Pinsent Masons strengthens regulatory team with Sinclair
Pinsent Masons has appointed Al-Harith Sinclair to bolster the firm's financial regulatory capability in London and nationally. The appointment comes at a time when financial regulation continues to sweep the UK and the demand for comprehensive and accessible regulatory advice surges.
Al-Harith joins from Cleary Gottlieb where he headed up their UK financial regulatory practice. He joined Pinsent Masons City office on 4 January as a partner with six years' financial regulatory experience. During his time at Cleary Gottlieb Al-Harith both created and led the firm's UK financial regulatory practice advising corporate, banking, investment, insurance and outsourcing clients on all aspects of UK and EU financial regulation affecting their businesses.
At Cleary Gottlieb, Al-Harith advised Euronext on all of the UK regulatory aspects of the merger between the London Clearing House and Euronext's then majority owned subsidiary, Clearnet; Credit Lyonnais on the UK regulatory aspects of its merger with Credit Agricole and continuingly advised a significant number of key clients on the FSA's developing approach to outsourcing by FSA regulated institutions. He also advised on the setting up, authorisation, and ongoing compliance of FSA regulated institutions.
Prior to his appointment at Cleary Gottlieb, Al-Harith Sinclair worked as a financial regulatory specialist at Clifford Chance for four years covering the regulatory aspects of key new developments affecting the financial services industry, such as European Monetary Union and e-financial services.