Credentials

The Travers Smith financial services advisory group is a 'key regulatory practice' in the non-contentious field. It has 'invested heavily' in making itself a leading contender in the area, with an especially strong practice in the alternative funds and market infrastructure fields.
Chambers UK, 2013

Practice head Margaret Chamberlain is without doubt one of the doyennes of this field, much admired for her 'thorough and intellectually rigorous' work. Sources also speak highly of her approachable and pragmatic style.
Chambers UK, 2013

The 'excellent' Tim Lewis has a strong practice in advising on regulatory capital and alternative funds issues.

Travers Smith LLP’s ‘expertise matches that of larger City law firms’.
Legal 500, 2012

Mark Evans is ‘an outstanding specialist’; and Tim Lewis ‘provides creative solutions’.
Legal 500, 2012

"Extremely professional and focused on maintaining long-term client relationships."
Chambers UK, 2012

"They combine legal experience and cutting-edge know-how with sensible business advice."
Chambers UK, 2012

This dedicated team impresses with its hands-on approach and specialist knowledge: "It packs a heavy punch for its size."
Chambers UK, 2012

Margaret Chamberlain is universally acknowledged to be "a real big hitter" in this field.
Chambers UK, 2012

Mark Evans is "one of only a handful of people who can properly claim to be at the cutting edge of this area." 
Chambers UK, 2012

Jane Tuckley is "an extremely capable regulatory lawyer with an impressive knowledge of regulatory requirements for all types of investment funds." 
Chambers UK, 2012

Tim Lewis is "great at dealing with the FSA."
Chambers UK, 2012

Margaret Chamberlain is "authoritative, technically adept and client-friendly." Sources say: "She seems to know the regulations off by heart and has great links with the industry."
Chambers UK, 2011

Jane Tuckley "combines market knowledge with a pragmatic approach, and is always looking for the best solution."
Chambers UK, 2011

Mark Evans leads the payments group and recently advised CHAPSCo on a new contractual framework. "He has a broad understanding of the law and an amazing ability to take in our complicated facts and help us make difficult decisions in a short time period."
Chambers UK, 2011

Tim Lewis "is clearly on top of his subject and is gifted at making complex issues understandable."
Chambers UK, 2011

Margaret Chamberlain has "an unmatched level of knowledge."
The Legal 500, 2010

Stephen Paget-Brown and Margaret Chamberlain are recommended, the latter in particular for her ability to "understand the context in which legislation should be interpreted."
The Legal 500, 2010

Tim Lewis "gives clear responses to any query raised."
The Legal 500, 2010

A client favourite, this team wins much praise for its commercial application of the law and the senior-level attention given to matters.
Chambers UK, 2010

Margaret Chamberlain has "absolutely no gaps in her knowledge and is incredibly well supported by the team."
Chambers UK, 2010

"The practical and commercial Jane Tuckley."
Chambers UK, 2010

Margaret Chamberlain is credited as the driver behind the group´s success, playing a valuable role both in the firm and within the financial institutions industry.
Chambers UK, 2010

"Travers Smith LLP secured appointments to the legal panels of the FSA and the Bank of England, and represented Euroclear on the modernisation of the funds market. The regulatory investigations team acted for a bond trader in relation to an FSA market abuse matter. Tim Lewis, Margaret Chamberlain and Jane Tuckley are praised for their ´expertise and commitment,´ and Mark Evans 'is a leading exponent in market infrastructure law'."
The Legal 500, 2009

"An outstanding player," this practice has an international reputation for the strength and quality of its advice to key clients in the sector, such as financial markets and clearing houses.
Chambers UK, 2009

Clients state: "The team always adds value, it has a commercial view and its tactics and strategy ensure we get great support and expertise."
Chambers UK, 2009

With "astute commercial acumen," Jane Tuckley is lauded as "incredibly effective - low key but thorough and extremely adaptable to meeting our requirements."
Chambers UK, 2009

Mark Evans is "responsive, good at approaching work from fresh angles and excellent at developing arguments."
Chambers UK, 2009

At the helm of the group is "financial services guru" Margaret Chamberlain.
Chambers UK, 2009