Global law firm White & Case LLP has appointed Stuart Willey as Counsel and Head of UK Regulatory Practice for its Banking and Capital Markets practice. Willey joins the Firm from the UK's Financial Services Authority (the 'FSA') where he was Chief Counsel.
"It is a tribute to the strength and capabilities of the banking and financial regulatory practice in London that we’ve been able to attract someone of Stuart's calibre to the Firm," said Eric Berg, head of White & Case's global Banking Practice Group.
"The next few months will see the publication of several key reports with wide-ranging effects across our client spectrum," said White & Case partner Rob Mathews, head of the Firm's Banking and Capital Markets practice for Western Europe, Middle East and Africa. "Our role is to help clients interpret these changes, assess their everyday commercial impact and guide them through the practical responses."
"The financial crisis had a significant impact on the shape of the market and our clients are facing an increasingly complex regulatory environment as a result," added White & Case London Executive Partner Oliver Brettle. "We continue to build-out our London office capabilities, and with his expertise, Stuart is extremely well positioned to advise clients on a broad range of rapidly changing capital markets issues."
As Chief Counsel at the FSA, Stuart headed a team of 20 within the regulatory authority focused on the securities markets, banking and funds. He was with the FSA for 13 years and prior to this, worked as the Head of Enforcement at the Personal Investment Authority. Stuart Willey will join partner Carmen Reynolds and team in White & Case’s London office.
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