Mark Lawrence Solicitor

Mark advises wealth and asset managers, family offices, mortgage providers and other financial services firms on various regulatory matters.

His practice focuses on the application of UK domestic regimes such as SMCR and the client money and client asset regimes, as well as the impact of European legislation such as MiFID, CRR and the MCD. In particular, Mark advises firms on their ongoing general regulatory compliance including reviewing regulatory policies and procedures and in-house compliance manuals.

Mark also has extensive experience assisting firms in relation to FCA authorisations, variations of permission and the regulatory rules on change in control. He regularly advises on the preparation of regulatory applications and correspondence with the regulator.

Recent examples of Mark’s work include advice on a range of perimeter and cross-border issues in relation to his clients’ Brexit planning, advice on the regulatory aspects of a number of significant corporate transactions including the preparation of the regulatory approval and consent applications and advice on the regulatory treatment of crypto assets.