Clifford Chance announced today that Carlos Conceicao is to join the firm as Director of Regulatory Enforcement.
Currently, Carlos is head of the Financial Services Authority’s (FSA) Wholesale Group in Enforcement. He is recognized as a leading expert on regulatory issues affecting financial institutions with particular expertise in investigating and taking disciplinary action in cases of market abuse and other market misconduct.
Carlos has led Enforcement teams which have handled some of the FSA’s most significant cases involving investment banks, fund managers and listed companies and as such, has led settlement negotiations with major companies on behalf of the FSA.
Carlos will be a member of Clifford Chance’s financial services regulatory enforcement team which has unmatched experience and capabilities in handling regulatory and compliance problems for international banks, fund managers, insurance companies and major listed corporations. The global team includes over 75 specialist regulatory partners based in the major financial centres, offering unrivalled coverage of US, Continental European, Middle East and Asian markets.
Clifford Chance Litigation and Dispute Resolution partner Roger Best commented:
“Carlos’ recruitment is a tremendous opportunity. His depth of understanding of regulatory enforcement issues affecting financial institutions will be a real benefit for our clients. Moreover, he will provide additional resource and expertise to our busy regulatory enforcement team, which has seen huge growth in demand for its regulatory expertise. We expect demand to continue to rise as the FSA implements MiFID* “.