Dabir most recently worked at Kirkland & Ellis International where he was a partner in the Financial Services Regulatory team. He began his legal career at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, moving to Macfarlanes at six years post-qualification. Before becoming a lawyer, Dabir worked as a management consultant for EY where he qualified as a chartered management accountant.
With over 15 years’ experience advising on a wide range of financial regulatory issues, Dabir brings a wealth of expertise to the firm and will bolster Reed Smith’s robust financial regulatory offering in the UK and Europe.
His practice is primarily focused on providing regulatory advice to financial services clients on both the sell-side and the buy-side on a broad range of regulatory issues, as well as providing support for transactional departments advising on the acquisition of authorised financial firms or the issue of securities on regulated markets.
Dabir also has extensive experience advising alternative fund managers, including in relation to fund formation, fund marketing and general compliance matters. He will strengthen the firm’s growing funds capability.
Panos Katsambas, global co-chair of Reed Smith’s Financial Industry Group, said: “We are delighted to welcome a lawyer of Romin’s calibre to the firm. He is a hugely talented practitioner with extensive experience in advising on a wide range of financial regulatory matters and is well known in the market. In fact, several of our clients are already very familiar with him.”
“Romin’s broad experience means he will not just prove a huge asset to our financial services clients but to all clients engaging in transactions and the issuance of securities.”
Andrew Jenkinson, Reed Smith’s London office managing partner, added: “Romin’s arrival strengthens our highly regarded financial regulatory offering. We are very pleased to have him on board.”
Dabir commented: “Reed Smith is well known for its collaborative and innovative approach to legal service delivery, which is what attracted me to the firm. It has a very strong financial industry offering with an abundance of talented lawyers and an impressive client base. I am delighted to be here.”