Chris Whittaker advises clients on UK and European financial services law including the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000, Payment Services Directive II, the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive, the Insurance Mediation Directive,  Market Abuse Regulation, the UK Senior Managers and Certification Regimes, and MIFID II. 

He also advises banks, payment schemes, funds, insurers and investment firms on regulatory regimes including authorisations and transactional approvals, conduct of business requirements and with ensuring compliance with regulatory frameworks.

Prior to working at DLA Piper, Chris worked at the Australian corporate and financial markets regulator the Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC). At ASIC, Chris investigated and litigated financial crime matters. Chris uses his regulatory experience to guide and advise clients on interactions with financial services regulatory agencies.