Capital Markets , Financial Services Law
David Ellis has over 20 years of experience providing legal services to financial services firms in the UK – 8 years as a partner at Addleshaw Goddard.
He has in-depth industry knowledge having worked for a period in-house (at Citigroup and Legg Mason) with a particular focus on asset management.
He is especially expert on regulatory capital, client money and derivative matters. David also has experience with documenting a wide range of financial services arrangements such as outsourcing; broker agreements; administration agreements; ISDAs and custody agreements.
We are a specialist UK financial services law firm. We draw on over 40 years of experience working with a wide range of firms from the largest banks and asset managers to smaller fintechs and payments firms. This experience means that we understand financial services and can share practical solutions that we have seen work before as well as develop new legal approaches.
As financial services is all we do, it is important that we do it very well. We closely follow regulatory developments, engage with industry working groups, and are involved in responding to the FCA and the PRA on key regulatory consultation papers. Regulatory change is a constant. As a financial services law firm, we work closely with our clients on horizon-scanning and preparing for up-coming regulatory challenges – or opportunities.
We regularly collaborate with other law firms including recently:
• acting as regulatory counsel on an IPO of an investment company. We supported an international law firm who were acting for the Company and we advised, inter alia, on structure and drafting / reviewing investment advisory / AIFM agreements;
• working on various due diligence projects as part of M&A transactions involving FS firms; and
• advising on a wide range of Fintech regulatory matters including various crypto projects.
All your work is done by a specialist senior lawyer and is not handed down to junior associates – ensuring excellence, efficiency and responsiveness.