Sidhartha Lal is an associate in the London office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the firm’s Financial Institutions Industry Group. 

Mr. Lal advises on a range of financial services regulation, with particular experience representing investment banks and other financial institutions in relation to regulatory compliance.

Mr. Lal trained in the firm’s London office, gaining experience in investment funds, leveraged finance, and project finance before qualifying into the firm’s Financial Regulatory Practice.

Mr. Lal’s experience includes advising:

  • A leading global market maker in relation to its multijurisdictional enforceability and marketing / licensing survey
  • A private equity fund in relation to the multiple reorganizations of a real estate focused asset manager
  • A leading Chinese technology company on the expansion of its payments business into Europe
  • A sovereign wealth fund in relation to the reorganization of its German and Irish investment vehicles
  • A leading investment bank in relation to the on-shoring of its in-house policies in the context of Brexit
  • A private equity house in relation to applying for change in control regulatory approvals across multiple European jurisdictions
  • A leading payments institution in relation to the multijurisdictional launch of its payments app
  • A prominent US bank in relation to its conduct and culture training
  • A government central bank in relation to the drafting of its banking, payments, and outsourcing regulations
  • A private equity house in relation to its AIFMD filing obligations

Bar Qualification

  • England and Wales (Solicitor)


  • LPC, BPP University, 2018
  • Bachelor Degree in Law, Durham University, 2017

Languages Spoken

  • English