Rachel is an experienced regulatory lawyer and leads our Financial Services team.
Rachel specialises in the financial services and technology sectors, particularly Fintech and Insurtech. She works with some of the most innovative financial services companies in the UK and internationally, alongside more traditional financial services businesses.
With 21 years’ experience in tech and commercial law, Rachel leads a well-respected team of lawyers who are focused on giving non-contentious regulatory advice to the financial services sector.
Rachel is a founding advisory board member of Fintech Wales and is a “Recognised Practitioner” in the Chambers & Partners Fintech Legal Guide for the South West 2021. Her team is ranked Band 1 in the same guide.
Rachel advises on a broad range of regulatory and insurance issues in the financial services, insurance and technology sectors, with a particular interest and expertise in advising Fintech businesses.
Her clients are Fintechs and Insurtechs, crypto-asset businesses, wealth management firms, IFAs, banks, mortgage providers, loan and consumer credit providers, financial services comparators, placement agents, insurers, insurance brokers and SIPP operators.
Her work includes financial services regulatory advice, FCA/PRA authorisation and change of control, regulatory advice relating to the launch of new products and services, changes to FCA rules, compliance with PRA and FCA rules and EU regulations, contingency planning for Brexit, drafting and negotiating customer terms of business, KYC and IPID documents, appointed representative agreements, distribution and outsourcing agreements. She has advised on the sale and purchase of various financial services businesses.
Rachel advises Fintech businesses developing innovative new products, including strategic and product structure, drafting policy wording, terms of business agreements and advising on UK regulation of financial products.
Rachel is one of a limited number of UK lawyers with experience of advising on the commercial and regulatory aspects of cryptoassets, blockchain and token sales.
She is a member of the Fintech Wales advisory board and of the Crypto Assets Professional Advisory Group (CAPAG).
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Ian Pettifor, Co-Founder and CFO, Azur Group
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