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Addleshaw Goddard

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Rosanna Bryant

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Addleshaw Goddard


Partner specialising in retail financial services and financial services transactional work. Advises a wide range of clients on regulatory compliance with the Consumer Credit Act 1974, Mortgages FCA Handbook, Payment Services Regulations, unfair contract terms and consumer protection. Also significant experience in debt portfolio transactional work, and FSMA Part VII Banking business. Clients include Barclays Bank, Lloyds Banking Group and HSBC.


Trained Eversheds; qualified 2000; partner Addleshaw Goddard 2013. Trainee Eversheds Solicitors Leeds; lawyer Addleshaw Goddard 2000 to date, partner 2013.


Rugby School; Bristol University (1993 LLB (Hons) 2:1); LPC College of Law London (Distinction).


Tennis and cycling.

London: Corporate and commercial

Financial services

Within: Next generation lawyers

Rosanna Bryant - Addleshaw Goddard

Within: Financial services

Praised for its ‘fantastic business acumen and industry knowledge’, particularly in the retail sector, Addleshaw Goddard has excellent relationships with UK clearing banks (Lloyds), building societies (Yorkshire Building Society) and challenger banks (One Savings Bank). Amanda Hulme has a ‘deep knowledge of consumer credit law and Fintech issues’; she recently acted for a major UK high street bank on the implementation of the Payment Account Regulations 2015. The ‘very knowledgeableBrian McDonnell covers regulation impacting on the retail and wholesale markets and recently provided highly important and strategic advice to Virtual Auction constituted an organised trading facility under MiFID II. Other recommended practitioners include ‘pragmatic, thorough and approachable’ Leeds-based Rosanna Bryant, who specialises in mortgage and payment services regulation; the ‘very analyticalBen Koehne, who has ‘great experience in the building society sector’; and Adam Bennett, who is ‘the pre-eminent lawyer to go to for anything relating to building societies and has unrivalled contacts in the sector’. On the contentious side, Chris Brennanuses ex-regulatory experience effectively’, is recognised as a ‘fighter when he needs to be’, and someone who ‘has a deep-rooted understanding of the technical side of the regulations but is also able to use his experience to more accurately predict how the regulator might react to a particular point or strategy’. Nichola Peters’ ‘experience of fraud investigations means she is extremely well placed to deal with regulatory and criminal cross-over issues’.

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Yorkshire and the Humber: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Leeds, West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire

Within: Corporate and commercial: Leeds, West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire

Addleshaw Goddard’s practice regularly handles blockbuster deals in the region, and is best known for its private equity expertise and its high-profile financial services clients. Yunus Seedat leads the team and focuses on private equity transactions; he is closely supported by Garry Elliott and Neil Woolhouse, who are experienced in handling M&A transactions for private and public companies. M&A specialists Mark Hallam and Tim Wheldon are also noted. Rosanna Bryant’s practice sits in the cross-section of finance and corporate work, while managing associate James Tatro handles a variety of work including M&A, disposals, joint ventures and private equity in the retail sector. Recent highlights include handling Lenlyn’s £196m disposal of its international currency exchange business, ICE, to Global Fortune 500 company, China’s HNA Group; advising NorthEdge Capital and the management of Sumo Digital on the £50m sale of Sumo Digital to Perwyn, which included handling cross-border issues involving India; and assisting the management of Shearings Group with the sale of its business to funds managed by Lone Star Funds.

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