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Chris Madden

Executive Director, Consulting

Chris is a senior financial markets professional with more than 30 years’ experience in compliance, risk management and legal.

He is a recognised industry specialist in financial markets regulation, having spent many years advising on the issuance and trading of securities, market-traded and OTC derivatives, and market research.

Chris has spent the majority of his career working for global investment bank UBS, in senior management positions both domestically and regionally. His roles at UBS include General Counsel, Australia, General Counsel, APAC, Investment Bank and Chief Risk Officer, Australia.

He advises financial services clients on risk management and regulatory compliance issues. This includes designing and implementing risk management frameworks, advising on market integrity issues, and independent expert work.



Admitted as a solicitor, New South Wales, Australia, 1984


Master of Laws, University of London,1997

Certificate of Practical Legal Studies, College of Law Sydney, 1984

Bachelor of Laws, University of NSW, 1983

Bachelor of Commerce, University of NSW, 1981

A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.