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Chris Finney


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Chris is a partner in our financial services practice. He advises banks, insurers, reinsurers, asset managers, lenders, and FinTech businesses of all kinds, on the most complex, challenging and commercially sensitive regulatory issues they face.

Chris qualified in private practice in 1996. He was a senior lawyer in General Counsel’s Division at the Financial Services Authority between 2001 and 2011; and joined Fox Williams as a partner in April 2017.

Chris' article 'The UK's Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SMCR)' was published on Global Banking and Finance Review. Please click here to read the full article.

"Chris Finney is very impressive as well as being very personable. It goes without saying he is a subject matter expert"
(Legal 500, 2020)

"Chris's experience is such that he has an excellent understanding of the regulation of financial services. This is an invaluable resource."
(Client feedback, Chambers UK, 2019)

"He has a knack for going through complex regulation and making it easy for us to understand. He has a broad range of knowledge and is always available."
(Client feedback, Chambers UK, 2019)

"He brings FCA experience as he has a background there. He has a great knowledge of the regulations and has great on-the-ground experience. He is very easy to talk to, very approachable and good to deal with."
(Client feedback, Chambers UK, 2019)

"He offers good, detailed advice and his responses are clear."
(Client feedback, Chambers UK, 2019)

"Excellent experience and insight into regulatory issues and the regulator's approach."
(Legal 500, 2019)


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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