Simon Crown > Clifford Chance LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Clifford Chance LLP
E14 5JJ

Work Department

Banking & Finance



Lawyer Rankings

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

(Leading individuals)

Simon CrownClifford Chance LLP

At Clifford Chance LLP, the team ‘pulls advice from around its international network and processes it into a consistently useful package’. Practice head Caroline Meinertz has forged a particular reputation for her Brexit-related advice to financial institutions, while Simon Crown is the go-to for asset management and fintech affairs. Elsewhere, Simon Gleeson serves as an authority on post-crisis reforms in respect of financial regulatory and resolution law, whereas Monica Sah caters to global financial institutions in respect of financial product structuring, custody and cryptocustody affairs and fintech-related M&A. Caroline Dawson is an up-and-coming partner who acts on investment banking, securities and derivatives business affairs and the team also benefits from significant bench strength at senior associate level; examples include Diego Ballon Ossio, who is a benchmark and financial services trading expert, and Stephanie Peacock who is well reputed for her asset management, securities and derivatives knowledge.

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

Clifford Chance LLP has expertise across M&A, technology, data privacy, financial regulation and insurtech matters. Other areas of focus include capital markets, tax, antitrust, intellectual property, ethics, cybersecurity and litigation work. The practice advises tech-focused corporates and financial institutions, regulators and governments, insurance companies, financial investors and disruptors. Simon Crown leads the team alongside Jonathan Kewley, with the latter focusing on the cutting-edge areas of technology ethics, data, AI, cybersecurity and blockchain regulation. Kate Scott completes the leadership trio, specialising in fintech litigation. Monica Sah is recognised for her work relating to regulatory change for global financial institutions and disruptor blockchain providers. André Duminy, also head of the firm’s London technology sector focus group, global outsourcing department and UK commercial practice, is another key member of the team, while senior associate Diego Ballon Ossio advises technology companies, financial institutions and other market participants on the regulatory aspects of digital asset trading and custody issues.