Financial & Professional Services Team of the Year: MasterCard

MasterCard is one of the world’s most ubiquitous brands – the familiar logo is imprinted on more than 1 billion cards, accepted in 30 million-plus locations across the globe. According to head of IP Colm Dobbyn, “each of our three primary brands – MasterCard, Maestro and Cirrus – is registered in every country around the world”. His team is thus tasked with the herculean task of managing a portfolio some 15,000 marks strong in more than 200 countries. It operates from within MasterCard’s legal department, which in turn is part of the company’s law and franchise integrity group.

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