James is an associate in the Financial Services & Markets Department.
James advises clients on a broad range of UK and EU financial services regulatory matters, including on the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (FSMA), the Capital Requirements Regulation (CRR), the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD), the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II), PRIIPs, the Market Abuse Regulation (MAR), the Mortgage Credit Directive (MCD) and the Payment Services Directive (PSD 2).
James had advised banks, funds, investment firms, payment services firms, mortgage lenders and consumer credit firms, as well as many disruptive new players in the FinTech space. James advises clients on all stages of the regulatory lifecycle, from regulated activities and financial promotions analysis, to authorisations and new product formations, to conduct of business and compliance matters, to change in control requirements and approvals.
Before joining Travers Smith, amongst other things, James has spent time working at both the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA).