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Linklaters LLP

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Nikunj Kiri

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Work 020 7456 3256
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www.linklaters.com/AboutUs/OurPeople/Pages/NikunjKiri.aspx
Linklaters LLP

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Financial regulation

Position

Nik is a partner in the Financial Regulation Group in London.  He has extensive experience of advising banks, broker-dealers, insurers, asset managers, wealth management firms and listed companies on regulatory and compliance matters, with a particular focus on contentious regulatory and compliance risk management issues. 

Nik’s contentious regulatory experience includes conducting internal investigations and reviews following the discovery of suspected compliance failures; assisting clients in managing section 166 skilled persons’ reviews; advising clients in relation to managing communications with regulators; representing clients in FSA/FCA investigations and enforcement proceedings (including representing clients before the Regulatory Decisions Committee, in the Upper Tribunal and in the higher courts); advising clients in relation to the development and implementation of past business reviews and redress/remediation programmes; and assisting clients in managing civil litigation risks arising out of regulatory failings.

Nik also regularly advises clients on compliance risk management issues, including advice on the practical implications of regulation for their business practices and governance arrangements, and strategies for mitigating and managing regulatory and conduct risks.  Nik’s work in this area covers a diverse range of topics, from senior management responsibility, governance and risk management frameworks to conflicts of interest, insider dealing, market abuse, client money, fair treatment of customers, complaint handling and other conduct of business issues. Nik also regularly advises listed companies, corporate brokers and sponsors in relation to the disclosure and control of inside information, the LR8 sponsor regime and other Listing Rule/DTR compliance matters.

Career

Trainee solicitor, Herbert Smith Freehills, London 2001-03; associate Herbert Smith Freehills, London 2003-10; partner Herbert Smith Freehills, London 2010-2013; partner Linklaters, London 2013.

Education

Gonville & Caius College, University of Cambridge, BA Hons (Law), 1997-2000; Nottingham Law School, Legal Practice Court (2000-01).


London: Corporate and commercial

Financial services: contentious

Within: Leading individuals

Nikunj Kiri - Linklaters LLP

Within: Financial services: contentious

Linklaters LLP has a well-established reputation for advising multinational banks and asset managers on complex multijuristictional issues, handling the full range of both contentious and non-contentious matters. On the non-contentious side, areas of specialism include Brexit advice, ring-fencing and the growing fintech industry. Martyn Hopper leads the contentious and non-contentious financial regulatory teams respectively, which work closely together - an example being the 'insightful and influential' Nikunj Kiri, who acts in both areas. Also notable is 'bright, excellent communicator' Alison Wilson, who has extensive bank sector and contentious regulatory expertise. Focusing on non-contentious matters, Michael Kent is well regarded for handling projects involving consortia of banks or asset managers; while Peter Bevan has particular expertise in new product development, trading issues such as market abuse and regulatory structuring advice. Also notable are fintech specialist Harry Eddis; newly promoted Sebastian Barling; and Julia Dixon, who co-led the firm's team advising PwC on the administration of stockbroker Beaufort Securities, which was placed into insolvency following an application by the FCA. On the contentious side the department has particular expertise in relation to enforcement investigations, as well as solo-PRA and joint PRA/FCA investigations in the wholesale banking and insurance sectors. Also recommended are counsels Alastair Holt and Elizabeth Dowd and managing associate Raza Naeem.

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Financial services: non-contentious/regulatory

Within: Leading individuals

Nikunj Kiri - Linklaters LLP

Within: Financial services: non-contentious/regulatory

Linklaters LLP has a well-established reputation for advising multinational banks and asset managers on complex multijuristictional issues, handling the full range of both contentious and non-contentious matters. On the non-contentious side, areas of specialism include Brexit advice, ring-fencing and the growing fintech industry. Martyn Hopper leads the contentious and non-contentious regulatory teams respectively, which work closely together - an example being the 'insightful and influential' Nikunj Kiri, who acts in both areas. Also notable is 'bright, excellent communicator' Alison Wilson, who has extensive bank sector and contentious regulatory expertise. Focusing on non-contentious matters, Michael Kent is well regarded for handling projects involving consortia of banks or asset managers; while Peter Bevan has particular expertise in new product development, trading issues such as market abuse and regulatory structuring advice. Also notable are fintech specialist Harry Eddis; newly promoted Sebastian Barling; and Julia Dixon, who co-led the firm's team advising PwC on the administration of stockbroker Beaufort Securities, which was placed into insolvency following an application by the FCA. On the contentious side the department has particular expertise in relation to enforcement investigations, as well as solo-PRA and joint PRA/FCA investigations in the wholesale banking and insurance sectors. Also recommended are counsels Alastair Holt and Elizabeth Dowd and managing associate Raza Naeem.

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