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

Katten leverages its transatlantic presence when catering to an array of investment funds, asset managers, exchanges, clearing houses, broker-dealers and proprietary trading businesses. Carolyn Jackson is an expert in the Dodd-Frank Act and European Market Infrastructure Regulation, while Nathaniel Lalone is a go-to for both buy and sell-side clients active in the derivatives, futures and securities fields. The pair are both dual-qualified in England and New York and front the practice alongside Neil Robson, a key port of call for cross-border work, new funds, day-to-day business and product launch matters.

London > Finance > Derivatives and structured products

Katten has extensive experience in both exchange-traded and OTC derivatives, acting for both sell-side and buy-side clients. It is a key adviser on regulatory matters, both in Europe and the US, particularly where regulatory regimes overlap. It has in-depth knowledge of the Dodd-Frank Act, the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR), Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID), Markets in Financial Instruments Regulation (MiFIR), Market Abuse Regulation and the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive. Carolyn Jackson, who is a former manager of the New York trading desk of several investment banks and the former executive director of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc., Nathaniel Lalone and Neil Robson are the key financial markets regulatory partners in London.