An expert in financial services law has been appointed as a partner at Burness
Paull as the independent law firm responds to rising demand for specialist advice
in the sector.
Jamie Gray, who joins from Addleshaw Goddard, advises banks, investment
firms, corporate finance and private equity houses, technology companies,
platforms and trading facilities, payment services providers and e-money
institutions across the UK and internationally.
Having worked in the City of London, he built up significant experience of
advising international clients on regulatory risk management and has extensive
knowledge and experience in fintech, payments and crypto assets.
Mr Gray also advises on significant cross-sector initiatives that affect financial
services - including anti-money laundering and ESG.
Commenting on his appointment, Caroline Stevenson, Head of Financial
Services Regulatory at Burness Paull, said: "Scotland is internationally recognised as a financial services centre, attracting
some of the world’s top financial organisations.
"However, there are very few genuine financial services regulatory legal experts in
the Scottish market, and Jamie has established himself as a dynamic lawyer
whose breadth of understanding across sectors makes him well-positioned to
provide cohesive and practical advice on topics relevant to a variety of financial
institutions right across the UK.
“While the firm already has a strong track record in this area advising clients
throughout the UK from its position as the biggest dedicated full-service practice
based in Scotland, we believe there is an opportunity to grow further and faster
both domestically and internationally.
“Jamie has the necessary skillset, aptitude, cultural fit and drive to develop and
grow our FS regulatory non-contentious practice and support our award-winning
corporate finance team in complex financial services sector transactions.”