Stephanie Biggs is a partner in the Financial Services and Markets Department. Stephanie advises alternative asset managers on a wide range of regulatory issues.
Stephanie has extensive experience advising U.S. and global private fund sponsors seeking to establish a presence in the UK/EU. She has worked with several such clients to put in place global compliance programmes.
Stephanie's recent experience includes:
- regulatory aspects of fund structuring;
- marketing of fund interests and compliance with securities laws;
- FCA authorisation and compliance issues;
- anti-money laundering and anti-bribery policies and procedures; and
- market abuse and insider trading.
Stephanie is an acknowledged expert on the EU Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) and has written and spoken extensively on this topic. She is recognised as a leading private equity lawyer in Legal Media's Expert Guides (Banking, Finance and Transactional Law (Private Equity) and Women in Business Law) and as a leading private funds regulatory lawyer in Who's Who Legal: Private Funds 2017.
Stephanie is a member of the BVCA Legal & Technical Committee and the EVCA financial services/regulatory working group. She also worked with Impetus-The Private Equity Foundation on a pro bono basis to design and implement one of the first social impact bonds in the UK.
Prior to joining Travers Smith in 2014, Stephanie was a partner at a leading U.S. law firm. Stephanie graduated from the University of Reading with first class honours and also holds a post-graduate diploma in financial services law.