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Chris Bates

Chris Bates

Clifford Chance LLP

London, , GBR


Chris Bates is a partner and head of Clifford Chance's financial regulatory practice in London. He advises banks, securities firms and other financial institutions on issues associated with the regulatory response to the financial crisis, the impact of the EU single market programme, financial services regulation and regulatory capital, as well as advising on securities and derivatives transactions and mergers and acquisitions in the financial sector.

He is a member of the Council and Executive Board of the International Regulatory Strategy Group advising the City of London Corporation and TheCityUK.  Mr. Bates has served as a member of the European Commission's European Securities Markets Experts Group and is an active participant in other industry and official committees and working groups on regulatory issues, as well as advising a number of industry associations on regulatory matters.

Mr. Bates joined Clifford Chance in 1980 and from 1983 to 1988 was based in the firm's Hong Kong office. He is a Solicitor of the Supreme Court in England and holds degrees from Oxford University and Columbia Law School.

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