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Simon Crown

Simon Crown


Simon Crown

Simon Crown specialises in financial regulation, with a particular focus on funds and asset management, M&A and reorganisations involving financial institutions, and the fintech and payments sector.

Experience in the financial services sector includes advising:

  • Simon is a leading adviser on the EU Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD). As well as taking part in the UK regulator's legal experts group on AIFMD, Simon advises a large number of asset managers, fund administrators, depositaries and valuers on AIFMD issues
  • Simon also regularly advises asset managers on other regulatory issues, such as fund structuring, distribution, licensing, client money and governance
  • Simon has extensive experience in advising on acquisitions and disposals of regulated businesses
  • Simon also regularly advises in the areas of structured finance (regulation of securitised receivables), market abuse, client money and safeguarding, and licence perimeter issues
  • Simon is co-head of the firm's Fintech practice, and has a significant number of clients in the payments sector
  • Simon is listed as a Leading Individual in Legal 500 UK for Financial Services: Non-Contentious Regulatory and is also ranked in Chambers

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Career and qualifications

  • Lincoln College, Oxford (MA Law) 1995
  • University College, London (LL.M) 1997
  • Joined Clifford Chance 1998
  • Admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales 2000
  • Partner since 2009