Consultant, Financial Regulation
Sidney has 33+ years’ experience working in the UK and Hong Kong.
Primarily focused on regulatory investigations which span across multiple jurisdictions including the UK, Hong Kong, Japan, Switzerland, France, Italy and the United States.
Specialising in contentious regulatory work helping clients understand their regulatory responsibilities; advising senior managers in authorised firms. Extensive experience of assisting clients with internal investigations, s.166 skilled person reviews and related reputational issues.
Investigations range from: suspected LIBOR and foreign exchange manipulation, ‘rogue trader’ fraud, insider dealing, market abuse, information security, anti-money laundering procedures, structured retail products, Payment Protection Insurance, transaction reporting, client asset and client money rules, and mortgage lending and administration.
Typical clients include: FCA authorised firms and dual regulated firms, including retail banks and investment banks, building societies, asset managers, insurers, intermediary adviser networks, stockbrokers, mortgage lenders, commodity traders and hedge funds, as well as directors and senior managers of authorised firms.
Identified by the ‘Chambers 100’ as one of the top business lawyers in the UK. Ranked as a band 1 ‘notable practitioner’ by Chambers as well as being regularly featured in The Legal 500 directory.
A member of the FCA’s Lawyers Consultative Group and the Advisory Board of the Financial Services Lawyers Association.