Alex Ainley



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General Experience

Alex is a partner in our financial services regulation practice in London. Alex specialises in a range of UK and EU regulatory matters, including advising financial institutions on MiFID 2, MAR, the Benchmark Regulation and SMCR. Alex has particular expertise in advising on regulatory matters connected with corporate finance such as product regulation, financial promotion, prospectus issues and licensing.

Alex contributes to the Simmons & Simmons navigator service and has worked extensively on cross-border licensing matters. Alex presents regularly to clients on regulatory change and has spoken at industry events in the UK and on the continent as well as being involved in trade industry discussions.

Alex qualified as a solicitor in 2000 at a magic circle firm and spent 14 years in-house at major banks before going back into private practice at Simmons & Simmons in 2017.