Leading UK law firm Shoosmiths has recruited highly experienced Financial Services Disputes Partner, Daren Allen, to join its growing Financial Services Disputes and Investigations (FSDI) team as part of its award-winning Dispute Resolution and Litigation practice.
An expert in business crime and investigations, Daren joins Shoosmiths after five years as head of these practice areas at Dentons.
Ranked as a leading individual for banking litigation by The Legal 500 directory, Daren has a strong reputation as a go-to solicitor for banking litigation and representing financial institutions in relation to financial crime related issues and compliance.
He has extensive experience in acting for retail and investment banks and fintechs on complex investigations, litigation and regulatory enforcement proceedings that frequently involve money laundering, bribery and corruption and fraud. Daren advised the Joint Money Laundering Steering Group on the revision of guidance notes for the financial sector and assisted the Ministry of Justice in drafting the guidance on the Bribery Act 2010.
Alex Bishop, National Head of Dispute Resolution and Litigation at Shoosmiths said: “We’re delighted to welcome Daren as a key member of the Financial Services Disputes and Investigations team which focuses on providing practical, pragmatic commercial advice to clients dealing with disputes, regulatory challenges and crisis situations.”
Jonathon Crook, Partner, FSDI said: “Daren is a fantastic addition to our FSDI team and in particular our Financial Services investigations and enforcement practice. There is an ever-increasing need on the part of banks and other financial institutions for highly experienced lawyers to deal with a wide range of complex legal and regulatory challenges, in particular in the fields in which Daren excels.”
Daren said: “I am excited to be joining Shoosmiths and to have an opportunity to work with the excellent collaborative team in providing a first rate service to clients.”
The Dispute Resolution and Litigation practice at Shoosmiths comprises more than 130 legal advisors working across all three UK jurisdictions.