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Slaughter and May

Living Wage
ONE BUNHILL ROW, LONDON, EC1Y 8YY, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7600 1200
Fax:
Fax 020 7090 5000
DX:
11 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
Email:
Web:
www.slaughterandmay.com
Beijing, Brussels, Hong Kong, London

Ben Kingsley

Tel:
Work 020 7090 3169
Email:
Slaughter and May

Work Department

Financial regulation.

Position

Partner in the financial regulation group, advising a broad range of regulated and non-regulated clients on financial regulatory matters. A special interest in the UK and international anti-money laundering and sanctions and AML regimes. Ben co-heads the firm's fintech practice, and in that role advises a broad range of established financial institution, technology, media and telco groups, challenger organisations, and fintech start-ups.  
As a member of the firm’s Global Investigations group, Ben has also advised a range of financial sector firms on the conduct of internal regulatory investigations and in relation to the management of regulator-led enquiries and investigations.

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).


London: Corporate and commercial

Financial services: contentious

Within: Financial services: contentious

Acting primarily for banks, asset managers and insurers, Slaughter and May has a broad practice, specialising in high-stakes conduct matters, strategic advice on prudential regulation, ring-fencing and fintech. Jan Putnis leads the non-contentious practice and focuses on regulatory advice in relation to multijurisdictional corporate and commercial transactions. His team includes Ben Kingsley, who is advising Goldman Sachs’ Global Investment Research division on the restructuring of its contractual relationships with clients in light of the MiFID II inducements regime. On the contentious side, the firm has notable experience in financial institutions advisory work, as well as fraud and white-collar crime matters. Sarah Lee leads the practice and can call on the expertise of Deborah Finkler, who advises across a spectrum of contentious matters, including both High Court litigation and foreign disputes; and recently promoted partners Camilla Sanger and Holly Ware, who acted for Deutsche Bank in relation to regulatory investigations in multiple jurisdictions into the setting of interbank benchmark rates, including LIBOR. Former director of the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) Sir David Green CB QC joined the team in 2018 as a senior consultant.

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Financial services: non-contentious/regulatory

Within: Next Generation Partners

Ben Kingsley - Slaughter and May

Within: Financial services: non-contentious/regulatory

Acting primarily for banks, asset managers and insurers, Slaughter and May has a broad practice, specialising in high-stakes conduct matters, strategic advice on prudential regulation, ring-fencing and fintech. Jan Putnis leads the non-contentious practice and focuses on regulatory advice in relation to multijurisdictional corporate and commercial transactions. His team includes Ben Kingsley, who is advising Goldman Sachs’ Global Investment Research division on the restructuring of its contractual relationships with clients in light of the MiFID II inducements regime. On the contentious side, the firm has notable experience in financial institutions advisory work, as well as fraud and white-collar crime matters. Sarah Lee leads the practice and can call on the expertise of Deborah Finkler, who advises across a spectrum of contentious matters, including both High Court litigation and foreign disputes; and recently promoted partners Camilla Sanger and Holly Ware, who acted for Deutsche Bank in relation to regulatory investigations in multiple jurisdictions into the setting of interbank benchmark rates, including LIBOR. Former director of the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), Sir David Green CB QC , joined the team in 2018 as a senior consultant.

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London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Fintech

Within: Leading individuals

Ben Kingsley - Slaughter and May

Within: Fintech

Slaughter and May's fintech group advises start-ups, fast-growth challenger businesses and longstanding financial services and technology companies on corporate, commercial and regulatory developments and challenges. On the corporate side the team advises clients on the structuring of new business ventures, major acquisitions, private equity investments, strategic investment in the sector and corporate governance. In the regulatory space the team has expertise in PSD2 compliance/open banking, GDPR compliance (particularly in the context of blockchain and smart contracts) and in advising payment services on operating issues in the UK regulatory environment. The team is invested in enabling start-ups to grow through its fintech incubator programme, where it handles the full range of legal needs for a diverse set of early-stage clients. IP and tech partner Rob Sumroy has standout knowledge of AI, GDPR and blockchain and acts for leading innovators in the sector, including Y Tree and WorldRemit. In a recent highlight, financial services regulatory partner Ben Kingsley acted for challenger bank Oaknorth in its $440m equity raise led by Softbank Vision Fund.

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