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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;
  • MiFID II and MiFIR;
  • EMIR;
  • Benchmarks Regulation; and
  • MAR
My financial regulation experience has a particular emphasis on issues pertaining to market infrastructure and trading and includes advising on: the systematic internaliser regime; direct and indirect clearing; trade transparency and transaction reporting; direct electronic access and algorithmic trading; credit risk mitigation techniques; commodity position limits; and benchmarks and IBOR discontinuance.
 
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 joining Fieldfisher, I worked on a variety of other transactional matters including general bank lending, debt capital markets, and restructuring. I was also briefly an interest rate derivatives trader at a large US investment bank.

What others say…

Excellent service

2017

Legal 500

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.

2020

Legal 500

always delivers his advice in a clear, succinct and comprehensive manner

2020

Legal 500

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