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Authorisation, Approval and Change in Control Applications experience

  • advising applicant firms and the individuals seeking approval in their applications for approved person status with the FCA and the PRA (for dual-regulated firms), including several high-profile authorised firms in recruiting senior executives
  • successfully assisting CEOs and other senior executives in preparing for the FCA significant influence function approvals process and obtaining approved person status
  • assisting several individuals and teams spinning-out of major financial institutions on the on the regulatory approval aspects of the establishment of their new boutique corporate finance advisory and specialist investment firms
  • advising on the EEA passporting regime under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 and MiFid
  • advising a Bulgarian investment firm to become the first Bulgarian firm to establish a UK branch.
  • advising a large UK retail investment firm on its change in control application in relation to its proposed acquisition of another authorised firm
  • advising an Asian financial group on the change in control aspects of its proposed acquisition of a UK deposit taking institution
  • assisting both principal firms and proposed appointed representatives on the establishment of their appointed representative arrangements
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Peter Wright
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  • Top Ranked Chambers UK 2014 - Leading Firm
  • Ranked in Chambers Europe 2013 - Leading Individual
  • Ranked in Chambers Global 2014 - Leading Firm
  • Legal 500 - Leading Firm
  • The Lawyer UK 200 - Listed Firm
  • The Law Society Excellence Awards 2012 - Shortlisted
  • Investors in People - Bronze