Project Leads

Daniel Winterfeldt QC (Hon), Partner – US Securities & Global Capital Markets, Reed Smith

Daniel is a partner in Reed Smith’s Global Capital Markets practice. Currently based the London office, Daniel’s practice focuses on representing US, UK, European and Asian investment banks and corporate issuers in a wide range of securities transactions, including Rule 144A and Regulation S equity and debt offerings; Category 3, Regulation S transactions for US companies listing in the United Kingdom; rights offerings; exchange offers; equity-linked securities offerings; initial public offerings and secondary and follow-on offerings of equity securities, including SEC-registered transactions.

Daniel founded the Forum for US Securities Lawyers in Londonin 2006 to address US securities issues in the London capital market across law firms, banks, and intermediaries.  The Forum was short-listed by the British Legal Awards in 2009 for “Law Firm Innovation”.  The Forum was ”Highly Commended” by the FT Innovative Lawyers Awards in 2016 in the category “Innovation in Navigating Regulation”.

Daniel is also the founder (2008) and chair of the InterLaw Diversity Forum, which seeks to promote meritocracy and inclusion for diverse groups in the legal sector.  The InterLaw Diversity Forum was “Highly Commended” by the FT Innovative Lawyers Awards in 2016 for “Innovation in Human Resources”; and shortlisted for “Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion” at the 2019 Law Society Excellence Awards.

In 2019 Daniel was appointed as Queen’s Counsel Honoris Cause (Honorary QC) for both his contributions to capital markets in England & Wales through the Forum for US Securities Lawyers in London as well as his contributions to diversity, inclusion and culture in the legal sector through the InterLaw Diversity Forum

Daniel was named the ‘Legal Innovator of the Year’ at the FT Innovative Lawyers Awards in 2012 for his work in capital markets and diversity and inclusion.  Daniel was ‘Highly Commended’ for ‘Solicitor of the Year – Private Practice’ at the 2019 Law Society Excellence Awards.

Daniel was a member of the Equality & Diversity Committee at the Law Society of England & Walesfor six years; he was a member of the Judicial Appointments Commission’s Judicial Diversity Task Force for three years.

Daniel was a member of the Primary Markets Group of the London Stock Exchange for seven years.

Daniel was admitted to the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States in 2013.