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Mehran Behvandi

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Over the course of his professional life Mehran has worked for a number of major financial institutions as part of the in-house legal function. He has had regional responsibilities as head of EMEA Legal, responsible for over a hundred lawyers in different countries. Mehran has also acted as General Counsel for Global Transaction Services, a major business franchise. For the majority of his career, Mehran has been a member of various senior legal and business executive committees and project steering groups. These senior product and regional roles have provided him with the opportunity not only to lead and manage large legal teams, but also to influence, shape and be part of strategic decisions that impacted the legal function, projects and business franchises that he supported.
Since 2011 Mehran has been acting as head of Regulation & Financial Crime in RBS Legal, dealing with a variety of regulatory issues. He has a high degree of specialism in various aspects of contentious and non-contentious regulatory and financial crime matters including sanctions, AML and Anti Bribery & Corruption. He has been the lead lawyer on a number of s.166 reviews, and enforcement actions by the FCA, PRA and US authorities. He has also been the lead lawyer in implementing key regulatory projects such as the Certification & Senior Managers Regime and regulatory changes introduced as a result of the 4MLD and the Criminal Finances Act. During this period Mehran has been a member of the Financial Crime senior management team.