Richard Powell

Richard Powell

Lead Knowledge Lawyer
Baker & McKenzie


Richard Powell is Lead Knowledge Lawyer for Baker McKenzie's Financial Institutions Industry Group where he is responsible for legal content projects, training and knowledge initiatives. Previously he was a member of the UK Financial Conduct Authority's Enforcement Division where he advised on regulatory cases. He has also been an editor of Bloomberg Law's UK Financial Services Law Journal.

Practice Focus

Richard has experience in a wide range of financial services legal and regulatory issues. He is particularly knowledgeable on financial crime issues as they relate to financial institutions, including anti-money laundering controls and market abuse.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Law Society of England & Wales
  • LexisNexis, Financial Services, Member of Consulting Editorial Board


  • England & Wales (Solicitor)~United Kingdom


  • University of London (Queen Mary) (BA Hon Law and Politics)
  • University of London (LL.M. Commercial and Corporate Law)


  • English
  • Spanish
Richard is a regular author of articles on financial regulation. He is also a general editor of and contributor to the International Guide to Money Laundering Law and Practice, Bloomsbury, 5th Ed (April, 2019) and a contributor to A Practitioner's Guide to the Law and Regulation of Financial Crime, Sweet & Maxwell 2nd Ed (September 2018). He was also an AIMA Working Group Member and contributor to its Guide to Sound Practices for Outsourcing by Investment Managers (February 2019).