Stuart Davis is a partner in the London office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the Financial Institutions and Financial Regulatory Practices and the Fintech Industry Group. Mr. Davis has a wide range of experience advising broker-dealers; investment, retail, and private banks; technology companies; market infrastructure providers; investment managers; hedge funds; and private equity funds on complex regulatory challenges.
Mr. Davis counsels clients on the domestic and cross-border regulatory aspects of cutting-edge fintech initiatives, including technology innovations in legislation, market infrastructure, tokenization, trading, clearing and settlement, lending (including crowdfunding), payments, and regulatory surveillance. He also advises financial institutions on the impact of regulatory change on their businesses, including MAR and MiFID II, CASS, CSDR, PSD2, AIFMD, and Brexit, as well as strategically advising on their FX remediation projects, market conduct issues, best execution compliance, systems and controls, and governance.
Mr. Davis is recognised by Chambers FinTech UK 2021 as Up and Coming, Legal 500 UK 2021 as a Next Generation Partner for fintech, was named as a 2019 Rising Star by Law360 in its Fintech category, and was honored by the Lawyer Magazine in the Disruptors section of its Hot 100 2018, an annual report identifying the UK’s “most daring, innovative and creative lawyers.”