Duncan Watt promoted to legal director at Eversheds Sutherland

29 April 2021

Duncan Watt promoted to legal director at Eversheds Sutherland

Duncan Watt has been named legal director at Eversheds Sutherland in Hong Kong, one of 17 such promotions in the firm’s Hong Kong and United Kingdom offices. Watt is an of counsel who specializes in financial services disputes and contentious regulatory issues.

He advises on all aspects of financial markets disputes including disputes involving alleged breaches of mandate, breaches of investment restrictions, suitability, investment advice and mis-selling. He also regularly advises investment banks and brokers on issues arising out of the closing out of clients' positions, termination and default of derivatives trades, asset tracing and international enforcement. Recently, he has represented banks in on a range of claims and associated regulatory investigations related to the sale of RMB-USD FX Accumulator products.

Watt has a particular interest in the development of cybersecurity regulations in Hong Kong and elsewhere, from both a contentious regulatory and a compliance perspective. He is an active member of Eversheds Sutherland’s global cybersecurity and data privacy team and regularly publishes articles and speaks at external events on these issues.

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