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Susann Altkemper

Of Counsel

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

Susann is Of Counsel in the Financial Services team.  She has over 8 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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Education

  • 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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23/09/2015
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...
11/11/2015
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...
08/08/2016
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...

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10 May 2021
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...
11 January 2021
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...
03 November 2020
Busy Times in FinTech: Out­line of Re­cent Reg­u­lat­ory De­vel­op­ments - Part...
In this art­icle, the second in the series, we con­tin­ue to look at re­cent reg­u­lat­ory de­vel­op­ments im­pact­ing the FinTech in­dustry. Our first art­icle looked at the UK Fin­an­cial Con­duct Au­thor­ity’s (FCA)...
27 October 2020
Busy times in fintech: out­line of re­cent reg­u­lat­ory de­vel­op­ments
This art­icle was first pub­lished in Thom­son Re­u­ters on 23 Oc­to­ber 2020Sam Robin­son, Susann Altkem­per and Yas­min Jo­hal have writ­ten the first of two art­icles in Re­u­ters ex­plain­ing some of the changes...
27 October 2020
Busy times in fintech: an out­line of re­cent reg­u­lat­ory de­vel­op­ments
Over the last three weeks, fin­an­cial ser­vices reg­u­lat­ors across the globe have been busy pub­lish­ing a range of ini­ti­at­ives which will im­pact on the FinTech in­dustry world-wide. The com­mon theme across...
27 July 2020
HMT con­sults on in­clud­ing cryptoassets in the fin­an­cial pro­mo­tions re­gime
On 20 Ju­ly 2020, HM Treas­ury pub­lished a con­sulta­tion pa­per (the “Con­sulta­tion Pa­per”) which seeks to bring cer­tain cryptoassets in­to the scope of the fin­an­cial pro­mo­tions re­gime. The Con­sulta­tion...
02 July 2020
FCA Re­search Note: Cryptoasset Con­sumer Re­search 2020
On 30 June 2020, the FCA pub­lished a re­search note on cryptoasset con­sumers which forms part of the FCA’s work along­side the Gov­ern­ment and the Bank of Eng­land (“BoE”) to un­der­stand mar­ket size...
20 May 2020
FCA ac­cel­er­ates di­git­al sand­box pi­lot to sup­port firms amidst the COV­ID-19...
The FCA has set out its pro­pos­al to ac­cel­er­ate the di­git­al sand­box pi­lot to sup­port in­nov­at­ive firms amidst the Cov­id-19 Pan­dem­ic. In an art­icle ori­gin­ally pub­lished in the Thom­son Re­u­ters, Sam Robin­son...
18 May 2020
FCA ac­cel­er­ates di­git­al sand­box pi­lot to sup­port firms amidst the Cov­id-19...
The FCA re­leased a state­ment set­ting out its pro­pos­al to ac­cel­er­ate the di­git­al sand­box pi­lot in or­der to en­hance reg­u­lat­ory sup­port for in­nov­at­ive firms amidst the Cov­id-19 pan­dem­ic. The FCA states that...
14 May 2020
European Com­mis­sion post­pones the entry in­to force of CSDR set­tle­ment dis­cip­line...
The Com­mis­sion Del­eg­ated Reg­u­la­tion on set­tle­ment dis­cip­line (the “Set­tle­ment Dis­cip­line RTS”[1]) will now come in­to force on 1 Feb­ru­ary 2021 fol­low­ing in­dustry re­quests for more time for im­ple­ment­a­tion. ...
17 April 2020
What does the FCA’s Busi­ness Plan 2020/2021 mean for FinTechs?
This in­form­a­tion is cor­rect as of 09:00am on 17 April 2020 and will not be main­tained. On Tues­day 7 April 2020, the UK’s Fin­an­cial Con­duct Au­thor­ity (the “FCA”) re­leased its 2020/2021 busi­ness plan...
30 March 2020
ESMA and FCA cla­ri­fy su­per­vis­ory ap­proach on SFTR back­load­ing re­quire­ments...
This in­form­a­tion is cor­rect as of 11.30am on 30 March 2020 and will not be main­tained. The European Se­cur­it­ies Mar­kets Au­thor­ity (“ESMA”) has cla­ri­fied its po­s­i­tion on the re­quire­ments for ‘back­load­ing’...