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About David Rouch

David Rouch, a highly esteemed financial services regulatory lawyer of international repute, joined Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer as a partner in the year 2004, adding his immense expertise to the firm's distinguished roster. With an impressive track record, he has provided astute guidance to a diverse array of participants in the financial market, engaging with influential regulatory bodies to ensure compliance and best practices.In addition to his legal acumen, David is widely acknowledged as the esteemed author of the critically acclaimed publication entitled "The Social Licence For Financial Markets: Reaching For The End And Why It Counts" (Palgrave Macmillan 2020). This seminal work delves deep into the profound significance of ethical considerations within the realm of financial markets, shedding light on the importance of responsible conduct and sustainable practices.Furthermore, David has played a pivotal role in the creation of "A Legal Framework for Impact: Sustainability Impact in Investor Decision-making," a prestigious international report commissioned by the UNEPFI, the PRI, and The Generation Foundation. This comprehensive report, published in 2021 under the auspices of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, provides invaluable insights into the critical role of sustainability in shaping investor decision-making processes, emphasising the need for long-term, socially responsible investments. Beyond his formidable legal practice, David's commitment to fostering positive outcomes extends to his role as a valued member of the advisory board of the Oxford Character Project at Oxford University. This esteemed initiative focuses on the pivotal role of leadership and character in driving favorable results within the realm of business organizations, recognizing the profound impact that principled individuals can have on shaping ethical and sustainable business practices. With his unwavering dedication to the field, David Rouch continues to be a beacon of excellence, championing integrity, sustainability, and responsible leadership within the financial sector.


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