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Stuart Davis is a partner in the London office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the Financial Institutions and Financial Regulatory Practices and the Fintech Industry Group. Mr. Davis has a wide range of experience advising broker-dealers; investment, retail, and private banks; technology companies; market infrastructure providers; investment managers; hedge funds; and private equity funds on complex regulatory challenges. Mr. Davis counsels clients on the domestic and cross-border regulatory aspects of cutting-edge fintech initiatives, including technology innovations in legislation, market infrastructure, tokenization, trading, clearing and settlement, lending (including crowdfunding), payments, and regulatory surveillance. He also advises financial institutions on the impact of regulatory change on their businesses.

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

(Next Generation Partners)

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Latham & Watkins‘ team in London is an integral part of the firm’s global financial regulatory offering, which counts as clients central banks, wholesale and retail banks, asset managers and insurers. In recognition of the group’s strengths, it is often instructed by market infrastructure providers on ground-breaking regulatory issues. Rob Moulton is the practice head, with experience representing major trade associations in legislative settings. David Berman is an expert in the buy-side regulatory environment and is often called upon in crisis situations. Carl Fernandes is a go-to advisor for an impressive mix of investment banks and asset managers. Nicola Higgs is well-known in the retail investments space. Stuart Davis is a fintech regulatory expert, as well as regularly advising on regulation affecting M&A and capital markets transactions.

London > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Fintech

(Next Generation Partners)

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As ‘the crème de la crème of the fintech market’, Latham & Watkins leans on its international network and strong US presence to provide wide-ranging advice to financial institutions, fintech companies and internet companies developing financial offerings. The firm acts for clients on projects involving areas such as blockchain, cryptocurrency, payments and electronic trading. It is able to advise businesses on their full lifecycle, from embryonic ideas to initial public offerings (IPOs) and beyond. The multidisciplinary team offers expertise in financial products and market infrastructure knowledge, technology and commercial matters, and regulatory issues. Team head Andrew Moyle has notable experience of payments and transfers, insurtech and virtual currencies. Stuart Davis is recommended for market infrastructure, blockchain, cryptocurrency and non-fungible token (NFT) matters. In 2020, Shing Lo joined from Bird & Bird LLP, while Mike Turner was hired from Taylor Wessing LLP.