Andy Peterkin is responsive, flexible and highly practical
Legal 500 2016
Andy advises private banks, asset managers, investment fund managers and non-financial sector institutions on all aspects of UK financial services law and regulation. His practice covers the establishment, management and winding up of regulated firms and investment funds, advising on the regulatory aspects of the sale and purchase of regulated firms, advising non-financial sector institutions such as charities, universities and schools on the impact of financial services legislation on their businesses, and advising issuers and investors on securities regulation.
Andy has particular expertise in advising investment fund managers on the impact of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) as it affects onshore and offshore fund structures, capital requirements, leverage, relationships with administrators, depositaries and fund marketing. He also regularly advises private banks, investment managers and fund managers on general Conduct of Business issues including those under the forthcoming Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II), the Approved Persons and Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SMCR), the Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) and FCA and PRA prudential requirements. Andy also advises on issues arising on the sale and purchase of regulated firms, including the FCA's Change in Control Regime.
Andy advises issuers and investors on the issues that arise around capital raising, with a particular focus on social investment, charities, universities and schools, and covering the scope of regulation, structuring, marketing and financial promotion. He often advises on the issuing of charity bonds and note issues via the Model X note purchase agreement.
Andy regularly speaks at seminars and conferences on forthcoming changes to financial services law and regulation.