Nick helps regulated firms with the risk of investigation or enforcement action by regulators, and disputes in the payments, cryptoassets, and fintech sectors.

Nick has years of experience acting for financial institutions, regulated individuals, and other participants in the financial services sector and pharmaceutical sector.  He also helps clients navigate other related compliance areas including AML and financial sanctions compliance.

Alongside the regulatory focus, Nick regularly advises client on business-critical regulatory investigations and judicial reviews, high-value disputes in the financial sector and pharmaceutical sector.

Helping you succeed in tomorrow's world

Regulation is constantly expanding and changing in response the innovation and disruption within the financial sector.  I work closely with clients to ensure that they are prepared for these changes and react effectively to any regulatory or enforcement activity.

I am proud that Osborne Clarke is a founder member of CFAAR – the Crypto Fraud and Asset Recovery Network – which brings together industry knowledge and expertise in the crypto-space to develop best practice in disputes and drive forward the development of the law and regulation in this area.

I am a dedicated supporter of Osborne Clarke's commitment to diversity and inclusion and, in particular, its social diversity commitments, within the firm and the wider community.  Through mentoring and other programs, I work with our social mobility partners to help ensure that everyone, regardless of background, are able to realise their potential.

This guy is awesome – great recommendation (Group Head of Legal, Barratt Homes plc)

Nick is 'extremely talented […]  a real asset to OC' (Commercial Director, ISCA UK Limited) and is 'a very able and cerebral lawyer, with an academic but practical approach ' (Legal 500, 2018)

Work

HSBC

Acting as the s166 FSMA 2000 Skilled Person overseeing HSBC's past business review of its sales of interest rate hedging products.

Business Banking Resolution Service

Advised a number of SME Representatives in respect of the set up of the Business Banking Resolution Service, the voluntary extension of the Financial Ombudsman Service for complaints against 7 of the largest banks.

Cryptoassets Disputes

Acting for a crypto-asset exchange on a Norwich Pharmacal / third party disclosure application, in a matter which also involved complaints to the FCA.

Advising a crypto-asset exchange on the FCA's Temporary Registration Regime for AML authorisation.
 

Sanctions Enforcement

Advising the UK payments arm of an international company on a sanction investigation by the sanctions enforcement body, OFSI.

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