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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 > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Fintech

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Stuart DavisLatham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins advises traditional financial institutions, investors, emerging fintech businesses as well as internet companies that are developing financial offerings, such as payment and lending platforms. The cross-disciplinary team handles matters relating to blockchain, cryptocurrency, tokenisation, payments, cloud, artificial intelligence, electronic trading, cybersecurity, digital banking and technology outsourcing. Practice head Andrew Moyle advises clients across the fintech space on technological issues, encompassing payments and transfers, insurtech and virtual currencies. Stuart Davis is recommended for his work on market infrastructure, blockchain and tokenisation, cryptocurrency, Web3 and payment services mandates. Christian McDermott has considerable experience in payments and cryptocurrencies, and Fiona Maclean supports fintech clients on data privacy and strategy issues.

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

(Next Generation Partners)

Stuart DavisLatham & Watkins

With an ‘outstanding’ team of ‘senior lawyers and very capable juniors’, US-headquartered Latham & Watkins covers financial services-related transactions, consumer credit and payment issues, conduct and culture work, and MAR, taxonomy and AIFMD matters, among many others. Practice head Nicola Higgs routinely acts on large-scale regulatory and reform mandates for leading global players; she is supported at by David Berman, a governance, accountability, conduct, culture and compliance specialist, and Rob Moulton, who is one of the market’s foremost experts on MiFID issues. Up-and-coming partner Stuart Davis is also a name of prominence, especially in respect of fintech initiatives and market infrastructure, trading, regulatory surveillance and tokenisation affairs.