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Law Firm Appoints Global Chair Of Financial Institutions

Robbie Lawther Reporter 3 August 2018

Law Firm Appoints Global Chair Of Financial Institutions

The new hire joined the firm from Barclays in 2015, where he was global head of financial crime legal and managing director of litigation, investigations and enforcement.

Global law firm Baker McKenzie has appointed London-based disputes partner, Jonathan Peddie, as global chair of financial institutions.

In addition to his global leadership role and local dispute resolution practice, Peddie will also be helping to manage the firm's London financial services regulatory practice, it said in a statement.

Peddie joined Baker McKenzie's dispute resolution team from Barclays in 2015, where his most recent roles included global head of financial crime legal and managing director of litigation, investigations and enforcement. 

As head of the litigation and investigations function he led a large number of high profile regulatory and criminal investigations in the US, EMEA and Asia-Pacific. The financial crime team partnered the bank's risk and compliance functions, implementing improved systems and controls in respect of money laundering, bribery and corruption, and international sanctions.

Since his return to private practice, he advises clients, primarily in the banking and financial services sector, in relation to corporate investigations, regulatory enforcement, financial crime, and civil and criminal litigation. He has experience of dealing with various regulatory and prosecutorial bodies, including the UK Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority, UK Serious Fraud Office, UK Crown Prosecution Service, UK National Crime Agency, UK Security and Intelligence Services, New York Federal Reserve Bank, US Securities and Exchange Commission, US Department of Justice, FBI, Saudi Capital Markets Authority, Security and Futures Authority of Hong Kong, and the Monetary Authority of Singapore.

Baker McKenzie's financial institutions industry group covers a range of corporate legal services, including tax structuring, M&A and joint ventures, intellectual property protection, IT, outsourcing, real estate portfolio management, employment, compensation schemes and pensions, regulatory enforcement, compliance, investigations, financial crime, and competition and dispute resolution.

Chicago-based Baker McKenzie is an international law firm with 13,000 employees including 6,076 fee earners and 4,700 full-time lawyers in 77 offices across 47 countries.

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