DEPARTMENT PROFILE

Latham & Watkins LLP

Financial Services

5 ranked lawyersBand 3UK-wideUK 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

A burgeoning practice with a notable bench of practitioners steeped in the financial services field, particularly on the non-contentious advisory side. Keenly sought out for counsel on wholesale reviews of policy for significant organisations. Acts for an enviable client roster which includes international banks, investment managers and insurance companies.

Strengths

Clients say: "They are really proactive, invested in materials and very much 'on it' in terms of the regulators' focus and what companies can do about it."

Work highlights

Advised eToro on the establishment of eToro Digital Assets, a platform for the tokenisation of assets to be traded on eToroX.

Notable practitioners

Carl Fernandes is highly respected for representing clients in domestic and cross-border advisory matters in the financial services arena.
"He's incredibly client-focused and very commercial."

David Berman regularly works with major banks and fund sponsors on compliance with regulatory regimes.
"He goes the extra mile; he interprets things and tells us what the risks are.""He's very pragmatic, takes a common-sense approach and can give practical solutions and guidance."

Jon Holland regularly advises major investment banks on the interplay of criminal and regulatory investigations.
"He's very experienced, very accomplished and an excellent litigator."

Nicola Higgs maintains a high-level financial services practice. She regularly advises on complex regulatory changes governing institutions and products.

Rob Moulton regularly works with institutions on compliance projects in relation to MiFID and other substantial regime changes.
"He's marvellous in his understanding of regulation and his ability to apply it practically. He provides eminently sensible advice and makes very complicated things much more simple."

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

UK-wide

Financial Services: Contentious Regulatory


Jon Holland
Band 2

Financial Services: Non-contentious Regulatory


Carl Fernandes
Band 3
David Berman
Band 3
Nicola Higgs
Up and Coming
Rob Moulton
Band 2