AREA OF PRACTICE

White Collar Defense & Government Investigations

Biography

Ian Weinstein is an associate in the White Collar Defense & Government Investigations practice group, based in London.

Ian specialises in representing individuals and corporations in contentious regulatory proceedings. Ian has acted on a number of high profile and significant enforcement proceedings, including acting for the former chief executive of a major UK bank in relation to a joint PRA and FCA investigation into the collapse of the bank during the financial crisis and acting for a large retail bank in relation to the FCA's investigation into its handling of customer complaints.

Ian also advises clients on how best to engage with regulators in order to avoid enforcement action being taken. He has helped a number of clients to prevent intense supervisory attention turning into something more problematic.

Representation

Acting for an asset manager in relation to a FCA investigation into whether he colluded with others in order to improperly benefit from another asset manager selling assets at an undervalue.

Acting for a non-executive director of a large bank in relation to a cross-jurisdictional investigation into the bank and another individual.

Acting for a leading investment bank in relation to FCA investigations into it and its traders in connection with potential criminal and civil offences.

Advising a large retail bank in relation to the FCA’s investigation into its handling of customer complaints.

Advising a large retail bank in relation to its response to the Supreme Court’s judgement in Plevin v Paragon Finance Ltd and the introduction of related FCA rules.

Advising a large retail bank in relation to an attestation to be given by a senior manager in relation to the implementation of findings made by a Skilled Person.

Education

College of Law, Moorgate, London — LPC (distinction), 2011
College of Law, Bloomsbury, London — GDL (distinction), 2010
University of Nottingham — B.A., 2009

Bar Admissions

England and Wales