Becky Critchley

  • Associate
  • Ebecky.critchley@lw.com
  • 99 Bishopsgate
  • London EC2M 3XF
  • United Kingdom
  • T +44.20.7710.1000
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Profile

Becky Critchley is an associate and member of the Financial Regulatory Practice in the London office of Latham & Watkins. Ms. Critchley specializes in financial services regulatory advice and has experience advising a range of financial institutions, from brokers to private banks to asset managers, on a variety of domestic and cross-border regulatory issues.

Ms. Critchley advises investment banks, governments, corporate finance houses, clearing houses, fund managers, insurers, stockbrokers and online trading business on a variety of legal and regulatory risk management matters, with particular expertise in the FCA’s Conduct of Business Rules, European regulatory developments such as MiFID and MAR, and regulated consumer lending, for example under the Consumer Credit Act and mortgage lending.

Ms. Critchley also advises in relation to contentious regulatory issues, such as contested FCA enforcement matters, and new initiatives such as RegTech and fintech.

 

 

Experience

Ms. Critchley’s recent highlights have included advising:

  • A number of financial services clients in relation to important MiFID preparation and implementation projects
  • A global bank with their implementation of the IOSCO Principles for Financial Benchmarks, involving a gap analysis and challenge of all levels of implementation as well as the production of the public statement of compliance with the IOSCO Principles on a principle by principle basis
  • A Head of Compliance in relation to contemplated FCA enforcement action*
  • A global private bank in relation to the restructuring of its private banking offering*
  • A new discretionary asset manager on its successful application to the FCA for authorization*

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

 

Thought Leadership

  • Second FCA Consultation on New Prudential Regime for Investment Firms -  April 21, 2021
  • Private Bank Briefing: Issues Impacting the Private Bank Sector -  March 31, 2021
  • FCA Confirms Dates for Cessation of LIBOR Benchmarks -  March 16, 2021
  • UK to Regulate Buy-Now-Pay-Later Market -  February 12, 2021
  • 10 Key Focus Areas for UK-Regulated Financial Services Firms in 2021 -  January 11, 2021
  • PRA Publishes Findings on Its Evaluation of the SMCR -  December 18, 2020
  • Benchmarks: Delegated Acts on ESG Disclosures Published and Transitional Period for Third Country Benchmarks Extended -  December 06, 2020
  • Private Bank Briefing: Issues Impacting the Private Bank Sector -  December 03, 2020
  • Understanding the ISDA IBOR Fallbacks Protocol and Supplement: Summary and Takeaways for the Market -  November 06, 2020
  • ISDA Gearing up to Launch IBOR Fallbacks Protocol -  October 20, 2020
  • UK Firms Granted Extra 15 Months for Brexit Onshoring Preparations -  October 14, 2020
  • Private Bank Briefing: Issues Impacting the Private Bank Sector -  September 2020
  • The MAR Review — ESMA’s Final Report -  September 24, 2020
  • European Commission Proposes Changes to MiFID II Due to COVID-19 -  July 31, 2020
  • Regulators Gear Up for LIBOR Transition Testing -  July 31, 2020
  • Equator Principles Association Issues COVID-19 Guidance for Lenders and Borrowers -  July 02, 2020
  • Private Bank Briefing: Issues Impacting the Private Bank Sector -  July 02, 2020
  • FCA Consults on Post-Brexit Prudential Regime for Investment Firms -  June 24, 2020
  • FCA Fails to Find Its Watersheds Moment in Adams v. Options SIPP UK LLP -  June 18, 2020
  • ESMA Draft Guidelines on Outsourcing to Cloud Service Providers -  June 16, 2020
  • European Commission Publishes Draft Delegated Regulations on ESG Disclosures in Benchmarks -  May 04, 2020
  • 10 LIBOR Transition Focus Areas -  May 01, 2020
  • New Draft Regulatory Technical Standards Under the EU Benchmarks Regulation -  March 31, 2020
  • Private Bank Briefing: Issues Impacting the Private Bank Sector  -  March 26, 2020
  • FCA Indicates LIBOR Transition Deadline Will Not Be Extended Due to COVID-19 -  March 26, 2020
  • FCA Calls on Firms to Develop a Purposeful Culture -  March 06, 2020
  • MiFID Refit — Commission Consults on Review of MiFID II Framework -  February 27, 2020
  • ESMA Provides Its Input on the BMR Review -  February 20, 2020
  • AMF Proposals to Revive the Research Industry in France -  February 19, 2020
  • Key Takeaways from ESMA’s recent MiFID Transparency Consultation Papers -  February 14, 2020
  • Third-Country Firms Operating Cross-Border Into the EU — Upcoming Reform -  January 14, 2020
  • Brexit: 10 Commonly Asked Questions -  January 07, 2020
  • FCA Consults on SMCR for Benchmark Administrators -  December 03, 2019
  • Private Bank Briefing: Issues Impacting the Private Bank Sector  -  December 02, 2019
  • ESAs Consult on Amendments to the PRIIPs KID -  November 25, 2019
  • FCA Warns Firms of Conduct Risk During LIBOR Transition -  November 22, 2019
  • Review of the EU Benchmarks Regulation -  October 17, 2019
  • ESMA’s Consultation Paper on the MAR Review -  October 11, 2019
  • Research Unbundling — FCA Finds Rules Working Well -  September 23, 2019
  • Key Emerging Regulatory Issues and Focus Areas for Institutional Asset Managers -  September 19, 2019
  • FCA Confirms SMCR Optimisations -  July 26, 2019
  • 10 Key Regulatory Focus Areas for UK/European Wholesale Markets in 2019 – Progress Report -  July 02, 2019
  • EU Kicks Off MAR Review -  May 16, 2019
  • FCA Fires Warning Shot to Brokers in Wholesale Markets -  April 30, 2019
  • Next Steps in the Asset Management Market Study -  April 05, 2018
  • FCA Proposes New Guidance on Financial Crime Systems and Controls -  March 28, 2018
  • Transforming Culture in Financial Services — The FCA Renews Its Approach -  March 16, 2018
  • FCA Sets Expectations on Algorithmic Trading -  February 27, 2018
  • ESMA Clarifies Third Country Transitionals Under the EU Benchmarks Regulation -  November 09, 2017
  • The (Potentially) Long Arm of the SMCR -  August 24, 2017
  • Policing the Robots — Robo-Advice Under MiFID II -  July 28, 2017
  • MiFID II – Second Policy Statement and Further Consultation -  July 05, 2017
  • Clarifications to Key Concepts Under The EU Benchmarks Regulation -  June 30, 2017
  • FCA Consults on UK Implementation of EU Benchmarks Rules -  June 22, 2017
  • Benchmarks Update -  June 14, 2017
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Bar Qualification
  • England and Wales (Solicitor)
Education
  • Bar Vocational Course, Nottingham Law School at Nottingham Trent University, 2005
  • LL.B. (Hons), Nottingham Law School at Nottingham Trent University, 2004
Industries
  • Financial Institutions
  • Fintech
Languages
  • English
Practices
  • Capital Markets
  • Banking
  • Financial Regulatory