Bentley Systems appoints new general counsel

In his new role, David Shaman will report to the firm’s CEO, Greg Bentley

Since joining Bentley Systems in 1998, Shaman (above) has worked in the Netherlands and the United States.
Since joining Bentley Systems in 1998, Shaman (above) has worked in the Netherlands and the United States.

Bentley Systems has announced that David Shaman has been promoted to the position of general counsel.

In his new role, Shaman will be responsible for providing legal advice to the technology firm’s board of directors and CEO, Greg Bentley.

Since joining Bentley in 1998, Shaman has worked in the Netherlands and the United States. Most recently, he has been acting as deputy general counsel, managing the day-to-day legal operations of Bentley’s legal department.

Commenting on Shaman’s appointment, Greg Bentley said: “David was Bentley’s first in-house lawyer to be located outside of our headquarters in Exton, and he quickly proved himself as a highly effective attorney with diverse legal skills and strong business acumen.

“During his tenure as deputy general counsel, he earned the trust of our executive team, has been instrumental in the successful negotiation of major commercial contracts, and has helped consummate key acquisitions around the globe,” he said.

Prior to joining Bentley, Shaman worked for law firm Covington & Burling, following tenures at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Informatics in Brussels, and Harlequin Ltd, a software company in Cambridge, United Kingdom. He earned his juris doctor degree from Harvard Law School, a diploma in mathematical statistics from Cambridge University, and a degree in mathematics from the University of Pennsylvania.

In acknowledgement of Shaman’s predecessor, Greg Bentley added: “I would also like to take this opportunity to thank retiring senior vice president, David Nation, for his 20 years of effective counsel and wisdom in guiding Bentley Systems’ legal affairs, helping us create important new business opportunities, and much more. In addition, I congratulate him on his election to Bentley’s board of directors.”

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