Greenberg Traurig Adds Experienced UK Financial Regulation Lawyer Tim Dolan in London

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-Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP further expands its London office with the addition of Tim Dolan as a shareholder focused on UK and European financial regulatory matters.

Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP further expands its London office with the addition of Tim Dolan as a shareholder focused on UK and European financial regulatory matters. Dolan joins from Reed Smith, where he was a partner in its financial regulatory group.

Dolan will work closely with Greenberg Traurig’s Funds Team to advise clients on a wide range of compliance and regulatory issues related to fund formation, general partner-led secondaries, and fund manager mergers and acquisitions. He regularly assists fund managers, investment firms, and other clients in effectively engaging with financial regulators and preparing for regulatory changes. Dolan also advises clients on an increasing number of environmental, social and governance standards, as well as rules and regulations set by the Financial Conduct Authority, the Prudential Regulatory Authority, and other financial regulatory bodies across Europe.

Dolan brings key regulatory experience to his practice, having previously worked for international financial regulators in New Zealand and with the UK’s Financial Services Authority.

“The continued evolution of the financial services industry has led to an increased demand for lawyers with Tim’s experience to help clients understand and navigate the most current regulatory landscape. His pragmatic approach to advising clients in the areas of fund formation and related regulatory and compliance matters is a great addition to the firm at a critical time in the industry’s evolution,” said Richard A. Rosenbaum, Executive Chairman of Greenberg Traurig.

Dolan’s arrival follows on the heels of Financial Regulatory and Compliance Shareholder Mark D. Shaffer, who recently joined Greenberg Traurig’s New York office from the Bank of New York Mellon, where he was chief compliance officer of BNY Trust Company of Canada and BNY Mellon (Toronto Branch).

At Reed Smith, Dolan frequently served as co-counsel to Greenberg Traurig attorneys in London, handling the regulatory components of funds matters, including fund formation, secondaries, and investment and divestment of stakes in fund managers. Prior to Reed Smith, Dolan worked at SJ Berwin/King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) with several of his Greenberg Traurig colleagues, including London Shareholder Steven Cowins, who joined from KWM in 2017.

“I have known and worked with Tim for many years and am thrilled to welcome him to our team,” said Cowins, global co-chair of the firm’s Real Estate Funds Practice. “His extensive knowledge and experience in the financial regulatory space, combined with his ability to give clear advice in a complex area of law, will be valuable to our clients and will help ensure our continued success in London and beyond.”

“Greenberg Traurig’s global reach provides an excellent platform to collaborate with colleagues across multiple disciplines and offices to better serve clients and grow my practice,” Dolan said. “I am delighted to be back with old friends and to be part of a firm that has such a strong reputation for investment funds and corporate work.”

Dolan received both his LL.B. and B.A. from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand.

About Greenberg Traurig’s London Office: Greenberg Traurig, LLP in London has established itself as a multidisciplinary law firm, with more than 130 lawyers and growing. The London office provides partner-led advice to domestic and international clients on a range of matters across the legal spectrum. Lawyers at Greenberg Traurig in London advise U.K. and multinational clients operating in many different sectors, including chemicals, pharmaceuticals, life sciences, energy, real estate, financial services, automotive, retail and communications. For additional information, please visit

About Greenberg Traurig: Greenberg Traurig, LLP has more than 2650 attorneys in 44 locations in the United States, Europe, Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm is a 2022 BTI “Highly Recommended Law Firm” for superior client service and is consistently among the top firms on the Am Law Global 100 and NLJ 250. Greenberg Traurig is Mansfield Rule 5.0 Certified Plus by The Diversity Lab and is recognized for powering its U.S. offices with 100% renewable energy as certified by the Center for Resource Solutions Green-e® Energy as a member of the U.S. EPA’s Green Partnership Program. The firm is known for its philanthropic giving, innovation, diversity, and pro bono. Web:

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