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3 Oct 2011

Eversheds appoints FSA heavyweight to litigation practice

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International law firm Eversheds has appointed Greg Brandman, a Manager in the FSA’s Enforcement and Financial Crime Division, as a Partner in London, beefing up its contentious regulatory practice.

Greg joins the fast growing Financial Services Dispute Resolution team at Eversheds and will represent regulated entities in connection with enforcement, compliance and risk management issues in wholesale and retail markets. He will also provide banking and financial services dispute management advice to the firm's multinational client base.

Greg joins Eversheds from the Enforcement Division of the FSA, where he has spent the last two years leading investigations into market abuse, systems and controls failings by large financial institutions, and the competence of approved persons holding significant influence functions. During his time at the FSA, he has acted on some of the largest and most high profile investigations in the City. Prior to joining the FSA, Greg spent 10 years in the dispute resolution department of Simmons & Simmons specialising in commercial and investment banking litigation

Greg commented:

“I was attracted to Eversheds because of its excellent reputation in the market for providing high quality services. I am excited to join Eversheds to build on the success of the litigation practice and cement my return to private practice.”

Matthew Allen, partner and Head of the London Financial Services Dispute Resolution practice, commented:

“Over the past few years, the Financial Services Dispute Management team at Eversheds has seen explosive growth, winning a wide range of mandates from some of the world's biggest banks and financial institutions. Greg’s experience as one of the most highly regarded investigators at the FSA, combined with his superb private practice experience, will further strengthen the team at a time when continued volatility in international markets is creating unprecedented client demand for the kind of hands on, practical experience, which Greg brings.”

Jonathon Crook, partner and head of the FSDR team’s contentious regulatory team added:

“Over the last few years we have acted for a wide range of regulated entities and approved persons in connection with FSA investigations and enforcement actions - ranging from insider dealing and market abuse through to issues around handling of client assets and the misselling of investment, pension and insurance products. Greg’s expertise and experience of working with the FSA will enhance the range of support we can provide for our clients at a time when there is increasing need for support in dealing with regulatory and compliance issues.”

The Eversheds financial services dispute resolution team comprises 130 lawyers globally who provide dispute management, fraud, compliance and regulatory advice to a blue chip roster of banks, financial institutions and corporates.

For more information contact

Chantel Gohil-Gray

Eversheds
t: +44 (0) 207 919 4629
m: + 44 (0) 7786 915 664
e: ChantelGohil-Gray@eversheds.com

Eversheds LLP and its world wide offices have over 4,000 people who provide services to the private and public sector business and finance community. Access to all these services is provided through 57 international offices in 31 jurisdictions. Eversheds combines local market knowledge and access with the specialisms, resources and international capability of one of the world's largest law firms.

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