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Latham & Watkins LLP

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Stephen Wink

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Work +1.212.906.1229
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 www.lw.com
Latham & Watkins LLP

Position

Stephen Wink is a partner in the New York office of Latham & Watkins. Mr. Wink is a member of the firm's Corporate Department and of the Capital Markets, Financial Regulatory, Investment Funds and Mergers & Acquisitions Practices. His practice focuses on advising a wide range of market players including investment banks, hedge funds, private equity firms, exchanges, alternative trading platforms, transfer agents and other financial institutions on matters involving the regulation of broker-dealers and investment advisors, market regulation, and compliance and enforcement matters.

Career

http://www.lw.com/people/stephen-wink


United States: Finance

Financial services regulation

Within: Financial services regulation

The largely New York-based at Latham & Watkins LLP impresses with its 'breadth and depth of knowledge', and is able to tap into significant international financial services regulatory expertise as a result of having lawyers based in key financial centres, including a team in London that is growing rapidly. Its clients include traditional banks, broker-dealers and fintech entities and it handles both standalone advisory matters and regulatory issues associated with transactions in the sector. Benefiting from an 'immense amount of knowledge and experience', Alan Avery  is able to 'provide a valuable perspective' to domestic and foreign banks on the impact of US federal and state banking laws on their global operations. Avery is particular adept at assisting foreign banks on US bank regulatory requirements related to entry or expansion of existing operations in the US market. As well as representing Bank of China on its US resolution planning requirements, he provides the regulatory overlay to National Bank of Canada's subsidiary Fiera Capital on its US financial services M&A mandates. Dana Fleischman has an 'excellent reputation' on the broker-dealer front; she recently advised Bank of America Merrill Lynch on the regulatory aspects associated with the sale of its global research index platform to Intercontinental Exchange. As part of his wide-ranging practice, Stephen Wink has developed significant expertise on the regulatory aspects of work at the intersection of fintech and broker-dealer law; he is advising peer-to-peer cryptocurrency exchange Airswap on the various regulatory issues surrounding cryptocurrency exchanges in a domestic and global context. Other recommended practitioners include Washington DC-based partner Todd Beauchamp, who heads the payments practice, and Courtenay Myers Lima, who has a focus on broker-dealer matters. Named attorneys are based in New York, unless otherwise indicated.

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United States: Media, technology and telecoms

Fintech

Within: Fintech

Latham & Watkins LLP's multi-disciplinary fintech industry group marries the firm's deep experience in handling technology transactions with financial regulatory expertise. The group has a good track record acting for emerging companies, and recently advised Blockchain Luxembourg on the company's $40m series B preferred stock financing. Another client is Thesys CAT regarding advice on legal, governance and compliance matters relating to its work on the US Securities and Exchange Commission's consolidated audit trail (a database designed to track the life cycle of transactions on the US equity and options markets.) New York-based Stephen Wink is leading advice to blockchain company ConsenSys on range of regulatory, tax and technology matters concerning the formation of its venture capital and Token Foundry businesses.  In another work highlight, the practice assisted Dynasty with the establishment of its real estate trading platform. The firm's already impressive bench was further bolstered by the arrival of Todd Beauchamp from Paul Hastings LLP to lead the payments and emerging financial services practice from Washington DC. Former practice head Vivian Maese left the practice to Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP.

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