James Smethurst#4200

James Smethurst

James advises on a broad range of financial services regulatory issues for both wholesale and retail financial services clients. He has extensive experience in sales and trading related issues, including in particular prime brokerage. James has also advised on numerous transactions, including on the group regulatory capital implications of acquisition structures and multi-jurisdictional regulatory approvals. James has spent time on secondment at Morgan Stanley and Citigroup. Listed as a leading individual by Legal 500, he regularly speaks at client seminars and conferences, and contributes to legal journals and other publications, including the Practioners' Guide to MiFID and EU Financial Services Directives. James joined the firm in 1999 and became a partner in 2006.

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