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Financial Services Regulatory Lawyer Tim Aron Joins Arnold & Porter in London

July 8, 2014

LONDON, 8 July 2014 -- Arnold & Porter announced today that Tim Aron has joined the firm as a partner in its London office. Recognized for his work in the financial services industry, Tim will focus his practice on financial services regulatory work. Prior to entering private practice he spent five years at the Financial Services Authority, where he advised its markets division, banking division, and enforcement and financial crimes division on post-financial crisis policies. He has also served as legal adviser to the UK Listing Authority and to the UK Competition Commission.

Tim Aron represents a wide range of clients in the financial services sector, including banks, clearing houses and trading platforms, fund managers, insurers, securities and commodities broker-dealers.  He advises on all regulatory aspects of securities and derivatives transactions; safe keeping of money and assets, systems and controls and other high level standards, conduct of business rules, and the restructuring, acquisition and disposal of entities in the financial sector. With strong ties to the UK’s compliance and regulatory community, Tim helped form, and is still active in, the primary trade group of lawyers in the financial services regulatory arena in London.

Arnold & Porter Chairman, Thomas H. Milch, said: “Tim is a highly skilled lawyer who is very knowledgeable about the regulatory climate in the UK. We expect his considerable financial services regulation experience will be of value to our domestic and foreign institutional clients, many of whom are now facing increased UK and European regulatory activity.”

The head of Arnold & Porter’s London office, Tim Frazer, said: “We are delighted to welcome Tim Aron and to establish a financial regulatory practice in London. This complements the office’s existing strength in the regulatory sphere. Tim’s service at the FSA brings to the table the kind of practical experience that will hugely benefit our clients in the UK.”

Tim Aron said: “Arnold & Porter presents a unique international platform and unwavering commitment to providing the full range of regulatory legal services that are expected by my financial services clients. I look forward to working with the firm’s outstanding financial services team in helping to expand its already strong brand on both sides of the Atlantic.”

Arnold & Porter’s financial services group advises US and international institutions on regulatory, litigation, legislative and transactional matters. 

Arnold & Porter LLP is an international law firm of nearly 800 lawyers with offices in Brussels, Denver, Houston, London, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and Washington, DC.  The firm, founded in 1946, maintains more than 25 practice areas spanning a broad spectrum of the law, with a primary focus on litigation, transactional matters, and regulatory issues.

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