Oliver is a Senior Associate in the Commercial Team. He is a specialist Financial Services Regulatory lawyer.
Oliver advises traditional regulated firms and FinTech innovators. He navigates complex financial regulation and explains it in plain English, so clients understand their responsibilities.
He provides legal opinion on the regulatory perimeter, handles FCA/PRA handbook queries, supports on product design/distribution structuring, and manages regulatory change projects and FCA/PRA and Appointed Representative applications.
He’s experienced in regulatory aspects of corporate diligence, transactions and restructures, employment matters, and drafting of regulatory/commercial agreements.
Prior to joining Ashfords Oliver trained and qualified at a Top 50 national law firm. He then joined a boutique law firm, co-founding a Financial Services Regulatory practice, securing multiple industry awards/rankings.
Oliver has gained in-house experience at several FinTechs and acted as trusted outsourced counsel for a wide range of regulated firms.
Oliver is recognised for his FinTech specialism and client-centric way of working by Chambers & Partners, featuring as an “Associate to Watch” in the FinTech Guide for several years, he’s described as “a delight to work with” being “a real asset, very pragmatic” and “knowing his area very well and providing a professional, personal and considered service”.
Oliver is a member of the Chartered Insurance Institute and affiliated with the Chartered Institute of Securities & Investments.