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Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

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Cheltenham, Doha, Dubai, Geneva, Guildford, Hong Kong and 5 more

Kate Troup

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Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

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Financial services, private wealth; financial services and funds.


Kate advises clients in the financial services industry on a wide range of legal and regulatory issues. She has particular expertise in the investment management and private banking sectors, and advises both UK-based firms and overseas firms who wish to provide investment and banking services in the UK market. Kate’s work includes advising clients on the impact of UK and EU regulatory requirements on their activities. She advises on issues arising from conduct of business requirements, including client documentation and disclosures, financial promotions, anti-money laundering, suitability and distribution. An important part of Kate’s practice is advising private banks on the legal aspects of lending and deposit facilities. She has advised many banking clients on the structuring of lending facilities consistently with the increasing application of regulation in the area of consumer credit and mortgages. Her work has also included providing advice to private banks in relation to the structuring and documentation of their bank account services. Kate has also been involved in the structuring and establishment of authorised and unauthorised collective investment schemes, with a particular focus on funds in the charities sector. Experience: advised a Swiss private bank in relation to its application to the FSA to obtain a deposit-taking licence for its UK subsidiary; advised a leading wealth manager on the restructuring and updating of its suite of client agreements; advised a number of private banks on UK regulatory changes; advised on the establishment of a number of investment funds aimed at the charity sector.

London: Corporate and commercial

Financial services

Within: Financial services

'In addition to providing excellent and up-to-date regulatory advice', Charles Russell Speechlys LLP 'sets itself apart from others by providing a personalised and hands-on approach'. Able to draw on the expertise of the firm’s private client practice, the team has a particular focus on regulatory issues impacting the private banking and wealth management sector. Praised for her 'sound and pragmatic advice', Kate Troup is particularly accomplished at work in this area and regularly provides regulatory structuring advice to banks to ensure that lending facilities are consistent with the regulations affecting consumer credit and mortgages. Jonathan Bayliss is also well-versed at regulatory issues within the private banking and wealth management sector; he regularly assists on the structuring and establishment of  investment funds including his recent work for ShadowFall Capital & Research on the formation of a Cayman domiciled hedge fund and on all related UK regulatory aspects. William Garner has a focus on UK and EU regulations affecting the wholesale trading and markets sector; he recently assisted NFEx Markets on the establishment of the platform and on the authorisation process to become a multilateral trading venue. Other clients include London Stock Exchange, St James's Place and McInroy and Wood.

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