Chris Arnold joins Jones Day's London Office as partner in Financial Markets Practice
Chris Arnold will join the Firm as a partner in the Financial Markets Practice. He will be based in London.
Mr. Arnold, a recognized market leader, has more than two decades of experience advising the world's leading investment banks, as well as other financial institutions, trustees, financial service providers, and industry groups. His practice covers derivatives, repos, securities lending, structured securities, and other risk transfer agreements linked to foreign exchange, corporate and sovereign credit, equities, commodities, funds, insurance risks, strategic indices, and ESG goals. He also advises institutions on UK, European, and U.S. regulation of OTC derivatives markets and legal risk management, including distressed situations. Mr. Arnold has been recognized as a leading practitioner for more than a decade. The most recent Chambers UK describes him as "a fantastic partner [who] provides timely advice and is a leader in the market," while Legal 500 UK describes him as "vastly experienced."
"Chris has tremendous experience across a broad range of capital markets and financial transactions, with a particular focus on derivatives and structured finance," said Alban Caillemer du Ferrage, Chair of the EMEA and APAC regions of the Firm's Financial Markets Practice. "As counsel to ISDA on major projects, and having built a leading practice in one of the biggest derivatives market in the world, his arrival at Jones Day enables the Firm to align a first-tier derivatives market capability in NY, London, and Continental Europe under market conditions not experienced in years."
At Jones Day, Mr. Arnold joins a team of nearly 320 lawyers worldwide in the Financial Markets Practice, who advise clients on the full range of complex cross-border financial transactions, regulatory matters, investigations, and litigation. He will assist UK, European, and international clients with all aspects of derivatives and structured finance transactions, working in close collaboration with Jones Day lawyers in the Firm's European and U.S. offices.
"Chris is among the leading derivatives lawyers in the profession. He is highly regarded by banks and corporate law departments, as well as by his peers at other law firms," said John Phillips, Partner-in-Charge of the London Office. "He's drafted market standard trading documentation and advised on numerous key decisions of the Credit Derivatives Determinations Committees, and he knows his area of practice inside out. We are delighted that he has joined the Firm and look forward to working with him."
Mr. Arnold is dual-qualified in English and New York law. He has worked at leading law firms in both London and New York and is a regular speaker on derivatives documentation and regulation at conferences around the world. Mr. Arnold earned his diploma in legal practice from Nottingham Law School and his bachelor of laws degree from the University of Nottingham.
"I am excited to join the Jones Day team and get to work with my new colleagues," said Mr. Arnold. "I believe that my financial services clients will benefit greatly from Jones Day's law firm model that places true partnership and seamless lawyer collaboration at the center of its culture, resulting in the Firm being consistently ranked among the best in the world in client service excellence."