Tony is a true financial services and banking specialist. He advises a range of clients such as banks, investment exchanges and multilateral trading facilities, securities and derivatives firms, corporate finance and venture capital firms, investment managers and advisers, listed companies, direct investment platforms, mortgage lenders and intermediaries, and consumer credit/consumer hire firms. He regularly works closely with other law firms, providing them with financial services and regulatory expertise where needed to support their clients.
Having spent time working both in-house and in private practice, he is able to advise wholesale and retail financial services businesses and has a deep understanding of the practical implications of legal issues for businesses and individuals, as well as the root causes of regulatory problems. Tony brings the same practical insight to Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority investigations and enforcement actions.
Tony has for a long time had a keen interest and involvement in innovative investment and fintech, including crowdfunding, and has contributing to shaping the development of regulation in these areas. He also has expert knowledge of ethical and not-for-profit financial business.
We have worked with Tony since we launched in 2011, he has been our regulatory lawyer and has been central to the delivery of many of the industry innovations we have delivered, including the UK's first Innovative Finance ISA and peer to peer SIPP.
Karl Harder, Founder & Joint Managing Director
Abundance Investment Limited
|2007||Keystone Law | Consultant Solictor|
|2001-2007||Barclays Bank PLC, Barclays Wealth Management Division | Co-Head of Legal|
|2000–2001||Kleinwort Benson Private Bank | Director in Product Development Department|
|1997–2000||Mitsubishi Trust and Banking Corporation | Head of Legal and Compliance|
|1989–1997||National Westminster Bank PLC Group | Senior lawyer rising to joint Head of Central Legal Department at NatWest Markets|
|1988–1989||Bank of Scotland | Legal adviser|