Vincent Keaveny is a partner at international law firm, DLA Piper LLP, at their offices in the Ward of Farringdon Within. Until May 2019 he served as International Co-Chair of the Financial Services Sector at the firm. He advises banks and companies throughout the UK and Europe on banking, finance and capital markets matters. He is a highly rated practitioner in his practice area by the leading legal directories. Vincent served on the Committee of the City of London Law Society from 2006 to 2013 and was President of the Society in 2014/15.
Vincent is passionate about the City, its history and traditions, its success as the World's leading international financial and professional services centre and its future as the World's centre for financial innovation and new technologies. Vincent has been fortunate to benefit from the opportunities provided by the City to talented individuals irrespective of background or nationality. He believes that the City will thrive when those opportunities continue to be provided whatever the political or economic environment.
Vincent was born and raised in Ireland. He has degrees from University College Dublin (BCL) and Trinity College, Dublin (MLitt). Vincent was recognised as UCD’s Law Alumnus of the Year in 2018. He was admitted as a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England & Wales in 1992 and has spent his practising career in the City of London.
Vincent's interests include music and theatre. He chairs the board of trustees of the contemporary music ensemble, Exaudi, and is a director of the theatre company, Actors Touring Company. He is also a trustee of the Sir John Soane's Museum, where he chairs the Museum's Audit and Risk Committee.
Vincent is married to Amanda, an intensive care/cardiothoracic nurse. Amanda is currently taking an extended sabbatical from nursing having spent over 10 years as a Senior Sister in the Cardiac Care/High Dependency Unit at London Bridge Hospital. She works two/three days per week for the charity Glass Door in the kitchen of the shelter for the homeless at the Chelsea Methodist Church. Amanda is a Liveryman of the Fletchers' Company and a member of the Guild of Nurses