Financial Services

Contributors

Chris is a member of the New York Bar with more than two decades of experience as a financial services and capital markets lawyer in London. Before joining LexisNexis in 2016, Chris worked as a Senior Professional Support Lawyer at Linklaters LLP, supporting the firm’s market-leading Financial Regulation Group, with a particular focus on MiFID II. Chris also worked as Legal Analyst at Bloomberg, where he drafted analytical articles on EU, UK and US financial services law and regulation for Bloomberg journals and developed practical guidance content for the award-winning Bloomberg LAW legal research platform. Prior to that, Chris was a partner in the U.S. law group at Allen & Overy, advising issuers and underwriters on a wide range of capital markets and corporate finance transactions including SEC-registered and Rule 144A debt and equity offerings and mergers and acquisitions, as well as providing general U.S. securities law advice. He also co-founded the firm’s Microfinance Working Group and advised on a variety of matters including two landmark securitisations of loans to microfinance institutions.

Chris has written extensively on legal and regulatory issues for numerous publications and lectured on financial regulation, microfinance and capital markets.

Prior to joining LexisNexis in 2016 as a paralegal, Lauren was an adjudicator at the Financial Ombudsman Service. There she resolved consumers’ complaints, and gained knowledge about a wide variety of financial products. Before this she studied Law at Nottingham Trent University.
Melanie Ball joined LexisNexis in February 2015 having previously been an associate at Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP within the Financial Institution Regulatory practice. Melanie was also a member of Orrick’s European Litigation Group. Prior to joining Orrick in 2012, Melanie worked in an advisory role at Morgan Stanley and was a solicitor at DLA Piper UK LLP.
Paul Estlin has over 15 years’ experience in the financial services regulatory arena and has worked in private practice, in house and at the regulator- at Addleshaw Goddard, Eversheds, Shoosmiths and Rosenblatt Solicitors, where Paul headed up the firm’s Financial Services Regulatory practice; in legal and compliance roles at Standard Bank and Barclays Wealth; and at the Financial Services Authority and, before that, the Personal Investment Authority.
About

Financial Services

For financial services lawyers to keep up-to-date with the latest legal and regulatory changes with insight and analysis from leading experts.
The Latest
8 Feb 2017

What will happen to passporting rights post-Brexit? Nicolas Groffman, partner and head of international, Tim Littler, partner and head of banking, and Harry Bengough,...

11 Jan 2017

Our panel of experts consider what lies ahead for financial services lawyers in 2017. The experts David Troman (DT)—head of financial services at PA Consulting Jane...

30 Nov 2016

What are the key changes that will be made by the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) following the implementation of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive...

26 Oct 2016

Rosali Pretorius, partner at Dentons UKMEA LLP, assesses the new European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) Guidelines on implementing the transaction reporting,...

12 Oct 2016

On 30 September 2016, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published a consultation paper on draft regulatory technical standards (RTS) and implementing...

The Latest
Financial Services
we are currently in the proces of creating a shiny new home for the COMET blog.During this period of transition, our monthly highlights email will be suspended.
Financial Services
we are currently in the proces of creating a shiny new home for the COMET blog.During this period of transition, our monthly highlights email will be suspended.
Financial Services
we are currently in the proces of creating a shiny new home for the COMET blog.During this period of transition, our monthly highlights email will be suspended.
Financial Services
we are currently in the proces of creating a shiny new home for the COMET blog.During this period of transition, our monthly highlights email will be suspended.
Financial Services
we are currently in the proces of creating a shiny new home for the COMET blog.During this period of transition, our monthly highlights email will be suspended.
Popular Tags