Award winning capital markets Counsel joins 5i Board

10th February 2020

5i News - Timothy Hailes FKC

London, 10th January 2020: Timothy Hailes FKC is a multi-award winning international capital markets lawyer with over 25 years’ experience in derivatives, securities and wholesale markets. He is an Alderman of The City of London and served as Sheriff in 2017/18 making him one of the few people now eligible for election as Lord Mayor. His commitment to public service can be traced back to 1988 when he was Parliamentary Assistant to two cabinet ministers at just aged 20.

Tim graduated from Kings College London with a B.A. (Hons) degree in History and earned a Jelf Medal (1990), before spending six years in private practice, qualifying as a solicitor in1995 with a city law firm and subsequently practising with aWall Streetlaw firm in their London office during which he was seconded to the trading floors of Natwest Financial Products plc and Union Bank of Switzerland.

In 1999 Tim joined JP Morgan, rising through the ranks to roles including co-head of the Global Equities & Global Regulatory Reform Practice Groups of the Corporate and Investment Bank Legal Department, senior lawyer in the EMEA region for regulatory modernisation and Managing Director and Associate General Counsel in the Investment Banking Division. Tim has served on a number of derivatives industry committees (including co-chairing theInternational Swaps and Derivatives Association fund derivatives committee) and contributes to publications, particularly on developments in the equities markets and structured products sold to retail investors. He acted as a technical expert to the UK FSA 2009 Lehman review and has appeared before IOSCO standing committees, the European Commission, the Chinese Banking and Regulatory Commission and numerous other regulatory authorities on behalf of the financial services industry.

Tim is a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Pewterers, International Bankers, Solicitors, Firefighters and Paviors (Honorary). He is also Magistrate on the Central London bench and a member of The Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House).

In October 2014 Tim was recognised by the Legal 500 UK and announced the in-house finance lawyer of the year, in the same month he was included in the top 100 FT out and proud heroes of the business world.Other awards include European Regulatory Lawyer (Financial Services) of the Year (Global Counsel Awards, Association of Corporate Counsel – 2017) and Legal 500 UK In House Counsel, Lifetime Achievement Award / Services (The Legal 500 – 2018).

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