Jim Callaghan Uber is losing a top legal staffer in its Europe, Middle East, and Africa operations. Jim Callaghan, the EMEA general counsel for a little more than a year, has stepped down.
Callaghan’s departure comes just as the ride-hail company was delivered a regulatory blow in Europe where the continent’s highest court determined Uber was a transportation service, not just a digital platform. As a result, Uber will have to continue to comply with the safety laws that apply to the taxi industry.
It also comes at a time when the EMEA region is increasingly important for the company as it faces steep competition in places like India and after it pulled out of China late last year .
The company is in the midst of shuffling its overall legal team and is seeking a new company general counsel. Salle Yoo, who currently holds the role, will become the chief legal counselor, focusing less on the day-to-day and more on company culture.
Callaghan is just the latest in […]