Hannah Meakin > Norton Rose Fulbright > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Norton Rose Fulbright

Work Department

Financial Services and Markets; Regulations and Investigations



Lawyer Rankings

London > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Fintech

Norton Rose Fulbright‘s ‘extremely knowledgeable‘ practice group is instructed by clearing banks and other financial institutions, start-ups, cryptocurrency platforms, payment institutions and investors. The range of work the firm that the team takes on is equally as diverse as the client roster, spanning consortia projects, corporate transactions, regulatory compliance and product development in key areas such as blockchain, insurtech and AI. Sean Murphy advises clients on investments, acquisitions, joint ventures and the development and deployment of fintech products. Imogen Garner advises a diverse range of clients on the regulatory challenges and authorisations related to their fintech products. Hannah Meakin specialises in the regulation of cryptocurrencies and ICOs, and the use of DLT in relation to market infrastructure and commodity derivatives. Nicholas Berry leads the firm’s insurtech practice, which focuses on advising insurance clients, start-ups and regulators involved in cutting edge developments in the sector. Associate Charlotte Rowlandson has a strong track record advising fintech clients on M&A and other corporate transactions. In a recent highlight, the firm advised longstanding client Starling Bank on its £75m fundraising round and a follow-on £30m fundraising.

London > Finance > Derivatives and structured products

The firm is very pragmatic and technically capable with a high degree of commerciality and common sense‘, say clients of Norton Rose Fulbright. Heavily focused on transactional derivatives work, though also adept in the structured products space, the firm frequently handles new products and new markets, with work on new securities lending pledge documents just one example. It is also involved in highly innovative areas such as fintech, having advised banks on a new securities lending platform based on distributed lending technology (DLT). Peter Young leads the banking and capital markets group though the lead structured finance partners are Daniel Franks and Nigel Dickinson. Franks advises investment banks on derivatives, repos, stocklending, collateral, set-off, netting, structured products and regulatory capital and funding transactions. Dickinson is an OTC derivatives and structured products specialist known for swap bifurcations, TRS and repo financings, and repackaging transactions. Also recommended are Jonathan Herbst and Hannah Meakin for derivatives, as well as Sandrine Sauvel, David Shearer, Farmida Bi, Nicholas (Nick) Grandage and Peter Noble for structured finance.

London > Corporate and commercial > Financial services: non-contentious/regulatory

(Leading individuals)

Hannah MeakinNorton Rose Fulbright

Specialising in cross-border work and innovation, Norton Rose Fulbright’s broad experience covers payments, Fintech, Brexit, sustainable finance, market infrastructure and post-trading matters. The firm also has expertise in conduct, culture and accountability issues, as well as the retail sector. The team is co-led by Jonathan Herbst, who is known for regulatory advice relating to bank structuring, markets, commodity derivatives, custody and clearing; Imogen Garner, who advises a range of domestic and international clients on the UK and EU financial services regimes; Hannah Meakin, who focuses on market infrastructure, commodities derivatives and Fintech; contentious regulatory expert Katie Stephen; and Simon Lovegrove, who has experience in knowledge management, financial services and market regulation. Also notable is senior associate Matthew Gregory, who has multi-jurisdictional banking expertise.