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Slaughter and May Offices
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Financial regulation, Banking and Financing, Emerging Tech, Cyber, Fintech and Tech Transactions
Ben is a partner in our Financial Regulation Group and a member of our Financial Institutions Group. He has been recognised as a leading individual in the ‘Financial Services: Non-contentious Regulatory’ section of Chambers UK. He advises both financial institutions and non-regulated firms on the UK and EU financial regulatory aspects of a broad range of matters.
In particular, Ben has considerable experience in advising on the UK and international anti-money laundering and financial sanctions regimes. He edits the Thomson Reuters publication, ‘A Practitioner’s Guide to the UK Financial Services Rulebooks’, co-authors the UK chapter of Getting the Deal Through’s ‘Banking Regulation’ publication, and writes a regular banking and investment services column for PLC Financial Services.
Ben also co-heads our fintech practice, and in this role he advises a broad range of established financial institutions, technology, media and telco groups, challenger organisations, and fintech start-ups, including through the firm’s Fast Forward legal incubation programme. Ben is a contributing editor of The International Comparative Legal Guide to Fintech, as well as The Legal 500’s Blockchain Country Comparative Guide. He is recognised by The Legal 500 as a leading individual within its ‘Fintech’ section.
Trained Slaughter and May; qualified 2001; associate 2001; partner Slaughter and May 2008.
Editor of ‘Practitioners Guide to The UK Financial Services Rulebooks’ City and Financial 2013. Contributing editor of The International Comparative Legal Guide to Fintech 2017.
Co-authors the UK chapter of Getting the Deal Through’s ‘Banking Regulation’ publication.
Writes a regular banking and investment services column for PLC Financial Services.
London School of Economics (1998 Law and Anthropology First Class); College of Law, London (1999 LPC with Distinction).
Lawyer Rankings(Leading individuals)
Slaughter and May‘s team advises EU and UK banks, insurers and investment firms across the spectrum of their regulatory requirements, with a particular aptitude for assisting with the regulatory aspects of M&A deals. The group has been heavily involved in advising clients on their Brexit-related adjustments, as well as on the implications of Covid on financial regulation. The department is led by Jan Putnis, who has carved out a niche advising global banking groups on Brexit-related issues. Ben Kingsley is a co-head of the firm’s emerging tech and fintech practice, where he brings to bear his financial regulatory expertise. Nick Bonsall is a financial markets expert with a varied client roster of banks and insurers. Senior counsel Kristina Locmele is often called upon to support M&A transactions, utilising her expertise in consumer credit and payments regulation.
Slaughter and May advises financial services and technology clients on their most complex and strategically significant projects in the fintech arena. The firm’s workload spans areas such as blockchain/distributed ledgers, payments and insurtech, among various others. Its practice includes individuals whose knowledge covers regulatory, technology, IP and data issues, among other areas. Also notable is that the firm continues to run an incubator programme known as Fast Forward, which supports technology entrepreneurs and innovators in growth-stage companies. Ben Kingsley is recommended for governance, emerging markets and AI issues. He co-heads the practice with Rob Sumroy. Another key individual is Duncan Blaikie, who leads the firm’s blockchain working group. Laura Houston made partner in May 2021.
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- Financial services: non-contentious/regulatory - London > Corporate and commercial
- Fintech - London > TMT (technology, media and telecoms)
- Leading individuals - London > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Fintech
- Leading individuals - London > Corporate and commercial > Financial services: non-contentious/regulatory
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Finance > Bank lending: investment grade debt and syndicated loans
- Dispute resolution > Banking litigation: investment and retail
- Dispute resolution > Competition litigation
- Corporate and commercial > Corporate tax
- Employment > Employee share schemes
- Corporate and commercial > EU and competition
- Corporate and commercial > Financial services: non-contentious/regulatory
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Fintech
- Insurance > Insurance: corporate and regulatory
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > IT and telecoms
- Corporate and commercial > M&A: upper mid-market and premium deals, £500m+
- Employment > Pensions (non-contentious)
- Risk advisory > Regulatory investigations and corporate crime (advice to corporates)
- Dispute resolution > Tax litigation and investigations
- Corporate and commercial > Commercial contracts
- Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: premium
- Real estate > Commercial property: corporate occupiers
- Real estate > Commercial property: development
- Finance > Debt capital markets
- Corporate and commercial > Equity capital markets – mid-large cap
- Corporate and commercial > Financial services: contentious
- Projects, energy and natural resources > Infrastructure
- Industry focus > Life sciences and healthcare
- Projects, energy and natural resources > Oil and gas
- Employment > Pensions: dispute resolution
- Industry focus > TMT
- Real estate > Commercial property: investment
- Real estate > Construction: non-contentious
- Finance > Corporate restructuring & insolvency
- Finance > Derivatives and structured products
- Employment > Employers
- Real estate > Environment
- Crime, fraud and licensing > Fraud: civil
- Corporate and commercial > International business reorganisations
- Investment fund formation and management > Listed funds
- Projects, energy and natural resources > Power (including electricity, nuclear and renewables)
- Industry focus > Retail and consumer
- Finance > Securitisation
- Finance > Acquisition finance
- Insurance > Insurance and reinsurance litigation
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Intellectual property: trade marks, copyright and design
- Real estate > Property finance
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Sport
- Dispute resolution > International arbitration
- Real estate > Planning
- Corporate and commercial > Private equity: transactions – high-value deals (£250m+)
- Finance > Transport finance and leasing