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Market leader

Bar admissions:

England & Wales


United Kingdom

Practice areas:

Financial services regulatory

Industry sectors:

Financial services

Client feedback - Financial and corporate 2016

"Barney Reynolds is well known in the industry as one of the top bank regulatory counsels. He consistently outperforms his counterparts and has been able to negotiate numerous regulatory matters for us during the past ten months."

Barnabas Reynolds is head of the global Financial Institutions Advisory & Financial Regulatory Group. He advises the full range of market participants on their businesses in the London and European markets. His practice focuses on global legal risk management, including in the context of crossborder legal, regulatory and insolvency regimes. From 2010 to 2014, he served as an elected member of the firm's Policy Committee. Barnabas is recognised as a leading UK and EU financial regulatory lawyer, including being named as a Law360 MVP.


Mr. Reynolds has been actively involved in helping to shape, analyze and comment upon the global regulatory reforms that arose out of the recent financial crisis. He often serves as a panelist in reform-focused events held by institutions such as the Financial Times, Quadrilateral and Chatham House. Mr. Reynolds frequently writes on financial regulatory reform issues.

• Financial Institutions Advisory & Financial Regulatory

• Private Banks & Private Wealth Management

• Finance

• Investment Funds

• Derivatives & Structured Products

• Criminal Law, Regulation & Enforcement

• Dodd-Frank, UK, EU & Other Regulatory Reforms

• Private Equity & Hedge Funds

• Volcker Assistant

• Basel III — Regulatory Capital

• Insurance

• Financial Institutions

Queens’ College Cambridge, LL.M., 1990

Downing College Cambridge, M.A., 1989