Lawrence Grabau
Lawrence Grabau
Chief Legal Officer
Pizza Hut UK & Europe

Lawrence Grabau is currently Chief Legal Officer for Pizza Hut UK and Europe (Yum! Brands Inc.) where he leads the team responsible for all legal and regulatory matters across 25 jurisdictions with more than 1400 stores. Lawrence also sits on both the UK and European leadership teams.

Prior to Pizza Hut, Lawrence worked as UK and European Head of Legal for Pizza Hut’s sister brand, KFC sitting on leadership teams in Iberia, Germany and Italy.

Before his career at the Yum! Group, Lawrence worked as a corporate finance lawyer at McDermott Will & Emery (working in London, Brussels and Geneva), Norton Rose Fulbright (London) and EY (London) specialising in all aspects of franchising and corporate law, including public and private company M&A, joint ventures, IPOs and fund-raising for listed companies in a range of sectors with a focus in the FMCG sector.