Tim Byrne

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

New York
United States
T:+1 212 318 3260
New York
United States
T:+1 212 318 3260
Tim Byrne

Tim Byrne


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Tim Byrne advises major financial institutions on the bank regulatory aspects of a wide range of financial products and corporate transactions. He represents banks, bank holding companies and other financial market participants in connection with applications and other matters under the Bank Holding Company Act, the International Banking Act of 1978, the National Bank Act, the Change in Bank Control Act and the Federal Deposit Insurance Act.

Tim's experience includes representing various domestic and international banks with respect to requirements under the Dodd-Frank Act, including the Volcker Rule, as well as in connection with the structure and status of their offices, activities and investments in the United States. He also advises on a range of other issues from anti-money laundering enforcement matters to bank insolvency issues, capital requirements, and outsourcing and vendor management. He also has experience advising banks with respect to investments and other relationships with fintech companies and advising fintechs with respect to various licensing and compliance matters and potential bank charters. He is the immediate past chair of the Securities, Capital Markets and Derivatives Subcommittee of the American Bar Association Banking Law Committee.

Tim began his legal career as a staff attorney with the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

Professional experience

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  • JD, Boston College Law School, cum laude, 1990
  • BA, Princeton University, cum laude, 1985
  • New Jersey State Bar
  • New York State Bar
  • Advised various international banks in connection with the establishment of branch and representative offices in the United States
  • Advised an international bank in connection with the acquisition of an FDIC-insured bank in Florida and obtained several related regulatory approvals
  • Advised a U.S. national bank with respect to its acquisition of the U.S. private banking business of an international bank
  • Advised a major U.S. domestic bank with respect to obtaining regulatory approval of its acquisition of a corporate trust and custody business
  • Provided advice on private banking activities, including the application of push-out, UDAAP, and RNDIP rules to such activities
  • Advised sovereign wealth funds and stabilization vehicles on bank regulatory matters related to various investments
  • Provided quarterly regulatory updates to an international bank
  • Prepared inventories of U.S. regulatory compliance requirements for international banking organizations
  • Obtained a regulatory determination regarding deposit broker status
  • Provided advice to U.S. and international banks on certain risk-based capital requirements
  • Advised various domestic and international banks with respect to activities and investments and the structure of their offices and subsidiaries
  • Advised international banks in connection with anti-money laundering enforcement matters
  • Chambers USA, Financial Services, Chambers and Partners, 2014 – 2015 (conferred by Chambers and Partners)
  • Legal 500 US, Recommended Lawyer, Financial Services, The Legal 500 (conferred by Legalease Ltd.)

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  • Co-author, U.S. Chapter in Global Legal Insights:  Banking Regulation (2017-2020)
  • Co-author, Chapter 5 "Control under the Bank Holding Company Act" and Chapter 14 "Nonbanking Activities of Foreign Banks" in 9th Edition of "Regulation of Foreign Banks & Affiliates" (2016)
  • Immediate Past Chair, Securities, Capital Markets and Derivatives Subcommittee of the American Bar Association Banking Law Committee