Christopher Hobson, Solicitor, Financial Markets and Products
I am a financial regulatory lawyer in the Financial Markets & Products Group in Fieldfisher's London office.
I advise a range of financial institutions including banks, broker-dealers and asset managers on EU and UK financial regulation issues. My particular areas of focus include:
- authorisation and perimeter issues;
- market infrastructure;
- MiFID II and MiFIR;
- CRD IV; and
- Corporate governance issues including SMCR.
My financial regulation experience includes advising on a number of high-profile matters including in respect of regulatory change projects, innovative business models and responses to market events, including Brexit. I have advised, for instance, major financial institutions on bank resolution and recapitalisation. I have also acted on legislative drafting mandates including in respect of regulatory perimeter issues and prudential rules for credit institutions.
Prior to joining Fieldfisher I worked in-house at a global investment bank in the strategy and structure team. My particular focus in that role was on preparing that institution for Brexit. Before this, I was an associate at a large US firm focusing on financial regulation.