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Karen is a partner in the financial regulatory team. She advises banks, broker dealers, lenders, corporate finance firms, lenders, derivatives market participants and electronic trading platforms on a wide range of EU and UK financial services legislation and compliance matters including on perimeter/authorisation issues, passporting, cross border surveys, group restructuring and governance, marketing, financial promotions, change in control, corporate governance (including the Senior Managers and Certification Regime), conduct of business, custody, regulatory capital (including the IFPR), prime brokerage, agency securities lending and repo activities, derivatives trading, clearing, remuneration code issues, the securitisation regulation, the benchmark regulation and Brexit planning/structuring.


  • Birkbeck, University of London, 2012, M.Sc., Middle East in Global Politics: Islam, Conflict and Development
  • BPP Law School, 2001
  • City University London, 2000
  • Edinburgh University, 1999, M.A.

  • England und Wales