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Fieldfisher hires from BNY Mellon; Ashurst appoints in Sydney

A Bank of New York Mellon managing counsel has joined Fieldfisher's London office, while Ashurst has continued the expansion of its finreg practice with a new partner hire in Sydney.

19 August 2021

Heads Up: with Linklaters’ Peter Bevan

“I think we will begin to see a fair degree of divergence”: In the first of GBRR’s "Heads Up" series, profiling the heads of banking regulatory practices, we sat down with Linklaters’ global head of financial regulation Peter Bevan, to discuss the future of UK and EU regulation post-Brexit, the challenges of running a global practice, and why the shift to sustainability may be the dominating theme of the next decade of regulation.

16 August 2021

Lacewell to exit NYDFS following Cuomo report

The superintendent of New York’s financial regulator has announced her resignation, after being named in the state attorney general’s report on allegations of sexual harassment by Governor Andrew Cuomo.

16 August 2021

Binance and Coinbase shed recent regulatory hires

Crypto exchanges Binance and Coinbase have lost their recent big-name hires from US regulators – former acting comptroller of the currency Brian Brooks and the SEC’s former trading and markets division director Brett Redfearn respectively – who have both departed after only months in post.

11 August 2021

Gibson Dunn launches financial regulatory practice

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher has established a new dedicated global financial regulatory practice, headed by partners in London, Hong Kong, and Washington, DC.

09 August 2021

OCC appoints climate risk officer

The United States’ acting comptroller of the currency has continued reorganising his agency with a newly-created climate risk role, as it becomes the latest US federal regulator to join the Network for Greening the Financial System.

28 July 2021

Mayer Brown hires from White & Case

Mayer Brown has hired White & Case partner Francisco García-Naranjo González in its Mexico City office.

22 July 2021

Brown ally named to Treasury financial institutions unit

Joe Biden’s administration has nominated Graham Steele, a former aide of Senate banking committee chair Sherrod Brown, as assistant secretary for financial institutions at the US Treasury.

21 July 2021

Binance hires California’s top regulator, as FinCEN creates digital currency post

Crypto-asset exchange Binance has hired the former head of California’s financial regulator, while the US Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network has created a new post to advise on digital currency issues.

08 July 2021

New leadership at Canada’s OSFI

The CEO of Canada’s deposit insurance agency is set to take over the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions, the country’s chief regulatory body.

28 June 2021

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