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Peter Bevan

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Linklaters LLP

Work Department

Financial regulation

Position

Peter is Global Head of Linklaters’ Financial Regulation Group and is one of the firm’s global Investment Managers sector leaders.

Peter has developed close working relationships with the firm’s banking and investment management clients. His practice includes all aspects of financial markets regulatory advice for broker-dealers and investment banks. Peter advises investment managers, private banks, hedge funds and private equity funds on regulatory issues affecting them. He also advises clients on regulatory investigations into areas such as market conduct, client money compliance and transaction reporting failures.

Peter has particular experience of new product development and marketing, trading issues such as market abuse and regulatory structuring advice.

Earlier in his career, Peter was seconded to both Bankers Trust and Nomura, advising and assisting with the establishment of their respective securities financing businesses.

Work highlights:

Peter has developed a wide-ranging financial regulatory practice. The breadth of his practice includes, advising on, amongst others:

  • Regulatory change: advising numerous banks and investment firms on the implementation of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MIFID2) and other regulatory reform initiatives
  • New structures: advising on the creation and structuring of trading and clearing platforms, both internal crossing systems operated by firms and new market entrants including Turquoise (an equities trading platform created by nine major investment banks) and ForexClear, an FX clearing platform operated by LCH.Clearnet (acting for a consortium of clearing banks)
  • Cross-border work: advising international banks on their European structures, to comply with regularly changing European regulations affecting financial institutions, including Brexit
  • Contentious regulatory: advising clients on both LIBOR and FX manipulation investigations, and before that leading the team advising Citi in the first multi-jurisdictional manipulation case, involving Euro sovereign bond trading, which involved negotiating with eight different regulators
  • Financial sector corporate activity: advising RBS on its ongoing structural reorganisation that has involved sales of businesses, including Worldpay, and the ring-fencing of its investment and retail banking operations 

Career

Linklaters 1994 to date, partner 2003 to date. Secondment to Bankers Trust International and Nomura International.

Member

Regulatory committee of the City of London Law Society (CLLS)

Education

Oxford University (MA Law); College of Law, York (LPC Distinction).


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

Peter Bevan - 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: Leading individuals

Peter Bevan - Linklaters LLP

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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