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David Rouch

Partner, Freshfields

David Rouch is a partner at Freshfields. David is widely recognised for his technical expertise in financial services law and regulation. He works with the full range of financial market participants on both their advisory and transactional matters – dealing with some of the market’s greatest regulatory challenges.

David Rouch

Partner, Freshfields

David Rouch is a partner at Freshfields.  David is widely recognised for his technical expertise in financial services law and regulation. He works with the full range of financial market participants on both their advisory and transactional matters – dealing with some of the market’s greatest regulatory challenges.

He is regularly consulted on aspects of the UK and international regulatory reform agenda such as individual accountability, product governance and the interface between conduct and competition regulation and has been assisting various clients with their Brexit planning. He is currently advising the United Nations Environment Programme and others on the integration of sustainability in the investment chain.

He is also known for his work on law and institutional culture, and has helped a number of firms with their culture-change programmes. He has run two joint projects between Freshfields and the London School of Economics exploring this area, and was involved in Bank of England work on the global FX code. 

Contributions to Starling Insights

Contributions to The Starling Compendium

External Materials

The Social Licence for Financial Markets
The Social Licence for Financial Markets

Reaching for the End and Why It Counts

This book is about what Mark Carney has called ‘the social licence for financial markets’ and how it can point us towards a more sustainable future. Author David Rouch argues that what it reveals contrasts sharply with the usual portrayals of markets as places of unrestrained financial self-interest.