Andrew Henderson Partner

Andrew has over twenty years’ advising financial and other institutions on financial services regulation and risk management.

Andrew’s core practice includes advising asset and investment managers, family offices and technology providers on:

  • perimeter issues, authorisation, outsourcing and delegation, including issues arising from Brexit;
  • governance, senior manager accountability and regulatory capital,;
  • distribution and product governance, particularly for private funds;
  • conduct risk issues, including those in connection with conflicts of interest, inducements, and the fiduciary duties of investment managers;
  • investment in FCA and PRA authorised financial institutions, especially by private funds, including advice on prudential rules, capital structuring and regulatory clearances;
  • the trading and reporting of financial instruments, market abuse and aspects of financial crime;
  • client money and client assets, including e-money and crypto-assets; and
  • regulatory change projects, most recently the LIBOR transition and the Investment Firms Prudential Regime.

Andrew works closely with dispute resolution and investigations on regulatory processes, having acted on three occasions as an FCA “skilled person” and been seconded to the Financial Services Authority and the Bank of England.

He has contributed to numerous academic and practitioner texts since 2000, including most recently Gore-Browne on EU Company Law (Lexis: 2020) and Financial Services Law (4th ed) (OUP: 2018) and was formerly a Cambridge University college law lecturer. Andrew chaired the committee of legal experts that contributed to the Dormant Assets Scheme: A Blueprint for Expansion Report (2019) and recently advised the UK Government on its response to expanding the dormant assets scheme.

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"Andrew Henderson takes great care to really understand the client's business to ensure that the advice and guidance provided is focused on its needs. The personal engagement is very much appreciated, especially when Andrew takes clients through the journey to the conclusion to ensure that everything is well understood, and nothing is missed along the way."

The UK Legal 500 2019

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