Danny Riding

Danny Riding

  • Senior Counsel

Danny is a senior counsel in the Financial Services & Markets Department. 

Danny has specialised in advising financial market participants on the legal, practical and regulatory requirements affecting their businesses since 2014. He has particular experience of working with UK, EU and non-EU alternative asset managers and in 2021 was announced the exclusive winner of Lexology's Client Choice Award for Private Funds in the UK.

Danny has a broad practice, and regularly advises clients in relation to the forthcoming changes to the UK and EU prudential regimes (UK IFPR and EU IFD/IFR); the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD); the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II); the Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SMCR) and employee conduct issues in the financial services sector; Brexit and related firm and fund restructurings; the regulatory aspects of fundraising; new firm authorisations; changes in control and anti-money laundering matters.

Danny has recently helped to shape client and industry responses to the EU Sustainable Finance Action Plan and the UK Green Finance Strategy. In particular, Danny actively participated in Invest Europe and Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) forums regarding the EU Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) and the EU Taxonomy Regulation. He has also presented on these topics at industry conferences, including at the PEI Responsible Investment Forum, Infomera Regulatory and Tax Issues for Funds 2021 and the UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association Alternative Investment Week 2021.

Danny is a member of the firm's cross-disciplinary Sustainability Working Group bringing together our team of market-leading experts to provide holistic advice on the full spectrum of ESG issues faced by our clients.