classics and Modern Languages at Oxford University and is the general counsel and company secretary of the Federation. Philip is Partner at Brown Rudnick. He practises corporate and commercial law, with particular emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, private equity, strategic investments and joint ventures. Philip also has an active pro bono practice, with considerable experience advising English charities, social enterprises and not-for-profit organisations. Before embarking upon his legal career, Philip lived and worked in Japan as a cultural adviser to the Japanese government.