Jan Putnis has been a partner at Slaughter and May in London since 2003. His practice focuses on financial regulation, with particular emphasis on international corporate and commercial transactions. Mr Putnis acts for a broad range of financial institutions, including banks, insurance groups and asset managers, on strategic regulatory matters and investigations, cross-border and domestic mergers and acquisitions, and outsourcings. His work involves extensive advice on regulatory capital and on capital structures of new businesses, as well as capital structures to facilitate acquisitions and group reorganisations. Mr Putnis qualified as a solicitor in 1996. In a previous life, he graduated with a degree in physics from Oxford University in 1992.