John C. Ahern
John Ahern is a leader in U.K. financial services law and regulation and has extensive experience in the markets in the U.K. and Europe. He advises on a range of regulatory issues in the wholesale and private banking sector where he has developed considerable knowledge over many years in private practice and as in-house counsel for eight years at a global investment bank. John advises multilateral trading facilities, broker-dealers, and banks on trading, clearing, and settlement as well as custody of securities (both physical and dematerialized). He has a particular focus on regulatory capital and advises a number of banks and other authorized firms on the requirements and implications of the prudential regime.John routinely assists clients in navigating the regulatory system to ensure compliance with regulatory obligations and to document a range of customer relationships, including the preparation of client agreements, terms of business inter group arrangements, and compliance documentation.