Natalie Lewis

Natalie Lewis

  • Partner

Natalie is a Partner in our Financial Services & Markets Department, and is a leading member of the firm’s cross-disciplinary Fintech, Market Infrastructure and Payments (FMIP) Group.

She has considerable experience of working with financial market infrastructure (FMI), payment institutions and other fintech clients, particularly in the fast-moving and highly innovative clearing, settlement and payments space and in relation to the development of new platforms using DLT and cloud technologies.

Natalie advises the main UK and international payment and settlement systems on the broad spectrum of UK, EU, and other international laws and regulations affecting them. These clients are responsible for transactions involving trillions of pounds worth of financial assets on a daily basis and provide complex fintech infrastructure which is integral to the day-to-day operation of the world's financial markets and systems.

Natalie is recognised for her work in Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners and is an active member of leading FMI and fintech-related trade associations. Natalie regularly contributes to industry-wide lobbying efforts affecting the FMIP client base, including as a member of the Financial Markets Law Committee’s Infrastructure Scoping Forum and through participation in City of London Law Society, Invest Europe and other working groups covering a diverse range of financial services and markets topics, including settlement finality, conflicts of laws, custody, insolvency and fintech developments.

Prior to joining Travers Smith, Natalie gained further experience advising a network of US-headquartered exchanges and central counterparties (CCPs) operating in the UK, the US, and Singapore. She gained further experience as in-house manager and regulatory lawyer to UK-based CCP, LCH.

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