Nicholas Chapman

Senior Associate

Nick is experienced in financial markets regulation, and regularly advises banks, broker-dealers, and other financial services firms on all aspects of their regulated status, including in relation to regulatory licences, conduct of business, governance, and prudential regulation.

Nick has a keen interest in regulatory reform, and has extensive experience dealing with regulatory-driven structural change, with a particular focus on market abuse, market conduct requirements, financial market infrastructure and trading venues. He also has a strong background advising financial services groups on acquisitions and disposals of regulated businesses, as well as other regulatory aspects of corporate transactions. Increasingly, the clients that Nick advises include a broad range of non-traditional financial services providers, such as cryptoasset providers and fintech start-ups.

Published Work

  • PLC article (Co-Author): “The Market Abuse Regulation: The First Five Years”



Admitted as a Solicitor (England and Wales) 2017


Legal Practice Course, University of Law, 2015

Graduate Diploma in Law, The University of Law, 2013

MA in Classics, Trinity College, Cambridge University, 2011

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