I advise a broad range of banks, broker-dealers, hedge funds, asset managers and corporates on EU and UK financial regulation matters, including:
- authorisation and perimeter issues;
- Brexit issues;
- MiFID II and MiFIR;
- Benchmarks Regulation; and
I am a specialist in financial markets regulation, with a particular emphasis on securities and derivatives trading and financial markets infrastructure. I have a particular interest in the regulation of commodities trading and I advise a number of Category 1 members of the London Metal Exchange. My experience includes advising on: MiIFD II conduct of business requirements; client money and client assets; the Senior Managers & Certification Regime; the systematic internaliser regime; direct and indirect clearing; trade transparency and transaction reporting; direct electronic access and algorithmic trading; regulatory margin arrangements; credit risk mitigation techniques; commodity position limits; benchmarks regulation and IBOR discontinuance. More recently I have been advising large financial institutions on their first forays into crypto-based products, such as crypto-backed exchange-traded notes and the tokenisation of physical metals trading.
I also have substantial experience advising predominantly sell-side clients on derivatives and structured finance transactions. In particular, I have advised on: finance-linked derivatives and deal contingent transactions (in connection with acquisition financings, project financings, and securitisations); OTC and exchange-traded documentation; clearing documentation; structured repurchase, credit derivatives and total return swap transactions; stock lending; collateral management; and prime brokerage arrangements.
Prior to starting my legal career, I was briefly an interest rate derivatives trader at a large US investment bank. Combined with my transactional experience, this gives me a depth of product-level knowledge and experience that allows me to provide more practical and focused regulatory advice.
What others say…
Steve Burrows is a rising star in the financial services and regulatory space. He is extremely perceptive and intelligent and has a unique ability to look at issues from different points of view. He leaves no stone unturned when providing advice.
always delivers his advice in a clear, succinct and comprehensive manner
Senior associate Steven Burrows is developing a specialism in derivatives regulation.