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Laura Douglas

Laura Douglas

Senior Associate

Senior Associate
Laura Douglas

Laura Douglas specialises in in advising financial institutions and other market participants on financial markets regulation, with a particular focus on payments and FinTech regulation, regulatory aspects of structured financing transactions and the implementation of regulatory reform measures. Laura also has expertise in advising on regulatory perimeter issues, regulatory licensing, post-trade activities including clearing and settlement services, and M&A involving financial institutions.

Tech Group

The world is being disrupted by tech. Technology today is all-pervasive, impacting every area of business in every industry sector, globally.

  • advising a US bank on the set-up of its payment operations for a new UK branch, including the full range of issues relating to access to payment systems and provision of regulated payment services
  • advising a crytpo exchange on regulatory perimeter and licensing issues globally, including co-ordinating local advice across over 60 jurisdictions
  • advising on the impact of the new FCA Consumer Duty on a range of market participants and transaction structures, including securitisations and other structured finance transactions, private banks and payment service providers
  • advising on the set-up and licensing of a new UK asset manager

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Career and qualifications

  • Trinity College, Oxford (MPhysPhil) 2008
  • BPP (GDL) 2009
  • College of Law (LPC) 2010
  • Joined Clifford Chance 2011
  • Admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales 2013