Richard Hay is a Stikeman Elliott London partner specializing in international tax law, and head of the London office's International Private Banking and Financial Regulation Group. Mr. Hay advises financial institutions and private clients on tax, regulatory and political risk aspects of cross-border estate planning structures for high net worth families, including those in Canada, Latin America, Asia and Europe. Mr. Hayalso advises IFC Forum (www.ifcforum.org), banks and
private clients on financial regulation and the information exchange initiatives conducted by the G-20, the OECD, the EU, FATF and the IMF.
Mr. Hay is recognized in The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers 2011 for Corporate Tax and as a leading practitioner in the field of international private client matters in Chambers Global's Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers
for Business, PLC Which Lawyer? and Legal Experts 2010. He was awarded the 2008 STEP Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Profession for work related to international financial regulation.Mr. Hay was recently named as one of the "500 most influential people in the world's financial centres" in the FCI 500 produced by Financial Centres International, available at www.financialcentresinternational.com.