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Wilf Odgers

Senior Associate

Wilf Odgers is in the Financial Services Regulatory practice. He has a broad financial regulatory practice, advising financial institutions, including banks, brokers, exchanges, clearing houses, fund managers, insurers, corporates and other end-users.

His work involves advising on legal and regulatory issues arising in clients' businesses, including structuring, regulatory authorizations and licensing, change of control, compliance policies and procedures, client agreements and terms of business, incident management, investigations, enforcement and financial services disputes work.

Wilf's clients have included most of the world's major banks including Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Citibank, JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs, HSBC and, Morgan Stanley and Zürcher Kantonalbank (ZKB), some of the major UK banks, and Latin American banks such as Bradesco and Banco do Brasil. He also advises market infrastructure providers such as Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), as well as participants in such markets. His brokerage clients include Oppenheimer and he advises insurers such as Fairfax and Lloyd's of London participants.

His recent work includes advising clients on dealing with the implementation and impact of the EU/UK regulatory reforms (e.g., EMIR, MiFID II, capital, recovery & resolution, governance, ring-fencing, anti-money laundering issues and shadow banking reforms) and more recently the challenges of Brexit. Wilf was among the team which advised the Abu Dhabi Global Market in the drafting of the laws for its financial centre; he also advises on ADGM and DIFC regulatory matters. Wilf is also a member of TheCityUK's Next Generation Leadership Council.


Representative matters

Advising banks, brokers, financial institutions, exchanges, clearing houses and corporates on business structure, ongoing compliance and other advisory issues:

Authorizations and licensing of new businesses.

Change of control and management / governance.

Client agreements / terms and conditions of business.



Solicitor, England and Wales


The University of Law - Moorgate GDL

Kaplan Law School LPC

Durham University BA (Hon) in Philosophy, Politics & Economics


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.