Barnabas (Barney) Reynolds

Global Head of the Financial Services Industry Group, Shearman & Sterling

'Barnabas (Barney) Reynolds is Global Head of the Financial Institutions Advisory and Financial Regulatory Group and is also a member of the firm's Executive Group.


He is one of the leading financial institution practitioners in the market. The focus of his practice is acquisition, regulatory, governance, enforcement and securities law matters, domestic and cross-border, for financial institutions and infrastructure providers. He has advised on many of the main transformative transactions and has extensive experience helping clients with their critical legal and regulatory situations, including disputes, bank resolution and insolvency matters. Barney also helps smaller companies navigate their way through to success. He has a wealth of experience in FinTech, having advised numerous clients at various stages of their life cycle.


Barney works with the main industry bodies and regulators and is frequently called upon to provide evidence before Parliamentary Committees. He is ranked as a leading financial regulatory lawyer by Chambers UK and Legal 500.'

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