Debevoise Hires New International Counsel in London

8 September 2016

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP today announced that Aatif Ahmad has joined the firm as an international counsel in the firm’s London office.

Mr Ahmad joins from Allen & Overy, where he was a member of the firm’s financial services regulatory group. His practice focuses on advising financial institutions and corporates on EU and UK financial services regulation. He has significant experience advising clients on matters such as authorization, passporting, change of control, conduct of business, regulatory capital, client money and collateral, AIFMD, market abuse, OTC derivatives markets reforms and recovery and resolution.

Richard Ward, London co-managing partner at Debevoise, comments: “The regulatory advice we provide from London for global financial institutions and investment funds has seen significant growth in recent years. We have invested heavily to ensure we provide clients with advice that helps them remain ahead of the regulatory curve. Aatif’s arrival will considerably bolster that global team. He brings with him a wealth of experience and know-how in the area.”

Geoffrey Kittredge, chair of Debevoise’s European Private Equity Funds Group, comments: “Aatif’s arrival comes at a critical time, as we now face a period of almost unparalleled uncertainty following the result of the UK’s EU referendum. Since the global financial crisis, we’ve guided our clients through an era characterized by regulatory change, and the coming years promise to witness perhaps even more profound shifts.

“Aatif is a talented lawyer who has an impressive track record in advising on a range of regulatory issues. I look forward to welcoming him to the team, and working alongside him as the practice continues to grow.”

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is a premier law firm with market-leading practices, a global perspective and strong New York roots. We deliver effective solutions to our clients’ most important legal challenges, applying clear commercial judgment and a distinctively collaborative approach.