Bacardi Limited, the world’s largest privately held spirits company, announced the appointment of Todd Grice as senior vice president and general counsel.

Grice will report to Chief Executive Officer Mahesh Madhavan and joins the company’s Global Leadership Team. At Bacardi, he will be responsible for legal and government affairs including legal strategy, governance and compliance, strategic transactions, and dispute resolution and regulatory matters. Grice will relocate to Bermuda pending authorization by the Bermuda Immigration Authority.

Grice brings 25 years of legal practice to Bacardi, including the last 18 with The Coca-Cola Company. He has business and legal expertise in corporate governance, competition law, securities law, intellectual property, mergers and acquisitions, and commercial transactions. His appointment follows the long-planned retirement of Eduardo Sanchez, who served as Bacardi’s senior vice president and general counsel for 17 years.