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.