Hannah Laurie


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Hannah Laurie is Private Funds counsel in London and specialises in financial services regulation focusing on fund and asset managers.

Hannah’s principal area of expertise is the establishment and regulation of fund and investment structures. Hannah has extensive experience providing legal and compliance advice to fund and asset managers based in the UK, Europe, North America and Asia in relation to fundraising and general financial services regulatory issues under UK, European and global financial services law and regulation. Hannah regularly:

  • advises a wide-range of clients across private equity, credit, infrastructure and real estate in relation to structuring and marketing of private funds including the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive;
  • advises on the ESG framework applicable to clients including the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation, Taxonomy Regulation and the UK Taskforce on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures;
  • provides strategic advice and operational support in relation to governance and other compliance arrangements to comply with UK/EU financial services regulation, including MiFID II and PRIIPS;
  • advises on the establishment of new investment businesses in the UK, applications for FCA authorisation, the establishment of compliance processes for investment businesses and provides ongoing regulatory advice in relation to matters such as insider trading & market abuse, conduct issues, conflicts of interest, financial promotions, senior manager arrangements, anti-money laundering requirements and general compliance with FCA rules; and
  • conducts regulatory due diligence in relation to acquisitions of regulated businesses and coordinates the associated regulatory approval for changes of control.

Hannah takes an active role in pro bono matters advising charities and not-for-profit organisations as well as participating in other community initiatives.

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