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Joe is a financial markets and regulatory partner in the firm’s Financial Industry Group, with extensive experience across industry asset classes and infrastructure. Prior to joining Reed Smith, Joe spent 18 years at Deutsche Bank where he co-led their sales and trading legal function globally, with deep transactional experience across the entirety of the fixed income, currencies and commodities businesses.

Joe managed Deutsche Bank’s legal department's response to counterparty defaults, downgrades and worked on enforcement and asset recovery efforts during the credit crisis of 2008. He also worked on the building of the first OTC derivative clearing offerings, on the development of the related market infrastructure and contributed to trade association efforts to standardise the related documents. He then helped shape the bank’s response to new regulatory developments such as EMIR, MiFID II, the collateralisation of uncleared derivatives, Brexit and IBOR reform.


  • England und Wales

  • England and Wales