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Andrew Henderson, Partner

Andrew Henderson

Partner

Languages

Afrikaans (Conversational) Dutch (Basic)

Practice areas

  • Brexit
  • Corporate
  • ES / Consulting
  • Financial institutions
  • Financial services and markets regulation
  • Financial services disputes and investigations
  • Investment funds and asset management
  • Technology

Practice notes

Brexit and the legal implications for businesses

Andrew is a partner in our financial institutions group with over 18 years’ experience as a financial services lawyer. He co-leads our non-contentious financial regulation practice and helps oversee our Financial Services Consulting business. He is mentioned in the IFLR 1000, Chambers & Partners, and Legal 500, where he has been described as “approachable and commercial” and someone who is “able to work through tricky issues quickly and effectively”.

He advises banks, fund managers and insurers on domestic and cross-border regulatory issues. This includes advice on regulatory capital requirements and governance, including Senior Manager and Approved Persons issues; authorisation, outsourcing and delegation, including issues arising from Brexit; product governance and cross-border distribution, especially of funds under the AIFMD; client money and client assets; day-to-day conduct risk issues, especially in connection with conflicts of interest and inducements; client documentation and disclosure; market abuse and trading, including best execution; regulatory change projects, most recently MiFID 2 having acted for over 40 managers and banks; and financial services capital markets and M&A, including private fund investment in regulated firms. Andrew has twice acted as an FCA ‘Skilled Person’ and works closely with enforcement colleagues in connection with investigations, having started his career as an enforcement lawyer.

In addition to his regulatory practice, Andrew has developed expertise in Fintech and digital financial services, having advised on the first successful UK-based Initial Coin Offering, and since then advising various firms on crypto-currencies and tokenisation using blockchain, firms in the FCA sandbox, managers and advisers setting up automated /robo-advice solutions, app technology and FinTech M&A.

Andrew spent one and half years on secondment to the UK Financial Services Authority and has been seconded to the Secretariat to the Bank of England Financial Markets Law Committee and to the compliance department of an international investment bank. He has contributed to various academic and practitioner texts since 2000, including most recently the MiFID Chapter in Gore-Browne on EU Company Law (Lexis: 2018) and Financial Services Law (4th ed)(OUP: 2018). Andrew was a college law lecturer at the University of Cambridge where he obtained a PhD in public law.

 

Brexit

Andrew is one of our specialist Brexit lawyers. Contact Andrew Henderson for more information on how Brexit may affect your business. View our Brexit hub for our full range of Brexit resources.

Brexit - How this will impact on UK financial institutions?

Our financial services team considers a range of issues for financial institutions affected by the vote to leave the EU.

To read more, view our article “Brexit - How this will impact on UK financial institutions

The FCA’s BREXIT statement: An incomplete explanation of the short term legal impact on UK financial services?

 

Making sense of Brexit - What will it mean to leave the EU for asset managers?

Brexit: Implications for Financial Services videos

Following the referendum vote to leave the EU, this series of videos explores the legal and practical ramifications of this decision.

Publications


Supporting change - Our four pillar approach to MiFID II

We offer a unique “one stop” combined approach to regulatory change projects. Eversheds’ Financial Services Consulting includes experienced compliance and regulatory professionals, who have significant consulting experience across different businesses.

MiFID maps tool

Our MiFID Maps tool is designed to help with MiFID II implementation and can be used in conjunction with the MiFID II gap analysis and project implementation tools which we offer.

The Legal 500 - The Clients Guide to Law Firms

Visit our Brexit Legal Advice Hub for in-house lawyers