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Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

Work Department

Financial services


Jonny is a partner and head of the firm’s national financial services team. He has spent the majority of his career  working in the legal team of two large financial institutions in various senior leadership roles, advising on a broad range of regulatory issues and leading on key strategic projects in the UK and overseas.

He advises a wide range of financial institutions on financial services regulation, specialising in product development, perimeter issues, authorisations, payments, financial crime prevention, regulatory investigations/enforcements and general commercial issues. He also regularly advises on the regulatory issues arising from acquisitions and disposals.


Trained Cobbetts LLP 1997 to 1999; qualified September 1999; associate, Addleshaw Goddard LLP 1999; senior associate, Addleshaw Goddard LLP 2003; legal counsel, Barclays Bank PLC 2005; senior legal counsel, Barclays Bank PLC 2008; head of legal, Barclays Bank PLC 2010; head of legal, Lloyds Banking Group 2012; partner, Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP 2019.

Lawyer Rankings

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

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP is a key port of call for financial institutions, high street banks, major insurers, corporates and public sector organisations. Jonny Williams counts product and lending issues and conduct of business affairs among his key strengths and is also adept in the regulatory considerations of acquisitions, disposals and corporate restructurings. The London practice is closely integrated with the firm’s national network, particularly the Edinburgh office.