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Pinsent Masons hires financial services partner in London

International law firm Pinsent Masons makes key city hire as it welcomes financial services partner Andrew Barber into the firm's London office.

Andrew joins from Womble Bond Dickinson, where he has been a partner since 2014 and head of their London office. Andrew has nearly 20 years experience working on a broad range of retail financial services.

With extensive experience as a financial regulation practitioner, Andrew will be joining the Financial Regulation team where he will work with the team to further develop the existing financial services (FS) proposition.

Head of Financial Services at Pinsent Masons, Alexis Roberts said: "I am delighted to welcome Andrew to the firm. His appointment is testament to Pinsent Masons' commitment to developing our expertise across the financial services sector and adding to our strong City presence.

"Andrew has broad experience across retail financial services, consumer credit, mortgages, payment services and financial crime. His expertise will enable us to further support our clients and strengthen our proposition across a breadth of areas in FS.

"He has experience in acting for a range of firms including banks, insurers, investment firms, fund manager and consumer finance businesses, helping them throughout their regulatory and product life cycles. We look forward to working with Andrew as we strengthen and grow our relationships with clients across the sector."

Andrew has a breadth of experience including advising on issues arising out of the Financial Services and Markets Act 200, the PRA and FCA rules, European regulations and directives and regulatory matters applying to consumer credit and regulated mortgages.

Andrew said of his appointment:  "I am hugely excited to be joining such an innovative and forward thinking firm as Pinsent Masons. With financial services as a core focus it provides an excellent platform to grow and develop and I look forward to working with the team as we enhance our strength across the sector."

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