Jan Putnis has been a partner at Slaughter and May in London since 2003. His practice focuses on financial regulation, with particular emphasis on international corporate and commercial transactions. Mr Putnis acts for a broad range of financial institutions, including banks, insurance groups and asset managers, on strategic regulatory matters and investigations, cross-border and domestic mergers and acquisitions, and outsourcings. His work involves extensive advice on regulatory capital and on capital structures of new businesses, as well as capital structures to facilitate acquisitions and group reorganisations. Mr Putnis qualified as a solicitor in 1996. In a previous life, he graduated with a degree in physics from Oxford University in 1992.
The Banking Regulation Review - 9th Edition
Banking regulation is a never-ending quest to balance the three major policy objectives of financial stability, consumer protection and the needs of developed economies for reliable services involving the provision and intermediation of finance. It is safe to say that the relative importance of these factors to policymakers will never be constant.
Driven by events – whether political, economic or financial – governments and regulators will move their centre of focus from one objective to another as circumstances require, while continuing to pay lip service to the need to balance all three. For their part, banks have to maintain the right quantity and quality of resources to react to policy shifts and, hopefully, to ensure that they can communicate their views clearly to the authorities before those shifts take place.
In this book:
- Jan Putnis, Slaughter and May
- Jan Putnis and Tolek Petch, Slaughter and May
- European Union
- Hong Kong
- New Zealand
- South Africa
- United Arab Emirates
- United Kingdom
- United States