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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.
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.

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.

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.
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19 Apr 2018

Michael McKee, partner and head of financial services regulatory, at DLA Piper UK LLP, and James Barnard, associate in the firm’s financial services regulatory team,...

25 Sep 2017

Time is running out for those investment firms wishing to pass on the costs of investment research to UK authorised funds (including UCITS, NURS, QIS) when the Second...

11 Aug 2017

Clare Hughes, a partner in the Commercial team at Eversheds Sutherland, considers the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) proposed changes to its rules and guidance on...

19 Jul 2017

The FCA’s Annual Public Meeting 2017, The QEII Conference Centre, London 18th July 2017 The fourth annual public meeting of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) was...

12 Jul 2017

Will the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) findings of weak pricing competition in the asset management market and proposed changes result in a more competitive...

16 May 2017

On 18 April, the FCA published several important documents which, overall, aim to provide greater clarity about how it operates and more transparency about its...

19 Apr 2017

As the implementation of the recast Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) draws ever nearer, Michael McKee, partner, and Chris Whittaker, associate, of...

15 Mar 2017

In August 2016, Lord Justice Briggs delivered a lecture to the Banking and Financial Services Law Association of Australia and New Zealand on the topic of common law...

8 Mar 2017

HM Treasury (HMT) have launched a consultation on the draft UK implementing regulations for the revised EU Payment Services Directive. Dentons’ managing associate,...

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,...

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