Rosali Pretorius



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General Experience

Rosali is a partner in the services regulation group, which forms part of our financial markets practice in London. She has more than 20 years’ experience of advising on broker-dealer, asset management and bank regulation, derivatives and funds. Rosali is highly rated for her work on energy and commodity derivatives.

Rosali “has a very good name in the market” (Legal 500, 2017) and is praised for providing “comprehensive legal services with a personal touch” (Chambers & Partners, 2017).

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Recent Work
  • advising several banks and full scope investment firms on Article 194 credit risk mitigation and Article 305 CRR look through opinions to allow lower risk weight for cleared derivatives trades
  • advising LMAX, an FCA authorised MTF, on all client and member facing documentation and advising on all financial regulatory requirements under FSMA and MiFID2
  • advising several confidential clients on the need for FCA authorisation following changes to perimeter for commodity traders under MiFID2, and on the merits from a regulatory capital perspective of the possible structures to be adopted
  • drafting trading agreements for several commodity market liquidity providers to access markets, including direct market access agreements for synthetic physical power and gas trading in Europe and introducing broker agreements for the LME
  • advising LGT Group on several acquisitions, including Vestra Wealth in 2016.
Before joining Simmons & Simmons in February 2017, Rosali was a partner and leader of the London based financial services team of a large international law firm. During her 21 years at that firm, she was seconded to Goldman Sachs Sales & Trading Legal with responsibility for commodity and funds derivative transactions and to Credit Lyonnais focusing on futures. As junior assistant, she was shortlisted as assistant solicitor of the year by the Lawyer Magazine for her work on UK power market reform.

Before qualifying as a solicitor, Rosali was a law lecturer at King's College London, and a precious metals analyst at Gold Fields of South Africa. She read law at the University of the Witwatersrand and King's London.