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Eversheds Sutherland makes heavyweight Financial Services lateral partner hire from EY

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    Eversheds Sutherland has announced the appointment of partner Martin Sandler to its Financial Services practice group.

    Martin joins from EY where he was an Associate Partner and Lead Financial Services Regulatory Partner.

    Martin, whose career has been spent in-house, in private practice law firms and Big Four law, has extensive experience in the regulation of asset management, banking, wholesale markets, transactions and markets infrastructure. He also has significant experience in wealth management, payments, fintech and crypto, consumer finance and insurance regulation.

    Martin has worked with the largest and most high-profile names in the financial services industry. During his career, he has overseen advice on Brexit and other reorganisations, IBOR transformation, global regulatory mapping projects as well as the roll-out of regulatory changes such as MiFID II, BMR and EMIR. He has also provided regulatory input and advice in the context of many significant transactions in the FS sector.

    Prior to joining EY, Martin was PwC’s head of financial services regulation having previously been a partner at legacy Berwin Leighton Paisner and Bird & Bird. He also spent 10 years at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he was head of EMEA equity counsel and was head of UK legal and global derivatives counsel at NYSE Euronext.

    Alongside his day-to-day practice, Martin has also been involved in pro bono initiatives and advised on the regulatory issues around the establishment and operation of an affordable credit debt fund for vulnerable persons.

    Michaela Walker, Partner and Head of Financial Services, Eversheds Sutherland, commented:

    “I’m thrilled to welcome Martin to the firm. He is a highly regarded, experienced professional who brings an intrinsic understanding of the level of service excellence and legal technical competence our clients have come to expect. His arrival strengthens our financial services practice and enhances our team’s ability to meet the increasingly complex needs of our clients.”

    Martin Sandler, Partner, commented:

    “Eversheds Sutherland has a stellar reputation in the financial services market and I am very much looking forward to building on this. The industry remains particularly competitive; by applying my experience and knowledge to help bolster the existing capability of the team, we can continue to provide a top tier service to Eversheds Sutherland’s impressive client base and grow the practice into new areas and market segments.”

    This is the latest high profile Partner hire for Eversheds Sutherland’s financial services offering, and closely follows the appointment of Partner Ed Winters who joined the global law firm’s Corporate Practice Group in New York earlier this year.



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