Gowling WLG appoints Ian Mason Head of UK Financial Services & Regulatory

International law firm Gowling WLG has strengthened its financial services offering with the appointment of Ian Mason.

With over 20 years' experience, Ian joins Gowling WLG as a partner and Head of UK Financial Services and Regulatory (FSR) from DLA Piper. Ian's primary focus as Head of UK Financial Services will be to build upon the firm's established FSR practice to grow the strength and depth of the team.

Ian brings with him significant experience as a senior regulatory lawyer with both contentious and diverse advisory experience as a former financial services partner at other international law firms and as a former Head of Department in the Enforcement Division of the FSA.

On joining the firm, partner Ian Mason, said: "I'm really pleased to join Gowling WLG and am looking forward to supporting the continued growth of the firm. The firm has an established and growing financial services client base, and I am looking forward to advising those clients as they face increasing regulatory change and challenges."

Gowling WLG Head of Corporate, Finance and Tax, partner Stuart Young, said: "We're delighted to welcome Ian to the firm as Head of UK Financial Services and Regulatory. Ian's experience in the sector and his impressive practice, particularly in market-facing financial services, will prove invaluable in strengthening our UK and global offering."


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