Charlotte is a partner in our financial services regulation practice in London and head of the firm's financial institutions sector group. She specialises in UK and European regulatory matters and advises financial institutions on a wide range of regulatory matters. In particular, Charlotte advises EU and non EU investment firms and banks on the provision of financial services across Europe and on the establishment and structuring of their businesses. She also advises clients on the ongoing regulatory reform and has extensive experience dealing with ongoing compliance with FCA rules.
Charlotte is a driving force for innovation within the legal industry; named on The Lawyer Hot 100 Disruptors 2018 and was awarded “Legal Innovator of the Year” at the FT Innovative Lawyers Awards 2016. Her recognition is in response to her innovative solutions for clients in the form of cost-effective online services and tools. This includes Simmons & Simmons navigator - the firm's market-leading online subscription service, covering key areas of financial services regulation across 110 jurisdictions, as well as Simmons & Simmons MiFID2 Manager - a comprehensive and practical online subscription tool, designed to guide clients through the requirements of MiFID2/MiFIR.
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- Recent Work
- financial institutions - advising on the regulatory reform and the implementation of various European directives (such as MiFID and PSD in the UK and across Europe)
- financial institutions - advising on the provision of financial services and offerings of financial products across the world. This work involves advising on numerous regulatory issues, including licensing, marketing and selling restrictions in respect of a wide range of products and client types
- financial institutions - advising on general regulatory matters including the UK FCA handbook and documentation
Charlotte joined Simmons & Simmons as a partner in 2006. She was previously at a major international law firm. She is based in our London office, in the financial services group - part of the firm's financial markets department.