Experience

  • Financial Sector M&A

    • IntercontinentalExchange on its acquisition of the NYSE Euronext Group.
    • National Bank of Abu Dhabi on its proposed merger with First Gulf Bank.
    • A Middle Eastern sovereign wealth fund on its investment in Barclays plc.
    • A leading banking group on the disposal of its fund management businesses.
    • IntercontinentalExchange on its acquisition of the power and energy markets of APX-Endex.
    • A leading UK bank on restructuring its European operations.
  • Investment Funds

    • Various funds on regulatory issues, including market abuse, authorization, AIFMD, marketing, and passporting.
    • Various funds on formation documents, side letters, prime brokerage agreements, custody agreements, outsourcing agreements, LLP agreements, LP agreements, LLP/LP/partnership issues, and other general transactional matters.
    • Drafting Funds rules for the Abu Dhabi Global Market.
  • General Financial Services Regulatory Work

    • Various banks and infrastructure operators on regulatory reforms.
    • Various banks on Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive implementation, including remediation of contracts for compliance with Article 55.
    • A Greek institution on the fall-out from the Eurozone crisis, including options for dealing with bank runs and currency redenomination.
    • Various banks on structural reforms (Volcker, Liikanen and Vickers) and recovery and resolution plans (RRPs), including collaborating with a technology company to create a software solution for streamlining RRP processes.
    • A leading investment bank underwriter on regulatory due diligence to be conducted in connection with the IPO of a retail derivatives firm.
    • IntercontinentalExchange on the launch of the first successful clearing service for CDS contracts in the world.
    • SIX x-clear on the establishment of co-clearing arrangements on the London Stock Exchange.
    • LMAX in the establishment of the first multilateral trading facility for the trading of retail financial derivatives.
    • IntercontinentalExchange on the transition of the clearing of LIFFE derivatives from LCH.Clearnet to ICE Clear Europe Ltd.
    • IntercontinentalExchange on various regulatory applications, including Recognised Overseas Clearing House, Recognised Overseas Investment Exchange and Recognised Auction Platform.
    • A leading bank in the drafting and structuring of its regulatory capital instruments, including lower tier 2 and tier 3 instruments
    • A bank in the preferential treatment of short term exposures under the Standardised Approach to Credit Risk

Education

  • King's College London, LL.B.
  • University of Oxford, BCL

Languages

  • Hindi
  • Urdu