Simon Leifer | Co-partner, D2 Legal Technology LLP
Simon Leifer is co-partner at D2 Legal Technology LLP and a qualified lawyer specialising in derivatives and capital markets who has a wealth of experience gained in-house in the investment banking industry. In his role as a partner at D2 Legal Technology LLP, he advises clients on their strategic management of capital markets and other documentation and the use of technology to better achieve this. This has been especially relevant for the creation of a source of data to drive more efficient and consistent risk management and regulatory compliance/reporting.
After training and qualifying as a solicitor, Leifer worked in private practice before moving in-house at Libra Bank plc, an emerging market trading specialist. At Libra he headed the legal department before moving to Royal Bank of Canada. Subsequently at Dresdner Kleinwort, he co-headed the trading and derivatives legal team covering fixed income and equity products. When Dresdner later merged with Commerzbank he led a global project to integrate the two banks’ master trading agreements.
Leiffer is also a veteran of the Hammersmith and Fulham local authority swaps litigation having taken cases twice to the House of Lords.