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Carl Fernandes

Partner, London


Solicitor of the High Court of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales, Barrister & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Western Australia.


Carl Fernandes is a London-based Partner in the global Financial Regulation Group. He has extensive experience in advising banks, broker-dealers, asset managers and private banks on a broad range of complex financial services regulatory issues in both Europe and Asia, including as to the scope of licensing requirements, market conduct requirements and restrictions and appropriate risk management systems and controls. Carl was head of the Asian Financial Regulation Group at Linklaters for five years before returning to London. Carl’s focus will be on assisting clients to navigate and implement the necessary changes to comply with key institutional market reforms in Europe and to defend regulatory enforcement action arising out of conduct in these markets.

Professional experience

2011 to date Partner, Linklaters London
2007 - 2011 Partner, (Head of Financial Regulation Group Asia), Linklaters, Hong Kong
2005 - 2007 Managing Associate, Financial Regulation Group, Linklaters Hong Kong
2003 - 2005 Managing Associate, Financial Regulation Group, Linklaters London
2001 - 2003 Associate, Financial Regulation Group, Linklaters London
1998 - 2001 Associate, Mallesons Stephen Jaques
1997 - 1998 Articled Clerk, Mallesons Stephen Jaques


1992 - 1996 Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia, Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Commerce (Finance)