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Tel +44 (0) 20 7300 7000 Fax +44 (0) 20 7300 7100 Email Peter Download vCard
5 New Street Square
London EC4A 3TW
United Kingdom
DX 41 London

Peter is a senior associate in the Financial Services Regulatory group. His practice, which often has an international dimension, comprises a blend of advisory, transactional, investigative and licensing expertise, providing services to regulated firms including banks, asset managers, insurers, fintech innovators and service providers to these institutions. Peter is skilled in the delivery of technical legal and regulatory solutions, as well as risk and compliance consultancy services. He is a member of the Private Wealth group, with a particular interest in wealth management firms, private banks and family offices and the regulatory developments impacting these businesses. Peter is a Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investments and holds the CISI Diploma in Investment Compliance.


Alternative investment fund managers Provision of regulatory perimeter, marketing and structuring advice to AIFMs and the funds they manage and drafting of fund documentation.
Asset management institution Assisting with the establishment of a new private bank and the on-boarding of the new senior management team through a UK LLP.
Custody & investment administration business Adviser to custodian business on regulatory issues, including assistance with negotiating commercial terms with its investment manager clients and service providers.
Leading technology company Advising on the application of aspects of UK consumer credit legislation to credit card purchases in an online market place.
Family office Compliance advisory services and commercial drafting assistance of investment management, advisory and investment administration agreements.
Global private wealth management group Preparing a focussed paper on UK regulatory considerations to launch a new discretionary wealth management business and become FCA authorised.
Insurance brokerage Assisting with the wind-down of the UK subsidiary of insurance brokerage group, including licence deregistration at Lloyds and the FCA.
Overseas governmental agencies Prior experience working as a member of project teams advising overseas governments on the establishment of new: (1) offshore financial centres; (2) regulatory agencies; and (3) monetary union.
Private equity houses Provision of due diligence and regulatory advice for investments into and divestment of regulated portfolio companies including: (1) a P2P lender; (2) an FX provider; (3) an e-money provider; and (4) an investment brokerage platform.
Skilled persons reviews Prior experience project managing and providing subject matter expertise on s166 reviews into leading financial institutions including banks and investment firms.


Since 2016 Senior Associate at Taylor Wessing
2014 - 2016 Associate at Taylor Wessing
2011 - 2014 Manager (Financial Services Regulatory Practice) at PwC LLP
2010 - 2011 Associate Solicitor at PwC Legal LLP
2008 - 2010 Trainee Solicitor at PwC Legal LLP


2015 Chartered Institute for Securities & Investments: Diploma in Investment Compliance (MCSI)
2014 Chartered Institute for Securities & Investments: Certificate in Combating Financial Crime
2010 Admission as a lawyer of England and Wales
2007 Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Oxford Institute of Legal Practice
2005 LLB (Hons) from the University of Exeter

Memberships & Associations

Member of the Financial Services Lawyers Association
Member of the Chartered Institute for Investments and Securities
Member of the CFA Society of the UK's Investment Management Certificate Exam Panel

Awards & Recognition

CISI Compliance Institute Award 2015

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