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Susann Altkemper

Of Counsel

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
United Kingdom
Languages English, French, German

Susann is Of Counsel in the Financial Services team.  She has over 15 years private practice experience, advising financial institutions and corporates on a range of regulatory and commercial matters, including with regard to their MiFID II projects, on cross-border issues, client asset rules, product design/governance, outsourcing matters, insider dealing/market abuse, and AML compliance.

Susann also spent 7 years working in-house as consultant for Euroclear, a Central Securities Depository, where she gained an in-depth knowledge of and advised on supervisory, regulatory and strategic matters affecting financial market infrastructure and other players in the market. 

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  • 2003 – Admitted to the Role of Solicitors of England & Wales
  • 2001 – Second State Examination in Law, University of Hamburg, and admission to the Hanseatische Rechtsanwaltskammer, Hamburg
  • 1998 – LLM in Banking and Finance Law, Queen Mary & Westfield College, London
  • 1997 – First State Examination in Law, University of Hamburg, Hamburg
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Spe­cial­ist Coun­sel hire for CMS Fin­an­cial Ser­vices
CMS is pleased to an­nounce the ap­point­ment of Susann Altkem­per to the firm’s Fin­an­cial Ser­vices & Products team. Susann joins CMS as Coun­sel, hav­ing spent sev­en years as an in-house leg­al ad­visor and...
Fifth lat­er­al hire for CMS Lon­don as key part­ner joins Cor­por­ate team
CMS is con­tinu­ing its rap­id growth in Lon­don with the ap­point­ment of part­ner Jonath­an Woolf to the firm’s Cor­por­ate team. He joins CMS from BP plc where he was Man­aging Coun­sel of BP’s M&A Leg­al team...
CMS Fin­an­cial Ser­vices team con­tin­ues growth strategy with sig­ni­fic­ant...
CMS has ap­poin­ted Dav­id Py­gott as Of Coun­sel to the firm’s Fin­an­cial Ser­vices & Products team in Lon­don. Dav­id joins CMS from Al­len & Overy, where he was a Seni­or As­so­ci­ate in the Bank­ing, Fin­ance and...


FCA fi­nal rules chal­lenge fin­an­cial pro­mo­tions of high-risk in­vest­ments
On 1 Au­gust 2022, in a bid to tackle mis­lead­ing ad­verts that en­cour­age in­vest­ment in high-risk products, the FCA pub­lished stronger rules re­lat­ing to the fin­an­cial pro­mo­tions of high-risk in­vest­ments...
Amend­ments to the UK MLRs – 14 key changes to know now
HM Treas­ury launched a con­sulta­tion on 22 Ju­ly 2021 (Con­sulta­tion), which out­lined how the gov­ern­ment in­ten­ded to amend the UK’s money laun­der­ing re­gime to en­sure that the UK con­tin­ues to meet in­ter­na­tion­al...
Fin­an­cial Mar­ket In­fra­struc­tures – a new era of re­spons­ib­il­ity for in­di­vidu­als
HMT has an­nounced that it in­tends to pro­ceed with its new Seni­or Man­agers & Cer­ti­fic­a­tion Re­gime (SM&CR) for fin­an­cial mar­ket in­fra­struc­tures (FMIs).  The new re­gime will be sim­il­ar to the SM&CR for...
UK an­nounces mul­tiple de­vel­op­ments to make the UK a glob­al hub for cryptoassets...
On 4 April 2022, key an­nounce­ments were made re­gard­ing the de­vel­op­ment of the UK cryptoasset sec­tor with the aim of mak­ing it a glob­al hub for cryptoassets. HM Treas­ury (“HMT”) pub­lished a re­sponse...
The Whole­sale Mar­kets Re­view – no “big bang”
On 1 March 2022, HM Treas­ury pub­lished its re­sponse to its con­sulta­tion on the Whole­sale Mar­kets Re­view (WMR), which closed on 24 Septem­ber 2021. A re­l­at­ively large num­ber of or­gan­isa­tions from across...
Mar­ket­ing crypto­cur­ren­cies in the UK: Latest de­vel­op­ments
There have been some re­cent and very im­port­ant de­vel­op­ments re­lat­ing to the mar­ket­ing of crypto­cur­ren­cies, also known as “cryptoassets” in the UK. On 18 Janu­ary 2022, HM Treas­ury (“HMT”)...
Bank of Eng­land is­sues state­ment on Cent­ral Bank Di­git­al Cur­rency next...
The Bank of Eng­land and HM Treas­ury have is­sued a joint state­ment out­lining the next steps on the ex­plor­a­tion of a UK Cent­ral Bank Di­git­al Cur­rency (CB­DC). This state­ment is wel­comed and in­dic­ates the...
New SM&CR for FMIs pro­posed by HM Treas­ury
HM Treas­ury is pro­pos­ing to in­tro­duce a Seni­or Man­agers and Cer­ti­fic­a­tion Re­gime (“SM&CR”) for fin­an­cial mar­ket in­fra­struc­tures (“FMIs”) to en­cour­age ef­fect­ive gov­ernance, in­centiv­ise good be­ha­viour...
The Whole­sale Mar­kets Re­view – fine-tun­ing the Mi­FID II re­gime?
On 1 Ju­ly 2021, HM Treas­ury pub­lished a con­sulta­tion pa­per launch­ing its Whole­sale Mar­kets Re­view, which is pitched as an op­por­tun­ity to make the UK’s fin­an­cial ser­vices rule­book “nimble and fit for...
Has the Chan­cel­lor in­tro­duced enough new de­vel­op­ments to make a dif­fer­ence...
In his key­note speech open­ing Lon­don FinTech Week, the Chan­cel­lor of the Ex­chequer, Rishi Sunak, an­nounced a series of new policy de­vel­op­ments re­lat­ing to FinTech. In par­tic­u­lar: the launch...
Wide range of new ini­ti­at­ives an­nounced for UK FinTech by Chan­cel­lor (Part...
On 19 April 2021, dur­ing his open­ing key­note speech at a launch event for FinTech Week, the Chan­cel­lor of the Ex­chequer, Rishi Sunak, an­nounced new pro­pos­als for UK FinTech, as fol­lows: A new...
HODL On: New HM Treas­ury con­sulta­tion on cryptoassets and stable­coins
On 7 Janu­ary 2021, HM Treas­ury (“HMT”) pub­lished its long-awaited con­sulta­tion pa­per on the UK reg­u­lat­ory ap­proach to cryptoassets and stable­coins (the “Con­sulta­tion Pa­per”).  This Con­sulta­tion...