Andrew Henderson#2038

Andrew Henderson

Andrew is a partner in our financial institutions group with over 15 years' experience as a financial services lawyer. He co-leads our non-contentious financial regulation practice and works closely with our Financial Services Consulting business. He is recommended in the IFLR 1000 and Legal 500, where he is described as 'approachable and commercial'. He advises financial institutions on all aspects of EU and UK financial regulation. This includes advisory, project and transactional work in connection with the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive, the Capital Requirements Regulation, the Alternative Investment Fund Managers and UCITS Directives, the Acquisitions Directive, the EU Market Abuse Regulation, rules implementing the Retail Distribution Review, and governance. Andrew also advises on the protection of client assets and client money, in respect of which he lead an FCA skilled persons review of an asset manager's client money arrangements and was part of the team advising an international investment bank in connection with an FCA enforcement action for client asset rule breaches. He is currently a member of the Investment Management Working Group of the Independent Commission on Dormant Assets. Andrew spent one and half years on secondment to the UK Financial Services Authority. He has also been seconded to the Secretariat to the Bank of England Financial Markets Law Committee and to the compliance department of an international investment bank and contributed to Gore-Browne on EU Company Law (Jordans: 2015). Andrew was a college law lecturer at the University of Cambridge where he obtained a PhD in public law.
Contributed to


Draft ESG measures to amend AIFMD/UCITS/MiFID—one minute guide
Draft ESG measures to amend AIFMD/UCITS/MiFID—one minute guide
Practice notes

This one minute guide, written in partnership with Lora Froud, partner, Andrew Henderson, partner, Louise Bralsford, solicitor, and Tiffany Cox, solicitor at Macfarlanes discusses the draft environmental social governance (ESG) measures to amend the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD), the Undertakings for Collective Investments in Transferable Securities (UCITS) Directive and the recast Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II), including impact on the industry, Brexit implications, new concepts and next steps.

Practice notes

UCITS VI describes the European Commission's Consultation on Undertakings for Collective Investments in Transferable Securities (UCITS) issued in July 2012. The UCITS VI Consultation addresses product rules, liquidity management, depositary issues, money market funds and long term investments. This Practice Note provides an overview of the UCITS VI consultation and its key objectives including eligible assets and use of derivatives, money market funds; and EPM techniques.

Practice Area


  • Contributing Author


  • Solicitors Regulation Authority


  • Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) (Part Time), University of Johannesburg (1991 ' 1995)
  • LL.M (Part Time), Constiutional Law and Human Rights, University of Johannesburg (1995 ' 1996)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Constitutional and Administrative Law, University of Cambridge (1996
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), University of the Witwatersrand (1987-1990)

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