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Work Department

Financial Services Regulatory & Enforcement
Litigation & Dispute Resolution


Chris Chapman is a partner in Mayer Brown’s global Financial Services Regulatory & Enforcement and Litigation & Dispute Resolution practices and is based in London. 

Chris advises banks, insurers, other financial institutions and their senior managers on contentious and non-contentious regulatory issues under UK and EU law, including internal and external investigations and domestic and cross-border transactions and matters involving regulatory and law enforcement authorities, such as the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. He also represents financial institutions in litigation and arbitration disputes. He was previously head of contentious insurance regulation at another large international law firm. 

Lawyer Rankings

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

Mayer Brown International LLP deals with issues in the fintech space relating to banking, IP, M&A, consumer finance, outsourcing, cryptocurrency and blockchain mandates, cloud transactions, and payment, cybersecurity and financial services regulation work. The practice advises global financial institutions as well as newer fintech entrants. Mark Prinsley, who is head of the intellectual property and IT group, supports technology-based businesses at all stages of outsourcing transactions. Co-head Chris Chapman focuses on contentious and non-contentious regulatory issues under UK and EU law, and Oliver Yaros is recommended for handling fintech and digital transformation projects.

London > Corporate and commercial > Financial services: contentious

Mayer Brown International LLP hones its focus on cross-border mandates, leveraging its footprint in London, New York and Hong Kong in the process. Chris Chapman caters to a roster of banks, insurers and individuals on a broad array of international and external investigations, including those before the FCA and PRA; he co-heads the team alongside Alistair Graham, a solicitor advocate.

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

Mayer Brown International LLP leverages the firm’s presence in London, New York and Hong Kong to cater to an array of domestic and multinational banks, asset managers, insurance companies and investment businesses. Chris Chapman serves as practice head and is an expert in both UK and EU law matters including cross-border deals and matters involving regulatory and law enforcement agencies, the FCA and PRA included. Musonda Kapotwe joined from an in-house role at Barclays in October 2021 and arrives with regulatory project implementation, recovery and resolution, regulatory capital and outsourcing know-how.

London > Dispute resolution > Banking litigation: investment and retail

Mayer Brown International LLP‘s ‘exceedingly client-focused’ team has a broad, cross-jurisdictional practice, with experience handling disputes involving structured finance, FX, LIBOR cessation and cyber-crime. The team’s client base includes a number of prominent multinational banks, acting for both claimants and defendants. Group head Ian McDonald is praised as ‘charming, careful, reassuring and experienced’; other key figures in the team include Alistair Graham  , who has ‘masses of experience’ in this space, and Chris Chapman, who possesses a ‘keen eye for the client’s best interests’.