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Matt Hancock is a member of the Litigation Practice in Greenberg Traurig's London Office. He is focused on contentious regulation with a particular concentration on clients’ interactions with the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Prudential Regulatory Authority (PRA). He has considerable experience defending individuals and corporates against regulatory Enforcement action and in helping regulated corporates and individuals pre-empt and manage other forms of regulatory scrutiny. He is also very experienced in the interaction between UK regulation and employment law, with a strong background in the UK Senior Managers and Certification Regime. Feedback in Legal 500 notes Matt as “an exceptional lawyer”, “incredibly diligent”, “as a charismatic and ebullient presence who provides superb client service and regularly wrong-foots regulators and opponents with his imaginative tactics and keen grasp of detail”.

1. Non-financial misconduct – FCA guidance expected

It is anticipated that in 2023 the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) will provide further guidance on the increasingly uncertain question of what kinds

Continue Reading 5 Trends to Watch: 2023 UK Contentious Financial Regulation

In December 2021, the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published a consultation to set a higher standard of consumer protection in retail financial markets, an endeavor which began in July
Continue Reading FCA Takes Next Step Towards a UK Consumer Duty: An Update for Regulated Businesses

The Appointed Representatives Regime (ARR), a well-known and important feature of the UK regulatory landscape, enables certain businesses – Appointed Representatives (ARs) – to conduct regulated activities without having to
Continue Reading Principals in the Spotlight as UK’s FCA Consults on Changes to Appointed Representatives Regime

To expedite decisions to prevent or stop consumer harm, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has implemented a controversial change to its decision-making procedures. The change forms part of the FCA’s
Continue Reading UK FCA Implements Controversial Change to Its Decision-Making Procedures