John Casanova




JOHN CASANOVA is a partner and resident in the firm’s Singapore office. Prior to that, he practiced in the firm’s London office from 1999 to 2012 and in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office from 1996 to 1999. He is head of the firm’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. 
John is recognized in The Legal 500 UK 2014 as a Leading Individual for Financial Services and is described by clients as having a “robust knowledge of international regulations”. John is also named as a Leading Lawyer in IFLR 1000 Financial and Corporate 2015 for Financial Services Regulatory. 

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Banking and Finance
Financial Services


Washington, D.C. Bar
Maryland Bar
American Bar Association