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Richard Powell is a knowledge lawyer in Baker McKenzie's global financial services regulatory group where he is responsible for supporting and developing the group's legal and technical knowledge. Previously he was a member of the UK Financial Conduct Authority's Enforcement Division where he advised on regulatory cases. He has also been an editor of Bloomberg Law's UK Financial Services Law Journal.

A series of briefings that take a ‘bite-size’ look at international trends in financial services regulation, drawing on the expertise of Baker McKenzie’s experienced practitioners located across the globe. Insight | Legal Alert Bite-size Briefings: Culture and Conduct A series of briefings that take a “bite-size” look at international trends…

In addition to the human tragedy, COVID-19 challenges the financial sector’s operating and business models and engages a wide range of law and regulation. As organizations strive to maintain business continuity and protect their workforce, they will face competing legal and regulatory pressures, particularly those operating on a cross-border basis,…

Regulators around the world are responding quickly to the rapidly evolving financial technology, or fintech, landscape. As new or emerging financial products, services or delivery channels may not meet all regulatory requirements, financial regulators internationally have implemented fintech regulatory sandbox regimes as a solution. A sandbox allows financial institutions (FI)…

As 2020 comes into view, what can we expect to be at the top of regulators’ agendas? Key themes that are new from last year are ESG and an increased focus on operational resilience. Both EU and UK authorities are looking at how buy and sell-side firms should embed ESG…

The Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) consultation on its approach to assessing the adequacy of financial resources for all 46,000 FCA solo-regulated firms closed on 13 September 2019. This initiative complements its Approach to Supervision document, most recently updated in April 2019. In comparison to the “hard requirements” contained in its…

Download publication A series of briefings that take a “bite-size” look at international trends in different jurisdictions drawing on Baker McKenzie’s expert financial services practitioners Individual Accountability Regimes – Driving Improvements in Culture This edition takes a bite-size look at culture within financial services businesses, as seen by regulators in…

What are the new requirements and when do they apply? The European Commission has published new regulatory technical standards that apply specifically to credit and financial institutions, including e-money institutions, payment institutions, investment firms, AIFMs and UCITs Mancos. The new standards specify “additional measures” in respect of relevant institutions’ branches…