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Jones Day adds Aidan Lawes as of counsel to Financial Institutions Litigation & Regulation Practice in London

October 2018


The global law firm Jones Day announces that Aidan Lawes is joining the Firm's London Office as of counsel in its Financial Institutions Litigation & Regulation Practice.

Mr. Lawes arrives at Jones Day from Mizuho Bank Ltd. In London where he was Head of Regulatory Change EMEA. In this role he advised buy-side and sell-side clients, including banks, mainstream asset managers, alternative fund managers, and sovereign wealth funds. He also has extensive experience providing transactional support to M&A, finance, and funds departments regarding regulatory due diligence, change of control analysis and applications, structuring assistance, and post-completion integration.

"Aidan brings Jones Day first-hand industry experience," said Jay Tambe, who co-leads Jones Day's Financial Institutions Litigation & Regulation Practice. "The regulatory, compliance and legal issues faced by financial institutions continue to grow in complexity. Our clients will benefit from the advice of a lawyer like Aidan, who has a thorough understanding of the current regulatory climate. I look forward to working with him and welcome him to Jones Day."

Mr. Lawes' experience at Mizuho Bank also included reviewing legislation, providing detailed technical and legal advice, and working extensively with IT and trading floor support teams to understand trade flows and booking models in order to develop IT specifications that meet regulatory requirements. He has served as chairman of the MIFID II working group of the Association of Foreign Banks.

Added John Phillips, Partner-in-Charge of Jones Day's London Office, "Aidan's cross-border and multinational experience, particularly as it relates to regulatory risks and regulations, will be invaluable in London. He will be a very timely, strategic addition to what is already an outstanding team. We look forward to his contributions and welcome him to Jones Day."

Jones Day is a global law firm with more than 2,500 lawyers in 43 offices across five continents. The Firm is distinguished by: a singular tradition of client service; the mutual commitment to, and the seamless collaboration of, a true partnership; formidable legal talent across multiple disciplines and jurisdictions; and shared professional values that focus on client needs.

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