London, United Kingdom - Law firm Addleshaw Goddard has appointed financial services veteran James Greig, as a partner within its regulatory team.

His arrival brings the total number of non-contentious partners in its specialist financial services team to seven.

Having over three decades of experience within the wholesale financial services market, James has held various senior in-house and private practice roles, most recently acting as Head of Regulatory Relations and Regulatory Policy at Barclays Bank plc.

In recent years, part of the team managing Barclays' relationships with its regulators, he has also focused on assisting with the shaping of financial services legislation through engagement with regulators in the UK and EU, via trade associations and bi-laterally, and helping to deliver the legal, business and operational changes the new regimes have required.

Rosanna Bryant, partner and co-head of financial services at Addleshaw Goddard, said:

"Continuing to bolster our financial markets team is a strategic aim of ours to allow us to support the increasing and developing needs of our client base.

"James is a fantastic addition to our team. His appointment will help us continue to grow our market leading financial services regulatory practice and further strengthens our financial markets capability."

The Financial Services sector is Addleshaw Goddard's largest single market sector, with the firm providing clients with a full range of transactional, regulatory, compliance, advisory and dispute advice.

James Greig regulatory partner in financial services on his appointment at Addleshaw Goddard said:

"I am delighted to join the one of the leading law firms in financial services, at time when businesses are facing immense challenges from a rapidly changing regulatory environment within financial services.  I hope my arrival will further strengthen the capabilities of Addleshaw Goddard as a market leader providing legal counsel and solutions to financial services firms". 

Over a third of the firm’s annual income is earned within the sector, with financial services clients including most of the best well known UK brands accounting for more than 80 of its top 250 clients by income.

The Financial Regulation Team has more than 30 specialist lawyers spanning both retail and wholesale financial services and is relatively unique in the way it integrates experienced Financial Regulation lawyers with senior Compliance Directors who have frequent interaction with regulators and specialise in operational governance, risk and compliance and supporting firms with the FCA conduct challenges.