Jones Day adds financial markets partner in London

The firm poaches equity partner Chris Arnold from Mayer Brown

Jones Day adds financial markets partner in London

Jones Day has announced that Chris Arnold will join the firm’s London office as a partner in the financial markets practice.

Joining from Mayer Brown where he was an equity partner in the banking and finance team, Arnold has more than two decades of experience advising investment banks, as well as other financial institutions, trustees, financial service providers, and industry groups.

His practice covers derivatives, repos, securities lending, structured securities, and other risk transfer agreements He also advises institutions on UK, European, and U.S. regulation of OTC derivatives markets and legal risk management, including distressed situations.

"Chris has tremendous experience across a broad range of capital markets and financial transactions, with a particular focus on derivatives and structured finance," said Alban Caillemer du Ferrage, chair of the EMEA and APAC regions of the firm's financial markets practice. "As counsel to ISDA on major projects, and having built a leading practice in one of the biggest derivatives markets in the world, his arrival at Jones Day enables the firm to align a first-tier derivatives market capability in New York, London, and Continental Europe under market conditions not experienced in years."

Arnold joins a team of nearly 320 lawyers worldwide in the financial markets practice. He will assist UK, European, and international clients with all aspects of derivatives and structured finance transactions, working in close collaboration with Jones Day lawyers in the firm's European and US offices.

"I am excited to join the Jones Day team and get to work with my new colleagues," said Arnold. "I believe that my financial services clients will benefit greatly from Jones Day's law firm model that places true partnership and seamless lawyer collaboration at the center of its culture.”


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