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Barnabas W B Reynolds

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Barnabas (Barney) Reynolds is the practice group leader of the firm’s governance & advisory practice. He heads up the global financial institutions advisory & financial regulatory team and is also Global head of our financial institutions industry group. Barney is also a member of the firm's executive group. Barney advises governments and all types of financial market participants on the London, European and global markets. He focuses on financial institution law, regulation and legal risk management, both domestically and cross-border. Barney advises on the impact and implementation of developments such as MiFID II and other conduct of business changes, the EU IHC, governance expectations, regulatory capital, recovery & resolution, sanctions and anti-money laundering, emerging eurozone regulation and "shadow" banking regulation.

Professional Memberships

Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies; member of the main London-based financial services market associations.


Trained Clyde & Co; Qualified 1993; Solicitor Linklaters 1994-97; Solicitor Freshfields 1997-2002; Partner Shearman & Sterling to present.


Co-editor of Sweet & Maxwell's Journal of International Banking Law and Regulation; editor of Butterworths International Financial Markets Guide; Co-author of Shipowners’ Limitation of Liability.


Educated at Downing College, Cambridge, MA Law (1989); Queens College, Cambridge, LLM (1990).