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Simon Lafferty, Associate, Banking and Finance

Simon Lafferty, Associate, Banking and Finance, Fieldfisher

I am a financial regulatory lawyer in the Financial Markets & Products Group in London.

I advise a broad range of clients including banks, broker-dealers, asset managers, hedge funds and non-regulated firms on EU and UK financial regulation, including:

  • anti-money laundering
  • authorisation and perimeter issues
  • BRRD
  • CRD IV and CRR;
  • EMIR
  • MiFID and MiFIR
  • MAR
  • payment services
  • SFTR

I also have experience of advising on various aspects of UK financial architecture including the Bank of England's Sterling Monetary Framework and the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.

Prior to developing a financial regulatory practice, I worked on a range of transactional banking, structured finance and derivatives matters advising on, amongst others, receivables financings, bank and non-bank lending (bilateral and syndicated) and debt capital markets matters.

I continue to work on the advisory, particularly financial regulatory, aspects of structured finance transactions, for example: credit risk mitigation techniques and large exposure rules in respect of a range of financial products; regulatory aspects of securitisations (traditional and synthetic), structured note issuances and treasury arrangements.

I have particular experience of Brexit-related matters having spent time on secondment in the Brexit contingency planning team at a global investment bank and having advised a number of financial institutions (including banks and hedge funds) on the impact of Brexit on their business.