Mr Nathaniel Lalone > Katten > London, England > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Financial Markets and Funds


Nathaniel Lalone is a dual-qualified lawyer (England, New York) and a rising leader in the field of providing cross-border regulatory and compliance advice to market infrastructures as well as sell- and buy-side firms active in the over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives, futures and securities markets. Nate is sought out by clients for his ability to manage their legal and regulatory risks while helping them achieve their commercial goals.

Innovative solutions to the most complex questions
Since the financial crisis, regulation of financial markets and products has increased considerably, which has challenged existing market structures while prompting a wave of innovations and new ways of thinking. Incumbents and disruptors are both competing to bring groundbreaking solutions to market while contending with overlapping, and sometimes contradictory, legal and compliance obligations. Drawing on his vast cross-border experience, and his deep understanding of both US and UK/EU law and regulation, Nate is able to draw simplicity out of complexity and to provide clients with commercially sensible solutions to cutting-edge, and often first-of-their kind, questions.

Nate received his master’s degree and doctorate from Cambridge, where he studied EU politics with a focus on financial services. He was a 2004 Fulbright Scholar to the European Union.

Lawyer Rankings

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

The transatlantic practice at Katten advises exchanges, clearinghouses, liquidity providers, investment funds and asset managers on regulatory matters. The team is co-led by Lance Zinman,  the firm’s global chair of financial markets and funds; Carolyn Jackson, who assists clients in cross-border issues involving UK, EU and US regulation; Nathaniel Lalone, who is known for regulatory and compliance advice to market infrastructure clients; and Neil Robson, who advises on a range of issues for clients such as hedge fund managers, investment advisers, broker-dealers and proprietary traders.

London > Finance > Derivatives and structured products

The derivatives practice at Katten represents a wide range of clients including dealers, end users, proprietary traders, brokers, advisors, exchanges and clearing organisations on a diverse array of financial instruments, among them futures, structured products, and cleared and OTC swaps. This work covers many different asset classes – interest rates, credit, commodities, securities and foreign exchange – on which the firm provides both transactional and regulatory advice. In London, it benefits from having both English and US law expertise, enabling it to advise clients doing business on both sides of the Atlantic. Carolyn Jackson, Nathaniel Lalone and Neil Robson lead the financial markets and funds practice in London. David Brennand, who handles the structuring and operation of investment funds and other collective investment structures, is also recommended.