Sam is a senior counsel in the Financial Services & Markets Department.
Sam advises on a wide range of legal and regulatory matters affecting the financial services industry. Over the last year he has been actively involved in helping several clients implement the UK's Investment Firms Prudential Regime and EU sustainable finance rules in particular.
He advises regularly on FCA and PRA rules, Brexit, the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD), the Senior Managers Regime, change of control, regulatory perimeter issues, conduct issues, financial crime and financial promotions. He has extensive experience of drafting a wide range of financial services agreements and works frequently with trade associations on the implementation of new regulatory rules and regimes.
His practice covers advisory work and the regulatory aspects of transactions, reorganisations and fundraises, and he has worked with traditional and alternative asset managers, including in particular private equity, private credit and infrastructure firms, trading venues, investment, commercial and challenger banks, wealth managers and brokers. In the course of his career, Sam has also spent time on secondment with a global investment bank.