By Andrew Lyon

TLT has appointed Michael Ruck as a partner in the financial services team in London.

He was previously in the corporate crime, investigations and enforcement team at Pinsent Masons and before that spent almost six years working in the FCA’s enforcement and market oversight division.

Michael is a highly experienced investigations lawyer; he has a broad range of experience including advisory, regulatory liaison and large-scale, complex multi-jurisdictional investigations. He has led a number of financial services regulatory projects, investigations and proceedings for a range of institutions, including asset and fund managers, insurance businesses and banks. His experience spans various regulatory issues and he has worked closely with a number of UK and foreign regulators, including the FCA, SFO, ICO, DOJ and IRS.

Andrew Lyon, partner and head of TLT’s growing London office, says: “Michael is a highly regarded lawyer; he is well known within the financial services investigations community and has a deep understanding of a wide range of regulatory issues and procedures, making him a trusted adviser to his clients, often at board level. He is extremely experienced in financial services disputes and investigations and we are pleased that he has decided to join our strong and growing team.”

Michael Ruck, partner at TLT, says: “Law firms have an increasingly important role to play in supporting their clients with internal and external regulatory projects and investigations. Liaison between regulators and prosecutors in the UK and overseas is becoming the norm and I have witnessed an increase in instructions to advise upon and conduct internal investigations.

“TLT has a strong and successful financial services team and works with some of the largest financial services institutions in the UK as well as foreign banks on regulatory issues. It has a clear vision and values and a collegiate culture and I am excited to be joining the firm.”

The news follows a number of high profile appointments in the financial services team this year, including Tim Waller who joined TLT from FTSE 250 payments group, Paysafe in September, and Douglas Gourlay who joined from Weightmans in June.