Gabriel Lakeman

  • Associate
  • Egabriel.lakeman@lw.com
  • 99 Bishopsgate
  • London EC2M 3XF
  • United Kingdom
  • T +44.20.7710.4645
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Profile

Gabriel Lakeman is an associate in the London office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the Financial Institutions Industry Group.

Mr Lakeman has experience advising central banks, broker-dealers, investment and private banks, market infrastructure providers, and investment managers on a wide range of complex domestic and cross-border regulatory issues, with particular experience with the FCA's CASS and Conduct of Business Rules, MAR, MiFID II, and the PRIIPs Regulation. Recently, Mr Lakeman has been assisting a number of leading global firms implement significant multi-jurisdictional regulatory change projects, in addition to advising on a variety of FinTech matters and ICO transactions.

Prior to joining Latham, Mr Lakeman practiced in the London office of a global law firm. During this time, Mr Lakeman completed secondments at two leading global investment banks.


Experience

Mr Lakeman's recent experience includes:
  • Leading a MiFID II implementation project for a global investment bank
  • Advising clients on the structuring and regulatory treatment of ICO transactions
  • Advising clients on the application of UK licensing and regulatory requirements to complex cross-border transactions and structures
  • Advising clients on their obligations under the FCA’s Conduct of Business Rules
  • Advising clients on their obligations under the EU Market Abuse Regulation

Thought Leadership

  • FCA Consults on SMCR for Benchmark Administrators -  December 03, 2019
  • ESAs Consult on Amendments to the PRIIPs KID -  November 25, 2019
  • FCA Warns Firms of Conduct Risk During LIBOR Transition -  November 22, 2019
  • Review of the EU Benchmarks Regulation -  October 17, 2019
  • ESMA’s Consultation Paper on the MAR Review -  October 11, 2019
  • Research Unbundling — FCA Finds Rules Working Well -  September 23, 2019
  • Key Emerging Regulatory Issues and Focus Areas for Institutional Asset Managers -  September 19, 2019
  • FCA Confirms SMCR Optimisations -  July 26, 2019
  • 10 Key Regulatory Focus Areas for UK/European Wholesale Markets in 2019 – Progress Report -  July 02, 2019
  • EU Kicks Off MAR Review -  May 16, 2019
  • FCA Fires Warning Shot to Brokers in Wholesale Markets -  April 30, 2019
  • Brexit and Financial Services — FCA Issues Further Guidance for Firms -  February 01, 2019
  • Regulating Crypto-assets and ICOs? ESMA and EBA Consider the Benefits -  January 24, 2019
  • FCA Consults on Further Amendments to the SMCR -  January 23, 2019
  • Brexit and Financial Services — UK Equivalence Decisions -  January 21, 2019
  • European Commission Report on the Operation of the AIFMD -  January 15, 2019
  • Brexit and Financial Services — Temporary Permissions -  December 18, 2018
  • FCA Finalises Changes to its Financial Crime Guide -  December 14, 2018
  • FCA Proposes Permanent Product Intervention Measures for Retail CFDs and Binary Options -  December 07, 2018
  • FCA to Clarify Scope of the Client Dealing Function -  November 30, 2018
  • Brexit and Financial Services — Onshoring MiFID II -  November 05, 2018
  • UK Cryptoassets Taskforce Publishes its Final Report -  October 31, 2018
  • A New Sheriff in Town? UK MPs Call for Regulation of “Wild West” Crypto-assets  -  September 20, 2018
  • FCA to Create Global Financial Innovation Network -  August 08, 2018
  • First Details of Brexit Temporary Permissions Regime Published — Key Questions Answered -  July 27, 2018
  • Regulators Publish Final Rules on SMCR Extension -  July 04, 2018
  • The MiFID II Inducements Regime -  May 08, 2018
  • Global Developments on Best Execution -  May 03, 2018
  • Commission Publishes Study of EU Market in Retail Investment Products -  April 30, 2018
Bar Qualification
  • England and Wales (Solicitor)
Education
  • Legal Practice Course, College of Law, London, 2013
  • Graduate Diploma in Law, BPP Law School, 2011
  • PhD, University College London, 2011
  • Master of Philosophy, University College London, 2005
Industries
  • Financial Institutions
  • FinTech
Practices
  • Capital Markets
  • Banking
  • Financial Regulatory
  • Derivatives