Legal Counsel, HSBC Bank
Lara Barton is Legal Counsel at HSBC Bank plc, where she advises the global Payments and Cash Management business. Lara has extensive and wide-ranging experience of legal and regulatory issues affecting the financial services industry, and currently has a particular focus on the payments industry.
Lara joined HSBC from the global law firm Linklaters LLP, where she was an Associate in the Financial Regulation Group, advising on all aspects of financial services regulations. During her time at Linklaters she was seconded to the legal departments at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse and HSBC.
Lara has an M.A. in Philosophy and Modern Languages from the University of Oxford, and an LL.B. from the College of Law, London.