Attorney, Solicitor and Professor Stuart Weinstein, of counsel and academic adviser, is an internationally recognized thought leader on legal risk management, governance and compliance and an expert on the impact of regulation on wholesale operations in the banking industry with an emphasis on post-trade settlement and custody industry, the role of central securities depositories and international central securities depositories in the intermediated securities chain, financial crime compliance (FCC) and transparency and the impact of regulatory reform on the global derivatives industry.

A practicing solicitor and an attorney licensed in California, District of Columbia (Washington D.C.) and New York, Weinstein advised SWIFT, banks, regulatory bodies and trade associations on a variety of financial services regulatory issues including conduct risk, market abuse and FCC.

Dr. Weinstein was Head of Coventry Law School, England from September 2013 to December 2015, and was Associate Dean of Hertfordshire University School of Law, England (2002-2014).

Mr. Weinstein practiced as a lawyer in New York, California and served as General Counsel to the Daewoo Group of Companies in both Seoul and Los Angeles. Stuart also served as the (lay) Vice-President of the Education & Training Committee Bar Standard Boards of England Wales (2012 to 2015), The Bar Council of England and Wales.


  • Bachelor of Arts (Honors) Williams College
  • Juris Doctor Columbia University in the City of New York
  • Master of Business Administration with Commendation University of Hertfordshire

Bar and Court Admissions

  • 2002-present, Solicitor, Supreme Court of England, and Wales
  • 1992-present, member of the State Bar of California
  • 1991-present, member of the Bar of District of Columbia
  • 1989-present, member of the New York State Bar


  • Swift Institute, Brussels, Transatlantic Exterritoriality and the Regulation of Derivatives, January 2017
  • International Securities Services Association, Zurich, Lead Researcher with Dr Sina Yekini - "Transparency in Securities Transactions and Custody Chains: Study on the Benefits and Costs of Securities Accounting Systems", September 2015

Selected Outputs

  • "Legal Risk Management, Governance and Compliance: Interdisciplinary Case Studies from Leading Experts" (with C. Wild), Globe Law and Business, 2016. ISBN: 9781909416512
  • CILEX Law School, The Practice of Company and Partnership Law, Edited by Professor Stuart Weinstein, 2016, 524 pages, (ISBN 978-1-84256-911-5)
  • "Smith & Keenan's Company Law, 17th ed." (with C. Wild), Pearson Education Limited 2016 (ISBN 9781292088556)
  • "Smith & Keenan's English Law - Text and Cases, 17th edition" (with C. Wild), Pearson Education Limited 2013) (ISBN: 9781408295274)