Deutsche Bank's UK litigation and regulatory head steps down after 27 years at bank

Deutsche Bank’s UK head of litigation and regulatory investigations, Kieran Garvey, has stepped down after 27 years at the bank.

Garvey, who left Deutsche in July to travel, had been at the bank since 1990. He trained at Slaughter and May and spent seven years at the magic circle firm before moving in-house.

He has been succeeded in his role by Deutsche’s deputy head of litigation and regulatory enforcement, Gayathri Kamalanathan.

Kamalanathan joined the bank as a director in its litigation and regulatory enforcement department in 2010, after leaving Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer where she was a senior associate specialising in litigation.

Kamalanathan became deputy head of the department in 2015, subsequently taking over from Garvey when he left at the beginning of July. Garvey’s next role is as yet unknown.

Deutsche recently completed a panel review, which saw firms including the entire magic circle, Baker McKenzie, Latham & Watkins, White & Case and Hogan Lovells, Simmons & Simmons, Ashurst, Reed Smith, Herbert Smith Freehills and Shearman & Sterling reappointed.

The review was controversial due to the bank stipulating that it would not pay panel firms for work carried out by newly qualified lawyers and trainees.