Financial Law Committee Members

Ms. Dorothy Livingston (Herbert Smith Freehills LLP) (Chairman)
E-mail: dorothy.livingston@hsf.com

Penny Angell (Hogan Lovells International LLP)
James Bresslaw (Simmons and Simmons LLP)
Charles Cochrane (Clifford Chance LLP)
Matthew Dening (Baker & McKenzie LLP)
David Ereira (Paul Hastings (Europe) LLP)
Mark Evans (Travers Smith LLP)
Emma Giddings (Norton Rose Fulbright LLP)
Andrew McClean(Slaughter and May)
Flora McLean (Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP)
Simon Roberts (Allen & Overy LLP)
Sarah Smith (Dechert LLP)
Jeremy Stokeld (Linklaters LLP)
Nick Swiss (Eversheds LLP)
Nigel Ward (Ashurst LLP)
Presley Warner (Sullivan & Cromwell LLP)

Secretary: Joanne High (Herbert Smith Freehills LLP)
Secretary: Rachael MacKay (Herbert Smith Freehills LLP)

E-mail – joanne.high@hsf.com 

Financial Law Committee Working Parties & Members

The Committee’s current standing working parties are set out below. Other ad hoc working parties are formed from time to time to consider specific topics or issues.

Intermediated Securities 

Joint working party of Financial, Company and Regulatory Law Committees

Dorothy Livingston (Herbert Smith Freehills LLP) (Chairman Working Group and Financial Law Committee)
David Pudge (Clifford Chance LLP) (Chair Company Law Committee)
Karen Anderson (Herbert Smith Freehills LLP) (Chair Regulatory Law Committee)
Sam Bagot (Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP)
Peter Bateman (Slaughter & May)
James Bresslaw (Simmons & Simmons LLP)
David Ereira (Paul Hastings (Europe) LLP)
Mark Evans (Travers Smith LLP)
Lucy Fergusson (Linklaters LLP)
Vanessa Knapp (Independent)
Hannah Meakin (Norton Rose Fulbright LLP)
Caroline Meinertz (Clifford Chance LLP)
Guy Morton (Independent, formerly Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP)
Mark Simpson (Baker McKenzie LLP)
Sarah Smith (Dechert LLP)
Richard Ufland (Hogan Lovells)
Martin Webster (Pinsent Masons LLP)
Victoria Younghusband (Charles Russell Speechlys)

Financial Collateral Directive

Mark Evans (Travers Smith LLP)
Dorothy Livingston (Herbert Smith Freehills LLP)
Geoffrey Yeowart (Hogan Lovells International LLP)

International Law Issues (Rome 1 and Rome 2 Regulation and Brussels Regulation) post Brexit implementation

Dorothy Livingston (Herbert Smith Freehills LLP) (Chairman)

Professor Andrew Dickinson (Clifford Chance LLP)
Mark Evans (Travers Smith LLP)
Tolek Petch (Slaughter and May)
Guy Morton (Independent, formerly Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP)
Vanessa Knapp (Independent, formerly Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP)

Insolvency 

David Ereira (Paul Hasting (Europe) LLP)(Chairman)

Dorothy Livingston (Herbert Smith Freehills LLP)
Richard Calnan (Norton Rose Fulbright LLP)
Nigel Ward (Ashurst LLP)
Penny Angell (Hogan Lovells International LLP)
Secured Transactions Reform

Richard Calnan (Norton Rose Fulbright LLP) (Chairman)

David Ereira (Paul Hastings (Europe) LLP)
Mark Evans (Travers Smith LLP)
Kate Gibbons (Clifford Chance LLP)
Dorothy Livingston (Herbert Smith Freehills LLP)
Nick Swiss (Eversheds LLP)
Matthew Dening (Sidley Austin LLP)
Matthew Tobin (Slaughter and May)
Geoffrey Yeowart (Hogan Lovells Internatiional LLP)
Simon Roberts (Allen & Overy LLP)

LIBOR

Charles Cochrane (Clifford Chance LLP) (Chairman)

Stephen Powell (Slaughter and May)
Jeremy Stokeld (Linklaters LLP)
Nick Swiss (Eversheds LLP)
Penny Angell (Hogan Lovells International LLP)
James Bresslaw (Simmons and Simmons LLP)
Sarah Smith (Akin Gump LLP)

Opinions

Geoffrey Yeowart (Hogan Lovells International LLP)(Chairman)

Dorothy Livingston (Herbert Smith Freehills  LLP)
Richard Calnan (Norton Rose Fulbright LLP)
Armel Cates (Clifford Chance LLP)
Charles Clark (Linklaters LLP)
Kate Gibbons (Clifford Chance LLP)
Simon Roberts (Allen & Overy LLP)

Intra-Group Guarantees and Loans

Joint Committee with CLLS Company Law Committee and Law Society Company Law Committee

Joint Chairs – David Pudge (Clifford Chance LLP), Elizabeth Wall (Allen & Overy LLP) and Dorothy Livingston (Herbert Smith Freehills LLP)

Richard Calnan (Norton Rose Fulbright LLP)
Michael Green (Allen & Overy LLP)
Jeremy Stokeld (Linklaters LLP)
Andrew McClean (Slaughter and May)
Venessa Kemp (Independent, formerly Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP)
Simon Chadney (Herbert Smith Freehiills LLP)

Execution of Documents/Electronic Signatures

Dorothy Livingston (Herbert Smith Freehills LLP) (Chairman)

Nick Swiss (Eversheds LLP)
Jeremy Stokeld (Linklaters LLP)
Emma Giddings (Norton Rose Fulbright LLP)

Note: these were representatives of the Committee on a joint working group with the Law Society and CLLS Company Law Committee which considered issues relating to electronic signatures which reported in 2016.

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