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Michael Kent

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Work 020 7456 3772
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Linklaters LLP

Work Department

Financial regulation.

Position

Michael is global head of the financial regulation group, and has extensive experience in acting for investment banks, asset managers, exchanges, ATSs and clearing and settlement systems. He continues to advise OTCDeriv (a consortia of banks responsible for overseeing and developing the centralised clearing of swaps) and is currently advising on the extension of the service to cater for clearing for clients of the clearing member banks and dealers. He has particular expertise in advising and training on market abuse and multi-jurisdictional licensing and conduct issues. Michael has extensive experience in advising on regulatory enforcement work, and also in relation to acquisitions and reconstructions of banks and broker dealers, including the migration of banking/brokerage businesses to different entities and jurisdictions. He has had a lead role advising Merrill Lynch arising from the acquisition by Bank of America and was also one of the partners involved advising PWC in relation to the Lehman Brothers International administration. On the contentious side Michael advised Citi on the multi-jurisdictional MTS bond trading case. He has particular expertise advising and training on market abuse and multi-jurisdictional licensing and conduct issues.

Career

Solicitor Linklaters, London 1986-93; solicitor/consultant 1995-99; partner 1999.

Member

Lawyers Consultative Group, steering committee.

Education

Liverpool University (1983 LLB First Class Hons).


London: Corporate and commercial

Financial services: contentious

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

Michael Kent - 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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London: Risk advisory

Brexit

Within: Brexit

Linklaters LLP fields a global team of experts, led by global competition chair  Christopher Bellamy QC and corporate partner  Lucy Fergusson  to advise clients on the full range of Brexit-related risks and strategies. The cross-practice group is particularly active with financial services clients, handling a variety of issues including contingency planning and cross-border reorganisations .Other  key names in this group include global head of finance and projects Michael Kent, Peter Bevan, who leads the financial regulation group, and global co-head of fintech Harry Eddis. Deepak Sitlani and Mark Brown are the primary contacts for capitals markets-related issues, Nicole Kar heads up the UK competition group, and Charlotte Morgan leads the global energy and infrastructure practice.

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