Antony Hainsworth is a Partner in the firm’s European Financial Services Regulatory practice. Antony specialises in providing practical and pragmatic advice on financial regulation and financial markets to clients across the sector.

Antony has over 15 years experience advising on both contentious and non-contentious regulatory issues for clients across the full spectrum of financial services, with a particular focus on the challenges faced by international firms in managing their supervisory relationships; the use of trading venues, CCPs and other market infrastructure; managing conflicts between international rules; meeting regulators’ expectations on outsourcing and third party risk management (TPRM); and designing and implementing effective governance and operational frameworks. Antony has particular experience in helping clients to develop efficient product and service models for their UK and cross-border activities, which help clients meet their regulatory objectives whilst maintaining the most competitive business possible.

Antony has assisted multiple firms with developing their policies, procedures and other normative documentation and helping to embed best practice within firms. In addition, Antony has a particular interest in ESG and the regulation of sustainable finance, along with the development of the EU and UK green taxonomies and what these mean for both firms and investors.

Antony spent seven years as the UK Head of Financial Services Regulation at a leading G-SIFI and was a key advisor and stakeholder in the implementation of their EMIR, MiFID II and Brexit projects.

Antony is an active participant in multiple industry associations and is a former contributing editor of the Butterworths Encyclopaedia of Banking Law.