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Stuart Davis is a partner in the London office of Latham & Watkins, Co-Chair of the Global Digital Assets & Web3 Practice, and a member of the Emerging Companies Fintech Practice 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 ranked Band 1 by Chambers FinTech Legal UK 2023 in Corporate, Securities & Financing, Payments & Lending, and Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies-London as well as Band 2 by Chambers FinTech UK-London 2022. He was named a Next Generation Partner for FinTech by The Legal 500 UK 2021 and a 2019 FinTech Rising Star by Law360. In 2018, he was also honored by The Lawyer Magazine in the Disruptors section of its Hot 100, an annual report identifying the UK’s “most daring, innovative and creative lawyers.”