Ben advises both financial institutions and non-regulated firms on the UK and EU financial regulatory aspects of a broad range of matters and projects including:

  • group reorganisations and corporate restructurings
  • new capital issuances
  • transactional structuring to achieve regulatory capital efficiencies
  • new authorisations
  • joint ventures
  • mergers and acquisitions
  • developments in European regulatory policy and rule-making
  • corporate governance and conduct of business requirements, including client asset rules
  • securities laws
  • complex funding structures
  • regulatory perimeter issues
  • e-money, payment, and mobile banking services, including innovation in the Fintech sector
  • market conduct issues

Ben co-heads our fintech practice, and in that role advises a broad range of established financial institution, technology, media and telco groups, challenger organisations, and fintech start-ups, including through the firm’s Fast Forward legal incubation programme. Ben is a contributing editor of The International Comparative Legal Guide to Fintech.

Ben also has considerable experience in advising on the UK and international anti-money laundering and financial sanctions regimes. He edits the Thomson Reuters publication, 'A Practitioner's Guide to the UK Financial Services Rulebooks', co-authors the UK chapter of Getting the Deal Through’s 'Banking Regulation' publication, and writes a regular banking and investment services column for PLC Financial Services. Ben is listed as a leading individual in the 'Financial Services: Non-contentious Regulatory' section of Chambers UK and in the ‘Fintech’ section of the Legal 500 rankings.

As a member of the firm’s Global Investigations group, Ben has also advised a range of financial sector firms on the conduct of internal regulatory investigations and in relation to the management of regulator-led enquiries and investigations.

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