Rob Moulton is a partner in the London office of Latham & Watkins. Mr. Moulton specializes in financial services regulatory advice and has vast experience advising investment banks, governments, corporate finance houses, clearing houses, fund managers, insurers, stockbrokers, and online trading business on a variety of legal and regulatory risk management matters. He has particular expertise in the FCA’s Conduct of Business Rules, European regulatory developments such as MiFID and MAR, and contested enforcement actions.

Mr. Moulton is recognized in the Hall of Fame in The Legal 500 for financial services non-contentious regulatory. He is the former Chair of the firm's Financial Institutions Industry Group.

Mr. Moulton’s experience includes advising:

  • The underwriters on the first-of-its-kind initial public offering and listing on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange of Investcorp Capital, a provider of capital and capital financing services in the alternative investments space
  • AllianceBernstein, a leading global investment management and research firm, on the formation of its joint venture with Société Générale
  • Syndicate banks on the US$1.085 billion refinancing of Aston Martin
  • A bank on the amendment and restatement to term loan and revolving credit facility for TUI AG, a Germany-based travel and tourism company
  • The underwriters on the initial public offering of Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco), the largest IPO in history
  • Thomas Cook on the financial services implications of their collapse
  • A leading US investment bank on compliance with the new Benchmarks Regulation, including in its role as the administrator of a number of benchmarks
  • Numerous banks and other financial services clients in relation to important MiFID preparation and implementation projects
  • Senior managers of a number of investment banks in relation to the FCA’s Senior Managers Regime
  • A series of asset managers on their responsibilities under AIFMD
  • An investment bank on issues arising from a market abuse investigation
  • An investment bank on issues arising following a review of its CASS processes
  • An investment bank on its global approach to product governance in light of MiFID II
  • A private bank reviewing the effectiveness of its suitability processes
  • A number of firms on developments in the investment research industry such as the use of big data
  • A number of global banks on cross-border and extra-territorial aspects of finance services regulation, including relating to Brexit 

Bar Qualification

  • England and Wales (Solicitor)


  • LPC, Nottingham Trent University, 1995
    with distinction
  • LLB, University of Nottingham, 1994