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Michael Thomas

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Work +44 20 7296 2000
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Hogan Lovells US LLP

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Position

As a partner in our financial services team, Michael Thomas has spent his career advising all types of financial institutions on a wide range of matters. The core of Michael's practice is the provision of financial services regulatory advice. Michael advises firms on how financial services regulation will apply to them from their initial set-up, to their on-going business, and in relation to key events such as corporate transactions or outsourcing arrangements. In addition to regulatory advice, Michael advises financial institutions on commercial transactions, such as major outsourcing arrangements and distribution deals.


London: Corporate and commercial

Commercial contracts

Within: Commercial contracts

Hogan Lovells International LLP is well-placed to advise clients on a multitude of commercial agreements, combining broad sector expertise with regulatory knowledge and a sizeable international footprint. Its areas of strength include outsourcings, strategic alliances, marketing and advertising contracts, and IT contracts.  In 2017, global commercial head Peter Watts and senior associate Oliver Wilson assisted AB inBev with the procurement of media buying and planning services. The firm also has a longstanding relationship with the British Paralympic Association; Richard Welfare advised the client on various commercial matters related to the Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Games, including the negotiation of sponsorship and supplier agreements, and also the preparation of a Team Members Agreement. The firm also undertakes work for clients in sectors such as TMT, automotive, life sciences, and transport and logistics. Rachel Kent, Jonathan Chertkow, Michael Thomas and consultant Dominic Hill specialise in commercial contracts in the financial services industry. The firm also has a particularly strong capability in the energy and infrastructure sector; Adrian Walker, Andrew Briggs, David Moss, Gillian Thomas and Jeremy Brittenden focus on commercial contracts and projects in this area.

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Financial services

Within: Financial services

Benefiting from 'real strength-in-depth' on the contentious side out of London, and from other key international financial centres including New York, Hong Kong and Paris, Hogan Lovells International LLP provides a 'top-notch' service to large global financial services entities on purely domestic, as well as multi-jurisdictional regulatory investigations and follow-on private litigation. 'Very experienced and sensible' team head Philip Parish has led on many of these multi-jurisdictional matters, including representing a large bank in relation to an investigation by UK and US regulators regarding alleged FX market manipulation. The 'very talented' Louise Lamb 'has excellent litigation instincts', both from a regulatory enforcement perspective and in relation to related civil and criminal litigation. Lamb's broad-ranging expertise includes sanctions work. Elaine Penrose also has strong credibility in the market having handled a wide range of internal and regulator-led investigations, from domestic market abuse and retail mis-selling to global benchmark manipulation cases. The arrival in January 2017 of Claire Lipworth from the FCA (where she served as chief criminal counsel) adds weight to the firm's criminal capability and underscores its acknowledgement and commitment to handling work at the intersection of criminal and civil liability. On the non-contentious front, team head Rachel Kent has an excellent reputation in the market and is picking up plaudits for her work in relation to Brexit-related advice where her work has included chairing the International Regulatory Strategy Group (IRSG) on its Brexit proposals and engagements. Kent is also noted for her work at the vanguard of developments in the fintech sector and continues to work alongside government backed organisation Innovate Finance on the Regulatory Accelerator tool for fintech companies designed to assist them understand and navigate their way through the FCA’s regulatory regime. Michael Thomas  is also recommended and regularly advises financial services entities on ensuring that systems and controls are in place to comply with regulation in the industry. Thomas is also noted for his market infrastructure expertise and continues to advise the Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC) on the development of its legal and regulatory framework.

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