Representative Legal Matters
Acting for a number of financial institutions including AIFMs, investment firms, banks, payment/e-money institutions and insurance intermediaries in respect of authorisation applications before the PRA, FCA and FSA.
Advising a number of large financial institutions on the development and execution of their BREXIT contingency plans.
Advising a major Eurozone headquartered bank on the establishment of its London branch and on the Senior Managers & Certification Regime.
Advising numerous clients on the impact of major EU-level and other international regulatory reforms, most recently, advising a G-SIFI on the impact of MiFID 2 on its records management requirements, and on the impact of the PRIIPs Regulation and MiFID 2 on Exchange Traded Funds.
Acting for one of the UK's fastest-growing fintech companies (ranked in the Sunday Times' Top 100 fastest-growing tech companies in the UK) in respect of its compliance with MiFID 2, PSD 2, Brexit issues, and its international expansion outside Europe.
Advising a number of global asset managers on the marketing of funds in compliance with the AIFMD and other laws on funds distribution globally.
Acting for the investment adviser in respect of a listing of an investment trust on the London Stock Exchange.
Advising a number of financial institutions on financial crime risk assessments, policies and procedures, most recently in respect of the Fourth EU Money Laundering Directive and the UK Corporate Criminal Offence of Failure to Prevent the Facilitation of Tax Evasion.
Acting for numerous individuals in connection with cross-border investigations into allegations of LIBOR and FX manipulation by the FSA, FCA and overseas regulatory and law enforcement authorities.
Advising the unsecured creditors of Lehman Brothers International (Europe) Limited in respect of proceedings before the High Court and the Court of Appeal in respect of applications for directions on the return of client money.
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Law Society of England & Wales
- England & Wales~United Kingdom (2008)
- Oxford Institute of Legal Practice (L.P.C.) (2005)
- Oxford Brookes University (C.P.E./G.D.L.) (2004)
- Oxford University (Somerville College) (M.A.) (2003)
General Editor and Contributor, International Guide to Money Laundering Law and Practice, Bloomsbury, 2019
General Editor and Contributor, A Practitioner's Guide to the Law and Regulation of Financial Crime, City & Financial, 2018
Co-author, 'The Global Financial Innovation Network: more than a global sandbox', Payments & FinTech Lawyer, October 2018