Linklaters further bolsters financial regulatory practice with Barclays hire


1 September 2015, London: Linklaters today announces the hire of Jean Price, who joins the Financial Regulation Group as Counsel. She joins from Barclays Wealth and Investment Management, where she spent four years as head of the Financial Services legal team, split across London and Glasgow.   

She has worked on a number of key strategic projects to address risk and contractual matters, including being parachuted into the Cyprus Branch Office to lead the local Compliance and business teams in dealing with capital controls and the application for international credit institution status. She has also been responsible for ensuring that Barclays Wealth and Investment Management complies with the requirements of the payments legislation, which also includes preparing for the implementation of the Payment Services Directive.

She was previously Head of Retail Banking and Consumer Finance at CMS Cameron McKenna for ten years where her work included both advisory and high profile contentious regulatory matters, including the investigation into split capital investment trusts and helping firms prepare for FSA thematic reviews.

At Linklaters, Jean will primarily focus on supporting the Consumer Credit aspect of the practice, providing retail banking clients and other providers with detailed technical knowledge on both contentious and non-contentious consumer credit matters.

Peter Bevan, Global Head of Financial Regulation at Linklaters, said: “The regulation of consumer credit has recently come under the control of the FCA and they have begun to demonstrate a keen interest in products affecting consumers. We have therefore already seen an uptick in demand for highly technical, top tier legal advice in this area. Jean’s appointment will further bolster our consumer credit capabilities at a time when banks and other providers are facing increased scrutiny of their books and their businesses.”

The firm’s unique contentious and non-contentious regulatory practice continues to advise the leading financial institutions on their most complex and significant matters.

For further information, please contact Surinder Sian on +44 207 456 4842