Shearman And Sterling

Barnabas (Barney) Reynolds is Global Head of the Financial Services Industry Group and is also a member of the firm's Executive Group.

He is one of the leading financial institution practitioners in the market. The focus of his practice is acquisition, regulatory, governance, enforcement and securities law matters, domestic and cross-border, for financial institutions and infrastructure providers. He has advised on many of the main transformative transactions and has extensive experience helping clients with their critical legal and regulatory situations, including disputes, bank resolution and insolvency matters. He also helps smaller companies navigate their way through to success.

Barney has authored numerous books on financial services, which have been highly influential around the world. His thinking on financial services policy, law and regulation has been adopted by the UK and other governments. He has helped to set up new legal and regulatory regimes, including ADGM in the United Arab Emirates, leading the teams drafting the laws and regulations.

Barney works with the main industry bodies and regulators and is frequently called upon to provide evidence before Parliamentary Committees. He is ranked as a leading financial regulatory lawyer by Chambers UK and Legal 500.