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Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

1 WOOD STREET, CHEAPSIDE, LONDON, EC2V 7WS, ENGLAND
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Andrew Henderson

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Eversheds Sutherland

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Brexit and the legal implications for businessesAndrew is a partner in our financial institutions group with over 15 years’ experience as a financial services lawyer. He co-leads our non-contentious financial regulation practice and works closely with our Financial Services Consulting business. He is recommended in the IFLR 1000 and Legal 500, where he is described as “approachable and commercial”.

He advises financial institutions on all aspects of EU and UK financial regulation. This includes advisory, project and transactional work in connection with the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (including MiFID II implementation), the Capital Requirements Regulation (including advice on capital structuring, exposure, and group consolidation issues), the Alternative Investment Fund Managers and UCITS Directives (including advice on managers’ duties and scope of activities), the Acquisitions Directive, the EU Market Abuse Regulation, rules implementing the Retail Distribution Review, and governance (including the Senior Managers and Certification Regime). Andrew also advises on the protection of client assets and client money, in respect of which he lead an FCA skilled persons review of an asset manager’s client money arrangements and was part of the team advising an international investment bank in connection with an FCA enforcement action for client asset rule breaches. He is currently a member of the Investment Management Working Group of the Independent Commission on Dormant Assets.

Andrew spent one and half years on secondment to the UK Financial Services Authority. He has also been seconded to the Secretariat to the Bank of England Financial Markets Law Committee and to the compliance department of an international investment bank. He has contributed to various academic and practitioner texts since 2000, including most recently Gore-Browne on EU Company Law (Jordans: 2015) and Financial Services Law (3ed)(OUP: 2014). Andrew was a college law lecturer at the University of Cambridge where he obtained a PhD in public law.

Brexit

Andrew is one of our specialist Brexit lawyers. Contact Andrew Henderson for more information on how Brexit may affect your business. View our Brexit hub for our full range of Brexit resources.

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London: Corporate and commercial

Financial services

Within: Financial services

Working closely with the firm's compliance consulting arm, Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP provides 'practical and commercial' advice to buy and sell-side clients across the panoply of regulations impacting their businesses. The firm has also been at the vanguard of fintech-related work and has subsequently already built up a significant knowledgeabase across this rapidly evolving area. Although the scope of his regulatory work is wide ranging, Andrew Henderson has been at the forefront of the most significant fintech work including advising on initial coin offerings (including KodakCoin) and assisting numerous financial services clients (including M&G and HSBC) on their robo advice systems. Michaela Walker regularly acts for fund management clients on all aspects of their regulated activities, product development and corporate work and is a key member of the team that also includes Pamela Thompson. 'A star in the ascendancy', FCA alumni Gregory Brandman is gaining much positive attention in the market as a result of his involvement for clients in a plethora of domestic and cross-border FCA investigations. The arrival in October 2017 of Jake McQuitty from TLT further enhances the firm's contentious regulatory and investigations practice, in light not only of his private practice expertise but also his previous tenure as head of EMEA Investigations & Enforcement at Barclays Bank.

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London: Risk advisory

Brexit

Within: Brexit

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP has been assisting clients from a variety of sectors with understanding the implications of Brexit on their operations since 2015.Ros Kellaway and principal associate Annabel Borg lead the team, which works closely with practitioners in the firm's offices across the EU, including Brussels. James Lindop , who heads up the international trade practice, covers a wide range of Brexit-related questions, such as the potential imposition of customs formalities, trading within the WTO framework and reviews of pricing mechanisms (in the light of the possible risk of the imposition of tariffs and other trade barriers). Andrew Henderson is advising Aviva Investors and Legal & General Investment Management on their options for establishing subsidiaries or branches in the EU27 post-Brexit, and he is also assisting multi-manager investment firm Architas with managing various Brexit-related structuring (and associated governance) issues. Totis Kotsonis is recommended for his EU state aid and public procurement expertise. Tom Bridgford assists clients with contracting issues.

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London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Fintech

Within: Fintech

IT expert Matthew Gough¬†leads the team at¬†Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP, which handles a wide range of fintech work and has strong transactional capabilities. Financial institutions expert¬†Andrew Henderson¬†acted for the Centre for Citizenship, Enterprise and Governance on its ¬£5m ICO, and advised HSBC, WealthKernel and TAM Asset Management on robo-advice matters. Henderson and¬†Ronald Paterson¬†assisted Nivaura with obtaining regulatory authorisation for its new blockchain concept to automate bond trading. IT partner¬†Craig Rogers¬†advised Citibank on its new digital proxy voting system Proxymity, which aims to connect and authenticate issuers and investors in listed securities and to streamline the voting process at Annual General Meetings. Gresham House instructed Rogers on its new investor portal, developed in partnership with MMR Digital, to provide a personalised digital experience for investors and clients. Rogers and¬†Stephen Nash¬†acted for StatPro Group on its ‚ā¨13m purchase of UBS's risk and performance analytics business, Delta.¬†Paul Pugh¬†is often active in fintech M&A and fundraising. Associate¬†James Burnie¬†is also recommended.

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