Bradley Rice is a partner in our financial regulation practice
Brad provides clear, commercial advice in an area of law which is often complex and subject to unprecedented change. He specialises in all aspects of financial services regulation. In particular, he acts for some of the largest fund managers advising on the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) and collective investment scheme (CIS) issues.
Brad works with a broad range of clients in the FinTech and RegTech space, from entrepreneurs and start-ups through to global investment firms, banks and other technology companies. He has advised clients on the second Payment Services Directive (PSD2) and open banking; robo-advice platforms; crowdfunding and peer-2-peer lending platforms; automated investment banking platforms; and asset management platforms. He is also heavily involved in industry working groups on FinTech and regularly speaks at events on the topic.
Brad also advises UK and overseas investment firms on the revised Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) and the Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SMCR), and has spent time in the legal and compliance team of an investment bank while on secondment.