John Casanova


John Casanova is a partner and resident in the firmâ??s Singapore office. Prior to that, he practiced in the firmâ??s London office from 1999 to 2012 and in the firmâ??s Washington D.C. office from 1996 to 1999. He is head of the firmâ??s EU Financial Services Regulatory Group. He advises clients on a wide variety of U.S., English and EU financial services regulatory and transactional matters. He also advises on data protection and privacy matters.

John works regularly with banks, investment managers, broker/dealers, payment service providers, payment systems and other financial intermediaries in Asia, the UK, Europe and the U.S. He has assisted clients with setting up and operating regulated businesses and financial services joint ventures in Asia, the UK and the EU. He also works with clients in responding to regulatory investigations and examinations. He has handled commercial transactions for regulated entities and acquisitions and disposals of regulated businesses and asset portfolios.

He is an editor of E-Finance and Payments Law and Policy. He has been a contributor to the Review of Banking and Financial Services and the Journal of International Banking Law. He is a contributing editor to Butterworths Financial Regulation Service for Payment Systems and Electronic Money.

John is a member of the District of Columbia and Maryland bars and an English-qualified solicitor.

Areas of Practice

Financial Services


Columbia University (A.B., 1985)
American University, Washington College of Law (J.D., 1994), magna cum laude


District of Columbia Bar
Maryland Bar
American Bar Association