John joined the firm’s Funds and Financial Regulation team in 2022 and specialises in financial services law and regulation including the regulatory perimeter, financial promotions, conduct of business, regulatory capital requirements, client money and client assets rules and the SMCR.

John has acted for a wide range of financial services clients including investment managers, advisers, custodians, institutional investors, platforms, insurance intermediaries and fintechs. 
  • Advising on a range of EU-derived legislation such as MiFID, AIFMD and the IDD.
  • Advising on the UK regulatory perimeter and financial promotion rules, with a particular focus on investment management and advisory services.
  • Advising on regulatory change under new regimes such as the SMCR and the IFPR.
  • Advising on cross-border arrangements including advising UK and EU financial services firms on Brexit planning and implementation.
  • Advising on applications and notifications to the FCA including authorisations and change in control applications.
  • Advising on the regulatory aspects of acquisitions and disposals in the financial services sector.