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Paul Edmondson

Paul Edmondson

Partner

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
London
EC4N 6AF
United Kingdom
Languages English

Paul Edmondson is a partner in our Financial Services & Products team. He has over 20 years’ experience advising financial institutions on a range of regulatory and commercial issues.

Clients include banks, insurance companies (life and non-life), investment managers, insurance intermediaries, managing agents, broker-dealers and platforms, as well as the large corporate/pension fund clients of these institutions.

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“A strong technician”, Paul is recognised as a “Leading Individual” for both financial services and insurance regulation

Legal 500, 2015

Relevant experience

  • Regulatory change projects –insurers on Solvency II, fund managers on AIFMD and investment firms on MiFID II.
  • Governance –banks and insurers on the implementation of the senior managers regime
  • New products and services - advising a multi-national consultancy and investment manager on the development and launch of a range of pension products and a strategic tie-up with a platform and administration provider.
  • New distribution –a high street bank on multi-channel, multi-country distribution agreements with insurers.
  • Reorganisation –an international insurance group on a pan-European reorganisation in 18 countries through Part VII transfers and cross-border mergers and helping a high street bank to restructure its wealth management and advice offering.
  • Preparing for regulator visits –an insurance company for an FCA visit under the firm systematic framework and advising on the firm’s response.
  • Compliance with PRA and FCA rules and EU regulation – a wide range of prudential, governance and conduct issues.
  • Section 166 (skilled person appointments) – a global broker on how to handle and respond to a section 166 investigation.
  • Getting authorised – obtaining PRA/FCA/FSA authorisation for numerous insurers, investment managers, mortgage lenders, brokers and intermediaries.
  • Commercial contracts – drafting and negotiating a wide range of commercial contracts including investment management, custody, platform, distribution and outsourcing agreements.
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Education

  • MA Law, Trinity College, Cambridge
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