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Slaughter and May
ONE BUNHILL ROW
LONDON
EC1Y 8YY
England

Living Wage

Work Department

Financial regulation, Banking and Financing, Emerging Tech, Cyber, Fintech and Tech Transactions

Position

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.

Career

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.

Education

London School of Economics (1998 Law and Anthropology First Class); College of Law, London (1999 LPC with Distinction).

Comparative Guides

United Kingdom: Blockchain October 2021 This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Blockchain laws and regulations that may occur in United Kingdom.