Damian advises financial institutions on national and international regulations, with a particular focus on derivatives and securities regulation and the development of new markets and clearing settlement systems.
He advises banks on regulatory reform, including changes to custody requirements, payment systems and the authorisation processes to open new branches and subsidiaries. Damian has also assisted industry associations with developing standard form documentation and submitting responses to consultations with regulators.
Damian is ranked as a leading individual for regulatory matters by Chambers & Partners and as a leading lawyer by IFLR1000 and is regularly quoted in the press on regulatory matters.
“One interviewee describes him as “both technically expert and user-friendly,” and notes: “He genuinely understands how financial institutions are put together and the regulatory environment in which they function.”” – Chambers UK 2018 – Financial Services: Non-contentious Regulatory.
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News & insights
Publications: 11 JUNE 2021
The first step in shaping the UK's financial services regime post-Brexit.Read more
Publications: 16 APRIL 2021
Certain UK incorporated holding companies of banks and investments firms will, for the first time, be required to obtain PRA authorisation in 2021.Read more
Publications: 08 DECEMBER 2020
The European Commission has launched its public consultation on the review of the AIFMD.Read more
Publications: 15 OCTOBER 2020
Over the last two months, the industry have seen a number of proposals from both the European Commission and ESMA in relation to the MiFID Review.Read more