Linklaters Appoints Bank Regulatory Partner in New York

Third major hire for the New York office this year

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Leading global law firm Linklaters LLP today announces that Robin Maxwell, a leading U.S. bank regulatory lawyer, will join the firm as a partner in its New York office.

“With its cross-border expertise and growing New York presence, Linklaters is an ideal fit for me and I’m thrilled to be joining the team. I look forward to the opportunity to help the Firm as it continues to expand its already extensive global platform.”

Robin joins Linklaters’ Financial Regulation Group, which represents a range of investment and commercial banks, investment managers, trading platforms and exchanges world-wide.

Robin has extensive experience advising financial institutions on regulatory matters and in domestic and cross-border bank mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and other strategic combinations.

Michael Kent, Global Head of Linklaters’ Financial Regulation Group*, said:

“Given the changing U.S. regulatory regime and the increasing regulation of the financial markets and financial institutions globally, Robin’s regulatory expertise and strong client relationships will truly enhance our capabilities to meet our global clients’ growing needs in the U.S. and throughout the world. With market-leading practices in Europe and Asia, the arrival of Robin will enable us to offer truly global regulatory advice to our clients.”

Linklaters’ New York Co-Managing Partner Larry Byrne said:

“Robin will be a strong asset to our New York office and our global Financial Regulation Group. Her experience and regulatory background will strengthen our transactional capabilities in New York and help to strengthen our position as the leading financial institutions regulatory firm globally.”

Robin said, “With its cross-border expertise and growing New York presence, Linklaters is an ideal fit for me and I’m thrilled to be joining the team. I look forward to the opportunity to help the Firm as it continues to expand its already extensive global platform.”

Most recently, Robin was a partner and head of Goodwin Procter’s New York Financial Services practice. Prior to joining Goodwin Procter, Robin spent a number of years at Davis Polk & Wardwell where she represented U.S. and international banks in a variety of domestic and cross-border transactions and bank regulatory matters.

Robin is Linklaters’ third major partner hire in New York this year following the appointment of Dan Dufner as a Corporate/M&A partner and Lew Steinberg as Co-Head of the U.S. Practice and Head of the U.S. Tax Practice.

Linklaters has built a full service team of more than 150 U.S. lawyers in New York and more than 70 U.S. lawyers in ten other major jurisdictions around the globe.

Notes to editors:

  • Linklaters LLP specializes in advising the world's leading companies, financial institutions and governments on their most important and challenging transactions and assignments. With offices in major business and financial centers, we deliver an outstanding service to our clients throughout the world.
  • *To reflect the global nature of our financial regulatory practice, we have changed the name of the Financial Markets Group to the Financial Regulation Group, which has greater global resonance.
  • Linklaters’ Financial Regulation Group advises the major international financial institutions on their most complex regulatory requirements and market-critical transactions. Our international network and the global nature of the Financial Regulation Group enables us to provide integrated cross-border regulatory advice on all aspects of financial markets and regulation. The globalization of the marketplace and our clients’ operations is reflected by an increasingly international approach to regulation and enforcement. As a result, businesses managing critical questions of corporate strategy and risk face the challenge of keeping abreast of and complying with existing, new and developing regulation.
  • Linklaters’ New York-based lawyers advise on a wide range of domestic and cross-border deals and cases, including in the areas of antitrust, banking, capital markets, executive compensation, investment management, litigation & arbitration, M&A, restructuring & insolvency, structured finance & derivatives and tax. In addition to our on-the-ground strength in New York, our integrated international network gives our clients access to teams of U.S. lawyers based in 11 major financial centers throughout the globe, as well as our first-class global practice. This unparalleled reach enables us to provide outstanding service not only within the U.S. but across the world.
  • The timing of Robin's joining as a partner is subject to the completion of certain regulatory procedures which we expect to be concluded shortly.
  • Robin is a member of the New York State Bar.


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