William Robertson


William specialises in UK and European financial services regulation, supporting financial institutions and their investors on a wide range of transactional and advisory matters.

He works closely with the firm’s corporate and funds practices, and also provides technical assistance in relation to s.166 appointments, FCA investigations and insolvency procedures.

William regularly advises on acquisitions and disposals of regulated businesses, including wealth managers, insurance brokers and fintech propositions.  He has particular expertise in the bulk transfer of retail investment books including ISA and Child Trust Fund accounts.
His advisory work includes major regulatory change projects such as the Retail Distribution Review and MiFID II, as well as the launch of new investment and insurance distribution propositions and prudential advice. 

He regularly guides buy-side firms on compliance with the FCA’s Client Assets sourcebook (CASS) and conduct of business rules, and advises banks on credit risk mitigation techniques subject to the Capital Requirements Regulation.