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Norton Rose Fulbright

Work Department

Corporate, M&A and securities; regulation and investigations


Lawyer Rankings

London > Finance > Derivatives and structured products

The firm is very pragmatic and technically capable with a high degree of commerciality and common sense‘, say clients of Norton Rose Fulbright. Heavily focused on transactional derivatives work, though also adept in the structured products space, the firm frequently handles new products and new markets, with work on new securities lending pledge documents just one example. It is also involved in highly innovative areas such as fintech, having advised banks on a new securities lending platform based on distributed lending technology (DLT). Peter Young leads the banking and capital markets group though the lead structured finance partners are Daniel Franks and Nigel Dickinson. Franks advises investment banks on derivatives, repos, stocklending, collateral, set-off, netting, structured products and regulatory capital and funding transactions. Dickinson is an OTC derivatives and structured products specialist known for swap bifurcations, TRS and repo financings, and repackaging transactions. Also recommended are Jonathan Herbst and Hannah Meakin for derivatives, as well as Sandrine Sauvel, David Shearer, Farmida Bi, Nicholas (Nick) Grandage and Peter Noble for structured finance.

London > Corporate and commercial > Financial services: non-contentious/regulatory

(Leading individuals)

Jonathan HerbstNorton Rose Fulbright

Specialising in cross-border work and innovation, Norton Rose Fulbright’s broad experience covers payments, Fintech, Brexit, sustainable finance, market infrastructure and post-trading matters. The firm also has expertise in conduct, culture and accountability issues, as well as the retail sector. The team is co-led by Jonathan Herbst, who is known for regulatory advice relating to bank structuring, markets, commodity derivatives, custody and clearing; Imogen Garner, who advises a range of domestic and international clients on the UK and EU financial services regimes; Hannah Meakin, who focuses on market infrastructure, commodities derivatives and Fintech; contentious regulatory expert Katie Stephen; and Simon Lovegrove, who has experience in knowledge management, financial services and market regulation. Also notable is senior associate Matthew Gregory, who has multi-jurisdictional banking expertise.

London > Risk advisory > Corporate governance

Norton Rose Fulbright advises a variety of global and multinational corporates on the full range of corporate governance issues, including listing and annual reporting obligations, regulatory compliance, shareholder issues, and management accountability. Alongside advisory work, the team has a strong contentious element, working with clients on complex regulatory investigations, white-collar crime proceedings, and litigation. Jon Perry heads up the practice, advising on governance issues arising from transactions, with particular expertise in the mining, commodities, and financial services industries in Africa and South America, Christopher Pearson is recognised in the market for his role in complex multijurisdictional takeover and regulatory matters, while Jonathan Herbst heads up the firm’s global financial services regulatory practice. Neil O’May is a specialist criminal law practitioner who represents and defends a number of major corporate clients in investigations and prosecutions.