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UK 2022
UK-wide Financial Services: Non-contentious Regulatory
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8 Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Review

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Financial Services: Non-contentious Regulatory - UK-wide
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What the team is known for

Broad team operating in all sectors of the market, with particular strength in advising asset managers and private equity groups on compliance with relevant regulatory developments. Also advises on payments law matters, in addition to other financial market infrastructure issues.

Strengths

Interviewees note: "They stand out for their ability to take something very complicated and huge and translate that into straightforward advice. They navigate a commercial path through what is an absolute minefield of difficult regulation and find a way to achieve our goals as a business."

A source says: "They're well placed with regulators and industry bodies so we can mine their market insight and experience, which helps us compete with competitors."

Another source reports: "They're a superb team; they're super commercial, they're always available, and they fit in with us culturally and understand our way of working and what we want to achieve. In my mind they're the best in terms of their delivery and soft skills."

Work highlights

Assisted Euroclear UK & Ireland with the implementation of bespoke payments mechanism to support CREST settlement in euros.

Provided advice to WorldRemit, an international mobile payments company, on the impact of Brexit on payments and e-money regulation applicable to its business.

Notable practitioners

Margaret Chamberlain is a highly esteemed figure in the regulatory space and acts as a consultant to the Travers team on major projects undertaken by some of its most prestigious clients.

Senior consultant Mark Evans is recognised for the depth of his experience in the financial services industry. His experience includes acting for both banks and payments infrastructure providers.

Philip Bartram is a regulatory expert whose clientele includes a number of high-profile private equity funds.
"He has a razor-sharp intelligence and incredibly strong commercial acumen." "He has a rare ability to combine rigorous legal analysis with a commercial understanding of its application to our business. He is incredibly responsive and is not afraid to take a view and suggest solutions."

Tim Lewis frequently advises investment management companies and institutional investors on regulatory compliance.
"He's hard-working, reliable, professional, well respected and very knowledgeable. His expertise and know-how on private equity and venture capital matters is deep and is highly regarded in the market."

Jane Tuckley regularly advises on the effects of large-scale changes in the UK's regulatory landscape.
"I cannot speak highly enough about her, you can pretty much take any complicated issue and go to her."

Stephanie Biggs is an experienced adviser on the regulatory considerations of fund-raises and M&A transactions.
"She knows how to guide clients through the UK regulatory process and is very practical and commercial." "She is approachable, friendly and fun to work with."

Natalie Lewis is a regular adviser to major payments service providers on a broad array of regulatory matters.
"She is a wonderfully technical lawyer with real specialist knowledge, and she has got a wonderful manner and way of dealing with clients." "She is personable and extremely clear when explaining complex legal concepts."

Ranked Lawyers at
Travers Smith LLP

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Financial Services: Non-contentious Regulatory

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Margaret Chamberlain
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Senior Statespeople
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Mark Evans
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Senior Statespeople
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Jane Tuckley
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Band 2
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Philip Bartram
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Tim Lewis
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Stephanie Biggs
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Financial Services: Payments Law

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Mark Evans
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Senior Statespeople
Natalie Lewis
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