Chris Whittaker is a London-based Senior Associate who specialises in financial services laws, regulations and regulatory practice. He advises clients on UK and European financial services laws including the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000, the Payment Services Directive II, the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive, the Market Abuse Regulation, the UK Senior Managers and Certification Regimes, as well as MIFID II.

His clients include banks, payment schemes, funds, insurers and investment firms as well as disruptive new players in FinTech. Chris advises his clients on regulatory regimes including authorisations and deal 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 including insider trading cases. Chris uses his regulatory experience to guide and advise clients on interactions with financial services regulatory agencies.