Clifford Chance LLP

Christopher Bates

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Head of financial regulatory practice in London. Banking and finance. Advises banks, securities firms and other financial institutions on issues associated with the regulatory response to the financial crisis, the impact of the EU single market programme, financial services regulation and regulatory capital, as well as advising on securities and derivatives transactions and mergers and acquisitions in the financial sector.


Articled Clifford Chance. Qualified 1982. Hong Kong 1983-88. Partner since 1987.


Christ Church, Oxford 1978 (MA Law). Columbia Law School, New York 1979 (LLM).