Practice Areas: Michael is global head of Linklaters’ Financial Regulation Group. He acts for investment banks, asset managers, exchanges, ATSs and clearing and settlement systems. He continues to advise OTCDeriv (a consortia of banks responsible for overseeing and developing the centralised clearing of swaps and FX products) and is involved in developing different client clearing solutions globally. He has particular expertise in regulatory enforcement work, having acted for investment banks and asset managers in particular in relation to issues relating to market abuse and client money and client assets. He is a member of the Bank of England/FCA Lawyers Consultative Group.