Too big to fail? The battle to keep ring-fencing reforms on track
06 December 2016 09:30
by Georgiana Tudor
Envisaged in the wake of the financial crisis, ring-fencing reforms will tie up banks and legal advisers for years. Legal Business asks if the process is on track
Experienced financial regulation partner Bob Penn, who moved to Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton last year and advised HSBC on the controversial bank ring-fencing reforms while at Allen & Overy (A&O), is clear on whether those reforms are fit for purpose. 'This is a hugely unwelcome and disruptive process, and frankly yet another distraction from running a profitable bank at a time when they are already facing a cascade of regulatory reform and the prospect of Brexit.'