Expert advice

Our team are experienced legal experts with years of knowledge gained from working with some of the world’s largest financial institutions. With our intimate understanding of regulatory frameworks, we can help you manage and evidence compliance, every time.

Meet the team

Michael Beaton

Founder & CEO

Michael is the CEO of Corterum. He joined Barclays Capital in 2001 working first as a derivatives lawyer and then as a senior structurer within the Complex Transactions Team, forming part of the Equity and Funds Structured Markets trading desk. Here, he specialised in the design and documentation of derivatives linked to mutual funds, hedge funds, equities and indices. Michael left Barclays Capital to join Document Risk Solutions Ltd (DRS) in October 2010, where he is currently a director with responsibility for the firm’s regulatory practice.

Jonathan Martin


Jonathan is a director of Corterum. He began his career in financial services at Barclays Capital in 1997. At Barclays, Jonathan held a variety of roles, heading the legal support for repo and equity financing (including prime brokerage), hedge fund sales and structured OTC derivative transaction management. Jonathan is also a director and CEO of DRS, providing advice to clients on many aspects of regulatory change.

David Sargen

Director & COO

David is a director and COO of Corterum. He joined Barclays Capital in 1997, working in the Legal department, gaining expertise in derivatives, capital markets and structured products. David went on to manage the Fund-linked Derivatives and Equity Financing legal teams, before moving to the role of Director in the Investor Solutions sales team for three years. This encompassed offering Fund-linked Derivatives and equity financing products to Barclays Capital’s top tier asset management and private banking clients. David is also a director and COO of DRS, focussing on Legal and Regulatory Consulting.

Sean Macgloin

head of business development

Sean is Corterum’s Head of Business Development. Previously, he managed the legal department at Mitsui & Co. Energy Risk Management Ltd (MERM), overseeing the documentation of MERM’s global derivatives trading relationships. Prior to that, Sean was with Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft for over a decade – working in the London and New York Capital Markets and Project Finance Departments on a wide variety of matters, including securitizations/ABS programmes, public bond issues and derivatives. He is a dual qualified lawyer (England & Wales and NY Bar). Sean is also a director of DRS, where he provides expertise in Legal and Regulatory Change Consulting.

Anthony Wilkinson

Head of marketing

With more than ten years’ experience in brand and marketing, Anthony joined the Corterum team in November 2019. He is responsible for all branding, strategy, marketing and communications to help Corterum grow. Prior to working at Corterum, Anthony worked for some of the biggest names in technology and telecoms worldwide.

Matt Webber

Lead developer

Matt is the Lead Developer for Corterum. He joined the team in September 2018 and is responsible leading our expanding team of software engineers for furthering the development of our platform.