Steven Burrows, Associate, Financial Markets & Products

Steven Burrows, Associate, Financial Markets & Products, Fieldfisher

I am a financial regulatory and derivatives lawyer in the Financial Markets & Products Group in Fieldfisher's London office.

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.

I was named in Legal 500 in 2017 for providing "excellent service" to clients.