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Gibson Dunn | Gibson Dunn Launches Global Financial Regulation Practice


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August 5, 2021

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Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that the company has launched a global financial regulation practice, which provides comprehensive advice to financial institutions on all aspects of regulatory compliance, enforcement and transactions.

The launch of this practice brings together our market-leading regulatory lawyers in the world’s major financial centers, and will be led by three of the firm’s most experienced leaders in this area:

William Hallatt joined Gibson Dunn’s Hong Kong office in May 2021 from Herbert Smith Freehills with an experienced financial services regulatory team consisting of partners Emily Rumble, Becky Chung and Arnold Pun. Michelle Kirschner joined Gibson Dunn’s London office in October 2019, while Jeffrey Steiner was promoted to partner in the Washington, DC office in January of the same year. Our larger practice group includes lawyers from around the world who have significant internal experience within financial institutions or who have held senior positions in the world’s most important regulatory and policy agencies.

The basic services of the practice include:

  • advising on complex conduct and governance matters, including the implementation of senior management accountability regimes and advising senior management and boards of directors on culture and conduct risks;
  • address regulatory issues that arise in merger and acquisition transactions, including on a cross-border basis;
  • represent end users impacted by financial regulation;
  • prepare license and registration applications, and work with regulators to seek remedies, exemptions and interpretations in relation to regulatory compliance issues;
  • advising on financial policy matters, including helping to shape policies that impact our clients;
  • advising fintech and cryptocurrency companies on how their businesses operate within and outside the regulatory perimeter;
  • Advocate clients on their most important regulatory investigations and enforcement issues on high-profile issues such as market misconduct, governance failures, anti-money laundering compliance and terrorist financing, cybersecurity breaches and failures of systems and controls; and
  • conduct internal reviews and investigations, including at the request of regulators or in conjunction with their investigations.

We are trusted advisors to our clients, providing strategic advice regarding regulatory changes and the implementation of new requirements in the jurisdictions in which we operate. We regularly represent our clients before regulators formally and informally on a wide range of issues. We also work closely with regulators and major industry associations and have led industry responses to proposed far-reaching reforms in a range of jurisdictions.

Stay tuned!
The Practice Co-Chairs will be joined by other senior members of the practice to provide a comprehensive overview of recent trends in global financial regulation in an upcoming webinar this fall.

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